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Prof. M P Ram Mohan

Business Policy

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • MPhil, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • LL.M, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • BAL, LL.B, Mangalore University

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor: Business Policy Area
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (since April 2017)

Associate Professor: Department of Policy Studies
TERI University (2015-2017)


Research Faculty: Cenre for Law, Technology and Development
National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata (2001-2003)

Work Affiliation

Regulatory and Governance Division:
TERI, New Delhi (2004-2012)


Advocate: Trivandrum District Court, Kerala (1997-1999)

Professional Affiliation

  • Member: Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Applications Standards Setting Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India (2012- to date)
  • President: Nuclear Law Association, India (2012-to date)
  • Contributor on Nuclear Energy Safety, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (2006-to date)
  • India Correspondent, Nuclear Law Bulletin, OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency (2012-to date)
  • India Focal Point: IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (2008-to date)




Legal Aspects of Business (Core course for PGP 1 & ePGP)

Business Negligence, Liability and Law (electives for PGP and ePGP)

Law in Management of Business, Markets and Resources (FPM Course)




Automobile recall and liability: Katzer Motors Private Limited [Details]

Area of Research

  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Risk Regulation and Governance
  • Studies on Judiciary
  • Law and Public Policy
  • State/Industrial Liability and Law
  • Energy and Infrastructure law


Current On-going Research Projects

  • Judiciary and Energy Sector in India [June 2017 to May 2019]


  • Public Perception and Risk Management in Nuclear Power 

Phase 1: Identifying a Robust Public Engagement Model for India – with focus on the nuclear energy sector (Sep 2017 to Dec 2018)


  • Consumer Rights; Consumer Contracts and Efficacy of Multiple Dispute Redressal Mechanism in Telecom Sector (April 2018 to September 2019)


  • Restatement of Indian Contract law (June 2018 to June 2020)


  • Field notes on justice: stories on 'justice' across India (October 2018-)




  1. "Right of Recourse Claims Based on Latent Defects in the Nuclear Energy Sector in India: Brace Yourself for Fact-Intensive Disputes", University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, (accepted) [ M P Ram Mohan & Els Reynaers Kin]

  2. Nuclear Energy Safety, Regulatory Independence, and Judicial Deference: The Case of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of IndiaAdministration & Society, [M P Ram Mohan, K V Gopakumar & Tyson Smith]

  3. Law of Restitution for Unjust Enrichment in India, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, (accepted) [M P Ram Mohan & Mridul Godha]

  4. 'Boundaries of Law and Ethics in Medical Negligence: Evolution of Bolam Rule in the United Kingdom and its Application in India', Economic and Political Weekly (forthcoming) [M P Ram Mohan & Vishakha Raj]


  1. 'Which Interpretational Route Will the Supreme Court of India Follow When Faced with the Contentious Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010?', Statute Law Review, , (M P Ram Mohan)

  2. 'Constitution, Supreme Court and Regulation of Coal Sector in India', NUJS Law Review,  Volume 11 Issue 1 (M P Ram Mohan & Shashikant Yadav)


  1.  ‘Legal and policy challenges towards monitoring of air quality and data dissemination across India', Commentary, Economic Political Weekly, Vol. 52, Issue No. 41 (Keith Varghese & M P Ram Mohan)

  2. Constitutional mandate and judicial initiatives influencing WASH programmes in India, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (M P Ram Mohan & Anvita Dulluri)

  3. Nuclear Energy Safety: A Year in Review, The Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press (M P Ram Mohan)

​2016- 2006

  1. Public Hearings in Environmental Clearance Process: Review of Judicial Intervention, The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 50 (M P Ram Mohan & Himanshu Pabreja)

  2. A Goswami & M.P. Ram Mohan (2015), An exploratory analysis of occupational accidents and risks from nuclear reactors in India, Safety Science, Vol. 78, pp - 155–162

  3. M. P. Ram Mohan and Krittika Chavaly (2015), The Supreme Court of India and Inter-State water dispute: an analysis of the judgements on Mullaperiyar Dam, Water Policy, Vol. 17 Issu. 6, pp 1003-1018

  4. M.P. Ram Mohan & Akshay Shandilya (2014), Nuclear energy and risk assessment by Indian courts: analysis of judicial intervention in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Journal of Risk Research, vol 18, issu 8, pp 1051-1069

  5. M P Ram Mohan (2013), Nuclear liability law in India. An appraisal of extent of liability, right of recourse and transboundary application, Journal of Risk Research, Vol 17, Iss 1

  6. M P Ram Mohan, K D Raju and M V Shiju (2012), A Nuclear Liability Framework for South Asia: Formation of South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Nuclear Risk Community, International Journal of Nuclear Law, Vol. 4 No 1

  7. M P Ram Mohan, G T Thomas Phillippe and M V Shiju (2006), Biofuels Law in Asia- Instruments for Energy Access and Security, Environmental Protection and Rural Empowerment, Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol.6, No 2, Pp 51 – 75



  1. Tyson R. Smith & M.P. Ram Mohan (2018), 'Handbook on Nuclear Regulatory Framework in India', Eastern Book Company

  2. M P Ram Mohan (2015), Nuclear Energy and Liability in South Asia: Institutions, Legal Frameworks and Risk Assessment within SAARC, Springer (


Book Chapters

1. M P Ram Mohan (2018), 'Indian Civil Nuclear Liability Law (CNLD Act): An Adventurism or Exceptionalism in International Legal Discourse', in Locating India in the Contemporary International Legal Order (eds) Srinivas Burra & Rajesh Babu, Springer

2. M P Ram Mohan (2017), Liability and Regulatory Aspects of Nuclear Energy Promotion in South Asia, In Janardhanan, N & others. eds. Resurgence of Nuclear Power Challenges and Opportunities for Asia, Springer

3. M P Ram Mohan and M V Shiju (2011), "Land Acquisition Act, 1894- Historical overview of judicial interpretation" in, Development induced Displacement - Rehabilitation and Resettlement in India. Current Issues and Challenges, Book edited by Sakarama Somayaji and Smrithi Talwar, Routledge South Asia Series, PP 13-22


Working Paper

1. Right of recourse claims based on latent defects in the nuclear energy sector in India: brace yourself for fact-intensive disputes (M P Ram Mohan & Els Reynaers Kini) 



  1. 'The shale gas challenge', The Hindu, 31 August 2018
  2. 'How to recharge the hydropower sector', 24 July 2017, The Hindu Business Line
  3. 'How to communicate in a (nuclear) crisis', 10 June 2017, Business Standard
  4. 'The neutrino opportunity', 08 June 2017, The Hindu
  5. 'India's nuclear regulators have been audited', 03 Jan 2016, The Hindu Businessline
  6. 'Don't waver now on nuclear liability', 20 September 2013, The Hindu
  7. 'How safe is India's nuclear energy programme?', 23 August 2011, The Mint



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