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Dr. Upankar Chutia

Assistant Professor

Alliance School of Law

Dr. Upankar Chutia is an Assistant Professor at the Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore. He holds a Ph.D. from Amity Law School, Amity University, UP and he has completed his L.L.M. in Business Laws from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

He has presented papers in various National and International events/forums/conferences. He has also published research papers/articles/book chapters in journals and books of repute in diverse areas of law. He has also edited books in different areas of legal research. His area of research interest is in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.

 He is the coordinator for Alliance Centre for Intellectual Property Rights and he also a member of Alliance University Legal Aid Society.

  • “Folklore and Community Benefit Sharing in India” Published in Indian Journal of Legal Philosophy, ISSN No. 2347-4963, Impact Factor: 1.116, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2016
  • “Analysis of Folklore Protection Regimes Around The World” Published in Indian Journal Of Legal Philosophy, ISSN No. 2347-4963, Impact Factor: 1.116, Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2016
  • “Global Perspective and Initiatives on IPR with Special Reference to Folklore” Published in Vivekananda Journal of Research, ISSN No 2319-8702, Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2018
  • “Changing Impact of Honor Killing in Modern Indian Society”- (SSRN-2014)
  • “Corporate Scams and Need for Corporate Governance” - (SSRN-2014)
  • “Natural Law Theory and its Influence in Indian Laws Relating to Fundamental Rights (Article 14, 19 And 21) and Case Laws Relating to It”- (SSRN-2014)
  • “Agrarian Reforms in Mughal Period”- (SSRN-2015).8
  • “Intellectual Property and Human Right Violations”- (SSRN-2015)

Journal Publication:

  1. “Folklore and Community Benefit Sharing in India” Published in Indian Journal of Legal Philosophy, ISSN No. 2347-4963, Impact Factor: 1.116, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2016.
  2. “Analysis of Folklore Protection Regimes around the World” Published in Indian Journal of Legal Philosophy, ISSN No. 2347-4963, Impact Factor: 1.116, Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2016.
  3. “Global Perspective and Initiatives on IPR with special reference to Folklore” Published in Vivekananda Journal of Research, ISSN No 2319-8702, Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2018.

Book Publication:

  1. Edited a book titled, “A way forward to Socio-Legal Contemplation” containing 13 chapters, published by Gracious Publication, Punjab, ISBN No. 978-93-87276-64-2, 2019.

Book Chapter Authored:

  1. “The Theoretical structure of Corporate Social Responsively (CSR) as a Soft Law in the context of Labor Law” published as a chapter in book titled, “Contemporary Issues, Challenges and Legal Responses in India”, published by Gracious Publication, Punjab, ISBN No- 978-93-87276-89-5 in 2019.
  2. “Folklore and Community Benefit Sharing: An Analysis at Global Perspective” published as a chapter in book titled, “Contemporary Issues, Challenges and Legal Responses in India”, published by Gracious Publication, Punjab, ISBN NO- 978-93-87276-89-5 in 2019.
  3. “An Analysis on Disability Standards in UK and US with reference to India” published as a chapter in book titled, “A way forward to Socio-Legal Contemplation”, published by, Gracious Publication, Punjab, ISBN No. 978-93-87276-64-2, 2019.
  4. “An Analysis of the need for Police Reforms in India” published as a chapter in book titled, “A way forward to Socio-Legal Contemplation” (CO-AUTHORED), published by Gracious Publication, Punjab, ISBN NO. 978-93-87276-64-2, 2019
  5. “Female Precipitation- A Critical Analysis on the Causes of Rape in India” published as a chapter in book titled, “A way forward to Socio-Legal Contemplation”(CO-AUTHORED), published by, Gracious Publication, Punjab, ISBN NO. 978-93-87276-64-2, 2019.
  6. “Woman and Online Abuse: A Study on Protection of Woman’s Rights” published as a chapter in book titled 1st edition of "UBI SOCIETAS IBI IUS" ISBN No. 978-16-97544-88-6, 2019.
  7.  “An Analysis of Folklore and Community Benefit Sharing in India and Worldwide” published in book titled, Multidisciplinary Landscape: Global Trends and Transformation, Published by K.V Publisher and Printer, New Delhi, ISBN No 978-81-934484-1-0, in 2018.

