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West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) M.Phil. And Ph.D. Admissions 2019: Courses, Application Process, Placement

Updated On - May 2nd 2019

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), established in 1999, is an autonomous law university offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is in Salt Lake City of Kolkata. It has permanent affiliation from the Bar Council of India. In Its relatively short existence, NUJS has firmly established itself as one of the premier National Law Schools and top-ranking centres of legal education in India.

In 2009 Outlook ranked NUJS as the 2nd best law school in India. In 2008, in a ranking conducted jointly by the Wall Street Journal and Mint, NUJS was rated as the 3rd best law school in India, with the best "pedagogic systems and process" amongst all law schools in the country. The students of NUJS have excelled in almost every field. They have proven their mettle in various areas such as Moot Courts, Debates, and Essay Writing.

The University invites Applications for admission to the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programmes for the academic year. The admission to both the programmes will be based on an Entrance Test conducted by the University followed by an Interview for those who get short-listed. The applications for admission are available online on the website and must be submitted by within the stipulated time. Check NUJS Admission 2019

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    06th Aug, 2019 - 29th Aug, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Law
Application forms available from 06th - 29th Aug, 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 25th Sep, 2019

Admission Eligibility

M.Phil/Ph.D in Law

For both courses:

You should have an LLM Degree or any Master’s Degree having the potentiality of interdisciplinary study, of any University recognised by UGC, or any equivalent foreign University, with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for general category and 50% marks in case of SC and ST category.

How To Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Law

For both the courses:

You should download the Application Form from the University website. It would be available under the “Admissions” tab.

There are separate application forms for M.Phil. And Ph.D. Programmes.

You should take a print out of the Application Form, and fill it with the necessary personal and academic details in your own handwriting.

You should also affix a self-attested recent colour passport size photograph.

Application Fee: You should pay the Application Fee of Rs. 2000 which would be non-refundable, in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Registrar, WBNUJS, Kolkata payable at Kolkata.

You should then send the duly signed Application with relevant documents including the Demand Draft and the Research Proposal, to the following address:

The Registrar,

WBNUJS, 12 LB Block,

Sector - III, Salt Lake City,

Kolkata - 700098

Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Law

For both the courses:

You will be selected on the basis of an Entrance Test conducted by the University, which would be common to both the M.Phil. And Ph.D. Programmes. This would be followed by an Interview, should you get selected in the Entrance Test.

Entrance Test

The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper of 80 marks which would have to be completed in a duration of 3 hours. The syllabus of the paper shall cover the following subjects:

  • Law and Social Transformation in India
  • Indian Constitutional Law: the New Challenges
  • Judicial Process
  • Legal Education  
  • Research Methodology


Depending on the vacancies available in the University, you will be called for Interview in the ratio 1:3 based on the marks scored in the Entrance Test. The Interview shall be for 20 marks to be conducted by the PG Council. 


  • You should have qualified for UGC/SLET/SET/JRF fellowships to be exempted from writing the Entrance Test.
  • Foreign candidates who have LL M degree from a foreign university or Indian University with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent CGPA shall be exempted from the requirement of entrance test, provided that the PG Council is satisfied about their research proposal.


The reservation criteria will be as per the norms prescribed by the Ministry of Human Resources Management, Government of India.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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