Prof.(Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal, presently Director and Dean has been the Founding Faculty of the Institute of Law, Nirma University. She specializes in the area of Criminal Justice Studies and Justice Education. Professor Pokhariyal holds a Master’s degree in law with specialization in Criminal Law and a doctoral degree in the Constitutional Law from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. She has been a consultant and a resource person on various aspects of Legal studies for the government as well as non-government organisations.
Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal was conferred with Senior Social Scientist Award by the Indian Society of Criminology for her significant contribution to the field of Criminology. She was also selected for best Law Professor Award by the Business School Affairs & Dewang Mehta National Education Awards.
Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal is a visiting faculty at HOF University, Germany. and she is a resource person at various training programmes, National and International conferences. Prof. Pokhariyal has been actively engaged in the institution building and clinical legal education process. Her recent areas of interests are Higher Education, Artificial Intelligence and Law and Constitutional Law. She has several research papers published to her credit and has presented more than 40 papers in various National and International Conferences. Presently, she is the Professor, Dean and Director of the Institute of Law under Nirma University.
Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal is an Independent Director at Nirma Ltd. and The Kalupur Commercial and Cooperative Bank Ltd. She has been a member of the Board of Governance at Nirma University. She is holding the position at many Universities as a member of the Board of Studies and the Advisory Board.