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Centre of Specialization

Centre of specialization has been inducted with an objective to address the issues concerning better regulation and accountability, in the domain of governance, human rights, public and private laws. The SLS Hyderabad seeks to work on both theory and methodology in the field of research at the interplay between law, governance, regulation and public policy.

The Centre deploys an interdisciplinary approach and draws on critical social science, law and governance and also all the policies which are embedded in political, economic, social and historical processes. It seeks to examine all the practices of governance from the government, bureaucracy, judiciary, community and family; the socio-legal processes which could provide access to justice; and notions of governance.

The normative ideals of justice, equity and freedom are reflected in the center’s critical examination of existing institutions and practices of law and governance. The Centre‘s academic program seeks to produce scholarly research in these areas; it also seeks to translate theory into practices of governance and by initiating debate, sharing research and providing a platform for dialogue between the academy, government, civil society and international agencies. The Centre has developed a reputation as a location where academic rigour can be meshed with reflection on policy and advocacy. The Centre seeks to become a focal point for understandingthe links between the formal legal framework and governance in practice.

Evidence of Success: The centre has successfully attempted pedagogical innovations. Its teaching of optional courses is largely in the lecture and seminar format where students read in advance of the class, making presentations and engaging in discussion in the classroom. Apart from these the faculty encourages open-book examinations.

Centre for Corporate Law

The Centre for corporate law has been introduced with a sole objective to be committed to excellence in legal research, having high standards of integrity, academic freedom and scholarship. The Centre believes that corporations no longer operate separately from the society but very much within it, giving rise to the need to include social, environmental, and cultural and gender considerations in corporate and financial regulation. The Centre recognizes the importance of sharing information and allowing for the free exchange of ideas regardless of position or affiliation with outside interests.

The objective of the center is to:

  • Provide a platform for cutting-edge research in corporate and financial regulation.
  • Enhance our understanding of the regulation of financial markets and corporate governance in the India and other jurisdictions.
    Facilitate research in the financial sector including areas such as capital markets, cross border investments, banking regulation, security regulation, infrastructure regulation, anti-trust, real estate and corporate governance.
  • Foster the development of knowledge, policy analysis, and scholarship in these areas.
  • Appreciate the existence of a plurality of methods of research and critical analysis and respects the strength that a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds brings.

Functions: The Centre for Corporate Law is designed to bring government policy makers, regulators and stakeholders together in a dialogue to enable optimal understanding about regulatory concerns and implementation of corporate laws for the students and staff of SLS Hyderabad.

Ex-Officio Chairman:
Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari, Officiating Director, Symbiosis Law School – Hyderabad
In Charge: Dr. Rengasamy Stalin, Associate Professor
Deputy in Charge: Dr. Prageetha G Raju, Associate Professor

Centre for Human Rights


  • To defend the human rights by providing appropriate and timely information and complaints to the National Human Rights Institutions, the United Nations bodies and mechanisms as appropriate, in a critical situation.
  • To increase the awareness of human rights and social justice, amongst the components of society, and to sensitize them about the same, through workshop, seminars, guest lectures, documentary, quiz competition and any other possible means.
  • To create a team of new generation vanguards and defenders of human rights and civil society groups through inculcating rational, moral, and humanitarian value among the young generation.
  • To raise national and international awareness of the growing convergence between human rights and development by employing various platforms.

Role & Functions:

  • To develop research initiatives in different fields of human rights at local, regional, national and international level.
  • To encourage research on human rights and to organize, workshop, seminars, public lectures, documentary screening, quiz competition and any other possible means so the outreach will be expanded and the masses will be incorporated in the initiative.
  • To provide information of any incident of violation of human rights to concern state authorities.
  • Create an alliance of state and non-state actors to monitor human rights of the vulnerable sections of society.

Outcomes: Since the Centre for Human Rights Law is recently established and it is functioning, therefore, we can measure its outcome in the course of time.

Composition of the Centre:

Ex-Officio Chairman: Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari, Officiating Director, Symbiosis Law School – Hyderabad

In-Charge: Mr. R. Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor

Centre for Private Law

Aims & Objectives:

  • The Centre is proposed to hold regular events (seminars, symposia and conferences), encourages research and informal discussion, and facilitates publication in the field of private law.
  • In order to develop the concept and the purpose of the private law by means of theoretical, empirical and doctrinal research. Further, in order to disseminate the fruits of research through education and professional like outreach programs. The object of the centre is to encourage research in all areas of private law and to strengthen the law itself as research centre of national and international standard and importance.
  • In order to expand the long tradition of private law scholarship based on the Indian legal system and knowledge, bulk of the research would be carried out by its members to examine law in the Indian context of comparative dialogue between civilian tradition of India and common law of U. K.


  • With the purpose of involving judiciary and members of legal profession to enable discussions on the values, goals and methods of implementation of private law and the respective roles of judiciary and the response of the legal profession and the academia in the introduction of reforms of private law. The centre covers all branches of private law including the laws like contract, trots, property, trust, equity and including unjust enrichment.
  • To facilitate understanding of the structure, principles and scope of private law through modern, theoretical and empirical and competitive analyses.
  • In order to facilitate and disseminate the results of the researches for the benefit of the economic condition of the state in particular and the economic condition of the country in general.

Since the center is recently established, its outcomes will be measured in the course of time.

Centre for Public Law & Governance

Purpose: In the contemporary age there is a need to bridge the gap between the government and the governed. In a world where participatory democracy and interventions by the civil society have emerged as the norm, the role of a centre to negotiate for a symbiotic relation between the state and the society is need of the hour.


  • Centre for Public Law and Governance aspires to provide students with a theoretical and empirical understanding of governance, from the perspective of comparative public law.
  • It also seeks to help the students to study policy-making and implementation processes to create improved understanding of events happening in society.
  • To build knowledge and develop concepts through action-oriented and problem-solving research and consultancy.
  • To usher in a tradition of cutting-edge research into issues of capacity, sustainability and accountability of governments.

Functions: A well-researched policy study must be articulated in the public domain so that they take a shape in line with the expectations of its stakeholders. The centre derives its strength from the varied expertise of its faculty and their research contribution in the fields of law and governance, management, poverty alleviation, gender rights, environment, public private partnerships, etc.

The Centre seeks to evolve as a think tank on public policy seeking to engage in cutting-edge research, teaching, training and capacity-building dealing with Public services and governance.


  • To distinguish between competing perspectives on governance.
  • Examine the contemporary trends in the governance processes from a public law perspective and in the context of globalization, industrialization, advent of global governance in wake of rise of transnational institutions.
  • Explore governance as a question of constitutional design and understand how the working of specific institutions and rules and how they are related to the larger socio-legal frameworks influenced. The impact of numerous factors like the political parties, patterns of resource distribution, ethnographic factors would be studied within its ambit.
  • The use of specific case studies, gathering of empirical evidence by conducting independent research with particular emphasis on comparative approaches like public law and development studies, public law and governance, Administration and public law.

Ex-Officio Chairman: Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari, Officiating Director, Symbiosis Law School – Hyderabad
In-Charge: Mr. R Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor
Deputy In-Charge: Ms. K Shanthi, Assistant Professor