Research Admissions at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

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Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU, Nagpur) has invited applications for admission to its full time and part time Ph.D. Degree programme 2022.

Eligibility: Applicant should have a Master’s Degree in Law (regular mode) or Master’s Degree (regular mode) in any discipline securing not less than 55% marks [50% for SC / ST / OBC and Specially Abled Persons (SAP)]/equivalent. Those with qualifications in Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities may pursue research interfacing with public policy or law. Judge of High Court in India or Judge of the Supreme Court of India with minimum three years’ experience are also eligible.

Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants having a Bachelor Degree in Law are eligible provided that the research they wish to pursue interfaces with a special focus on public policy or law. Those awaiting final result of the qualifying examination can apply provisionally.

Selection: Selection will be based on an All India Entrance Test (AIET) to be held at Nagpur on August 06, 2022. The detailed structure of the test is given in the PhD Admission notification at

Those who have qualified UGC NET, JRF, CSIR, SLET, GATE, M.Phil and Judges with minimum three years’ experience are exempted from the test. One who has already obtained Ph.D. Degree in any disciplines shall also be exempted from All India Entrance Test (AIET) for subsequent Ph.D. Degree Programme provided that the research he / she wishes to pursue interfaces with a special focus on public policy or law.

Those securing 55% marks (50% for SC / ST /OBC/SAP) in AIET will qualify in the entrance test.

All qualifying the entrance test and those exempted from the test are required to attend an interaction with the Research Committee on their preliminary proposal of research. Details are given in the Notification.

Application: Applications can be submitted online through the link provided in the Notification by July 22, 2022. Application Fee is Rs. 2,000/- to be paid online.

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