Environmental Law

The Centre for Environmental Law of Institute of Law envisages a journey towards the Environmental sustainability and equability. The Centre was established on 17th August 2013.

The centre aims to create environmental sensitivity among the students, society and different stakeholders.  It aims to promote and encourage research in the field of environment to bridge the gap between the law, policy and their implementation in society, to achieve the social justice by encouraging protection of the right to environment. It also emphasises on spreading awareness among the people about their fundamental duty to protect the environment.

  • The Centre for Environmental Protection aims to serve as a nodal centre in the field of Environmental Law by promoting, encouraging and initiating research related to the different environment related issues including analyzing the various laws along with factual reality related with environmental protection. To achieve this aim the centre will emphasis and focus on the following areas:
  • Analysing public policies and their implementation in the field of environmental law.
  • To collaborate with the different stakeholders for research and environment awareness.
  • To promote, support and assist education and personal training program designed to enhance environmental information processing and utilization capabilities.
  • To coordinate with students and faculty participation in the environmental studies program that has connected and collaborative learning as a central goal.
  • Along with research activities, the centre proposes to conduct various theme based activities on Environment protection and sustainability and it will work in coordination ECO CLUB of the Institute.

The centre aims to achieve the the objectives with R.A.A.E.T. approach Implementation of objectives: An approach R.A.A.E.T.

  1. Research activities;
  2. Awareness initiatives;
  3. Advocacy for Environment protection;
  4. Environmental Education; and
  5. Training in the field;
Name Designation
Dr Madhuri Parikh Head
Mr Neeraj Gupta Associate Head
Ms Swati Mawandiya Associate Head
Mr. Jaimin Kumar Joshi Student Member
Mr. Abhishth Thaker Student Member
Ms. Amulya Nigam Student Member
Ms. Krina Calla Student Member
Mr. Arjit Pandey Student Member
Ms. Akanksha Surana Student Member
Ms. Shrishti Mishra Student Member
Mr. Amol Sharma Student Member
Ms. Nandini Goyal Student Member
Mr Prakul Khera Student Member
Mr Harmanjot Kaur Student Member
Ms Vanshika Agrawal Student Member
Ms Indira Yadav Student Member
Ms Vaishnavi Tiwari Student Member


Mr Kush Tanvi
Ms Sheetal Shrimali
Ms Shikha Tripathi
  • The Research activities are promoted by the centre though following approaches
  • Organising National and International conferences, seminar and moot court competition on the topics related to Environmental law and allied areas
  • Promoting students to write research papers in this area
  • Promoting students to do research project work in the courses related to Environmental Law
  • Promoting faculty participation in paper presentation, publication and taking research projects and consultancies in the area of environmental law
  • Publication of journal once in a year with ISSN number since 2016
  • Promoting UG and PG dissertation on topics related to environmental law and sustainable development goals.
Project Title Start Date Completion date Project Cost Sponsoring agency Name of the Investigators
Consultancy project:

Preparation of Ready Reference Handbook on the Coastal Regulation Zone for Gujarat Ecology Commission


July 2013 March 2014 Rs. 2 lakhs Gujarat Ecology Commission Dr.Madhuriparikh
Consultancy project:

Empirical study on: Issues related to CZR and implementation aspects in the state of Gujarat

July 2013 May 2014 4.75 lakhs Gujarat Ecology Commission Dr.Madhuri Parikh
Major project

A Study on Public Participation in Environmental Decision making Process in Gujarat with Special Reference to Environment Impact Assessment Process.

8th  July 2019 On going 10 lakh Impress-ICSSR Dr. Madhuri Parikh,

Dr. Bishwa Kalyan Dash

  • Gujarat Ecology Commission
  • Paryavaran Mitra, NGO
  • Gopal Foundation and TILA
  • Gujarat Pollution Control Board
  • ICSSR IMPRESS [for the ongoing project]

Centre for Environment Law
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway,
Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota
Ahmedabad-382 481
Ph.No: 07971652821

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