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National Law University Odisha PhD in Law Admission 2019

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Admission Notification for PhD Program 2019

NLU Phd in Law Admission 2019 - National Law University (NLU) Odisha, Cuttack, applications are invited in prescribed proforma for admission to PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Degree for the academic session 2019-20.


Also See: Law Entrance Exams


About NLUO

  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack was established by Act-IV of 2008 by the Odisha State Legislature. It is offering 5-yr. Integrated Program of BALLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.), LLM & PhD Programs
  • NLUO encourages quality research and scholarship in contemporary areas in both theoretical and practical research with a holistic perspective


Important Dates

  • Last Date for Receiving Application Forms: 31st October 2019

  • Date of Entrance Examination: Will be notified on the Website

  • Presentation of Research Proposals: Will be notified on the Website

  • Date of Admission: Will be notified on the Website


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant seeking admission to PhD Program must have Master’s Degree in Law from any recognised University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent in grade; or
  • Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Social Science or Humanities, Management Studies or Sciences from any recognised University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent grade; or
  • Obtained a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or Management Studies from any recognised University with 55% marks and have had at least two years of teaching experience or PhD in any discipline.
  • In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and differently abled candidates a relaxation of 5% marks from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade shall be done

See: PhD Admissions

Selection Procedure

  • Submitted application forms will to be screened, and candidates found eligible will be required to appear for an entrance examination on 01st July 2019 in NLUO campus only
  • Foreign nationals and candidates who have passed the NET or JRF exams are exempted from appearing in the entrance exam; in subjects where NET exams are not conducted, appearing for the admission exam is mandatory


Entrance Test

  • The University shall conduct a Research Entrance Test (NLUORET) for the candidates who have applied for the admission in PhD Program in NLUO
  • The NLUORET shall be of 2 hours duration, carrying 200 marks based on multiple choice questions and questions requiring descriptive answers. Questions shall be from Research Methodology and Law
  • Provided a candidate who has passed NET/JRF exam conducted by the UGC or has a PhD or MPhil degree in any discipline mentioned in Rule 2 above need not appear for the entrance test of 200 marks
  • Such candidate may directly come for the presentation of the Research proposal before the Doctoral Committee as given in Rule 4.5.

No of Seats

  • Total no of seats in PhD Program is 10. University reserves the right to fill or not to fill all or any of the seats

Presentation of the Research Proposal

  • The presentation must be about the tentative research proposal of the candidate. It must contain the following elements;
  • Statement of Problem
  • Relevance of Research
  • Research Questions
  • Research Hypothesis
  • Tentative Chapterisation -
  • Final Selection of the candidates for the PhD Degree Program shall only be made on the basis of the presentation

See: Latest Entrance Exams

Fee Details

Fee Structure (PhD Course) for Full time Candidates

  • Application Fee - Rs.3000/-
  • Registration Fee - Rs.25000/-
  • Coursework Exam Fees - Rs.1000/-
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee (at the time of submission of thesis) - Rs.20000/-
  • Continuation fees if not completed within three years - Rs.10000/- per year for a maximum of 2 years
  • Thesis Resubmission fee (if applicable) - Rs. 20000/-
  • Students Welfare Fund - Rs.5000/- per Year
  • Internet Fees - Rs.5000/- per Year
  • Library Fees - Rs.5000/- per Year
  • Electricity Charges - Rs.10000/- per Year
  • Hostel Fees - Rs 22000/- per Year

Fee structure (PhD Course) for Part-Time Candidates (External in Service candidates)

  • Application Fee - Rs. 3,000/-
  • Registration Fee* - Rs. 25,000/-
  • Coursework Examination Fees - Rs. 1,000/-
  • Thesis Evaluation Fee (at the time of submission of thesis) - Rs. 20,000/-
  • Continuation fees if not completed within three years - Rs. 10,000/- per year for a maximum of 2 years
  • Thesis Resubmission fee (if applicable) - Rs. 20,000/-
  • Students Welfare Fund* - Rs. 5,000/- per Year
  • Internet Fees* - Rs. 5,000/- per Year
  • Library Fees* - Rs. 5,000/- per Year


Application Form

  • Applications may be downloaded from the university website www.nluo.ac.in
  • Applicants are required to submit the following:
  • Completed application form
  • A demand draft of Rs.3000/- drawn in favour of “Registrar National Law University Odisha”
  • Attested photocopies of eligibility qualification certificates and mark sheets;
  • One set of published papers, monographs, articles and books (if applicable);
  • Certificate from the Institution concerned testifying the length of service (if required);
  • A passport size photograph
  • The completed application form along with the enclosures listed above are to be sent via registered post/courier or delivered by hand at the following address the Registrar, NLUO, Kathajodi Campus, Sector 13 CDA, Cuttack-753015 (old PIN code: 753014) Odisha
  • For any further details regarding application, eligibility criteria and admission procedure, candidates are requested to visit the University website www.nluo.ac.in


NLU Odisha

National Law University Odisha, (Established by Act IV of 2008), Kathajodi Campus, Sector-13 CDA Cuttack-753015, Odisha, Website www.nluo.ac.in



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