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Dr. Sandhya Kumari


Dr. Sandhya is working as Professor of Law, School of Law, Galgotias University, Greater Noida from September 14th, 2021. She has ten years of teaching experience and research experience, beyond part time experience of one and a half years. She has worked earlier as Associate Professor with the same University. Previously, she worked as Assistant Professor with organisations like School of Law, UPES, Dehradun, Amity Law School Noida, Amity University and Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, GGSIP University, New Delhi. Her interest areas are research methodology, human rights, especially gender and child rights, human trafficking, labour laws and law and development. She was awarded with Ph.D. from Faculty of Law, Delhi University in 2015, which dealt with Child Trafficking for labour purposes. She had started her career working as Research Associate on projects funded by international and national organizations like IDRC, Canada; UNFPA, India; UNDP, India; and NCW, GOI on the issues relating to access to justice, gender and child rights acquiring field experience of variety.


  • 11 years 3 months of teaching and research experience. 
  • 1 year 3 months part-time research experience.


  • Ph.D.
  • LL. M.
  • LL. B.
  • B. A. (Hons.)



  • Worked as a Consultant for the Terminal Evaluation Project of UNDP on “Access to Justice For Marginalised People” with the Ernst & Young Private Limited, India during June, 2012 – August, 2012.


  • Dr. S. Balamurugan, Dr. Shweta Thakur, Dr.Vikram Singh Jaswal, Dr.Seema Yadav, Dr. Sandhya Kumari, Dr.ArunaKammila, Mr.Bishnanand Dubey &Dr.AjitKaushal, “Method of Justice System by Learning the Reasoning Patterns and Legal Judgements of Judges Using Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing” Application ID: 202141058808, The Patent Office Journal No. 5/2022 (applied on 2021-12-16).

Conference Proceedings:

  • Presented a paper and got it published in ISBN No. proceedings on the topic of “Best Interest of Institutionalized Children in Need of Care and Protection: Role of Children Homes” during 4th South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, 2020 on 30th - 31st January, 2020. 
  • Co-authored, presented and published a paper on “Demystifying Higher Education in Law: A Student-Teacher Perspective” at XXI Annual International Conference on AchievingExcellence in Higher Education sponsored by ICSSR organised by DSPSR on 4th-5th January, 2020.

Journal Publication:

    • “Administration of Criminal Justice System in India: Safeguarding the Right to Personal Liberty” Galgotias Journal of Legal Studies, Vol VII (1) & (2), p 34-40 (2019). ISSN:2321-1997
    • “Need of Comprehensive Mechanism dealing with Crimes and Killings in the Name of Honour” Journal of Law Teachers of India, 5 JOLT-I p129-142 (2014). (August 31, 2015). ISSN:2231-1580
  • “‘Honour’ Crimes and Killings: Humanity ask for a Comprehensive Mechanism” Indian Journal of Criminology, Vol. 41 (1) & (2), 1-14 (January and July, 2013). ISSN:0974-7249


  • New Labour Codes of India, Jul-Oct, 2022 (12 weeks course) with 90% conducted by IIT Kharagpur&Swayam.
  • Contextualizing Gender, Jan-April, 2022 (12 weeks course) with 55% conducted by IIT Roorkee&Swayam. 
  • Accreditation and Outcome Based Learning, July-September, 2021 (8 weeks course) with 55% conducted by IIT Kharagpur&Swayam. 

Area of Interest

  • Constitutional Law
  • Labour Laws
  • Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Research Methods and Ethics

Book Chapters Published

  • “Open Access: Freedom from Access Barriers”, 95-116 in Dr.Azimkhan B. Pathan (Ed.), Research and Publication Ethics in Contemporary World (1st Edition) New Delhi: Satyam Law International (2022), ISBN No. 978-93-91345-50-1 
  • “Women’s Agency in Contemporary Era: An Analysis of Recent Trends” in Dr.AvantikaRaina and Dr.Meenakshi Gandhi (Eds.) Engendering Women In India (1st Edition) New Delhi: Satyam Law International (2018),ISBN No. 978-9382823858
  • “Gender Justice: Property Rights of Indian Women with a Perspective of Agricultural Property” in RathinBandyopadhyay, Sanjay Kr. Singh,RajendraDhar Dubey &SangeetaMandal (Eds.) Women Rights Human Rights (1st Edition, pp. 595-608). Kolkata: R Cambray& Co. Pvt. Ltd.(2010) ISBN No. 978-81-89659-10-3.
  • “Human Right to Environment: A Chimera or Reality” in Sanjay Kr. Singh (Ed.) Environment Law & Climate Change (1st Edition, pp. 277-296). New Delhi: SBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. (2010) ISBN No. 13-9789380090160.

Other Achievements 

  • Awarded Ph.D. on the topic of “Migration and Human Trafficking in Children for Labour Purposes: A Case Study of Jharkhand”; an empirical study under the revered guidance of Professor S. C. Raina from Faculty of Law, Delhi University, Delhi on 20th November, 2015. This was a regular full-time Ph.D. course. 
  • Provided research assistance for the NCW Project on Laws Relating to NRI Marriages and their Impact on Women.
  • Worked as a Consultant for the Terminal Evaluation Project of UNDP on “Access to Justice For Marginalised People” with the Ernst & Young Private Limited, India during June, 2012 – August, 2012.
  • Worked as a Research Associate on a desk-based research project on “Laws relating to Son Preference” supported by UNFPA, India.
  • Worked as a Project Research Associate on a field-based research project “Economic Rights and Entitlement on Separation and Divorce including Right to Spousal and Child Support and Right to Marital property” supported by IDRC, Canada, guided by Advocate Kirti Singh, culminating into a book published by Sage Publications in 2013.
  • Qualified UGC National Eligibility Test in June 2012 (objective-cum-subjective test held on 24 December, 2011).
  • Regularly invited as a resource person to deliver lectures on “Indian Laws and Court Rulings related to Human Trafficking” since December, 2012 at LNJN NICFS (MHA, GOI) Rohini, Delhi for Workshops on Forensic Evidence in Human Trafficking for officers from Police, Prosecution, Forensic Science Labs from all over the country.
  • Member, Law & Society Association
  • Member, Indian Society of Criminology