Professor S.C. Srivastava obtained his LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) from the Calcutta University, India. He is the first LL.D. in Labour Law in India. Starting his Career as Lecturer in Law School, Banaras Hindu University, he served Jammu University as Associate Professor (Reader); at Kurukshetra University, as Professor of Law, Chairman, Department of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law. Earlier during 1986-88, he served the University of Calabar (Nigeria) as Professor; Head of the Department of Public and International Law and Dean, Faculty of Law. He also served the Law Commission of India during 1992-97, Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi from 1999-2004 and Director, Institute of Industrial Relations and Personal Management, New Delhi from 2004-2008. He also served as a Visiting Professor in GGSIP University Delhi, XLRI, Jamshedpur, and several other Indian and foreign Universities. He was Legal Consultant to Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board, New Delhi and NEPZ, NOIDA.
He was awarded rare distinction of Nation Fellow/National Professor from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
Prof. Srivastava is presently serving as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Indian Law Institute, Indian Institute of Technology( New Delhi) and Indian Institute of Management (Rohtak). He is also the Member of the Sectoral Innovation Council appointed by the Prime Minister of India to review Labour Laws and Member, Advisory Board on Child Labour ,National Labour Institute, NOIDA.
Professor Srivastava was the Director of the U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar on Law as an Instrument of Rural Development and the Co-Director of Human Rights Workshop sponsored by African Section of Human Rights, London and the University of Calabar (Nigeria). He acted as Resource person for ILO Workshops on skills of Conciliation officer at Jaipur, Goa and Bhubneshwar, imparted training to Presiding officer of Labour Court/Tribunal in the Workshops organised by the ILO and National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. He has published several books and more than ninety research papers in India and abroad.