Proshanto K. Mukherjee is the former Vice President Research, Director of Doctoral Programmes and ITF Professor of Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection at WMU. He served as Co-Director of the WMU/Lund University joint LL.M. programme. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of Swansea University (SU); Professor of Law at Dalian Maritime University, China; Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Human Resource Development of Chung-Ang University, South Korea; Visiting Professor at National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India, and is Chancellor of CINEC Maritime Campus, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has been doctoral supervisor and examiner for several Ph.D. candidates around the world.
Professor Mukherjee spent 16 years in a seafaring career which culminated to the rank of Master before he entered legal studies and the legal profession. He has served as Senior Adviser, Maritime Policy and International Affairs in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, and later as Senior Deputy Director and Professor of Maritime Law at the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta. He was formerly IMO Legal Adviser for the Caribbean Region. He has drafted shipping and marine environmental legislation for over twenty-eight jurisdictions around the world. He is a member of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and of the CMI Working Group on Fair Treatment of Seafarers.
He is the author of Maritime Legislation and lead author of the Fourth Edition of Farthing on International Shipping. He has numerous publications to his credit on virtually every subject in maritime law.