Dr. Mukul Saxena

Professor & Director- Centre for PG and Legal Studies and Centre of Excellence in Public Policy, Sustainability and ESG Research

Alliance School of Law

Dr. Mukul is a soldier and a scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and is a Master’s in Public Administration (Edward Mason Fellow), Harvard University, USA. During this period, he was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Public Service fellowship and was the only Indian in the Diversity Committee. He is also an LL. M. in International Human Rights Law, University of Essex, UK, a Draper Hills Democracy Fellow, Stanford University, a Chevening Gurukul Fellow for Leadership and Excellence, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. He has also attended the workshop on 'Civil Military Response to Terrorism,' Naval Post Graduate Academy, Monterey California.

Alongside his academic career, Dr. Saxena has a very strong armed forces and public policy profile. He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune, he served in the Indian Army for more than two decades before taking premature retirement. As a Colonel, he has the distinction to command an Infantry Regiment and one of the ten Territorial Army (Home & Hearth) Regiments in the Indian Army. In addition, he has served in the National Security Guard and the Rastriya Rifles in Kashmir. He was awarded twice by the Indian Army for selfless devotion to duty. During this time, he also became the first Child Advocacy Fellow to the Harvard Law School, USA and later, served as a consultant to the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, New Delhi.

Dr. Saxena comes with strong interdisciplinary experience with a cross section of law and policy in specialized areas of ESG, public policy making, international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, international law of peacekeeping, human rights and development, national security laws, child rights and refugee law. In addition, he also specializes in life skills training, subjects relating to military leadership, adaptive leadership, personal capacity building, immunity to change.