About Me | Kalpeshkumar L Gupta

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Kalpeshkumar L Gupta is a law teacher and researcher. He is a Ph.D. in Law from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat which is among the top five law institutes in India. He is a former Academic Associate at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM). He did his Bachelor of Commerce and Law, Master of Law (Business Laws) from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, Master of Business Laws from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Karnataka, Company Secretaries (Executive Programme) from Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Ahmedabad University. His area of interest are Corporate Laws, Right to Information Act, Court Management, Entrepreneurship, General Management, Public Policy and other allied subjects. He has been delivering guest lecturers at Law, Management and Commerce colleges and various institutions in Gujarat and other states. He has participated in 50 plus conferences, seminars, workshops and presented 20 plus papers in various National, International Conferences and Seminars. He has been actively involved in campaign of awareness on Right to Information Act and he has conducted many workshops/seminars at state and national levels. He has proposed a unique model of National Court Management Authority for Indian Judicial System to reduce the backlog of cases and proper management in the system.

He is having around thirteen years of work experience, worked with Advocates, Chartered Accountants, Tax Consultants, Export House, Textile Eng. Co., Auro University, Surat. He worked as an Academic Associate in Business Policy Area at IIM, Ahmedabad from 2010 to 2015 where he was associated with courses on Law and Management.

Qualification

B. Com. (VNSGU, Surat) - 2003
LL.B. (VNSGU, Surat) - 2006
LL.M. Business Laws (VNSGU, Surat) - 2008
M. Phil (Law) - 2009
Ph.D. in Law from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar - 2017
Master of Business Laws (NLSIU Bangalore) - 2011
Company Secretaries (Executive Programme) - 2011
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Ahmedabad University) - 2012
Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Management (VNSGU) - 2009
Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology (VNSGU) - 2009
Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operation (IGNOU) - 2008
Diploma In Export Import Management (South Gujarat Productivity Council) - 2006
Online Certificate Course on Right to Information (Department of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India) - 2010
Course on General Course on IPR (WIPO, Geneva) - 2010
Certificate Course on Sports & Entertainment Law from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar - 2016

Area of Interest

Corporate Laws, Right to Information, Legal Aid, General Management, Enterpreneurship, Law & Interdisciplinary Research

Work Experience

Advocates, CAs, Tax Consultant - 5 years
Industry - 2 years
Academic Associate Business Policy Area at IIM Ahmedabad - 2010 to 2015
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law, Auro University, Surat - 2015 to 2016

Founded ProBono India (http://probono-india.in/) in October 2016
Working as an Assistant Professor - Research at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Coordinator GNLU Legal Incubation Center (FB), Gujarat Legal Education Project since May 2017

Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training programme attended

1.   State Level Legal Workshop organized by Surat District Bar Association with co-operation of Bar Council of Gujarat, February 26-27, 2005

2.   State Level Seminar on Child & Law organized by Shah K M Law College, Valsad, VNSGU, Surat on February 25, 2007

3.   International Convention on Special Economic Zones, Policy, Perspective & Future Scenario organized by ASSOCHAM, New Delhi on September 23, 2010

4.   MDP on Strategy for Growth organized for CEO, Presidents, VPs of the company conducted by IIM Ahmedabad on October 4-9, 2010

5.   40th Annual Conference organized by The International Society for International Law, New Delhi on April 16-17, 2011

6.   Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Science organized by Department of Sociology, VNSGU, Surat on May 9-10, 2011

7.   FDP on Research & Publications organized by Ahmedabad Management Association on June 29, 2011

8.   Seminar on Are students losing interest in college governance organized by RGFI, Ahmedabad at AMA, Ahmedabad on July 22, 2011

9.  National Conference on Management Education : Road Ahead organized by IIMA, IIMC at IIMA on July 22-23, 2011

10. 3rd All Gujarat Law Teacher’s Training Programme organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on August 19, 2011

