Admissions 2019

Faculty - TERI University


Saravanan A
Assistant Professor,
Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies

Before joining TERI, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur where he did his doctoral research on "Role of Domestic Courts in the Protection of Foreign Investment through Bilateral Investment Treaties in India". His broad area of research interests includes International Investment Law, Environmental Law, and Biotechnology & Legal Regulation. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including International Arbitration Law Review, International Journal of Private Law, BRICS Law Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Biotechnology Law Report.




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D in International Investment Law, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2019

  •  LLM in Intellectual Property Law, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2013

  •  LLB, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, 2011

Honors and Awards
- Scholarship to attend the Summer Session of the International Academy for Arbitration Law, Paris, France (July 2017)
- Full funding from the IIT Kharagpur to present paper in the 7th PEPA/SIEL Conference-2018, Nicosia, Cyprus (April 2018)
- MHRD Fellowship for pursing PhD at the IIT Kharagpur (2014-2018)
- Best Researcher of the Year (Post Graduate), Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2013)

Selected Publications
 Biofuel policy in India: A review of policy barriers in sustainable marketing of biofuel
Saravanan A, Mathimani T, Deviram G, Rajendran and K, and Pugazhendhi A
Journal of Cleaner Production, 191: 734-747,

 Transparency and Confidentiality Requirements in Investment Treaty Arbitration
Saravanan A and S R Subramanian
BRICS Law Journal (Forthcoming),

 Investment Disputes Still Haunting India
Saravanan A and Somesh Dutta
Financial Express (Dec. 19),

 Role of Domestic Courts in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Process: The Case of South Asian BITs
Saravanan A and S R Subramanian
International Arbitration Law Review, 20(2): 42-54,

 The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2013-A Threat to the Safety of India's Food and Farming
Saravanan A
Biotechnology Law Report: 35(6): 269-280,


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