President & Chancellor

Dr. Chandrashekhar Jayvantrao Rawandale graduated from the University of Pune with LL.B. degree, moving on to complete Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Law & Human Rights from Department of Law, University of Pune (1997); Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial Law from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University (UK) (2003) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in ‘Computer Programs: Copyright and Patent Paradigms- A Study’ from Symbiosis International University, Pune (2010).

Dr. C J Rawandale has worked as ‘Research Associate’ at I.L.S. Law College for a year where he also taught Law of Torts. He worked with Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College for two years as a ‘Lecturer’, before moving to Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2000 and continuing. He was a ‘Visiting Fellow’ at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, Wales – UK (December 2003), Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (October-December 2008) and Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (January - February, 2019).

Dr. C J Rawandale was member of 'Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG)' constituted by Department of Information Technology, Government of India for the project “Cyber Crime related Capacity Development and ICT Training for the Judiciary in States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Sikkim” by CDAC, Kolkata under Cyber Security Grant-in-Aid Programme. He also was a Member of Thomson Reuters Council for Legal Information and Innovation.

Dr. C J Rawandale research interests lie in Law of Torts, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology & Telecommunications Law, and International Law. He has authored books including: Dr. C J Rawandale & Mr. B P Bhargava, ‘New Company Law: An Insight’, Corporate Law Advisor: 2013, and ‘An Introduction to Environmental Law’ (1998). He has chaired/ addressed several National and International Conferences/Seminars in India, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Dubai-UAE, Australia, Poland.

Dr C J Rawandale was selected and felicitated with ‘Distinguished Professor in Imparting Innovative Legal Education’ award by Corporate Counsel Association of India (November 20, 2022), and with ‘Law Professor of the Year-2016’ award by the Indian National Bar Association (INBA), on the occasion of ‘67th Constitution Day’ (November 26, 2016).

Dr. Chandrashekhar Jayvantrao Rawandale