11. Company Secretaries Students’ regional conference organized by ICSI, New Delhi on August 20-21, 2011

12. 5th All Gujarat Law Teacher’s Training Programme organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on November 19, 2011

13. 5th Annual Intellectual Property Summit organized by Ahmedabad Management Association on January 7-8, 2012

14. National Workshop on Developing Soft Skill organized by SVNIT, Surat on January 20-21, 2012

15. Workshop on Data Analysis & Research using SPSS organized by ITM Universe, Vadodara on February 24, 2012

16. State Level Youth Convention on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand organized by Ramkishan Mission Swami Vivekanand Memorial, Vadodara on March 24, 2012

17. Workshop on Managing Intellectual Property : Concept to Commercialization organized by Gujarat National Law University and Scriboard, Advocate on April 9, 2014

18. Workshop on Administration of Criminal Justice System organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on July 14, 2012

19. Seminar on Agencification organized by Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad on July 21, 2012

20. National Workshop on Research Methodology in Legal & Interdisciplinary Field organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on September 5-9, 2012

21. 17th Innovation Conference on Innovation in Business, Services & Government at Ahmedabad Management Association on October 6, 2012

22. National Seminar on Law & Challenges in 21st Century : Special Reference to Women organized by Gujarat University on January 20, 2013

23. MDP on Strategies for Growth conducted by Business Policy Area at IIMA on September 9-14, 2013

24. 7th Doctoral Colloquium organized by IIMA on December 9-12, 2013

25. 3rd Indian Academy Management conference at IIMA on December 12-14, 2013

26. Organized and participated in 3rd IIMA Summer School organized by IIMA on June 2-7, 2014

27. 4th Annual Leadership Excellent Summit organized by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad on September 6, 2014

28. Workshop on Start up, New Industrial Policy & Third generation organized by Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry & Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Govt. of Gujarat on May 13-14, 2016

29. Certificate Course on “Applied Criminal Law and Procedure” conducted by Gujarat National Law University from August 24-28, 2016 (B Grade)

30. Three Days Teacher’s training programme on International Humanitarian Law organized by Nirma University and ICRC from August 30 to September 1, 2016

31. Certificate Course on “Jurisdiction, Choice & Enforcement-Interface of Conflict of Laws in Competition Law” organized by Gujarat National Law University from September 3-4, 2016

32. “Workshop on Counseling Skills” organized by Gujarat National Law University and TISS, Mumbai from September 23-24, 2016

33. Seminar on Legal Entrepreneurship organized by GNLU Legal Incubation Centre, GNLU, Gandhinagar, October 7, 2016

34. Certificate Course on “Sports Law & Management” organized by Gujarat National Law University from January 6-8, 2017.

35. Attended 2nd LSC-GNLU Annual Forum on Access to Justice organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on April 8-9, 2017

36. Research Oriented Faculty Development Programme organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar from May 11 to 22, 2017.

37. Attended training programme on Law & Society organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar from July 21-23, 2017

38. Attended International Conference on Rethinking Socially Relevant Legal Education: Best Practices and a Way Forward organized by National Law University Odisha sponsored by UNDP on September 16-17, 2017

39. Attended Advanced Training programme on Social Entrepreneurship organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar from September 23-24, 2017

40. Attended Consultation on Legal Aid Clinics organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on September 27, 2017

41. Attended Panel Discussion on Protecting Softwares through Patents : Current Challenges & Future Solution organized by GNLU Centre for IPR & Microsoft Chair on IPR Law & Research on October 7, 2017

Paper Presentation/Publications

Book


1. Gupta Kalpesh (2017), Legal Education in India : Issues & Challenges, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, March 2017, ISBN 978-3-330-05429-5



Book Chapter


2. Gupta Kalpesh (2012), Delayed Justice  Denial of Fundamental Rights, Gujarat Law Colleges Conferences on Constitutional Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, February 26, 2012, ISBN 978-81-910389-3-4

