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Pritam Baruah, PhD

Professor and Dean


School of Law


  • Graduation In: BA BL (Hons)
  • Graduation From: Nalsar University of Law
  • Post Graduation In: Bachelor of Civil Law
  • Post Graduation From: University of Oxford
  • Doctorate In: Philosophy of Law
  • Doctorate From: University College London


From – To (Year) Designation & Organization
2021 Professor of Law, O.P. Jindal Global University
2014-2020 Associate Professor of Law (Associate Dean, Institution-Building), O.P. Jindal Global University
2008-2013 Assistant Professor of Law WBNUJS, Kolkata
2006-2008 Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Research Publications

  • Uwe Volkman and Pritam Baruah, ‘Concepts of Democracy’ in ‘Constitutional Democracy in the European Union and India: Comparing the Law of Democracy in Continental Polities’ (Elgar 2021, eds. P. Dann & A. Thiruvengadam) 
  • Pritam Baruah, ‘Human Dignity in Indian Constitutional Adjudication’ in Human Dignity in Asia: A Dialogue between Law and Culture, (New York: Cambridge University Press 2021, eds. Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu) Forthcoming.
  • Pritam Baruah, ‘(De) Valuing Dignity: Three Risks of Dignity Inflation in the Indian Supreme Court’s Reasoning’, Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 55, Issue No. 31, 01 August, 2020.
  • Pritam Baruah, ‘Are there any interpretive concepts?’ in V. Rodriguez, S. Khurshid, and L. Malik (eds) ‘Dignity in the Legal and Political Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin’ (Oxford University Press 2018)
  • ‘Human Dignity in Adjudication: The Limits of Placeholding and Essential Contestability Accounts’, (2014) 27 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 329.
  • Pritam Baruah and Nicolas M Rouleau, ‘Democracy, Representation, and Self-Rule in the Indian Constitution’, Verfassung und Recht in Übersee VRÜ/Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 44 (2011).