National University Of Advanced Legal Studies - [NUALS], Ernakulam Announces Admission to PhD course.

Updated on October 21, 2021, 1:55 pm
Applications are invited from qualified candidates who wish to pursue a programme of study and research leading to the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law

Location:: Kochi | Kerala

Level:: | PhD

Offered Programmes


(I) Candidates seeking registration to the Ph.D. programme shall hold a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized University with at least 55% marks in aggregate; or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed); or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions. (II) A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently- Abled. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures. (III) The admission will be through an entrance test and interview. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of entrance test will be called for a personal interview. UGC-NET and JRF qualified candidates will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test but will have to appear for the Personal Interview

Course Duration:2 YEARS
Fee:Rs. 1,10,000/-(Per annum)

Admission Procedures

Candidates seeking registration to the Ph.D. programme shall submit applications in the prescribed format appended with the notification, along with an application fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees Thousand only) and Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) for candidates belonging to SC/ST Category, by the way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of "The Registrar, NUALS". The DD should be enclosed with the application. The candidates are also directed to enclose self-attested copies of the following certificates/documents along with their application: I. 10th Std. Mark List and Certificate 2. LL.M. Degree Certificate and Mark Lists 3. Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended 4. Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended 5. Migration Certificate from the institution last attended 6. Community Certificate issued by competent authority (in respect of SEBC, SC/ST candidates) 7. Non Creamy Layer Certificate issued by the competent authority (in respect of SEBC candidates) 8. Certificate to prove physical disability (in respect of SAP candidates) 9. Passport size photograph - 3 Nos. 10. UGC-JRF-NET Certificate (for candidates as per Clause (III) above). II. Percentage conversion certificate for the LLM 12. A one page Synopsis on the topic chosen The last date for receipt of filled in applications along with the application fee is 30/10/2021. The Entrance Test will be held at the National University of Advance Legal Studies (NUALS), Kalamassery, on 13th November, 2021, Saturday, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the Test. The Pattern of question paper and Syllabus for Entrance Test is appended.
Selection Criteria

The selection Process will be based on performance in DAT Entrance exam and marks obtained in qualifying exam. The Departmental Admission Test (DAT) shall have two parts - Written test and Interview. The entrance exam will be held on May 01(tentative). Candidates who have scored a minimum of 50% marks in the written examination will be eligible to be ranked for admission. For candidates belonging to SC/ST, the minimum marks for eligibility is 45%. All candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme who have passed the admission test with a minimum of 50% marks or who are exempted from the admission test shall be required to present themselves for an interview before the Research Committee or a Subcommittee constituted by the Research Committee.
Key Dates

The last date for receipt of filled in applications along with the application fee is