NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission 2023-24: Application Form, Dates

NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission
NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission

NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission 2023-24 – National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University Hyderabad invited applications for PhD admission for the academic year 2023-24 through an entrance exam.

Check full details on NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission 2023-24 below here.

About NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad

  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, an institution of eminence in the field of legal education and research, is a residential University established by the NALSAR University Act, 1998, (Act 34 of 1998) which is committed to innovation in legal education whilst expanding the frontiers of legal research.
  • The University takes an inter-disciplinary approach towards legal research encouraging students to look closely at the social moorings of law and the relevance of social science methodologies for legal research.

PhD Seats

  • The University has 15 vacancies across Law, Social Sciences and Management.

Eligibility Criteria for NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission 2023-24

  • Candidates who have obtained a Master’s Degree or equivalent qualifications in Law, Management or Humanities or other cognate disciplines from any recognized University or Autonomous Institution securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent.  
  • Candidates who have passed the Company Secretary Examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS) are also eligible for admission to the programme.
  • Candidates who have passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi.
  • Candidates who have passed the final examination of Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
  • Note: In case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)/ Persons with disabilities the requirement of marks at Master’s Degree is 50% or its equivalent. The University shall adhere to University Grants Commission’s Guidelines as decided from time to time.

NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form07 July 2022
Date of Online Entrance Exam15 July 2022

NALSAR University Hyderabad PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

  • Candidates can fill application form on the official website of the university.
  • Email ID submitted at the time of registration will be used for all correspondences until enrolment is completed. Change in Email ID will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.

Steps to Fill Application Form

  • Step 1 : Register Yourself
  • Step 2 : Verify Email
  • Step 3 : Fill Application Form
  • Step 4 : Pay Application Fee
  • Step 5 : Submit Application

Application Fee

  • Registration fee – Rs.2000/- (Rs.1000/- in case of SC & ST candidates along with Caste Certificate)

Admission Procedure

  • In order to obtain admission, candidates have to appear in a written entrance exam test.
  • This year the three and a half hours exam shall be conducted online on July 15, 2023 from 10:00 a.m.
  • Applicants who have cleared the UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) in their respective disciplines are exempted from writing the entrance exam.
  • The entrance test will have two parts. The first, for 50 marks is devoted to assess aptitude for research and writing skills and the second also for 50 marks evaluates disciplinary background and domain knowledge.
  • The first part is mandatory for all applicants irrespective of their disciplinary background. The candidates can do the second part by attempting questions under Law, Social Science and Humanities or Management.
  • The applicable relaxation as per UGC will be taken note of.
  • To be considered for the next leg of the admission process, the candidate must obtain 50% of the marks in the entrance. However, the University can decide upon a higher cut-off depending on the number of applicants and the number of seats available each year.
  • The applicants who have cleared the entrance test and also those who are exempted from writing the entrance test are required to submit a preliminary research proposal (between 1500-2000 words) 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.
  • Applicants may contact faculty members whose area specializations conform with their research interests for consultations on their proposals. Assistance can also be obtained from any Research Exploratory Workshops that the University may conduct in July – August. The scheduling of these workshops will be announced on the University website. The applicants are advised to visit the University website to ensure that they are not submitting proposals on already registered topics. Since such duplication could result in their not being invited for interview. Registered topics
  • The preliminary research proposals will be scrutinized for plagiarism. If the similarity index for any proposal exceeds 15%, excluding appropriately cited sources, then the applicants will not be called for the interview. Similarly, applicants making proposals on topics already registered with the University may not be called for the interview.
  • The applicants whose preliminary proposals have passed the plagiarism test and have been found to be researchable areas by the University Research Board only will be invited for an interview. By no means, a candidate whose proposal clears the plagiarism test can claim a slot in the interview.
  • The applicants who clear the interview will be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. program.
  • The Principal Supervisor for each candidate shall be allotted by the Research Committee. In addition, every candidate will have a two-member Advisory Board to aid the research. The Advisory Board shall consist of two experts nominated by the Supervisor and the Candidate respectively.
  • The candidates will compulsorily undergo a Foundational Research Methodology course and after successful completion of the Research Methodology coursework, and the additional course work, candidates will be required to defend their modified proposal before the entire Faculty.
  • The candidates who have cleared the entrance test, but did not clear the interview shall be given one more opportunity to submit their proposal on the basis of the recommendation of the Research Committee without needing to reappear for the entrance exam.
  • Candidates pursuing the Ph.D. program may assist in the teaching or research activities of the University.

Pattern of the Test Paper

ComponentWeightageTime / Duration
1. Research Aptitude and Writing Skill50 %1.5 Hrs.
2. Disciplinary Knowledge50 %2 Hr.
  • TOTAL MARKS: 100
  • In the first component the examination will test the research and writing aptitude of the candidates through MCQs, essay, comprehension and précis writing.
  • In the second component, candidates will also be tested on their ability to write professionally and in accordance with established norms of scholarship through questions which test the candidate’s knowledge of the where, what and how of referencing.
  • In the second component, you are required to choose your areas. The following areas will be covered:
    • 1. Law
    • 2. Humanities / Social Sciences
    • 3. Business Administration

Model Test Papers

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Important Links

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Important Dates

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form09 July 2022
Date of Written Entrance Exam06 Aug 2022

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Important Dates

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form07 July 2021
Date of Written Entrance Exam07 August 2021 (11.00 am)