Amlanjyoti Goswami

Chief - Legal & Regulation | agoswami at iihs dot co dot in

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 heads the Legal and Regulation team at IIHS. He plays
a key role in strategic decision making from a legal and regulatory point of view. His work involves transactional practice, advisory opinion and related legal matters. He also works on building appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks and enabling institutional development in key sectors such as land, urban development, decentralisation and higher education. He heads the Land Governance team at IIHS which works on advisory, practice and research-based aspects of land systems and governance, including political economy of urban land and land regulation, as well as the legal and regulatory framework that governs urban development. He has wide ranging experience in regulation, litigation, policy advisory, research and transactional practice for nearly two decades. An Inlaks Scholar, Amlan holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard University, an LL.B. as well as a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Delhi, where he was a university gold medallist.


Law & legal Studies/Law
Public Policy/ Social Policy & Administration
Urban Planning/Urban Development



Programme for Working Professionals in Urban Development (PWP–UD)
Re-imagining the World-Class City
Urban Property Records
  • 2017 Land Records and RTI, conference organised by the Central Information Commission.
  • 2016 Conference on Liberal Arts and Sciences in University Education ( Jindal Global University)
  • 2014 Conference on Liberal Arts and Sciences in University Education (Yale University, IIHS, Ashoka University, Raman Research Institute) – Participation in panel
  • 2013 Rethinking Universities in India: Intermediaries for Socially Inclusive Development, JNU (IDRC, CRDI, ICSSR) – Participation in panel
  • 2012 ‘New Questions on Land in India, Yale University, New Haven– Participation in panel on land acquisition
  • 2012 Universities and Intermediaries for Inclusive Innovation and Development (UNIID), IDRC, Colombo– Participation in panel
  • 2011 Goswami, A. (2011, November). Land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement: Law and politics. Paper presented at the India Urban Conference 2011: Evidence & Experience, Infosys Training Centre, Mysore.
  • 2007 Asia Society, Singapore, Address on democracy and development– Participation in international debate, representative from India

Research Projects at IIHS

2014 India Urban Policy Support  Partnership


Practice Projects at IIHS

2017Concept Note on Assessment of Delhi Land Administration
2016-17 Land Records Modernisation Initiatives in Maharashtra
 2014- current Land Records Modernisation & E-Governance Initiatives