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Prof. Shohini Sengupta

Prof. Shohini Sengupta

Associate Professor of Research and Associate Dean (Student Welfare)

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)(NLIU, Bhopal);

M.Sc. (University of Oxford)

Prof. Shohini is an Associate Professor of Research at the Jindal School of Banking and Finance. She was most recently working at the Esya Centre, a small innovation and technology think-tank based out of Delhi, where she was a Fellow, and leading the legal research team. Her research at the Esya Centre was focussed on the intersection of technology law and intellectual property. Prior to that she was a Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy at their ‘Corporate Law and Financial Regulation’ vertical, and has also worked for the Government of India as an energy lawyer. She has assisted the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum, financial sector regulators, and the Fifteenth Finance Commission on a number of socio-economic and legal matters. She is interested in emerging and interdisciplinary issues of financial regulation, with a particular focus on financial stability, bank resolution, gender, and social security legislation. She writes on these issues in a variety of online and print media. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, and a Master’s degree in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford on a leadership scholarship.


Peer reviewed publications


Working paper

  • Global financial regulatory response to COVID-19, and state of India’s social welfare measures.
  • ‘Towards the National IPR Policy, 2021’.

Conferences and external engagements 

  • Moderated roundtable and presented paper on copyright infringement and enforcement in India, organised by the Esya Centre, December 2019.
  • Panelist at the “Roadshow on Competition Law and Practice” organised by the Competition Commission of India, November 2019.
  • Panelist at FICCI Frames, 2019 on the framing of technology regulation in India.
  • Moderated a roundtable discussion by the Indian Music Industry on reimagining radio broadcasting in India, October 2019.
  • Panelist at CyFy 2019 on technology and digital culture, organised by ORF, October 2019.
  • Co-ordinator and lecturer at the International Summer School, New Delhi, for the module Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work
  • Appeared twice on Zee Business as a panelist on PNB crisis, and bank resolution.

Shohini enjoys cooking, reading, writing, and long-distance running. She writes about books and literature- here and here. She also blogs about financial regulation. Her conversations with her fellow authors on issues of copyright, innovation and technology can be accessed here. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the JSBF Blog, and a peer reviewer with the NLIU Law Review. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Esya Centre.