NLUJAA Ph.D. is the institution’s attempt to give more importance to the field of legal research. The programme can be done either as a full-time enrolment or as a part-time enrolment. The full-time course must be completed within three years while the latter can take about five years to complete.
The candidate must have completed their Master’s Degree in Law with a minimum of 55% marks. Judges from High Courts and the Supreme Court can also apply for the programme.
The candidates must also qualify the Admission Test conducted by the University. Candidates with certain qualifications are exempted from attending the test. Candidates who cleared the entrance test, as well as the exempted candidates, will have to submit a Preliminary Proposal. Based on their merit and the Preliminary Proposal, the candidates will be called in for the interview.
||Passed Master’s Degree in Law with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/DAP) Candidates with Master’s Degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks are also eligible if their research has a special focus on Public Policy or Law. Judge of any High Court in India with 3 years’ experience/ Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Passed the Company Secretary Examination by ICSI and awarded Associate Membership of the Institute if the research has a focus on Public Policy or Law. Passed the final examination of ICAI, New Delhi.
||Candidates need to qualify the Admission Test conducted by the University. Those who have qualified UGC NET/JRF/SLET/M.Phil. and Judge is exempted from the Admission Test.
The candidates who clear the admission test and the interview shall be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. programme. These candidates will then have to attend a course work conducted by the university. After the successful completion of the programme, the candidates should submit their research proposal to the Research Committee. The candidates will be given enough chances to submit the final proposal. After the final Presentation of the research proposal, the candidate shall be allowed to get permanent admission into the Ph.D. degree programme.
NLU Assam Ph.D Admission Test: The Admission test comprise of total 25 MCQs along with 5 short descriptive questions (out of 10). The bifurcation of marks is given below:
|Number of Questions
||MCQs (one mark each)
||Descriptive (5 mark each)
Students have to score at least 55% marks in (50% for SC/ST) the Ph.D Admission Test in order to qualify the test.
Syllabus for Ph.D Admission Test: For MCQs, questions will be asked from Legal & Logical Reasoning. For descriptive & essay, questions will be asked from topics of Contract Law, Jurisprudence, Personal Laws, Constitutional Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Rights.