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Dr. Kavitha Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor of Law



Qualifications :   LL.B, LL.M, NET, Ph.D

Area of Research

  • Redressal Mechanisms of domestic violence victims.

Contributions to Teaching:

  • Dean of Faculties of Kannur University from 2014 to 2017
  • Head of the Department of Law for 8 years.
  • Chairperson, Board of Studies of Law (2 times) from 2013 onwards till 2018
  • Member, Inspection committee of Bar council of India.
  • Member, Faculty of Law Calicut University
  • Member, Board of Studies, Calicut University.
  • Member, Faculty of Law, Kannur University.
  • Member, board of studies, Kannur University.
  • Chairperson, Board of Examination –Kannur University
  • Member, Board of Examination, Kerala University
  • Member, International Academics
  • Member, Anti Harassment Committee, Kannur University
  • Member, Campus Discipline Committee
  • Member, Anti Ragging Squad, Thalassery Campus
  • Member, Academic Council, Kannur University.
  • Legal Expert, Ethics Committee of Malabar Cancer, Thalassery (2012-2018)
  • Legal Expert, Ethics Committee of Health Science Department, Kannur University (2013 onwards)
  • Question setter of public service commission
  • Question setter of Other universities.
  • Ph.D course work coordinator for faculty of law, Kannur university.
  • Peer reviewer of Inter national Publisher, IGI Global, USA.
  • Peer reviewer of International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR),USA.
  • Legal aid co-ordinator, Kannur University
  • IQAC co-ordinator, School of Legal studies, Kannur University.
  • Committee Member, district Cyber club, Kannur.
  • Classical dancer and bagged prices for Bharatnatiam and Mohiniyattam. Also performs Kuchipudi.
  • Karnatic Music exponent and veena player
  • Do paintings in all mediums(oil,acrylic, thoolie and mural)
  • Conducted two solo exhibition of painting at art gallery Thalassery and Calicut. Proceeds collected through sale of paintings are donated to palliative care unit of Malabar cancer centre, thalassery.
  • Planning an exhibition at London in coming June.
  • UGC Minor Research Project, Construction's adjacent to coastal areas and the implementation of coastal zone regulations in state of Kerala.


  • Cultural context of human rights violations against children in Asian Countries, in Global perspectives on victimization and analysis; Dr. Johnson Ayodele(Ed), IGI global, USA. ISBN978-17-99811-12-1
  • Domestic Violence-Critical study of Legislative intent.118-136. in women, Law and society. Prof. Dr. Vijendar Kumar, (Ed), Victorious Publications, ISBN978-93-87294-34-9.
  • Women Victimization in Cyber space :A threat to femininity p. 288 in ‘Women, Law and Technology’, Dr. Naresh Kumar Wats(Ed),Victorious Publications. ISBN978-93-87294- 26-4.
  • Women Victimization in Cyber space: Indian concerns, p. 232 in edited book cyber laws: issues and concerns. Altar publishing house, New Delhi, 2017. ISBN978-93-82745-05-01.


  • Role of NGOs and media in protecting women victims –current Karnataka Statutes, ISSN.2277-2855, vol.1, part2, August 2014., KS publications, Banglore, p.21.
  • An appraisal on law of prevention of sexual offences Banglore university law journal- ISSN. No. 0973-3280 and refereed journal .vol.6, no.1 published by University Law College Bangalore.p.142.
  • Human cloning-legal and scientific responsibilities” in Journal of minorities Rights, in vo-l.3 issue no.2 p.15-21.ISSN2229-3663, AKK New Law Academy, Pune.
  • Viaduct between law and child deviance JMR vol.4 issue 1JAN2013, ISSN NO.2229-3663 P.102, A.K.K.New law Academy, Pune.
  • Ragging-a menace in educational institutions: An analysis. In THE LEGAL ANALYST, volume-V no. 01&02, 2015, ISSN:2231-5594 (UGC approved)
  • Leeways of RTE act 2009 ”in JILT,2010.,ISSN2249-9989,MG University.
  • Article on legal education reforms-future paradigm in Kerala High court cases. 2010., law book centre, Ernakulam, vol.1.p.7.
  • Victim compensation, evolution, Indian response and global development in JILT, 2009. P.46
  • New patterns of democracy through electoral reforms BLR, vol2 issue 2 October Dec 2013. ISSN 2278-6996.p.10, New Law college, Pune.(refereed journal).
  • Law on prevention of sexual offences in India: An appraisal. vol.6 no.1, Banglore University Law Journal, January 2016, ISSN0973-3280. P.57 (REFEREED JOURNAL)
  • Efficacy of judicial mechanism in protecting democracy, voi.2 issue.2 April 2017, ISSN-2455-0019. International research journal of socio legal studies.p.15 (refereed journal)
  • Failure at implementation level: An avian view of domestic violence Act, 2005. vol.2, International research journal of Socio legal studies. ISSN 2455-0019, p.8 (refereed journal)
  • Anil kumar Jain v. Maya Jain: revisiting consent in marital relationships, JILT volume8 2010 (ISSN 2249-9989), p. 281 along with another.
  • Women empowerment in India recent trends, vol.6 No.1.Journal of minorities rights, January 2015, p.95 (ISSN 2229-3663) UGC approved journal.
  • Development v. Displacement-a socio legal conundrum, Indian scenario, JILT, MG University. vol.92011 (ISSN 2249-9989) p.228
  • Legal entanglement in E-waste management-Karnataka Law Journal 2015(5).P.1 (ISSN 0022-9091) Karnataka Law Publications, UGC approved.
  • Role of legislation in prevention of sexual offences, IJLR,(ISSN and peer reviewed) Bhopal p.109 along with another Abuse of S.498-Aposing cruelty against husbands, LAW QUEST bi annual journal of university of Mumbai, ISSN: 2249-9881, p.50 along with another., UGC approved, issue no.2,July-December-2016.
  • Women victimization in cyber space autonomy of femininity in International Journal of socio legal research., Bhopal., July 2018.vol.1
  • A Critical analysis of acid attacks against women in India-A Socio Legal Perspective. In Bangalore university Law Journal. ISSN 0973-3280. Vol.7 no.1, Jan. 2017, p.57. (refereed)
  • 20. Challenges faced by female athletes in the field of sports, C.U.L.R., 2016. ISSN-0970-0331-vol. XL, Jan-Dec.No.1-4.p.205.
  • 21. Legal paradigm of surrogate mothers right-Vidyasthali Law Journal,p.1, ISSN.0975-4210.(refereed) Vidyasthali law college, Rajasthan.