Ph.D. at Maharashtra National Law University: Apply by October 24
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU, Nagpur), has invited applications for admission to the Ph.D Degree Programme-2019.
Full time/Part time: The University offers Ph.D Programme with full time and part time enrolments. For full-time enrolment, candidate shall put in a minimum of three years, including course work during which the candidate is required to stay at the University for a minimum period of 12 months. There shall be a provision for the candidate to earn credits for research work done outside the University. Six years shall be the maximum period in which a full time candidate shall complete the research work and submit it for evaluation. A part-time candidate shall put in a minimum of four years, including course work, of part-time study in the University including time spent for research at any other place with the permission of the Supervisor. Part-time candidate shall put in residence in the University for at least a total period of twelve months spread over the four-year period. Six years shall be the maximum period in which the part-time candidate shall complete the research work and submit it for evaluation.
Eligibility: Applicant should have one of the following qualifications (i) Obtained a Master’s Degree in law (regular mode) from any recognized University including a foreign University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent (ii) Obtained a Master’s Degree (regular mode) in any discipline from a recognized University including a foreign University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent. Those with qualifications in Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities may pursue research interfacing with public policy or law.
Those awaiting the final result of the qualifying examination can apply provisionally, subject to production of the final result of the qualifying examination at the time of the final presentation of his / her Ph.D. proposal. SC / ST / OBC (non- creamy layer) and Specially Abled Persons (SAP) need only 50% marks or its equivalent at Masters level.
A Judge who has served for minimum three years as a Judge of High Court in India or Judge of the Supreme Court of India can also apply for Research.
Those who have a Bachelor Degree in Law from a recognized University through regular stream and have passed either the Company Secretary examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and has been awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS) or have passed the Charted Accountants examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi and has been awarded Membership of the Institute can also apply provided that the research interfaces with a special focus on public policy or law.
The Vice-Chancellor may permit a faculty member of the Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur to take up Ph.D. Degree Programme along with his / her teaching assignment in the interest of faculty development, provided that his / her teaching assignment(s) and other responsibilities do not hamper in any way and fulfils the eligibility conditions prescribed in these Regulations.
Selection: Admission to the Programme will be based on an All India Entrance Test (AIET) to be held at Nagpur on November 10, 2019. All those including Foreign Nationals and NRI have to take AIET. However, those who have qualified UGC NET, JRF, CSIR, SLET, GATE, M.Phil, a Judge who has served for minimum three years as a Judge of High Court in India or Judge of the Supreme Court of India, one who has already obtained Ph.D. Degree in any of the disciplines are exempted from AIET. The AIET of 3 hours’ duration, will have 25 Multiple Choice Questions of one mark each, 5 short descriptive questions to be attempted out of 10 questions of 5 marks each, two compulsory questions of 25 marks each wherein the candidate shall write Essay on any two topics of his / her area of interest in about maximum 1000 words. The multiple choice questions will be from the core areas of law, legal and logical reasoning. Short descriptive questions and essay type questions will be from Contract Law, Jurisprudence, Personal Laws, Constitutional Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law. Essay will be evaluated on critical legal thinking, legal language and comprehension exhibited by the candidate. Special care shall be taken for the candidates of Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. If the research they wish to pursue interfaces with a special focus on public policy or law, the question paper shall be prepared accordingly.
The qualifying marks at the All India Entrance Test shall be 55% for the General Category candidates and 50% for the candidates from SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) and Specially Abled Persons.
All those who pass the All India Entrance Test as well as those who are exempted from entrance are required to attend an interaction with the Research Committee on their preliminary proposal of research. They are required to submit a preliminary proposal (both in soft and hard copy) of research not exceeding 3000 words indicating the hypothesis, statement of problem, research outlines, set of research questions, proposed research methodology, survey of literature and expected outcomes of the research.
All those successfully qualifying the interaction with the Research Committee on the preliminary proposals shall be admitted provisionally to Ph.D. Degree Programme. Such candidates shall be required to attend a mandatory course work of a minimum of sixteen credits designed and conducted by the University. The candidate must obtain a minimum 55% marks or its equivalent grade in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the Doctoral programme. After successful completion of the course work, the candidate shall submit his / her final research proposal (both in soft and hard copy) not exceeding 5000 words within a period of three months.
Application: Application Form can be downloaded from https://nlunagpur.ac.in. Application fee is Rs.2,000/- for Indian Nationals and Rs.4,000/- for Foreign Nationals to be paid by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Registrar, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur’ payable at Nagpur.
The filled-in form should be sent along with the Demand Draft to reach ‘OSD (Academics), Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur; Moraj Design and Decorators (DnD) Building, Adjacent to MIHAN Fly Over, Near HP Oil Depot, Khapri, Wardha Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra-440018, latest by October 24, 2019 either by post or courier.
For details, visit https://nlunagpur.ac.in