National Law School of INDIA University, Bangalore provides research degrees to take admissions through UGC NET/JFR as well as through their own admission test. NLSIU provides Ph.D., M.Phil. and LL.D research programmes which requires a minimum of 3 years and maximum of 5 years. Candidates need to appear for an oral presentation to the panel of experts constituted by the University for selecting candidates.
Completed applications for different research programmes must reach NLSIU office within the stipulated time. Presentation for the research proposal is done in the month of September and classes begin in October. University provides financial assistance to deserving candidates for which they have different scholarship programmes. Check NLSIU Admission
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Candidate can download the application form available at the official university website. Upon filling the application form with all the relevant details, candidates must send it along with a research proposal of 10 to 12 pages and required fee thorugh demand draft (DD).
DD of Rs. 3000/- should be drawn in favour of Registrar, NLSIU and payable at Bangalore. Completed applications must reach the following address within the stipulated time:
The National Law School of India
Karanataka - 560 242
Structure of proposal:
NOTE: Proposal for Ph.D. inter-disciplinary should contain topics on legal aspects, review and reform.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Candidate needs to complete the research process in between 3 to 5 years.
Ph.D. is available in the following 2 disciplines:
Eligibility: Those candidates who have completed their L.L.M in regular mode with a minimum of 55% or ‘B+’ grade from a recognized university are eligible for Ph.D. in Law.
Eligibility: Candidates having master degree in any discipline and a bachelor degree in Law from a recognized university are eligible for Ph.D. inter-disciplinary programme.
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
A candidate needs to complete the research process in minimum 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.
Eligibility: A candidate having LL.M. degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% or B+ grade can apply for M.Phil.
NOTE: A candidate who has qualified UGC NET/JRF, SLET and foreign nationals are exempted from the admission test.
NOTE: If a student fails to complete the research process within 5 years then his registration will be cancelled.
For Ph.D programme:
Registration fee: INR 30,000
Course fee: INR 30,000
Annual fee: INR 25,000
Final presentation fee: INR 50,000
Examination fee: INR 20,000
Re-submission of thesis: INR 20,000
For M.Phil. programme
Registration Fee: INR 25,000
Examination Fee: INR 15,000
Continuation fee for 2 years (after 1st year): INR 15,000
Re-submission of thesis: INR 15,000
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