• BA (Hons) in Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi
  • LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
  • LL.M., Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
  • Ph.D, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi


Prof. Sankaran comes with a rich teaching experience from across various premier institutions in the country. She has previously served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli, as Professor at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and as Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

She is a recipient of the Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. She has also been a Visiting South Asian Research Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Oxford University, and a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, South Africa.

Her research interests include constitutional law, international labour standards, and the regulation of work. She has also been a member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), ILO, since 2018.


Her books include Freedom of Association in India and International Labour Standards (LexisnexisButterworthsWadhwa (2009), Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation (Fudge, McCrystal and Sankaran eds.) (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012) and Affirmative Action: A View from the Global South  (Dupper and Sankaran eds.) (SunMedia, Stellenbosch, 2014).

She is also a member of the Editorial Team, University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal, member Editorial Advisory Board, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, and has previously served as Editor of the Delhi Law Review.