Dr. Kumar is a PhD student at the Faculty of Law & Justice (recipient of Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) PhD Scholarship), working on the state corporate relationship and its impact on environment in India. Prior to commencing as a PhD candidate, he has worked as a lecturer at IIM Rohtak; as an Assistant professor at Tamil Nadu National Law University; and as an assistant professor (visiting) at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He has received his B.A.LL.B. degree from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and LLM and PhD degree with distinction from Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. He has also qualified UGC-NET (eligibility criteria for teaching at Indian Universities) for law subject.
He has received several awards and fellowships, including Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education Scholarship for pursuing Ph.D. in “Possibilities of Rural Development through CSR in India” and the Best Research Scholar Award (Humanities Stream) for the year 2020-21, conferred upon him by the Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Punjab. Dr. Kumar has also received the Deakin University Visiting Scholarship Award from Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia). Dr. Kumar has presented his research work at various international and national platforms including the National University of Singapore, University of Melbourne and University of Wollongong.
Research Topic: "Green Criminological" Assessment to State-Corporate crime for Environmental Harm: Case Study from India
Supervisor/s: Professor Bronwen Morgan & Maria Giannacopoulos
Areas of Interest: Corporate Law; Environmental Law; Green Crime; Law of Insolvency