Department of Legal Studies

Himgiri Zee University provides an exhilarating, yet challenging environment for studying Law. The Department of Legal Studies brings together many different interests, areas of expertise and approaches to legal studies.

The department will be centre for Pioneering interdisciplinary and comparative Legal researches and for one unique approach towards education, combining professionalism with a personal and friendly ethos. We seek to provide a stimulating and diverse learning environment within which students can pursue their studies in Law. The university seek to admit bright learners who have an aptitude towards legal education and demonstrate sound and analytical skills.

  • Faculty with hand-on experience in legal matters
  • Classes also engaged by visiting experts
  • Placement opportunities with Zee Group and Essel Group amongst others
  • Regular visit to District Court for the study of Legal process

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Praveen Kumar Rathi

Dean, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies,


i. Ph.D. in Law
ii. Master of Law (LL.M.), Specialization with ‘Human Rights Law’ from Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, a LL.B. degree from Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat and graduation from Meerut University, Meerut.

Experience / Research Area

He has 13 years of experience in academics and research. His research areas are on social and environmental issues. Accordingly, in LL.M, his dissertation was on “International Human Rights conventions on women and children and its impact on Indian Human Rights Practices” and in Ph.D. research work is on “Legal Dimensions of Conservation of Wild Animals” in India: An Empirical Study with reference to ‘State of Uttarakhand’ ”. He has his publications in books, national and international journals of repute & Scopus Indexed Journal and presented research papers in national and international seminars and also equipped with numbers of Faculty Development Programs.

Hobbies and other achievements:

Reading, participating in socio-legal activities, and health & fitness.

Dr. Jageshwar Nath Singh

(HOD), Associate Professor Law, Department of Legal Studies.

Professional Qualifications

Ph.D. , LL.M., LLB., NET

Work Experience

8 Years

Research Area / Interest

Law and Human Rights


Playing Cricket and Swimming


One Year Diploma in Computer Software Engineering from APTECH, Dehradun in 2001, Participated in the "SPANDAN" Annual Program at the University Level in BHU and Achieved Second place in "SKIT"

Other Achievement

UGC Fellowship, Academic Recognition of Academic Achievement Award at University Level, and Vibhag Ratna from Department of Human Rights BBAU, Lucknow.

Dr. Siddharth Thapliyal

Asst. Professor / Department Of Legal Studies

Professional Qualification:

i. Doctorate Degree with discipline only PhD in Law

ii. Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only. LL.M (Two Year)

Work Experience

Total 5 year experience in the field of law including research work duration.

Research Area/ Interest

Ph.D. on Article 310 & 311 on Constitution of India/ Constitution/ IPC / Contract.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Reading autobiographies & travelling to different destinations / Represented Kendriya Vidyalaya School football team at Regional level/ 3rd rank (B.A.LL.B 2005-10 batch) in H.N.B.Garhwal Central University/ 3rd Runner-up in Moot Court Competition/U-SET Qualified 2015.

Published three Research Papers in Scopus Indexed Journal

Dr. Jai Jayant

Department of Management / Asst. Professor

Professional Qualification:

i. Docorate Degree with discipline only - Ph. D. in finance

ii. Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only - M.Com

Work Experience

I had joined Himgiri Zee university as an Assistant Professor in faculty of Management. I had completed my Ph.D. in 2016 from Banaras Hindu University in finance specialization. I had attended 21 National and International Conferences and Seminar. I had attended 3 FDP/Workshop also. My 8 Research papers and articles had been published and another one is in process. I had approx 2 year teaching experience as a regular and 3 years teaching experience as a part time teacher.

Research Area/ Interest

Accounting and Finance

Mr. Shobhit Bhardwaj

Asst. Professor / Department Of Legal Studies

Professional Qualification:

i. UGC NET June 2014, Qualified

ii. LLM with specialisation in Mercantile Law from CCS University.

iii. Completed Bachelor of Laws from DAV (PG) College Dehradun .HNBGU SRINAGAR GARHWAL.

iv. Awarded with Dr. Hardyalal Gupta Memorial Scholarship for securing highest marks in LLB Course.

Work Experience

Has around 8 years of post-qualification experience

Mr. Bhupnesh Kumar

Department of Legal Studies, Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification

i. Doctorate Degree with discipline: Ph.D. in Law (pursuing) Kumaon University Nainital.
ii. Post-Graduate Degree: Master of Law (LL.M two years). HNB Garhwal University
iii. Graduate Degree: Bachelor of Law (LL.B).

Work Experience

A. Two years experience as Law department with hold as H.O.D in Jagannath Vishwa law college Lal tapper Dehradun.
B. One year experience as Assist. Professor in Law department at Siddhartha Law College Dehradun.
C. Three yrs Experience as with hold as Assist. Controller of Examination at Libra College of law Dehradun.
D.Seven year experience in District court, Revenue court, civil court, Practice in Pauri (Pauri Garhwal) and Dehradun. Work had as Amicus curie in family court Pauri, Pauri Garhwal
E. Adjoined with Uttrakhand Adhinasth Chayan Aayog Denhradun, and as LL.M Guide Uttrakhand Open University Haldwani Uttrakhand.

Research work

A. Present research paper relevant to renewable energy policies international seminar, hanumangarh Rajasthan
B. Published on international journal “law on climate change with specific reference clean energy policy in India”.
C. Present research paper relevant to renewable energy policies, national seminar
H. Published on national journal “relation between climate change and renewable policy“.
D. National seminar paper presents in the theme on India emerging power continuity and change in Foreign Policy D.A.V College Dehradun.
E. Paper present on emerging approaches: Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar at national seminar Libra College of law Dehradun, sponsored by social justice ministry, government of India New Delhi

Research Area/ Interest

Law on climate change and clean energy policies in India.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

A. Co-chairmanship at national seminar Libra College of law Dehradun, sponsored by National commission for women New Delhi, Relevant to status of Tribal Women in 21st century.
B. Member as Judge in National Moot Court Competition 2014 at, IMS Dehradun.
c. Participated in celebrating diversity 15th National youth festival 2010, on the behalf of Uttrakhand Government, organized by Orissa government and ministry of youth affairs and sports, government of India.
D. Participated in regional extension awareness, on the behalf directorate of information & extension ministry ,government of India.
E. Experience in N.G.O sector such as: Param, Navankur, Gyanvigyan, regarding different subject and policies matter awareness.

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