Nupur Chowdhury studied Public International Law at the Amsterdam Law School (University of Amsterdam, LL.M.) in 2007. She has done her LL.B. at University of Delhi (Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, 2004) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science (Lady Shri Ram College, 2001).
She joined the Department of Legal and Economic Governance Studies (LEGS) as a PhD student in March 2009. She was earlier an associate fellow with the Science and Technology Area of the Resources and Global Security Division at TERI. She is trained as a lawyer with a specialisation in environmental law. She has researched extensively on the issues of natural resources law, intellectual property rights and biodiversity, biotechnology and nanotechnology regulation. She was also an adjunct faculty at the TERI University, where takes lectures on biodiversity, wildlife, forestry law and international environmental law, a member of the CISDL (Centre for International Sustainable Development Law) Research Group, McGill Law Faculty. She was also a member of the editorial team of ILDC (International law in Domestic Courts) and is a member of the team authoring the ASIL Reports on International Organization Report on WIPO. She is also a member of the Bar Council of Delhi; India and of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).