3. Gupta Kalpesh (2012), Transparency in Governance is the Ultimate Key to Reforms, International Conference on Transparency & Accountability in Governance : Issues & Challenges, National Law University, New Delhi, October 13-14, 2012, ISBN 978-81-923638-7-5)

4. Thomas Sujo & Gupta Kalpesh (2013), Paradigm Shift in Brand Management : The Storytelling Approach, 16th Nirma International Conference on Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, January 9-11, 2013, ISBN 978-93-5097-412-4

5. Gupta Kalpesh & Thomas Sujo (2013), Social Inclusion & Social Entrepreneurship : Case Study of Mirakle Courier, Mumbai, 10th Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship organized by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar, February 20-22, 2013, ISBN 978-93-80574-46-2

6. Desai Jayant & Gupta Kalpesh (2013), Induction of National Court Management Authority in Indian Judicial System : Need of the Hour, National Conference on Law & Justice organized by Auro University, Surat on September 14-15, 2013, ISBN 978-81-928189-0-0

7. Gupta Kalpesh (2013), Social Inclusion of Disabled People in India, Chapter in Social Security, Sukanta Sarkar & P K Pandey, APH Publishing Corporation, ISBN 978-9331320384

8. Gupta Kalpesh & Patel Ritesh (2014), Corporate Social Responsibility in India now an obligation, 2nd International Conference on Corporate Governance organized by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, March 14-15, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5122-000-8

9. Gupta Kalpesh & Arora Rachna (2014), Corporate Social Responsibility in Public Sector Enterprises in India, 2nd International Conference on Corporate Governance organized by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, March 14-15, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5122-000-8

10. Gupta Kalpesh & Parikh Baijul (2015), Study of E-Governance in Flourishing Right to Information Act in India, XVI Annual International Conference organized by Delhi School of Professional Studies, New Delhi on January 3-4, 2015, ISBN 978-81-923211-7-2

11. Gupta Kalpesh & Rathore Shivali (2015), Study of Incubation Centres & its Role in Fostering Entrepreneurship in India with special reference to centres set up in IIMs/IITs at National Conference on Make in India organized by Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies, New Delhi in association with Ministry of MSME on April 17-18, 2015, ISBN 978-93-84869-51-9

12. Gupta Kalpesh & Patel Ritesh (2015), Right to Information Act in Gujarat : An Appraisal, 3rd International Conference on Gujarat Model of Governance : Lessons & Future Scope organized by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad on April 25-26, 2015, ISBN 978-93-85271-13-7



Journal


13. Gupta Kalpesh & Barot Parth (2015), Unconventional Human Resource Practices for Sustainability, 4th International Conference on Business Ethics for Good Corporate Governance & Sustainability organized by Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad on February 6-7, 2015, Sankalp, Journal of Management & Research, ISSN 2231-1904, pp 162-166

14. Gupta Kalpesh (2015), Manual Scavenging in India : Issues & Challenges, State Level Seminar on Law & Society in 21st Century organized by VNSGU, Surat on May 31, 2015, VNSGU Journal of Law, ISSN 2348-0718


Conference/Competition Presentation


15. Gupta Kalpesh (2012), Carbon Finance  Innovative Financing for Sustainable Development, Conference on International Banking & Finance, Issues, Challenges & Solutions, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, July 22, 2012

16. Gupta Kalpesh (2016), Multinational Companies vis a vis Legal & Regulatory Environment in India, International Conference on Liberalization & Globalization: Changing Legal Paradigm organized by NLSIU, Bangalore on July 14-16, 2016. (Under Consideration for NLSIU Book Series)

17. Gupta Kalpesh (2016), Information Commission under Right to Information Act in India : An Appraisal, UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on Evaluating The Six and Half Decades of the Constitution of India and The Changing Roles of The Constitutional Institutions organized by University School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on October 22-23, 2016

18. Presented an idea on ProBono India (online legal aid and awareness initiative) in the competition on Start Up Venture in Domain of Law organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on February 18, 2017



Unpublished Work


19. Gupta Kalpesh (2012), Induction of National Court Management Authority in Indian Judicial System : Need of The Hour, Project submitted for the Degree of PGDM to Ahmedabad University, November 2012

20. Gupta Kalpesh (2013), Social Inclusion Mirakle Courier Way, National Level Think India Convention on Innovate & Lead : A Rousing Call to the Youth, Ahmedabad, March 2-3, 2013. Case adjudged critically acclaimed.

