Procedure for admission

  • The number of seats available for Ph.D. programme will be notified by NLU Delhi every year before the start of admission process keeping in view the availability of teachers for guiding Ph.D. candidates. However, the number of seats may be increased up to 25% for considering the applications of regular faculty members of the NLU Delhi for Ph.D. admission, who are otherwise fulfilling the required eligibility criteria.
  • The admission shall be through a two-stage selection process, which includes (1) written entrance test and (2) the evaluation of research proposals followed by interview/ viva-voce. In the final selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% shall be given to the entrance test and 30% shall be given to the results of evaluation of research proposals and interview/viva-voce.
  • 50% of the questions for the entrance test shall be relating to Research Methodology and the remaining 50% shall be from different areas of law. The candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the entrance test to qualify for the second stage. Candidates equal to three times the number of available seats will be shortlisted for the second stage, based on the results of the entrance test.
  • The candidate should also secure a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/differently abled candidates) in the evaluation of research proposals and interview/viva-voce to qualify for the final selection.
  • The Research Advisory Committee will assist the Doctoral Committee in evaluating the research proposals as per the guidelines prescribed by NLU Delhi.
  • The decision of the Doctoral Committee in recommending the name of the candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme shall be final. The admissions will finally be approved by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendations of the Doctoral Committee.
  • NLU Delhi has the right to keep the seats vacant if sufficient number of candidates with minimum cut off marks are not available.