    Paper Presentations:

    1. Presented a paper titled “An analysis of fair and equitable benefit sharing with reference to traditional knowledge in India” at national seminar on “multidisciplinary approach of legal advancement” organized by ICFAI university, Dehradun on 8th and 9th June, 2019.
    2. Presented a paper titled “Woman and online abuse: A study on protection of woman’s rights” at 3rd national symposium “law, society and changing social norms”, organized by ISPGC, Allahabad University, Allahabad on 12th and 13th October, 2019.
    3. Presented a paper titled “Commercial aspects in sports relating to the rights of broadcasters” at National Seminar on “Legal, Ethical and Contractual issues in sports” organized by National Law School, Bangalore on 27th and 28th July, 2019.
    4. Presented A Paper Titled “Global Perspective and Initiative on Intellectual Property Rights with Reference to Folklore” at a National Conference on “Emerging Trends in International Law: Issues And Challenges” Held on 21st April 2018 Organized by JIMS School of Law, Noida.
    5. Presented a Paper Titled “An Analysis of Folklore Rights in Relation to Intellectual Property Rights” At an International Conference “Recent Advances in IPR Law” On 28th April 2018, Organized by Parul Institute of Law, Vadodara. The Paper was awarded as ‘The Best Paper’ at the Conference.
    6. Presented a Paper Titled “Surrogacy in India: Challenges and Position” at A Symposium Organized by Amity Law School, Noida on 6th and 7th March, 2019.

    Faculty Development Programs:

    1. Completed two weeks faculty development programme on "Managing online classes and co-creating MOOCS" sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on teachers and teaching, organized by Teaching and Learning Centre, Ramanujan college, University of Delhi from April 20th to May 06th 2020.
    2. Completed seven days faculty development programme on "Methods and techniques of Pedagogy and legal research" organized by Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Bangalore from May 26th to June 02nd 2020.
    3. Completed seven days faculty development programme on "Structured experimental learning on various practical legal arenas” organized by ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun, from 6th June to 12th June 2020.
    4. Completed one day faculty development programme on "Clinical legal education” organized by Indian Network of Clinical Legal Education, from 12th, July 2020.
    5. Completed six days faculty development programme on "Cyber space and cyber security” organized by Satyabhama Law School, Satyabhama Institute of science and technology, from 20th to 25th July 2020.
    6. Completed seven days faculty development programme on " Emerging Trends of Pedagogy in Language, Literature and Social Sciences" sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on teachers and teaching, organized by Teaching and Learning Centre, Ramanujan college and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College For Women, University of Delhi from 13th to 19th July 2020.
    7. Completed seven days faculty development programme on "Law and the vulnerable” organized by Karnataka State Law University, from 18th to 25th August 2020.
    8. Completed five days faculty development programme on "Climate change and environmental legal protection” organized by Department of Law, Central University of Tamil Nadu in association with UGC-STRIDE Project from 07th to 11th September 2020.

    Faculty Induction/Orientation programme:

    1. Completed four weeks faculty Induction/Orientation programme on "Faculty in Universities/Colleges/Institutes of Higher Education" sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on teachers and teaching, organized by Teaching and Learning Centre, Ramanujan college, University of Delhi from June 26th to July 24th 2020.

    Academic Courses:

    1. Completed Course on General Course on Intellectual Property (Dl 101) held from February 10 To April 6, 2020, Offered by WIPO Academy, Geneva 20, Switzerland
    2. Completed Course on Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy (6 Weeks Course), offered by School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Association with Coursera.org
    3. Completed Course on Protecting Business Innovations Via Copyright (5 Weeks Course), offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in association with Coursera.org
    4. Completed Course on Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills (7 Weeks Course), offered by University of Michigan in Association with Coursera.org
    5. Completed Course on Children's Human Rights - An Interdisciplinary Introduction (7 Weeks Course), offered by University of Geneva in Association with Coursera.org
    6. Completed Course on Community Organizing for Social Justice (6 Weeks Course), offered by University of Michigan in association with Coursera.org
    7. Completed Course on Water Resources Management and Policy (5 Weeks Course), offered by University of Geneva in association with Coursera.org
    8. Completed course on AI for Everyone (4 Weeks Course), offered by Deeplearning.AI in association with Coursera.org
    9. Completed course on The Challenges of Global Health (5 Weeks Course), offered by Duke University in association with Coursera.org
    10. Completed course on International Water Law (5 Weeks Course), offered by University of Geneva in association with Coursera.org
    11. Completed course on Corporate & Commercial Law I: Contracts & Employment Law (4 Weeks Course), offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in association with Coursera.org