21. Gupta Kalpesh (2013), Role of Competition Commission of India in Governance of Combination. GNLU International Conference on Trade & Competition Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, March 2-3, 2013

22. Gupta Kalpesh & Shukla Akhilesh (2013), New Public Management through Public Private Partnership : Case Study of Emergency Management Research Institute, National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approach to Knowledge, Pandit Dindayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, April 4-5, 2013

23. Gupta Kalpesh & Thomas Sujo (2013), Legal & Ethical Issues in Ever-Changing Marketing Environment, International Conference on Managing Change in Business & Economy, Pacific University, Udaipur, April 6-7, 2013

24. Gupta Kalpesh (2014), 8 years of Right to Information Act in India : An Appraisal, National Conference on Strengthening Participatory Democracy & Good Governance, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, January 5, 2014

25. Gupta Kalpesh & Parikh Baijul (2015), Curriculum Development at IIM Ahmedabad: An Appraisal, Ahmedabad University Conference on Management organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad on February 6-7, 2015

26. Gupta Kalpesh (2016), Carbon Finance  Innovative Financing for Sustainable Development (Submitted to Journal on Environment Law, Policy & Development, NLSIU, Bangalore)

27. Gupta Kalpesh (2016), A Decade of Right to Information Act in India : An Appraisal (Submitted to National Law School Journal, NLSIU, Bangalore)


Invited guest lectures

Session on Right to Information (RTI)


1. IIM Ahmedabad (6 times 2010 to 2015)
2. Ahmedabad Management Association
3. ICSI, Ahmedabad Chapter
4. Ahmedabad University
5. National Law School, Ranchi
6. CHARUSAT University, Anand
7. Citizen for Accountable Governance
8. V T Choksi Law College, Surat
9. Faculty of Law, VNSG University, Surat 
10. Udhna Academy College of Commerce, Surat
11. Heritage Group of Institutions, Kolkatta etc.

Other Sessions

1. Basics of Intellectual Property Rights Laws for Interns at Society for Research & Initiative for Sustainable Technologies & Institutions, Ahmedabad
2. Brand Management & IPR at Sir K P College of Commerce, VNSGU, Surat
3. Talk on Speedy Disposal of Cases organised by Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, Surat

Training imparted

1. Conducted session on Competition Commission of India at the 7th EDP of ICSI, Ahmedabad chapter on November 8, 2012

2. Training provided to Gujarat Police Constables Trainee from May 30 to June 3, 2016 (380 Constables). Topic covered Constitution of India, RTI, Police Reform, Business Law and Role of Police

3. Training Session on Corporate Social Responsibility for Senior Executives of NTPC, The Maharatna Company of India, September 21, 2016

4. Training imparted on RTI Recent Judgements and New Developments to official of All India Radio at Regional Training Center, Ahmedabad on July 6, 2017

5. Training imparted on RTI in Training Programme on Law & Society organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on July 23, 2017


Membership

1. All India Law Teachers Congress, New Delhi (AILTC)

2. All India Federation of University & College Teacher’s Organization (AIFUCTO)

3. All India Management Association, New Delhi (AIMA)

4. Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi (IIPA)

5. Alumni Association of NCC Cadets (AAN)

6. Transparency International India, New Delhi

7. Research Foundation for Governance in India, Ahmedabad (RFGI)

 

