Associate Professor of Legal Practice
LL.B. (Delhi University);
LL.M. (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Ashish Khetan is a lawyer, author and columnist. He did his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and Master of Labour Laws & Personnel Management (MLPM) from the University of Lucknow. At Cambridge he was a member of Christ’s College. Khetan specialises in the field of International Commercial Taxation, International Investment Law, International Environmental Law and the law of WTO. His articles on political economy and public policy appear regularly in leading news portals and publications. Before venturing into the field of law, Ashish was an investigative journalist. In a career spanning over 15 years in journalism, he worked with major English publications and TV news networks and wrote hundreds of explanatory and investigative stories on the issues of political economy, public policy, government functioning, Indian judiciary, corruption in high places, social issues, major criminal trials and criminal investigations, terrorism and internal security. He has also authored two books: “Undercover’ and ‘Mumbai 26/11’. In 2014, he contested the parliamentary elections from the New Delhi constituency. With about three hundred thousand votes he came, runner-up. From March 2015 to April 2018, he served as the vice-chairperson of the Delhi Government’s top policy-making body and think tank, the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi. While in Govt, he formulated over 70 policy papers and recommendations in health, education, urban mobility, urban development, water and sanitation, among other areas of government functioning and public services. He also drafted some key legislations for the Delhi Govt. Ashish also investigated and prepared detailed reports on the working of the Public Works Department, VAT Department, Student Scholarship Schemes and Delhi Airport Metro Project. Besides working in media and the public sector, Khetan has also served in the corporate sector. From July 2019 till March 2021 he worked as Vice-President (Legal and Strategy) of Essar Group.