Dr. Balwinder Singh

Dr. Balwinder Singh

Associate Professor

Profile Summary

Dr. Balwinder Singh has more than 11 years of teaching and research experience. He is an avid writer with a keen interest in contemporary issues and often publishes papers, blogs, book reviews, and case comments. He has been associated with a few NGOs that work for the welfare of women and children. His seminal work has been published in the form of books on the "Interface between Science, Technology and Human Rights," "Changing Dimensions of Family Law in the 21st Century-Challenges in Indian Perspective," and "Expanding Horizons of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution: A Critique."

Work Experience

Before joining UPES, he worked as an Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) at NorthCap University, Gurugram, and as an Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University, Punjab. He has also appeared in various cases concerning civil and criminal matters before the honorable courts in Jammu and Kashmir.

Research Interests

He is known for his research work in the areas of personal laws, constitutional law, and human rights. His research interests primarily focus on contemporary challenges to personal laws in India, the right to food as a constitutional and human right, AI and Legal Education, and Law relating to forest and biodiversity conservation, Traditional Knowledge system in India, etc.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Balwinder Singh's teaching philosophy revolves around a few core principles, namely imparting and gaining knowledge, creating a learning environment, critical reflection, and professional growth (including values, commitments, and professional development). Teachers are more than technicians or purveyors of information. Accordingly, they must be committed to lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth. He believes that teaching law alone will not suffice unless practical applicability is also emphasized.

Courses Taught

Family Laws, Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Legal Methods, and Research Methodology. While teaching in classrooms, Dr. Singh often tries to create and nurture a positive physical, social, and academic learning environment.

Awards and Grants

a) Received a certificate of Appreciation and Excellence for outstanding Contribution in the International Conference on Environment on November 3rd and 4th, 2017, organized by the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi. 
b) Won the Best Paper Award at the National Conference on Right to Food: Constitutional Perspectives organized by the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, on January 6-7, 2017. 
c) Won the Surana and Surana International Essay Writing Competition on Criminal Laws organized by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, in 2013.

Scholarly Activities

Some of his notable works include:

"Legal Facets of the Use of Remote Sensing Technology in Sustainable Forest Management," Ann. For. Res. 65(1): 968-979, 2022 (Web of Science Journal).

"Development of Forest & Biodiversity Conservation Laws in India: Analysis from Vedic Period to Present Scenario," Vol. LXV, Issue-2, No. 12, 2022 (UGC Care Journal).

"Viability of the Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Domain: A Critical Analysis," Neuro Quantology | June 2022 | Volume 20 | Issue 6 (Scopus Journal).

"Regulation of Refugee Influx in India: Need for National Legal Regime," NIU International Journal of Human Rights, Vol 8, Issue III, 2021, pp.359-368, ISSN No-2394-0298 (UGC Care Journal).

"Rights of LGBTQ Community: Legislative and Judicial Trends in the United States, United Kingdom & India," Journal of Education Rabindra Bharti University, Vol. XXIII, Issue No 3, 2021, pp.518-526, ISSN No. 0972-7175 (UGC Care Journal).

"Child’s Right to Food: Addressing Malnutrition through Law and Policy in India," Design Engineering, Issue 9, 2021, pp. 6600-6612, ISSN No. 0011-9342 (Scopus Journal).

"Food Security and Public Distribution System: Response and Policy Initiative against Hunger in India," Chanakya National Law University Journal, Vol.7, 2017-18, pp. 80-95, ISSN No. 0976-805X (UGC Journal).

"Law relating to maintenance with special reference to Aged parents: An Analysis," MDU Law Journal, Vol. XIX, July 2017, pp.89-100, ISSN No. 2230-746X (UGC Journal).

"Hunger Amid Plenty: Realizing Human Right to Food in India," Kurukshetra Law Journal, (Kurukshetra), Vol. IV, 2014, pp. 303-313, ISSN No. 2231-5519 (UGC Journal).

"Law Relating to Settlement of Spousal property in India: A Need for Reforms," RGNUL Law Review, (Punjab), Vol. IV, 2014, pp. 73-87, ISSN No. 2231-4938 (UGC Journal).

"Wife’s Right to Employment vis-a-vis Husband’s Conjugal Rights under Hindu Law: A Critique," NUALS Law Journal, (Kochi Kerala), Vol. 8, 2014, pp. 87-100, ISSN No.2319-8273 (UGC Journal).