Dr. Chengappa Pursued his B.A., L.L.B degree in the year 2006 from the University of Mangalore, and LL.M (2008) from the University of Mysore with First Rank and Gold Medal. He has also has done his M.A in Public Administration in 2012 from KSOU. Between the years 2008 and 2011, he served as a full-time Research Scholar at the Department of Studies and Research in Law, University of Mysore, and obtained his Doctorate in 2012 in the areas of Mining Laws. He served as Research Officer under the Chair on Urban Poor and Law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Dr. Chengappa has also served as visiting faculty under the Linnaeus-Palme Academic Exchange Program at the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden, Stockholm) and delivered lectures on water law. . He has been working as an Assistant professor at NUJS since January 2013. His area of interests is Public Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Land Acquisition, Housing and Real Estate, Energy, Mining, and Petroleum Laws. Presently he is heading centre for research and studies in Land, Mining, and Real Estate laws.