Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

Ph.D Law Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

Also known as: MNLU Nagpur

Fees Details

Fee Structure for Indian Nationals
Rs.2,000/- Application Fee
Rs.15,000/- Registration Fee (at the time of admission)
Rs.25,000/- Course Work Fee (at the time of admission)
Rs.10,000/- Annual Fee (every year)
Rs.6,000/- Library fee (annual)
Rs.10,000/- Library Caution Money (refundable)
Rs.10,000/- Hostel Caution Money (refundable)
Rs.6,000/- Internet/ Electronic Database (annual)
Rs.5,000/- Fee for Change of Area of Research
Rs.10,000/- Fee for pre-submission of thesis.
Rs.20,000/- Fee for final presentation
Rs.10,000/- Examination Fee (at the time of submission of Thesis)
Rs.15,000/- Re-examination Fee (at the time of submission of Thesis)
Rs.20,000/- Re-submission of Thesis Fee
Rs.500/- Provisional Certificate
Hostel and Mess charges would be on actual basis.
Disclaimer: Data for total fees has been calculated based on all years/semesters as provided by the college. The actual fees may vary.

Important Dates

For all Exams Accepted by this Course
Dates Events
11 Sep, 2018 Form Submission| Mode: online

Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law is an offered Full-time three/six-year Doctoral program and it is offered by the Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur. Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.

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Admission Process

(i) There shall be an All India Entrance Test (AIET) for Ph.D. Degree programme. All the candidates including Foreign Nationals and NRI who wish to pursue Ph.D. Degree programme at the University shall be subject to AIET. The University reserves the right to conduct the said test in the cities wherever reasonable numbers of candidates appear for the said test 

(ii) All the candidates who have applied for Ph.D. Degree programme shall appear for All India Entrance Test except 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,as per these Regulations. A candidate who has already obtained Ph.D. Degree in any of the 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. 

(iii) The qualifying marks at the All India Entrance Test shall be 55% for the General Category candidates and 50% for the candidates from other categories, i.e.,SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) and Specially Abled Persons.

(iv) All the candidates who have passed the All India Entrance Test, as well as those who are exempted under clause (ii) above, are required to attend an interaction with the Research Committee on their preliminary proposal of research.

Eligibility Criteria

(i) To be admitted to the candidature for a Ph.D. Degree Programme an applicant shall have : 

(a) Obtained a Master’s Degree in law (regular mode) from any recognised University including a foreign University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent. 

or 

(b) 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. Provided that the candidate with qualifications in sciences, social sciences and humanities may pursue his / her research interfacing with public policy or law. Provided further that the candidate whose final result of the qualifying examination is awaited, for any reason, shall be allowed to appear provisionally in the admission test. Such candidate shall have to produce the final result of the qualifying examination at the time of the final presentation of his / her Ph.D. proposal. Provided further that the requirement of 55% marks or its equivalent at Master’s Degree is relaxed to 50% marks or its equivalent in case of candidate belonging to SC / ST / OBC (non- creamy layer) and Specially Abled Persons (SAP). 

(c) 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. 

(d) The candidate who has passed 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) and having a Bachelor Degree in Law from a recognised University through regular stream shall be eligible for admission to the programme. Provided that the research he/ she wishes to pursue interfaces with a special focus on public policy or law 

or 

(e) The candidate who has passed the Chartered Accountants examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi and has been awarded Membership of the Institute and have a Bachelor Degree in Law from a recognised University through regular stream shall be eligible for admission to the programme. Provided that the research he/ she wishes to pursue interfaces with a special focus on public policy or law. 

(ii) The Vice-Chancellor may permit a faculty member of the Maharashtra National Law University,Nagpur to take up PhD 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.

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