Prof. (Dr.) Tabrez Ahmad

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean School of Law
Professor: Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Energy Law, and Commercial Law

Professional Biography

Dr. Tabrez Ahmad’s expertise is in the area of cyber law, intellectual property rights, energy law, and jurisprudence with a background in commercial law. He has taught these subjects for nearly 20 years at universities such as the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata), KIIT University (Bhubaneswar), Alliance University (Bengaluru), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (Dehradun), and Galgotias University (Greater Noida).

Prior to ​taking up the current role in May, 2020, Tabrez Ahmad served in academic and administrative positions such as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean School of Law, Galgotias University; Professor & Dean School of Law, UPES; Professor & Founder Director, Alliance School of Law; Founder Director DILS, University of Burdwan; In-charge of the IPR Cell of UPES-UCOST (Uttrakhand Council of Science & Technology); Professor of Cyber Law & IPR at KIIT University; Mentor at Technology Business Incubator, NSTEDB, Govt. of India; and founding faculty at NUJS Kolkata.

Tabrez Ahmad holds a PhD (Cyber Law & IPR), LLM (Commercial Law & Cyber Law)​​; and ​ B.Sc (Combined Hons) (Zoology, Botany & Chemistry) from the AM University Aligarh, India.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals

Currency war and the international trade law: A legal perspective’, The IUP Law Review. (Ahmad, T., 2015).

‘Triple bottom line approach to environmental protection’ 6(2), The IUP Law Review, pp.54-68. (Singh, M. and Ahmad, T., 2016).

The 'Real' road to informed consent: A future perspective for Indian law on medical consent, The IUP Law Review. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘Currency manipulations and international trade law: An overview of the existing IMF Legal Regime, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, 6/1, pp. 101-108. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘Internationally recognized corporate social responsibility guidelines and principles vice versa’, International Journal of Legal Developments and Allied Issues, 2/2. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘Purpose of compensation for medical negligence: An argument for vindictive justice’, The Law Mantra, 3/7-8. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘Section 135 under the Companies Act, 2013 - A Study’, Law Mantra Online, 3/7-8. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘The need for a legal definition of sustainable energy for a sustainable future’, Energy Reports, pp. 95-105. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘Law on contributory negligence and consumers of medical care In India: An analysis’, The International Journal of Legal Developments and Allied Issues, 2/2. (Ahmad, T., 2016).

‘The required policy change in energy sector for India’s energy security’, International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development, 1/6, pp. 1020-1026. (Surendran, S.P and Ahmad, T., 2017).

‘Judicial determination of the realm of data privacy: A critical analysis’, International Journal for Research in Law, 3/1. (Ahmad, T., 2017).

‘ILO and its impact on labor welfare provisions in India’, IUP Law Review. (Ahmad, T., 2017).

Scholarly Conference Proceedings
‘Technology convergence and cybersecurity: A critical analysis of techno-legal challenges in India and USA’, 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando Florida, USA, Proceedings, 3, pp. 217-223. (Ahmad, T., 2018).

‘Challenges of cyber-crimes in India: A critical analysis, 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando Florida, USA, Proceedings 3, pp. 86-91. (Ahmad, T., 2018).

Research Monographs, Books and Book Chapters
‘Currency manipulations and poverty: An international perspective’, In: Azim Pathan (Ed.) Human Rights, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges, Satyam Law International, 2016, pp. 201-209.

Current Research

Working on a research project by the Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India through the Indian National Bar Association entitled ‘Assessing the gaps in criminal justice delivery system and its impact in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal’. Leading the project as its Academic Coordinator.

Consultancies (from 2015)

Led the collaborative funded project ‘Biofuels: International Trends & Way Forward’ in collaboration with UPES-PLR (Policy, Law & Regulation) Chambers-CSTEP (Centre for Study of Science, Technology & Policy). Project completed in 2016.

Part of the project team for the curriculum & course material development of the ‘Certificate Programme in Technology Management’ by the Consultancy Development Centre, Autonomous Institution of DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. Project completed in 2017.

Member of the Consultancy Expert Panel of Ifollion Research Services Pvt. Ltd.  Since April 2020.

Contribution to Profession and ​​Awards (from 2015)

National Vice President for India (Law Teacher’s Division) International Council of Jurists (ICJ) Buckingham Palace Road London, UK - Supporting ICJ for the promotion and development of Rule of Law and Legal Institutions at the Global level.

Chair, Legal education and legal profession

In-charge Intellectual Property Cell - Uttrakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST), supporting UCOST in the promotion and development of IPR innovation and culture.

Ice academies and Bureau of Police Research Development Government of India. Also trained District judges on the invitation of Judicial Academies on Cyberlaw and IPR.

Member Editorial Board (Referee) ICSR (Indian Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
Journal of Intellectual Property Rights
Member Editorial Board, The Legal Analyst: A Bi-annual Law Journal
Member Editorial Board, Journal of Politics and Law
Referee/Reviewer International Journal of Technology Policy & Law
Editor International Journal of Biological Sciences
Editor E-commerce for Future & Trends
Member Editorial Board, World Review of Business Research, Australia
Paper ‘Satyam scam in the contemporary corporate world: A case study in the Indian perspective’, Listed among the ‘TOP 10 Papers’ in Journal of CGN: Securities Regulation (Sub-Topic) at www.ssrn.com/
Organised the First Bar Council of India, International Law Moot Court Competition, 2011, as its Coordinator from 9 - 12 February 2011. 36 Teams from all over India, including all National Law Universities, participated in this event held at the School of Law KIIT University
Organised more than 100 prestigious national and international events including the 4, 5 and 6 Dr. Paras Diwan Memorial International ‘Energy Law’ Moot Court Competition, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, as its Chairman
Organising Chair of the 2nd Galgotias International Paperless Moot Court Competition, 24-25 January 2020
Awarded for the best interdisciplinary research paper for the presentation of a research paper at the 22nd World Multiconference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics on the topic Technology Convergence and Cybersecurity: A Critical Analysis of Techno- Legal Challenges in India and USA-2018.  Orlando, Florida, USA
Keynote Speaker on, ‘Innovations in Teaching Pedagogy in 21st Century’, in the SIETIIE Indian Innovation & Research Organisation, National Conference, 28-29 December 2019, Jaunpur, UP and got the Best Keynote Speaker Award
Awarded by the IPR Gorilla USA for the TOP 50 IP Players in the world, 2019
Reviewer of the Journal of Cyber Policy United Kingdom
Keynote speaker in the National Seminar on Judicial Reforms, ASSOCHAM 2015
Speaker on ‘Patent Leveraging & Litigation’, Global Legal Confex, Delhi, 28 April, 2015
Chaired a Session on Gender Justice in the National Seminar, HNB University in Collaboration with Ministry of Social Justice Government of India, 2-3 May 2015
Chaired a session in National Seminar on Constitution & Ambedkar by HNB University, March 2016
Speaker in the International Open Source Conference, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 27 -28 May, 2016
Speaker in the 2nd IIPLA (International IntelZlectual Property Law Association, USA, Global IP Summit at Law Society, London, 6-7 June 2016
Presented a research paper at the 22nd World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, on the topic Challenges of Cyber Crimes in India: A Critical Analysis, Florida, USA, 8 – 11 July 2018
Presented a research paper in the International Conference on Petroleum Engineering on the topic Regulatory Challenges to Oil and Gas Industry and Environment Protection: A critical Analysis of Asia- 2018. Held in Dubai, UAE
Presented a research paper in the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering on the topic Petroleum Laws and Sustainable Developments: A critical Analysis of India- 2018, Dubai, UAE