Law, Environment and Development Centre

Gayathri Naik

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Law, Environment and Development Centre Member
BAL.LLB (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala), LLM (South Asian University, New Delhi) ,M.A Public Administration (Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi)
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Thesis title
Water-related Subsidies and Groundwater Regulation in India: Social and Environmental Dimensions


Gayathri D Naik, lawyer enrolled in India, holds BAL.LLB from Government Law College, Ernakulum affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala; M.A Public Administration from Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi and LLM in International Legal Studies from South Asian University, New Delhi. She bagged First Rank in M G University for BAL.LLB and South Asian University Gold Medal for being the topper of Masters Course. She has qualified the National Eligibility Test for teaching conducted by University Grants Commission of India securing Junior Research Fellowship. She is presently a Commonwealth Scholar, 2017 from India.

She has presented papers in several conferences and her papers had been accepted in national and international conferences including UNCITRAL 50th world congress on“ Modernizing International Trade Law to Support Innovation and Sustainable Development” held in Vienna, 2017 and XXII Nuclear Inter Jura 2016 on the theme “The Future of Nuclear Law: Addressing Societal, Environmental, and Business Expectations” conducted by Nuclear Law Association,India and INLA in New Delhi, 2016.



  • India must stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to fight floods’ The Conversation (10 September 2019)
  • ‘India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens’ The Conversation (17 October 2018)
  • ‘After the floods: rebuilding Kerala’. South Asia @ LSE (31 Oct 2018).
  • Book review: Jagannath Prasad Mishra, “Madan Mohan Malaviya and the Indian Freedom Movement” [OUP 2016]. South Asia @ LSE (04 Dec 2018)
  • Book review: Ijaz Hussain, “Indus Water Treaty, Political and Legal Dimensions” [OUP 2017]. South Asia @ LSE  (15 March 2019)
  • ‘Pan Cultural Journey’. The Hindu, The Edge (16 March 2019)

Research interests

Environmental Law, Water Law, Human Rights, Public International Law, Constitutional Law of India, Conflict of Law, Legal Theory, Gender Equality



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