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Prof. Arjya B. Majumdar

Professor Arjya B. Majumdar is the Director for Academic Planning, Co-ordination and Interdisciplinarity at the O.P. Jindal Global University.

He graduated from St Joseph’s College in Calcutta, and went on to study law, completing his bachelor’s degree in law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Calcutta, one of India’s premier law schools. He also pursued his master degree in law from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.

His career began in 2007, having joined Fox Mandal Little, one of India’s oldest and largest law firms at the time. As a corporate lawyer, Professor Majumdar was advising large corporate houses on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, foreign investments into India, joint ventures and private equity. He has also on occasion, advised the Government of India in their disinvestment program. He eventually set up his own capital markets practice with Desai & Diwanji in 2011. Having seen the law industry through and through, he then turned to academia, joining O.P. Jindal Global University in 2013.

At JGU, he continues to teach corporate and commercial law, but through the last four years, he has established himself as an innovative and resourceful higher education administrator, creating and implementing academic policies for one of India’s top private universities. As Director for Academic Planning, he is responsible for all academic matters relating to over 3500 students and 280 faculty members across the eight schools of the O.P. Jindal Global University.

In terms of his research, Professor Majumdar is widely renowned to be an expert in corporate social responsibility, crowdfunding and cryptocurrency, having published a number of books and articles in these areas. He has also been a visiting research fellow at the University of Liverpool, the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne. He has lectured globally, including countries such as the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel, China and Malaysia.

Apart from his academic pursuits, Professor Majumdar is also an avid mountaineer, having been trained at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and is a self-taught musician and vocalist, having performed at various Broadway theatre shows and operas in Delhi.

Associate Professor, JGLS and Director - Academic Planning, Co-ordination & Interdisciplinarity
B.A., B.Sc., LL.B. (NUJS Kolkata), LL.M. (Tulane)

Professor Arjya B. Majumdar is the Director for Academic Planning, Co-ordination and Interdisciplinarity at the O.P. Jindal Global University.

He graduated from St Joseph’s College in Calcutta, and went on to study law, completing his bachelor’s degree in law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Calcutta, one of India’s premier law schools. He also pursued his master degree in law from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.