In 2021, NLSIU introduced its first Alumni Officer Akanksha Sharma to handle alumni relations. As an alumni officer, she helps in systematising the University’s continuous engagement with alumni, deepening the relationship with our alumni, broadening access to include alumni from all our programmes, and managing NLSIU’s alumni platform ( among other activities.

Akanksha graduated from the BA LLB programme at NLSIU in 2013. While at NLS, she was awarded the Nani A. Palkhivala Memorial Trust Scholarship for Constitutional Law, and the Temasek Foundation Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Scholarship at the Singapore Management University. She was the Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) in 2011-12, and was also on the editorial board for the National Law School of India Review.

Akanksha previously worked as a principal associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas where she worked with the public mergers and acquisitions team. Her work included advising clients across industry sectors on corporate restructurings, stressed asset acquisitions, domestic and cross-border investments, and corporate governance.