Faculty - School of Law

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chopra, Professor

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chopra



Academic Background

  • PhD (Telecom Laws) from Faculty of Law, the University of Delhi - 1999
  • MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi - 1998
  • LL.M and dissertation (with distinction) from the University of Delhi - 1989
  • LL. B from the University of Delhi - 1986
  • Master’s in physics (Electronics), the University of Delhi - 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, the University of Delhi - 1980


Career Graph:

  • Advanced Telecom Training Centre (Ghaziabad) 1982-1984- Junior Telecom Officer
  • Telecom Engg. Centre (TEC). Govt. Of India, New Delhi-1984-1993- Scientific & Technical Officer/Assistant Director
  • Hamidia College, Barkhatullah University, Bhopal, India- 1993 - Nov 1994-Assistant Professor (Law)
  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. -1994-1996 -Subdivisional Engineer (Legal)
  • Engineers India Ltd, New Delhi 1996-2007
  • Head of Deptt (Legal)-Punj Lloyd, Gurgaon: 2007-2010- GM- Legal & Contracts
  • OUTOTEC INDIA- 2010- 2017- HEAD – Legal and Contract Management
  • McNally Bharat Engineering Corp. Limited (MBECL)-2017-2018- Senior Vice-President and Head (Legal and Commercial)


Honours and Achievements:

  • Certified International Arbitrator on the panel of SIAC (Singapore Arbitration Council) from Oct. 2005 till date
  • Techno-Legal Project after the Gulf war; on "Liability for Nuclear Damage: - A New Regime under International Law" conducted by Indian Society of International Law (Under Ministry of External Affairs) in 1991-92.

Research interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Company Law & Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Labour and Employment laws
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy law.


Recent Publications:

  • Book Chapter (Co-authored) on the Tussle between Copyright Law and Human Rights in a book on Novel Dimensions of Copy Right Law by Thomson Reuter, UK in July 2022
  • Book Chapter (Co-authored) on Checking the depths of Copyright Laws: A Study on the work generated by deep learning AI systems in a book on Novel Dimensions of Copy Right Law by Thomson Reuter, UK in July 2022.
  • Article on Protection of Rights of Home Buyers under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in India: A Critical Analysis, AILJ, Vol. XV, 2022
  • Article (Co-authored) on Issues and Challenges In The Solar Energy Sector For Its Development And Utilization Globally With A Comparative Analysis Between India And Germany in SCOPUS Journal Specialusis Ugdymas / Special Education Vol 1 (43) 2022.
  • Article (Co-authored) on Status of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOS) in India: An Effective Tool to Indrose Solar Energy in SCOPUS (Journal of Positive School Psychology) Vol. 6, No. 6, 2022.
  • Book Chapter on Need for regulating OTT Platform under Indian Context in the book Emerging dimensions of cyber law and IPR issues and challenges in 21st Century published by Satyam Publication, March 2022
  • Article on Standard Essential Patents & its challenges to SCOPUS Journal (Indian Journal on Intellectual Property Rights) published in Vol 26 May 2021 p 136-145.
  • Book Chapter on “The Role of women entrepreneurship in India: time to take learning from Finland- and Israel.” Published on 24th Sept 2021 (Publisher Routledge, UK)


Professional Memberships/Fellowships/Awards:

  •  Member of the Construction Industry Development Council and part of various committees from 1995 till date.
  • Member of the Indian Society of International law
  • Expert Member of Board of Studies, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun (2008-2009)
  • Expert Techno-Legal Member to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar in an Arbitration (2007-11)