Eligibility Criteria

Ph. D.

To be admitted to the candidature for a Doctoral degree an applicant should have:

- obtained a Master’s Degree in law from any recognised university securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/ persons with disability)


- obtained a degree in law and a Masters Degree with M. Phil in social sciences or humanities of any recognised university with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent

- Provided that candidates with qualifications in social sciences and humanities may be admitted to the programme if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on Public Policy of Law.


- Degree in law and Ph.D. in any discipline.


- Judge of any State High Court in India with three years’ experience or Judge of Supreme Court of India.

The Vice-Chancellor may permit a member of the NLU, Delhi faculty to take up Ph.D. Degree course along with his / her teaching assignment in the interest of faculty improvement on the condition that his / her teaching and other responsibilities are not hampered in any way, provided that such candidates fulfil the conditions prescribed in the Ph.D. Regulations.

Eligibility of Teachers for Guiding Research Students:

i. Professor, Visiting Professor with total ten years of teaching experience will be eligible to guide five students for Ph.D.

ii. Associate Professor with total eight years of teaching experience with Ph.D. will be eligible to guide four students for Ph.D.

The Number of seats for Ph.D. will depend on the availability of suitable candidates but it will not exceed 10 students in an academic year.

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