Achievement/Honours

1. NCC C Certificate with "B" Grade. Best Cadet 2002, 2003

2. Basic Rock Climbing at Mt. Abu

3. Participation in National Level Moot Court Competition

4. State & National Level Quiz Competition. Secured 1,2 3 position)

5. Secured first rank in state level essay competition

Associated with

1. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
2. RTI Activist Group

Other Activities

1. Coordinator of Auro University Legal Aid Cell
2. Legal Awareness


Field Visit planned

1. High Court of Gujarat
2. Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI), 108 Service (5 times)
3. IIM Ahmedabad
4. Akshaya Patra (Surat Mega Kitchen)
5. Sosyo Company
6. Lajpore Central Jail (Surat, Gujarat)
7. Surat Raktadan Kendra
8. Balaji Wafers
9. Palsana Environment Protection Ltd

Events Planned

1. 1st Law Quiz Competition (Auro University)
2. 1st General Quiz Competition (Auro University)
3. 1st National Constitutional Day Celebration (Auro University)
4. 1st Elocution Competition (Auro University)
5. 1st Blood Donation Competition (Auro University)
6. 1st Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam National Legal Essay Competition - 2016 (ProBono India)
7. 1st Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam International Socio-Legal Film Making Competition - 2017 (ProBono India)

Online Presence

http://www.livelaw.in/8-years-of-right-to-information-act-in-india-an-appraisal/
http://www.livelaw.in/cic-directs-gujarat-high-court-disclose-monitoring-system-subordinate-judiciary/


Testimonial

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    Sandeep Asolkar (Head Marketing L&T Airbus Joint Venture)

    Commander (Indian Navy)

    A cheerful and helpful person, Kalpesh has a thirst for knowledge which is evidenced by his impressive academic prowess in various fields. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours

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    Prof M R Dixit (Professor & Chairperson Business Policy Area)

    IIM Ahmedabad

    Kalpeshkumar Gupta assisted me in the course of Strategic Management. He is highly dedicated, energetic, helpful and self-motivated person. He demonstrated his skills through his involvement in academic activities and also in other activities that are beneficial to IIM-A community. He has presented seminars on Right to Information Act in India at IIM-A. He has also arranged visits to Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) popularly known as 108 Service for IIM-A community.

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    Prof. Anurag K Agarwal (Associate Professor - Business Policy Area)

    IIM Ahmedabad

    Kalpeshkumar Gupta assisted me several courses on law in PGP and PGPX programmes. He has a good understanding of law and allied subjects and more than a decade of work experience with various organization. He is highly energetic, helpful and a self-motivated person.

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    Prof. S Manikutty (Adjunct Professor)

    IIM Ahmedabad & IIM Bangalore

    Kalpeshkumar assisted me in the course of Leadership, Vision, Meaning & Reality in PGP course at IIMA. He is highly energetic, helpful and self-motivated person. He has excellent interpersonal skills and multitasking abilities. I was particularly impressed with the initiative shown by him in getting a legal qualification and some of his work in allied subjects. He is one of the very few Academic Associates who have shown such a drive to acquire a solid qualification during the employment at IIMA as an Academic Associate.

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    Prof. Pavan Mamidi (Affiliated Faculty Harvard Law School)

    Kalpesh is a highly motivated young man and has a lot of passion for law and management. His model on Court Management is excellent which will solve the issue of delay in cases. I truly appreciate the can-do attitude that this young man exemplifies.

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    Prof Samir Barua (Professor & Former Director IIM Ahmedabad)

    IIM Ahmedabad

    Kalpesh assisted me in teaching a course on Corporate Governance for PGPX. I was very impressed with the integrity, diligence and commitment with which he assisted me in conduct of the course. The most remarkable quality Kalpesh demonstrated was his ability to work without supervision and to anticipate and plan for the requirement of the course. Kalpesh will be an asset to any organization he works for. I wish him the very best in pursuit of his career and in his personal life.