The fees structure applicable to the research scholars shall be determined by the University from time to time. Provided that the full-time Teacher/Research Officer working in TNNLU who is registered as Ph.D. candidate may be exempted from payment of user charges and refundable deposits if any.
- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 6 Years
Tamil Nadu National Law University regulations for the award of doctor of philosophy (PhD.) In law
Duration of the Programme:
PhD programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including coursework and a maximum of six years.
Availability of Seats and Reservation Policy:
The number of seats available for admission in each year shall be determined by the University from time to time in accordance with this Regulation. Reservation of seats for admission to Ph.D. programme shall be governed by the rules, if any, specially made for Ph.D. admissions by the Government of Tamilnadu.
Credit Requirements, number, duration, syllabus, minimum standards for completion, etc. Every candidate admitted to PhD shall do a coursework for 16 credits comprising of the following components.
- A Research Methodology Course comprising of 4 credits.
- One course on the broader subject area of the research topic as determined by the Doctoral Committee carrying 4 credits
- One course covering the research topic carrying 4 credits
- A comprehensive literature survey evidenced by written submission documenting the areas and materials covered carrying 4 credits
- A viva voce examination after the coursework examination and evaluation conducted by the Doctoral Committee constituted for this purpose carrying 100 marks.
Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated under Clause 2 above.
Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work 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) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. 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 and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.