Asang is a D.Phil (Law) candidate at the University of Oxford. His project looks at socio-economic/poverty discrimination in Indian legal policy and judicial adjudication with special reference to existing protected groups in India.
He was awarded MPhil (Law) without corrections for his project that critiques the affirmative action for upper-castes and general category in India and explores the theoretical and doctrinal challenges the interventions pose to the concept of substantive equality and core aims of discrimination law. Currently, he is engaged with the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal as an Associate Editor.
Prior to Oxford, Asang obtained his LLM degree in human rights, conflict, and justice from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with a Distinction in 2018. He read the LLM as a Felix Scholar. He is an alumnus of National Law University, Delhi, and received B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree in 2016. He was also the recipient of the prestigious DAAD Scholarship and LLM-SJD Law Faculty Scholarship, University of Wisconsin Law School. He was shortlisted for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship.
Asang has extensive fieldwork experience on human rights issues in India and has worked as a consultant for national and international think tanks. He has recently contributed to theorisation of the experiences of discrimination faced by Muslims in the housing rental market in India, based on legal ethnographic outcomes. He has also worked as a judicial clerk in the High Court of Delhi.
Asang has been actively involved in Dalit student politics to fight institutional caste-based discrimination. He has organized students to fight caste-based segregation of student accommodations, and in collaboration with the university, established various academic support programmes for students belonging from the Bahujan community to address the high dropout rates and discrimination on campus. He pioneered in establishing career support, peer-mentoring, and guidance programme for students. During his undergraduate years, he was the founding Director of Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle. At SOAS he was the founding President, Dr. Ambedkar Society where he organised and chaired academic lectures on the issue of caste discrimination in the UK and mob lynching in India and organised protests on the discrimination faced by Dalit, Adivasi, and Bahujan students in London. He continues to support students from marginalized backgrounds and has helped over 20 students to secure admission to foreign universities.