|B.A. (Political Science, 1972), M.A. (Political Science, 1975), B.L. (1978), M.Phil. (Political Science, 1984), all from University of Madras; M.A. (Public Administration, 1984, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi), M.L. (International Law and Constitutional Law, 1986) and Ph.D. (International Law and Constitutional Law, 1996) from University of Madras.
He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Law in 1988, as Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor of Law in 1997. Prior to joining NLSIU he was teaching at the Presidency College, Madras. He was the Registrar of NLSIU between 2005 and 2008. He administers the UNHCR Chair on Refugee Law since April 1997.
He was awarded Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship at the Salzburg Seminar in 1993. He was a Visiting Scholar with York University, Toronto, Canada at its Centre for Refugee Studies during 2000-2003 and was Exchange Visitor at National University of Singapore during 2004 to 2005 under the Asian Law Institute programme. He visited U.S.A in 1988 under International Visitor’s Programme of the USIS on ‘The Living Constitution’. Representing the Law School, he was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Law Institute located in Singapore National University till 2009.
He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai between 2010 and 2013. He was conferred the ‘Amity Academic Excellence Award’ during 2011 and the Best Vice-Chancellor’s Award by the Indian Redcross Society during 2012.
He has published more than 30 articles in national and international journals and has contributed to a couple of books as well. He was Chairman, Under-Graduate Council between 1997 and 1999 and of the Post-Graduate Council between 2003 and 2005 at NLSIU.
He is also a Member of Karnataka State Higher Education Council since 2012.
His areas of specialization include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Law of Elections, Refugee and Humanitarian Law.