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Ph.D. in Law

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School of Legal Studies

Duration

3-6Year

Fees Structure

Semester-I

Rs.40,000/-

Semester-II

Rs.40,000/-

Total Fee

Rs.80,000/-

Overview

The Ph.D.programme is designed under the guidance of highly qualified and widely recognized faculty in their respective fields. This Ph.D.programme is for curious individuals who want to work at cutting edge research and expand the frontier of human knowledge.  The Ph.D.programme is based on the research carried out by the scholars under the guidance of Supervisor/Co-Supervisor(s). The programme duration depends upon the completion of the chosen research work by the scholars. The research work is characterized either by the discovery of new facts or the proposition of a new theory/theories or by a fresh interpretation of known facts. It should bear evidence of the scholars’ capacity for analysis and judgment as well as his/her ability to carry out an independent investigation, design, or development. All admitted scholars are provisionally registered into the programme and are required to undertake a mandatory minimum course work of 12 credits. Upon successful completion of the course work, the student shall identify supervisor/co-supervisor(s) and prepare a detailed Research Proposal/Synopsis of the research s/he wants to carry out.

After the approval of the Synopsis by the supervisor/co-supervisor(s), students get registered into the Ph.D.programme. It must happen within the first year of admission. After formal registration, the scholar proceeds with research and is required to submit his/her progress report at the end of every semester and make a presentation to the School Research Committee (SRC). The minimum period after which a scholar can submit the dissertation is three years from the date of admission, and the maximum period allowed is six years. Women scholars and scholars with more than 40% disability may be given a relaxation of 2 years as per UGC norms. On completion of the research work, the scholar has to submit a summary (synopsis) of the research work and make a presentation to SRC. Before submitting the dissertation, the scholar should publish at least one paper from the research work in refereed journals and two presentations at the conference. The dissertation must be a piece of original work free from any plagiarism. The final dissertation is evaluated by examiners and scholars have to defend it.

The Ph.D. programme caters to the following categories of students:

Full-Time Scholars

Scholars are required to devote full time on campus for the Ph.D. programme. Some scholars may be offered a teaching/research/project assistantship. The selected scholars will be required to assist in teaching/laboratories and other developmental work under the guidance of a mentor.

Part-Time Scholars

Scholars working in organizations situated in close vicinity of the university can enroll under this category.

Sponsored Scholars

Employees of organizations/industries having collaborations with the university can enroll under this category.

Programme Highlights

The Ph.D.programme is based on the research carried out by the student under the guidance of the Supervisor/Co-supervisor(s) and the programme duration is dependent upon the completion of the chosen research by the student. The research work is characterized either by the discovery of new facts or the proposition of a new theory/theories or by a fresh interpretation of known facts. It should bear evidence of the candidate’s capacity for analysis and judgment as well as his/her ability to carry out independent investigation, design or development.

All admitted students are provisionally registered into the programme and are required to do a mandatory minimum course work of 14 credits. Upon successful completion of the course work, the student shall identify Supervisor /Co-supervisor(s) and in consultation prepare a detailed.

Research Proposal/Synopsis of the researches/he wants to carry out. After the approval of the Synopsis and Supervisor /Co-supervisor(s), students are formally registered in to Ph.D.

Programme. This must normally be done within one year of admission. After formal registration, the student proceeds with research and is required to submit his/her progress report at the end of every semester and make a presentation to School Research Committee (SRC). The minimum period after which a student can submit the dissertation is three years from the date of admission and the maximum period allowed is 6 years. Women candidates and persons with more than 40% disability may be given a relaxation of 2 years as per UGC norms.

On completion of the research work, the student has to submit a summary (synopsis) of the research work and make a presentation to SRC. Before submitting the dissertation, the student should publish at least one paper from the research work in refereed journals and two presentations at the conference. The dissertation must be a piece of original work free from any plagiarism, is subject to evaluation by two examiners and the supervisor(s). On having the Thesis assessment report and recommendations from all examiners, the scholar has to appear for the final viva voce for the award of the degree.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A postgraduate degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a recognized Indian University, or a postgraduate degree approved by the Association of Indian Universities/UGC/AICTE with not less than 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.
  • Ph.D. admission is open only for those students who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF/UGC-CSIR NET/GATE) teacher fellowship or have passed M.Phil.
  • Ph.D. admission is open for regular University faculty.
Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. admission form from the university website 
krmangalam.edu.in/admission/PhD-admission and submit it completely filled in all respects with copies of all the documents. Shortlisted candidates will be called for written examination and interview. They will be required to pay a Registration-cum-Processing fee of INR 5000 (Refundable).
 
Admission to Ph. D.programme will be based on the overall performance in Post Graduate degree, Entrance Examination, Personal Interview and positions available. Preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates and those having sponsored projects.
 
Written Entrance Examination
It will broadly test the research aptitude and ability to comprehend. Candidates with GATE or equivalent qualifications may be exempted from the Entrance Examination.
 
Personal Interview
Candidates who clear the written entrance examination will be selected for a Personal interview. The interview will be conducted by the Interview Board of the University to comprehensively judge in-depth knowledge in the concerned subject/area and ability to do research.
 
Admitted candidates will be required to pay the first installment of the Ph.D.programme fee and security deposit within the specified time to confirm admission.

Career Options

Students who complete their Ph.D. in Law will be able to secure handsome job profiles at various leading MNCs, PSUs and research institutions: 
  • Policy Analysts
  • Lecturer/Professor/Academicians
  • Judge
  • Oath Commissioners
  • Legal Advisors
  • Solicitors

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