    Seminar, workshop and webinar attended:

    1.  Participated in Two Days’ Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence Ethics And The Law and the September Edition of The Juris EN Talks” Organized by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore and Indian Society for Artificial Intelligence and the Law (ISAIL Lucknow) on September 7th to 8th, 2019.  
    2. Participated in a Workshop on Electric Vehicle Technology, Organized by Institution of Engineering and Technology, Alliance University, Bangalore, held on 10th and 11th of January 2020.
    3. Participated in ICSSR Sponsored two-day Workshop, 2nd Research Methods in Intellectual Property Rights: An Empirical Study Orientation, Organized by Inter-University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS), CUSAT on 28th and 29th of February, 2020.
    4. Participated in a Workshop on The Constitutional Law - Analysis of Landmark Judgments and its Implications, Organized by ISBR Law College, Bangalore, held on 30th April 2020.
    5. Participated in "E-governance and e-courts: A road-map for 2020-25" Organised by Surana and Surana in association with Lawctopus CLE Webinar Series, held on 3rd May 2020.
    6. Participated in Law in webinar on the Digital Age and Indian Legal Industry Transformation and Functioning of Courts during Covid-19, Organized by The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, held on 7th to 9th May 2020.
    7.  Participated in webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Law, Organized by The IPT Tank in association with Soolegal, held on 09th May 2020.
    8. Participated in a webinar on Challenging and enforcing Domestic Arbitral Awards in India and International Arbitration during Covid-19, Organized by The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, held on 16th May 2020.
    9. Participated in a webinar on Cyber Security and Crime Investigation, organized by Pristine Infosolutions in association with Soolegal, held on 25th April, 2020.
    10. Participated in a webinar on Professional Ethics and Whistleblowing, organized by Manupatra, held on 14th May, 2020.
    11. Participated in a webinar on Psychopath behaviour: Perception and reality, organized by Law Collaquy in association with Soolegal, held on 20th May, 2020.
    12. Participated in a webinar on Cyberlaw of web investigation , organized by Pristine Infosolutions in association with Soolegal, held on 18th May, 2020.
    13. Participated in Law in webinar on Arbitration during Covid-19 and Online dispute resolution, Organized by The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, held on 17th, May 2020.
    14. Participated in Law in webinar on “For environment today is tomorrow’s yesterday, Organized by Noida International University, held on 16th, June 2020.
    15. Participated in Law in webinar on “Challenging and enforcing domestic arbitral awards in India”, Organized by The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, held on 16th, May 2020.
    16. Participated in a webinar on Online dispute resolution during the COVID-19 times, organized by Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore held on 16th May, 2020.
    17. Participated in a virtual conference on Legal facets of women and child rights, organized by Legal Desire in association with Dept. of Human Rights, held on 12th July, 2020.
    18. Participated in a webinar on Rights and laws related to animals, organized by Faculty of Law, Uttaranchal University, held on 10th July, 2020.
    1. Participated in a webinar on Judicial Delays in the administration of justice, organized by Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Bangalore on 3rd July, 2020.
    2. Participated in a webinar on Trademark litigation- An overview of concepts, organized by Faculty of Law, Uttaranchal University, held on 22nd July, 2020.
    3. Participated in a webinar on VISHAKHA, organized by WEWIN, held on 31st July, 2020.
    4. Participated in a Workshop on “Rights of persons with disability during COVID-19”, Organized by University Law College, Bangalore, Bangalore University, Bangalore, held on 5th August 2020.
    5. Participated in a Workshop on “Various facets of media law’, Organized by THE ICFAI UNIVERSITY, DEHRADUN, ICFAI LAW SCHOOL, held on 7th and 8th August 2020.
    6. Participated in a National Conference on “Juvenile Justice System in India: Social and Legal Challenges”, Organized by School of Law Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, held on 8th to 9th August 2020.
    7. Participated in a four days Workshop on “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS”, Organized by THE ICFAI UNIVERSITY, DEHRADUN, ICFAI LAW SCHOOL, held on 11th to 14th August, 2020.
