Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna notifies LLD, PhD & D.Phil. Admission 2023 Apply Online

Chanakya National Law University Doctoral Program Admission 2023 – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna invites applications for admission to the full-time Doctoral Programs (LLD, PhD, DPhil) offered by the university for the academic session 2023-24.


Doctoral Programs

  • LLD (Admission based on Interview, Interaction and Presentation of Research proposal.)
  • PhD in Law (NET/JRF and those who qualify in Entrance Test and interview)
  • PhD in Social Sciences with Law (NET/JRF and those who qualify in Entrance Test and interview)
  • PhD in Science or Allied Subjects with Law (NET/JRF and those who qualify in Entrance Test and interview)
  • PhD in Social Sciences [Political Science, History, Sociology, Economics, Management) – [NET/JRF and those who qualify in Entrance Test and interview]
  • PhD in Humanities [(English Literature – NET/JRF and those who qualify in Entrance Test and interview]
  • DPhil – General (Admission based on Interview, Interaction and presentation of Research Proposal)


Important Dates

  • Downloading of Application Form : 30th September 2023
  • Last date for the receipt of Ph.D. application with enclosures: 31st October 2023
  • Last Date for the receipt of LLD/DPhil application with research proposal: 31st October 2023
  • Date of PhD Entrance Test: 18th November 2023
  • Date of Publication of Result on or before: 05th December 2023
  • Date of Interview & Presentation PhD; LLD & DPhil – General: 11 & 12th December 2023
  • Date of Admission: 04th January 2024
  • Commencement of Ph.D. Course work Class: 11th January 2024
  • Medium of Entrance Exam: English Only


No. of Seats

  • Total number of vacant seats: 40, in the disciplines of Law – 15; Pol. Sc. – 04; History – 04; Economics – 03; Sociology – 03; English Literature-3; Management – 08.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have passed (a) Master Degree from a recognised University in the discipline in which they are making application for Ph.D. Program, with a minimum of 55% marks or 50% marks in case of reserved candidates in the aggregate .and (b) passed by securing minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in the Ph. D. ENTRANCE TEST conducted by the University shall be eligible for Enrolment in the Ph.D. Programme, subject to successfully completing the Course work and passing the exam as per UGC Regulations 2022. Mere appearance in the Entrance Test does not guarantee admission. Candidates qualified in UGC NET/ JRF are exempted from appearing the in ENTRANCE TEST for enrolment in Ph.D. Programme. However, they will have to appear in the interview test along with the qualified CANDIDATES IN THE WRITTEN ENTRANCE TEST, and the final selection will be done in the ratio of (60/40) out of the pooled candidates [NET/JRF and Entrance test qualified] together , towards the vacant seats.
  • “Eligibility criteria will be on the basis of and in conformity with University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./PH.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016 vide UGC notification No.: F. 1-2/2009(EC/PS) V (I) Vol. II dated 5th May, 2016


Application Process

  • Click to download the Application Form and submit with relevant documents and Bank draft only for Rs.5000/-(Rs. Five Thousand only) in favour of Registrar, Chanakya National Law University, Patna payable at Patna within stipulated date.
  • The Filled in Application Form should reach to the University on or before 31st October 2023, on the Address by Post: To, The Registrar , Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna- 800001
  • For all other details please visit our Website Changes, if any, will be notified throughout website Telefax: – 0612-2352315, Mobile No. – 7667074426,; E-Mail: [email protected]

For more details and to apply, please visit the official website