Prof. Aruna Sri Lakshmi is Professor of law at DamodaramSanjivayya National Law university ‘Nyayaprastha’ Visakhapatnam.She is honoured with Excellence Award for the year 2020 from Sri Satya Sai Seva Organisations, India, for her continuing efforts on Education in Human values. She has more than 32 years of teaching experience. Prior to her joining DSNLU she served in National Law University Odisha, Cuttack from 2013-2021. During her tenure, she was the Chairperson, Academic Coordination Committee and Director, IQAC, at National Law University Odisha, Cuttack. She was also Local Coordinator, Global Initiative for Academic Networks (NLUO). She was visiting faculty of IPM course at IIM, Indore for three consecutive years. She received for completing the nine years program on Education in Human values. She received her Ph.D for doctoral thesis titled “The Legal status of Girl Child: Reality or a Myth” from Sri PadmavathiMahilaViswavidyalayam[Women’s University] Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh. She did her Masters from Andhra University with Labour law as her specialisation. She was the University 1st rank holder from Andhra University during her student career in BL examinations and received 8 university constituted prizes which include Eswara Lakshmi Narasinga Memorial prize, Sri Vempati Rama BrahmamPrize,SriKalagarlaSubrahmaniamChowdhary Prize, Sri. E Venkatesam Prize for Mercantile Law, Sri. D.SriramaSastri Memorial Prize, Sri AppanaVekataSubba Rao Memorial prize for Company law, Sri Rao Saheb P Venkayya Prize and Sri NoriVenkataChalapathi Rao Memorial prize. She started her teaching career in 1989 in NBM Law College at Visakhapatnam and later joined Anwar-Ul-Uloom College of Law, Hyderabad. Before joining NLUO as Associate Professor, she was serving as the Principal, College of Law, DNR College Association, Bhimavaram. A keen researcher, Dr. Sri Lakhshmi has authored number of research articles, edited books and participated and presented papers in various national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. She participated in two International conferences outside India on Comparative Law in Asia at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore .She is a content writer for EPG pathasala in law discipline. She has been a research guide to the Phd and LLm scholars and has to her credit Phd awardees and more than 25 LLM scholars. Teaching, learning and research has been her passion . She is the member Academic council, MNLU Aurangabad, Member, Board of Studies Indore Institute of Law, Indore, former member of executive council, academic council and General Council of NLUO, Cuttack. She was invited by the Orissa Judicial Academy, Xavier University Bhubaneswar and various national law universities and institutions as a Resource person. She was also the examiner for various universities. Dr.Aruna Sri Lakshmi was the principal focal coordinator & Member of the Technical Support Committee at NLUO for project on “Technical Support to Labour Department of the Government of Odisha for Effective Implementation of State Action Plan on Elimination of Child Labour in Odisha by Labour department, Government of Odisha and UNICEF.” Member of the Advisory Committee of ICSSR project of NLUO & Co-Investigator for the project on “Exploring the Changing Dynamics of Children’s Laws in Post-Liberalization Era in India” submitted to ICSSR.She is also part of the technical assistance in the conduct of survey and works by NLUO in Social mapping of Migrant Workers (Household Survey of Migrant Workers) in the Labour Department, Government of Odisha. Her areas of interest include Jurisprudence, Law of Evidence, Labour and Industrial laws, Social Security laws, Child and Law , Contract law, Comparative law .