Faculty of the University

Dr. Kumar Askand Pandey
B.Sc, LL.B , LL.M. Ph.D (Law)
Associate Professor (Law),
Chairperson of the Internship and Placement Committee.
E-mail: ka_pandey@rmlnlu.ac.in

Dr. Kumar Askand Pandey is a founding faculty member of the University. Prior to joining this University, he was Assistant Professor at W.B. NUJS, Kolkata from 2004-2006 and also worked as Lecturer at APN PG College, Basti and Vrindavan Law College, Vrindavan between 2002-2004.

Having around 18 years of teaching experience, Dr. Kumar Askand Pandey's interest lies in Criminal Law, Criminology, Victimology, Comparative Criminal Justice, Law of Evidence, Media Law, Cyber Law, Research Methodology and Juvenile Justice. He is also guest faculty in several academic and training institutes of national repute. In 2015-16, he was invited by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of U.P. to conduct the first-ever Social Audit and Rapid Assessment of the Child Care Institutions in the State of U.P. and submitted two reports thereof. In the year 2016, his proposal for a major action-research project was accepted by UNICEF and under his stewardship the project is successfully running in twenty eight districts of Uttar Pradesh under the title "Strengthening Child Protection System in the State of Uttar Pradesh". In the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, the annual project grants were more than one crore rupees.

In the year 2017-2018, Dr. Pandey was also nominated as a member of the Resource Group constituted by the DWCD, Government of U.P., for framing the State Rules under the JJ Act, 2015.

He has been a consultant to the Mahila Samman Prakoshth, the women and children wing of the Uttar Pradesh Police and conducted several training programmes for the members of the police force across the state of Uttar Pradesh.

A prolific writer, Dr. Kumar Askand Pandey has authored/revised five text books on Criminal Law, Law of Evidence and Juvenile Justice, published by the leading Indian publishing houses EBC and CLP. He also has around twenty articles/papers published in reputed journals and law reviews.

Under his guidance and supervision, three candidates have been awarded PhD; another two have submitted their dissertation and six more are currently enrolled for their PhD. On the administrative side, Dr. Pandey has been the Warden, Boys' Hostel; Chief Proctor and Chairperson of Moot Court, Legal Aid and Placement Committees during different periods since 2006.