Dr Umakant Narsingrao Netragaonkar is a senior lawyer by profession. He got his doctorate in law from Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. After serving the Bar of the Bombay High Court for several years, he took up teaching law at the Ambedkar College of Law in Aurangabad. He is a consulting lawyer on the panels of several organizations. He also has Masters degrees in Sociology and Criminology.
Dr Netragaonkar is a well-known social worker and a human rights activist in Aurangabad, and has been honoured with several awards and prizes by various institutions in Maharashtra.
He has written profusely on socio-legal subjects and his articles have appeared in leading newspapers and weeklies in the Marathwada region. He has presented research papers at about twenty national and state level conferences and seminars.
Dr Netragaonkar is recipient of the “International Human Rights Millennium Award” with Gold Medal given by the International Association for World Peace affiliated to the United Nations Organization. He serves as an honorary professor at the Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi, since 2000.