Debasis graduated in chemistry, switched streams and qualified as a chartered accountant, worked for three years in the rural- and micro-banking sectors with ICICI Bank, and has now abandoned the corporate sector altogether in favour of an academic career. He brings with him to NLUO a rare combination of theoretical acumen and practical experience. Right now, he is in charge of the Principles of Financial Accounting, a course that makes the basic principles accounting accessible to first-year BBA, LLB (Hons.) students. In future, as the University grows, he plans to introduce courses that range from the purely theoretical, to specialist modules that make finance and accounting relevant to different branches of law.