2003 LLM, Harvard Law School Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2002 LLB, University of Delhi, Delhi
1999 BA, Sociology (Hons), University of Delhi, Delhi
Countries: India, USA and UK
States: Assam, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka
Cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Ahmedabad et cetera, London, New Haven, Shimla, Washington D.C.,
Languages: English, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi
Amlanjyoti Goswami is Head – Legal and Regulation at IIHS. At IIHS he oversees the process of building appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks and enabling institutional sector development for key sectors in India including urban development, land and housing, municipal institutions, livelihood issues and higher education. He has been responsible for advising on key higher education sector reform legislation and developing a roadmap for institutional reform; assisting in the redrafting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (DMC) Act; inputs towards revision of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (KTCP) Act; cultural and creative economy issues; as well as providing policy inputs to the Planning Commission on the XII Plan.
He co-leads the development of the Law and Governance concentration for the proposed IIHS Masters in Urban Practice (MUP) programme. Amlan works on law, policy and governance, including research in land acquisition, decentralisation and knowledge epistemologies. His recent research and teaching work is on the political economy of urban land and land regulation, as well as the legal and regulatory framework that governs urban development.
Amlan has a decade of international and domestic regulatory, policy and legal experience having consulted with the World Bank in Washington DC; worked in the Banking and Finance team of India’s largest legal practice Amarchand Mangaldas; practiced at the Supreme Court of India in the chambers of Harish Salve on constitutional, environmental law and contract law. At the Yale School of Environment & Forestry, he also assisted on a book on Global Environmental Governance with former Dean and UNDP Administrator, James Gus Speth.
Amlan was subsequently with the National Knowledge Commission set up by the Prime Minister of India and headed by Sam Pitroda where he drafted comprehensive reports on ‘Entrepreneurship in India’ and ‘Innovation in India’ apart from working on recommendations pertaining to higher education, legal education, IPR and traditional knowledge.