Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Prof. R. Rajesh Babu is Professor of Law at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. A lawyer by training, he obtained his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in International Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and an LL.M. from Cochin University. Before joining IIM Calcutta, Rajesh served as Senior Legal Officer (2002-2009) in the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), New Delhi an intergovernmental organization (IGO) having permanent observer status with the United Nations. He was also a Trainee at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland in 2002. Rajesh has been a global scholar in-residence at the Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva in 2011. His published research, research and teaching interests are in international economic law, arbitration and adjudication, corporate liability, constitutional law, property rights, and law and public policy. His recent book is ‘Remedies under the WTO Legal System’ (Martinus Nijhoff, Boston/Leiden 2012) and Management Education in India (Springer 2017).

Academic Background

  • Fellow, Centre for Studies, Hague Academy of International Law
  • Global Scholar-in-Residence, Graduate Institute Geneva (IHEID), Switzerland
  • Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University (J.N.U.), New Delhi.
  • M.Phil. in International Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University (J.N.U.), New Delhi.
  • LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional Law and Consumer Laws, Cochin University (C.U.S.A.T.), Kochi.
  • LL.B., Pondicherry University, Pondicherry


  • Global Scholar (2011), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) Geneva
  • Hague Academy of International Law 2013
  • JICA training on Societal Manufacturing, Japan, Feb 21 to 2 March 2016
  • Center for Studies and Research, The Hague Academy of International Law, 2013
  • Workshop of Young Scholars from the Global South, Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva 30 October - 3 November 2006
  • Training for Trainers Workshop on Corporate Governance, organized by International Financial Corporation/NISM/IIMC, January 2010.
  • Public International Trade Law Course for the Asia Pacific Region, in Sydney, Australia, organized by International Development Law Organization (IDLO) 2005, sponsored by the WTO and AusAID.
  • Legal Affairs Division, The World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland 2002

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