Prof. Vivekanandan received his PhD from National Law School of India Bangalore in the field of IPR and holds a M.L. Degree in Corporate Law & Securities from Nagarjuna University and B.L. degree from Bangalore University. He also holds M.A. and M.Phil degrees in Public Administration from Madras University. He worked as faculty with National Law School of India, Bangalore between 990-92 and again from 1998-2001 prior to joining NALSAR University of Law. During 1992-1998 he served as the Bureau head of Dalal Street Journal and later as Editor and Publisher with Inde Global Communications.
Prof.Vivekanandan specializes in IPR, Cyber Laws and Business Laws and is the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) IP Chair Professor. He also coordinates the NALSAR Proximate Education offering P.G.Diploma in Patents Law, Cyber Laws, Media Laws and International Humanitarian Laws.
He is an Adjunct Visiting Professor with the Business School of University of Buffalo, New York since 2007 and is currently a research fellow with the law school at Maastricht University, Netherlands under the ICCSR NWO exchange scholar of 2010. He is also an elected member of the Asia Pacific Region of ALAC to ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers). He also serves as an advisory committee member of the Indian Patent Office.
Prof. Vivekanandan is visiting resource person to Indian School of Business, Administrative Staff College of India, National Academy of Agricultural Research & Management, NIPER, NADT, IIT-Kanpur, IIM –Kolkata, NRDC to name a few.
He was on lien in 2009-2010 to work as Professor of Law & Head of Distance Education Department of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and later as Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law at IIT Kharagpur. He has several publications to his credit and the latest one being The Public—Private Dichotomy of IP: Recommendations for the WIPO Development Agenda , Wilfred Laurier University Press, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3C5, 2009. His non-law interest includes Music, Cinema & Travel.