Eligibility for Admission
To be admitted to the candidature for Ph.D. Degree Programme, an applicant shall have :
obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from any recognized University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent CGPA.
obtained a Master’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent CGPA.
officiated as District and Session Judge or equivalent with five (5) years of experience.
officiated as Judge of any High Court in India with two (2) years’ experience or Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- passed the Company Secretary Examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS). Such candidates shall be eligible for admission to the programme, if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on public policy or law.
passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi.
- All the candidates shall appear for admission test except those candidates who have qualified UGC NET / JRF, SLET / M.Phil. or are officiating as Judge [as referred in Regulation 2.1 (a)(iii)] as per these Regulations.
- All the candidates who have cleared the admission test as well as those who were exempted from appearing for it are required to attend an interview before the Research Committee.
- All the candidates who have cleared the admission test as well as those who were exempted from appearing for it are required to submit a preliminary proposal of 1000 words indicating the hypothesis, the statement of problem, research outlines, set of research questions, proposed research methodology and survey of literature. The short- listed candidates shall be called for interview by the Research Committee.
- All research proposals including the preliminary proposals shall be screened through anti-plagiarism software. If the percentage of plagiarism for any proposal exceeds the benchmark specified by the UGC guidelines then the candidates shall not be called for the interview.
- Candidates who have cleared the admission test and the interview shall be provisionally admitted for Ph.D. and are required to attend a course work programme conducted by the University.
- Once a candidate clears the admission test, successfully gives the interview, completes course work programme and makes final presentation before the Research Committee, he / she shall be allowed to take admission into Ph.D. Degree Programme and period of his / her registration for Ph.D. shall be counted thereafter.
- The admission test shall comprise of 25 (Twenty Five) questions of one mark each (Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and 5 (Five) short descriptive questions to be attempted out of 10 (Ten) questions of 5 (Five) marks each. There shall be two compulsory questions of 25 (Twenty Five) marks each, wherein the candidate shall write an Essay on any topic of his / her area of interest in about 1000 (one thousand) words.
- The Examination shall be of three hours duration. The qualifying marks of the admission test shall be 55% for the General Category and 50% for the other categories, i.e. SC / ST and Differently Abled Persons.
- The question paper shall consist of legal and logical reasoning for multiple choice questions whereas the short descriptive questions and essay type questions shall be from Contract Law, Jurisprudence, Personal Laws, Constitutional Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law.
- Special care shall be taken for the candidates of Social Sciences and Humanities. If the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on public policy or law, the question paper shall be prepared accordingly.
Provided that candidates with qualifications in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences may be admitted to the programme if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law, with a special focus on public policy or law.
Note:The University shall update the prerequisite qualifications (Pre- requisite/Qualification for Ph.D. admission) from time to time.
Provided that the candidates whose final result of the qualifying examination is awaited for any reason shall be allowed to appear provisionally in the admission test. Such candidates shall have to produce the final result of the qualifying examination at the time of the final presentation of their Ph.D. proposals.
Provided further that the requirement of 55% marks or its equivalent at Master’s Degree is relaxed to 50% marks or its equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST Category and for Differently Abled Persons (DAP).
Note: Candidates who have qualified the NET and/or SET will be preferred