Gujarat National Law University PhD


Gujarat National Law University announces Admission to PhD Program in Law & Allied Subjects for 2023 Session, Apply now

Gujarat National Law University PhD Admission 2023 – Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to the Doctoral of Philosophy Degree (PhD) Program in Law & Allied Subjects for the academic session 2023-24


Gujarat National Law University PhD Admission 2023


PhD Program offered

The University offers the PhD Degree Programme in the following disciplines:

  1. Law,
  2. Interdisciplinary Research with Law in the disciplines of
  • Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Botany
  • Other Allied subjects


Available Seats

  • Law – 12 (Full Time) and – 12 (Part Time)
  • Management/Allied Subjects – 06 (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Social Work – 02 (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Sociology/Allied Subjects – 03 (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Political Science – 04 (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Economics/Allied Subjects – 10 (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Physics/Allied Subjects – 07 (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Botany/Allied Subjects – 01 (Full Time/Part Time)


Important Dates

  • Last date for filling out the online application form : July 17, 2023 (Monday)
  • Last date of receipt of application forms (in hard copy) : July 19, 2023
  • Date of Examination (online) : July 22, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Date of research Proposal Presentation (at GNLU Campus): 01st – 05th August 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should have a Master’s Degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale and 50% marks or its equivalent in the case of SC/ST/OBC candidates (non-creamy layer) and Persons with Disability



  • Reservation shall be applicable as per the norms
  • Proposals in the allied areas may be considered subject to the availability of supervisors and the area of interest. Admissions shall only be made if a research proposal is found to be satisfactory and suitable
  • The University reserves the right not to admit candidates in any specialization if the proposal is not found to be research worthy


Application Procedure

  • Application form and other details related to the Programme are available at
  • Programme Application should be downloaded and filled as directed
  • The offline application should be sent filled along with the enclosures [(i) an attested photocopy of mark sheets (Graduation, Post-Graduation, M.Phi l(if applicable); A passport size photograph; Demand Draft for Rs.1000/-; UGC-NET/SLET Certificate; NOC from Employer for Part-time applicants; Publications/Presentations) and Demand Draft of Rs.1000/-, drawn in favour of Gujarat National Law University, Payable at Ahmedabad]; by Registered Post or delivered personally to reach ‘Registrar, Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Koba (Sub P.O.), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, 382426’
  • For details, visit


Selection Process

  • Selection process will be conducted and the process shall consist of:
  1. Admission Test (UGC NET/JRF and MPhil Passed Candidates shall be exempted)
  2. Presentation of the proposed research before the Doctoral Research Committee


  • The detailed admission process will be as follows:
  1. Registration
  2. GNLU PhD Admission Test (GPAT-2023)

III. Declaration of Admission Test Result

  1. Presentation to DRC
  2. Final declaration of provisional selection list for admission to PhD Degree



Entrance Exam Pattern

  • The entrance test will have Multiple Choice Questions in two parts
  • Paper I carries 100 Marks and will have Multiple Choice Questions, Common for all Streams. It will include questions from Research Methodology (30 Question X 2 marks each) and English (20 Questions X 2 marks each)
  • Paper II will also will have Multiple Choice Questions (50 Question X 2 marks each) for Law Subjects (Constitutional Law; Jurisprudence; International Law; Criminal Law; Commercial Law; Environmental Law) /Allied Subjects
  • The applicants who clear the entrance test with 50% score and those exempted from writing the entrance test are required to submit a preliminary research proposal with a statement of the research problem and a literature survey which demonstrates that the research topic is unexplored, and an original scholarly contribution can be made on the same
  • The applicants who clear the interview will be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. programme


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


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