    8.  Participated in a Conference on “Social media & the public interest- Media regulation in the information age” Organized by School of Law Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, held on 6th and 7th August 2020
    9. Participated in a webinar on “Revisiting human rights, ethics and environment during COVID-19”, Organized by sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on teachers and teaching, organized by Centre of Human Rights, Ramanujan college, University of Delhi, held on 6th and 7th August, 2020.
    10. Participated in a webinar on Geographical Indications - Protection & Promotion in India, organized by National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in association with Geographical Indications Registry, India, held on 20th August, 2020.
    11. Participated in a webinar on “‘Right to liberty & duty to the community during covid-19 pandemic’, Organized by The ICFAI University, Dehradun, ICFAI Law School, held on 24th August, 2020.
    12. Participated in six days webinar on The Consumer Protection Act 2019- Rule & Regulations, organized by Chair on Consumer Law and Practice, National Law School of India University, Bangalore from 21st August 2020 to 26th August, 2020.
    13. Participated in a webinar on “‘The English Common Law Criminal Defence and excuse of Necessity: A Critical Comparison of the Customary Law and Commonplace”, Organized by Christ (Deemed to be University) Delhi-NCR School of Law, Seminar Society, held on 31st August, 2020.
    14. Participated in a webinar on “‘IPR and e-content”, Organized by Sharda School of Law, Sharda University, held on 29th August, 2020.
    15. Participated in a seminar on “Daughter’s right in coparcenary property and recent Supreme Court judgement” Organized by RL Law College, Davanagere, held on 6th September 2020.
    16. Participated in an International webinar on “‘‘Protection of right to life & right to livelihood during covid-19 pandemic’’, Organized by ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University, Dehradun, held on 31st August, 2020.
    17. Participated in a webinar on “‘Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights”, Organized by Christ (Deemed to be University) Delhi-NCR School of Law, Seminar Society, held on 8th September, 2020.
    18. Participated in a Conference on “Women empowerment, gender justice and role of International law” Organized by Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, held on 28th August 2020.
    19. Participated in a seminar on “Indian evidence act with special evidentiary value of confession” Organized by Vunki Sannarudrappa Law College, Ballari, Karnataka, held on 26th September 2020.
    20. Participated in seven days National Workshop to Commemorate World Wildlife week, Organized by Centre for Environmental Law, Policy, Education & Development, ICFAI Law School, The ICFAI University, Dehradun, from 1st October to 7th October 2020.
    21. Participated in Capsule Course on “Intellectual Property for Corporates” Organized by Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS).
    22. Participated in Capsule Course on “Mediation” Organized by Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS).
    23. Participated in Workshop on “Cyber Law- Contemporary Issues” Organized by Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS).
    24. Participated in Two Days Workshop on “Introduction to Construction Law in India” Organized by Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS).
    25. Participated in Workshop on “Legal Academic and Creative-Writing” Organized by Amity Law School, Noida (AUUP) held on 27th to 29th May, 2015.
    26. Participated in National Workshop on “Role of ADR: An Effective Tool to Settle Commercial, Industrial and Social Disputes with Special Reference to New Arbitration Law” Organized by Chanakya National Law University- The ADR Center Academic Collaboration held on 30th August 2016.
    27. Participated in World Conference on Environment-2017 Organized by National Green Tribunal, held on 25th and 26th March 2017.
    28. Participated a Workshop on “How to Write a Research Paper”, Organized by Amity Law School, Noida.
    29. Participated at 47th Annual Conference Of ISL Held on 12-13th May 2018 Organized by The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi.
    30. Participated in National Conference on Copyright Enforcement Held on 20th April, 2018 Organized by Delhi University, New Delhi.
    31. Participated in One Day Training Program on Human Rights in Collaboration with National Human Rights Commission on January 2019.