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Dr. Paramita DasGupta

Bio-note

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.
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 NUJS, Dr. DasGupta offers a variety of public health, IPR, and law & technology related courses at both, the undergraduate as well as the postgraduate levels, alongside serving as the:
  • Director of the Centre for Health Laws & Policy,
  • Assistant Director of the WBNUJS Centre for Technology & Law,
  • Faculty Advisor to the NUJS IP Clinic, and as
  • Faculty Advisor to the NUJS Moot Court Society.
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).
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.