Anandan - Vivek

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Prof.V.C.Vivekanandan received his PhD from National Law School of India Bangalore in the field of IPR and holds the degrees of M.L. in Corporate Law & Securities, B.L. degree, M.A. in Public Administration, M.Phil. In Public Administration and a B.Sc. Degree.
He is the Director of the Institute of Global Internet Governance and Advocacy (GIGA)(www.thegiga.in) and also the Director of the Legal Information Institute of India (www.liiofindia.org) at NALSAR University of Law.
He teaches IPR, Internet Law, Entertainment Law and researches on the interface of IP and Internet. He also holds the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)- Govt.of India IP Chair at NALSAR and is an Adjunct Visiting Professor of Buffalo University, SUNY.
He served as the Asia Pacific representative of ALAC with ICANN and also was a member of the Nominating Committee of ICANN in 2011. He is a visiting faculty for National and International level institutions and was a NWO-ICSSR research fellow with Maastricht in 2010.
He served as the Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law at IIT Kharagpur in 2009-2010 and also as the Head of the Distance Education Department at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2009.