Mr. Chandran was in private practice for some time before he set off to do his Master's in Law at Queen's College, Cambridge University.
He returned in 1995 and since then has been teaching in the School of Business, National University of Singapore.
Mr. Chandran teaches various subjects including employment law.
He has published widely in the area of employment law, both locally and internationally, and his work has been cited in court judgments, books and journal articles.
Mr. Chandran's opinion on employment law matters has been sought by, among others, law firms, government-linked organizations and the International Labour Organization.
He is also currently the vice president of the Asian Society of Labour Law Scholars.