Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur announces Admission to PhD Program 2023


HNLU Raipur PhD Admission 2023 – Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur invites applications for Admissions to the Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.) Program in Law and Inter-disciplinary studies for the Academic Session 2023.


HNLU Raipur PhD Admission 2023



  • The indicative list of Specialization is as follows
  • Banking Laws Corporate Laws Commercial Laws
  • International Trade and
  • Investment Laws
  • Criminal Law Constitutional Law
  • Conflict Resolution Environmental Laws Family Laws
  • Human Rights Law Employment Law IPR Laws
  • Public Policy Gender Studies International Law
  • Taxation Laws International Relations Law and Sociology
  • Tribal and Indigenous Law and
  • Policy
  • International Commercial
  • Arbitration
  • Cyber Law and Policy


Seat Intake

No. of Seats (All India)

  • Scheduled Caste – 01
  • Scheduled Tribe – 01
  • OBC* – 03
  • Unreserved – 05
  • Total – 10 Seats

No. of Seats (Domicile of Chhattisgarh)

  • Unreserved – 10


Program Duration

  • Ph.D. program shall be for a minimum duration of three years from the date of registration and a maximum of six years


Important Dates:

  • Issuance of Notification 21st July 2023
  • Last Date to Receive Application form 14th August 2023
  • All-India Written Entrance Test (Online) 20th August 2023
  • Presentation of Research Proposals of the shortlisted candidates 27th August 2023
  • Declaration of Result 31th August 2023
  • Date of Registration / Admission 8th September 2023



Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates with a Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s Degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • Candidates with LL.M. or equivalent degrees are eligible to apply for Ph.D. in Law or interdisciplinary Ph.D. However, candidates with other Masters degrees or professional degrees are eligible to apply only for interdisciplinary Ph.D.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission from time to time.



Application Process

  • For offline mode of application, form can be downloaded from HNLU website https://hnlu.ac.in
  • After completion of the application and payment of fee, submit the same through e-mails at [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; with the subject line carrying the applicant’s name, name of the program and UTR number to facilitate verification. Scanned copy of the duly filled-in application form along with all the enclosures must be submitted
  • Applications received after the last date shall not be accepted. In case of queries feel free to reach out on [email protected]
  • The filled-in form should be sent along with the Application fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rs.1000/- in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes candidates along with the Caste Certificate).


Application Fee

  • Inclusive of Library / IT Infrastructure and other amenities
  • Payable @ Rs1500/- p.m. for independent room at Ph.D. Scholars wing
  • On actual which amounts to approximately Rs. 4200/- pm
  • To be paid for an extension of per semester over and above the stipulated period of completion


Admission Process

Stage I: Entrance Test (100 Marks)

  • Candidates have to appear for an All-India Ph.D. Entrance Test which shall be for a duration of 2.5 hours.
  • The entrance test shall comprise of two components:
  • Component 01 – Research Aptitude Test – 50 Marks [Syllabus] – Common to all candidates
  • Component 02 – Legal Test (for Ph.D. in Law – [Syllabus]) or Allied
  • Discipline Test (for Ph.D. in Law & Inter-disciplinary Studies – [Syllabus]) – 50 Marks
  • The candidate needs to score a minimum of 50 % of marks in each component to qualify in the Ph.D. Entrance Test
  • Candidates, who have qualified for UGC NET (Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/lectureship) or SLET, shall be exempted from the Entrance Test

Stage II Personal Interview

  • Shortlisted candidates including UGC NET (Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/ lectureship) or SLET qualified candidates will be required to discuss their research interest/area through presentation followed by an Interview before the Committee.


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


Also See: