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Research Programs in Law

Research programs in law are offered by many universities and law colleges in India. Details of the various reserach programs are given below:

M.Phil in Law 

An M.Phil in law is a thesis oriented research degree in law. It also acts as a gateway to a Ph.D.

Course Content: In universities like NALSAR, every candidate has teaching, research and seminar assignments depending on the approved plan of work. The Teaching Assignments involve preparation of course content and study materials for under-graduate and post-graduate courses or for a  Certificate / Diploma Course or for a summer training workshop / seminar, taking regular or tutorial or group discussion classes in the under-graduate and post-graduate courses.

The Research Work includes attending courses on Research Methodology, identifying a major research subject and a specific research topic, conducting empirical study, if required.

The Seminar assignments involve presentation on different topics.

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • EligibilityAn LL.M. Degree, with a minimum of 50% marks (55% for universities like NALSAR)

Ph.D in Law

Ph.D. in law is one of the highest degrees in law that will enable students to be part of an extensive law research culture. As a Ph.D student you are required to submit a thesis on your chosen area of research.

 A Master’s Degree in any subject relevant to the field of research with a Bachelor’s Degree in law; or

A Master’s Degree in any subject relevant to the research with established research credentials by way of publications; or

A Master’s Degree in any subject relevant to the research with long term indepth practical experience in the area to be researched; or

Passed the Company Secretaryship examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries in India and been awarded Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS);or

Passed the Chartered Accountants examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and been awarded Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accounts; or

M.Phil Degree in the relevant subject with excellent academic background.

LL.D in Law 

LL.D or Doctors of Law and a person with Ph.D in law can only register for this course. For admission to LL.D a candidate is usually required to submit an outline of the research intended for the thesis, chapter-wise proposal of the work alng with academic degrees and certificates. 

  • Duration: A minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 Years
  • EligibilityPh. D. Degree

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