Ph.D. Program in Law has commenced at HNLU w.e.f. academic session 2014-15 wherein admission of scholars is made strictly on the basis of admission test conducted by the University separately.
HNLU invites applications for Admissions into the Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Law and Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Law and Inter-disciplinary studies. The doctoral program at HNLU seeks to provide a forum to the students from legal and inter-disciplinary fields to pursue their academic interests and contribute towards their chosen area of study.
|Last Date to Receive Applications||18/03/2022|
|All-India Written Entrance Test||13/04/2022|
|Presentation of Research Proposals of the shortlisted candidates||18/04/2022 and 19/04/2022|
Specialization: The indicative list of Specialization is as follows:
International Trade and Investment Laws
Human Rights Law
Law and Sociology
Tribal and Indigenous Law and Policy
International Commercial Arbitration
Cyber Law and Policy
Seat Intake & Reservation
No. of Seats (All India)
No. of Seats (Domicile of Chhattisgarh) *
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.
Stage I: Entrance Test
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
1.) Ph.D. scholars shall be required to be present in the University during such period as instructed by the Vice-Chancellor.
2) For candidates drawing scholarship/fellowship/stipend or any other monetary benefit from this University or any other organization, attendance is mandatory throughout their registration period and may be allowed to leave the University upon sanctioned leaves, fieldwork, Conferences/seminars etc.
Amount (in Rs.)
One Time Fee (Payable at Admission)
Coursework and Examination Fee
Semester Fee (Rs. 50,000 per semester) *
Halls of Residence Charge (Payable per month) **
Mess Charges actual***
Retention Fee (Rs. 1,000 per semester) ****
* Inclusive of Library / IT Infrastructure and other amenities
** Payable @ Rs.1500/- p.m. for independent room at PhD Scholars wing.
*** On actual which amounts to approximately Rs.4200/- p.m.
**** To be paid for an extension of per semester over and above the stipulated period of completion.
The filled-in form should be sent along with the Application fee of Rs.2,000/- (Rs. 1,000/- in case of S.C. and S.T. candidates along with the Caste Certificate).
The following are the University bank account details:
Account Holder’s Name: Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Bank Name – IDBI Bank
Account No. 1188102000000806
Account Type -Current A/C
MICR Code 492259501
Branch Name HNLU Campus Branch, Uparwara, Naya Raipur
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The University reserves the right to revise the pattern of the admission test, procedure for admission and fee structure. For details refer to HNLU Ph.D Ordinance available at https://hnlu.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PhD-Ordinance-16th-Feb-22.pdf. Disclaimer – The ordinance is subject to approval by the academic council.