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Dr. Paramita DasGupta


Dr. DasGupta has been associated with the Faculty of Law at the NUJS Kolkata since January 2014. A qualified Advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of India, she brings with herself a breadth of experience in practice, as well as substantial research-based academic exposure, both at the national and international levels, her sustained contributions having been distinguished by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in its globally feted Women In IP Feature.

An alumna of NUJS Kolkata (2007 graduand), she attained a B.Sc.-LL.B. degree with Honours, and after couple of years with the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team of M/s. Amarchand & Mangaldas (Mumbai), – proceeded to earn her LL.M. with High Merit from Queen Mary, University of London (2010 graduand), specialising in International & Comparative Intellectual Property Laws; She subsequently earned her PhD in Law (2022), with her Thesis exploring “Intellectual Propertification & the Politics of the Knowledge Economy: The Indian Experience vis-à-vis IPRs & The Right to Health”.

At the WBNUJS Kolkata, Dr. DasGupta offers a variety of law & technology related courses at both, the undergraduate as well as the postgraduate levels, alongside serving as the:

  • Director of the WBNUJS Centre for Health Laws & Policy,
  • Assistant Director for the WBNUJS Centre for Technology & Law,
  • Faculty Convenor of the NUJS Curriculum Review Board,
  • Co-Faculty Advisor to the NUJS Campus Recruitment Cell,
  • Faculty Coordinator of Student Progression to PG Courses, and Student Training & Exchange Programmes
  • Faculty Member, NUJS Value-Added Courses’ Cell,
  • Faculty Advisor to the NUJS IP Clinic,
  • Faculty Advisor to the NUJS Moot Court Society, and
  • Managing Editor of the Asian Journal of Legal Education [ISSN: 2322-0058; ISSN(O): 2348-2451]

Besides teaching, Dr. DasGupta has been associated with various governmental and non-governmental research outfits within the UK, the EU, and at home in India – some such notable engagements being: as a Research Associate with Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (Government of India) constituted Think-Tank deputed to frame and draft India’s very first comprehensive National IPR Policy (2015), as a Research Fellow with the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute’s Commonwealth Secretariat-funded “Resilient Futures India Initiative” (2019-2021), and as an independent expert with the CEIPI Strasbourg (2021-2022), the DPIIT’s CGPDTMO (2022-2023), the Department of Law, University of Westminster (2023), etc.

She also contributes regularly to various acclaimed academic journals, both nationally and internationally, with her research interests covering the policy-interface between intellectual property rights and international human rights law, such as:

  • Global Policy & Economics of Intellectual Property Law;
  • International & Comparative Intellectual Property Laws;
  • Intellectual Property Governance;
  • Intellectual Property Laws & International Human Rights;
  • Biotechnology, Bioethics & Intellectual Property Law;
  • Public Health Law & Access to Medicines, etc.