Dr. Nagesh S. Colvalkar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Colvalkar is an Assistant Professor at this College for the last one and half decade. He is faculty for the LL.M Program of the Research Centre and is a recognised Ph.D. Research Guide of Goa University in the subject Law. During his post-graduation, he specialized in Environmental Law. In the year 2011, he was awarded Doctorate by the Goa University for his thesis titled ‘A Critical Study of the Application of Criminal law during the Colonial Era and Post-Liberation.

Awards and Honours

He was awarded scholarship by the Government of Goa, for completing Advanced Studies in Management at Goa Institute of Management.

He is the National awardee for the Best Teacher Award for the exemplary services in the field of teaching.

He is the President of University and College Teachers Association, Goa State. He is the Director of the Students Council of the College, NSS Program Officer and Director for the Cultural and Extra-Curricular Activities.


Labour Law
Land Laws
Banking Law
Law of Taxation
Law of Contract
Property Law

Research Interests

He was the Chairman of Legal Aid Society and instrumental in establishing few Free Legal Aid Cells in remote areas in the state of Goa. He has interest in Clinical Legal Education and Legal Aid,” Right to Information”, and “Environmental Law”.

With the expertise he gained as a State Trainer in “Right To Information Act”, he initiated several Seminars and Workshops. He has been invited to organise the workshops and Seminars on Right To Information by the Goa State Information Commission, NGO’s, Educational Institutions and to train the participants for the same. He is also invited for the presentations and seminars on” Right To Education” Act and to create awareness on Consumer Protection.

Research Projects

He has been involved with research projects on “Improving Access to Legal Aid as a part of Building Integrated Approach” funded by United Nations Development and also with the project on “ Access to Justice : Study of the Law School Based Legal Service Clinics” funded by United Nations Development Program and the Government of India in the year 2011.

Important Publications
  • Along with paper presentations at prestigious National Seminars, he has published several National and International Research Articles. Some of them are Research Paper published in’ International Journal’ titled ‘Lokmat – Making a difference in the vernacular media scene in India’. His Research Article in International Journal “Creating an organization to deliver Free Legal Aid for effective implementation of Bar Council Mandate”; has been awarded ‘Best Paper Certificate’. His Research Article published in International Journal titled ‘Influential variables in choosing a Business School’ has been awarded Best Article Certificate.

Few of his other interesting articles published in National Journals are:

  • Environmental Adjudication : Role of National Green Tribunal as Indian Experience”. Research Article Titled” Death Sentence in Goa – A Reflection, “Shrimp Farming and its Impact on Environment.
  • He is the member of Editorial Board for VBU Journal of Law and Governance, University Law College, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh – Jharkhand – 825301.


Contact Information



M.B.A., Goa Institute of Management, Goa
Ph.D., in Law, Goa University, Goa
LL.M, Goa University, Goa
LL.B, Goa University, Goa
M.Com, Bombay University