Nithin Ramakrishnan

Nithin Ramakrishnan
Assistant Professor
School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems

Prof. Nithin Ramakrishnan is an Assistant Professor of Law, at Chinmaya University of Sanskrit and Indic Traditions. He is also an honorary fellow of the Centre for Economy, Development and Law (CED&L), an inter-disciplinary academic think tank backed by Government of Kerala.

He completed his graduation in Law at Government Law College Thrissur, and further pursued his Masters in International Law at the Department of International law and Organisation, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. His master’s thesis, ‘International Legal Order and Global Governance’, elaborated on the structural principles of international legal order and the aspirations of global governance, and how these in combined effect inspire a global legal order. He has received scholarships The Hague Academy of International Law and the University of Geneva in the consecutive years of 2015 and 2016 for pursuing courses on Public International law and Global Governance respectively.

He has also delivered a special lecture on ‘Conceptualization of Global Legal Order’ at Department of Law, University of Kerala in October 2016. Mr. Nithin has coordinated numerous focus group discussions on Law and Governance issues at various international, national and local levels for CED&L. He edits the ‘Elenchus Law Review’, an interdisciplinary law journal released bi-annually by the Centre. He is also one of the founding committee members of Indian Chapter Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law (AAA India), which operates with a mission to take ‘Dissemination and Teaching of International Law’ beyond the borders of national capital.

His primary research area is Law and Governance and has a keen interest on international and foreign interference in the Indian legal and governance models. His current research interests include finding Indian/South Indian alternatives to theories of global law, relationship between international organizations, and issues involving business and human rights. Apart from academics, his interests include film making, drama, theatre, politics and cricket.


  • LLM in International Law and Organisations, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
  • LLB from Government Law College Thrissur;


  • General International Law
  • Indian Legal History
  • Global Legal Studies and Global Governance Research Methodology in Law (Specific reference to International Law)


  • Excellence Scholarship, from The University of Geneva, for attending the Summer School on Understanding Global Governance, during July 2016.
  • Full Scholarship from The Hague Academy of International Law, for attending the Summer School on Public International Programme during July 2015.
  • Honourable Mention, The Hague Academy Model United Nations Competition 2015, awarded by The Association for Alumni and Attendees of The Hague Academy of International Law and the United Nations Association The Netherlands (UNA Netherlands).
  • Dr. N. K. Jayakumar Endowment Kerala Young Jurist Award, University of Kerala in the year 2011.
  • Best Arbitrator/Mediator/Conciliator in National ADR Competition February 2012, awarded by Government Law College, Ernakulam.
  • Best Outgoing Student (2012-13), Government Law College Thrissur.
  • Best Student (2003-04), Bharathamatha Higher Secondary School, Palakkad.

Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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