Dr. Ranjana Souza Cordeiro

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Rights at V.M. Salgaocar College of Law since 2004. She is a visiting Faculty at the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. She was awarded Academic Excellence Award for her contribution to the Legal Profession at Legal Summit and Awards, 2018. She is the first Indian to be awarded a scholarship and invited to represent India at the Peace Palace, The Hague the Netherlands for her outstanding Legal research on the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women. She is a Panel member of the Internal Complaints Committee Constituted under the Sexual Harassment for Women at workplace prevention, prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013.

She is recognized as a State Trainer for Goa Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development and the Goa State Legal Services Authority. She is a trained Mediator. She has been regularly delivering lectures at various institutions, universities, colleges, schools in Goa, India and abroad. Her academic writings on intellectual property rights, laws for women, laws for children, technology laws have been published in reputed International and Indian Law journals.

She is the Director of the Diploma in Civil Law Program which is conducted in Association with School of Law, University of Lisbon. She is the Director of Intellectual Property Law Club, Family Law Club, and Placement Cell. She is actively involved in organizing Guest Lectures by inviting eminent Judges, Advocates and leading speakers for the students of the College. She is known to have organized specialized Training programs on topics like Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics for Judges, Public Prosecutors, Police Personnel and students.

Dr. Ranjana Ferrao graduated in B.Sc. from Srimati Parvatibai Chowgule College, Margao. She completed her LL.M with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights from V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar. She completed her Ph.D. from Goa University. She has taught subjects like Legal and Constitutional History, Environmental Studies, Criminal Procedure Code, Family Law II, Interpretation of Statutes, Land Laws, Contract II, Intellectual Property Rights, Women, Poverty Law and Development, Child and Law, Patent Law and Registration, Trademark and Design Law.

Research Interests

Mediation, Laws for Children, Laws for Women, Intellectual Property Rights, International Humanitarian Law.


Intellectual Property Rights
Cyber Laws
International Humanitarian Law
Laws for Women
Laws for Children

Important Publications

1.“Prohibition on the Use of Child Soldiers : How Real?”  ISIL yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Volume IX, 2009

2.“Retaining Portuguese Nationality in Goa” published in ISIL Yearbook of International

3. Humanitarian and Refugee Law Vol. X 2010 by The Indian Society of International Law