Dr. Nagarathna Annappa, Cyber Laws, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at National Law School Of India University, India, Indonesia

Dr. Nagarathna Annappa is a distinguished legal scholar and educator renowned for her expertise in various domains of law. She holds a Ph.D. in Law from Gulbarga University, specializing in “Medical Negligence and Consumer Laws.” Currently, she is pursuing an LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) in a Post-Doctoral Study at NLSIU, Bengaluru, focusing on “Investigation And Prosecution Of Cybercrimes In India – Jurisprudential Explication.”

Dr. Annappa’s academic journey includes an LL.M. in Commercial Law and a BA.L., LL.B., both from Bangalore University, where she excelled by securing first rank in both programs and receiving five gold medals. Additionally, she has augmented her qualifications with additional certifications in areas such as cyber laws, computers, and industrial relations.



  • LL.D. (Doctor of Laws): Currently pursuing a Post-Doctoral Study in Law at NLSIU, Bengaluru, focusing on “Investigation And Prosecution Of Cybercrimes In India – Jurisprudential Explication”.
  • Ph.D. in Law: Earned from Gulbarga University in 2012, with a dissertation on “Medical Negligence and Consumer Laws”.
  • LL.M. in Commercial Law: Obtained from Bangalore University, Bangalore, in 2001.
  • BA.L., LL.B.: Awarded from Bangalore University, Bangalore, in 1999, where Dr. Anappa achieved first rank in both programs and received five gold medals.
Professional Experience

Dr. Nagarathna Annappa has amassed a rich and diverse teaching experience in the field of law since 1999. Her notable positions include serving as a Faculty of Law at NLSIU, Bengaluru, since November 2006. Prior to this, she worked as a full-time Lecturer in Law at K.L.E. Society’s Law College, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, from August 2001 to October 2006, and as a part-time Lecturer in Law at Islamia Law College, Bangalore, from June 1999 to March 2001.

Throughout her career, Dr. Annappa has been actively engaged in delivering lectures and conducting courses on various legal subjects. She has delivered guest lectures on topics such as cyber laws, terrorism, and legal frameworks concerning human rights at esteemed institutions both nationally and internationally. Notably, she delivered lectures at National Law University, Assam, and Manitoba University, Winnipeg, Canada.

Dr. Annappa’s dedication to legal education extends beyond traditional classroom settings. She has been involved in teaching Cyber Law subjects to scholars pursuing PG Diplomas in Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics at NLSIU for five years. Additionally, she has delivered lectures in contact classes for post-graduate students of law and conducted courses on legal research, intellectual property rights, and legal education for various academic programs.

Her international engagements include visiting the University of Sao Paulo’s Law School and other prestigious institutions in Brazil. During her visit, she delivered guest lectures on Indian cyber laws, privacy, and data protection laws. Dr. Annappa’s extensive teaching experience and commitment to legal education have made her a respected figure in the field of law both domestically and internationally.

Research Interests

Dr. Nagarathna Annappa’s teaching and research interests encompass a wide range of legal domains, including Criminal Laws, Cyber Laws, Data Privacy Laws, Technology Laws, Medical Laws, Criminology, and Laws Relating to Women and Children. She demonstrates a commitment to addressing contemporary legal challenges and contributing to the development of legal scholarship in areas critical to society’s well-being.

In addition to her teaching and research pursuits, Dr. Anappa has undertaken various research and training projects. Notably, she designed and conducted the first 6-day Management Development Program on Cyber Laws in collaboration with the Army Training Command (ARTRAC). This program, conducted from June 5th to 10th, 2023, catered to officers from the Indian Army and was facilitated through the Professional & Continuing Education (PACE) division at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. Through initiatives like these, Dr. Anappa actively engages in practical applications of legal knowledge and contributes to the professional development of legal practitioners and stakeholders.


“Consumer Protection Act 2019-A Review of Criminal Sanctions Protecting Consumers”

  • Author: A Nagarathna
  • Published in: IJCLP (International Journal of Comparative Legal Perspectives)
  • Volume: 8
  • Page: 23
  • Year: 2020

“Criminalization of Beggary: A Critical Look at the Indian Legal Approach”

  • Author: A Nagarathna
  • Published in: Global Criminology
  • Pages: 258-279
  • Year: 2013

“Cyber crime laws-A handbook Vol. I”

  • Author: A Nagarathna
  • Published by: Advanced Centre on Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws
  • Year: 2016

“Internet intermediaries and legal liability”

  • Author: A Nagarathna
  • Published by: Advanced Centre on Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws
  • Year: 2015

“Combatting cyber crimes–existing indian legal and institutional framework”

  • Author: A Nagarathna
  • Published in: VIDHIGYA: The Journal of Legal Awareness
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 81-92
  • Year: 2013

“Reformative and Punitive Theories of Punishment in India: A Critical Analysis (With Special Reference to Bengaluru

  • Prison Institutions)”
  • Authors: RS Naik, A Nagarathna
  • Published by: National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • Year: 2023
Nagarathna Annappa | Cyber Laws | Best Researcher Award

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