Admission Open: NALSAR Integrated LLM PhD Programme [2017 – 2018, Hyderabad]: Apply by June 30


BA, LLB / LLB / BL Degree or equivalent degree from a recognized University securing not less than 65% of marks in the aggregate.

Candidates who already hold LLM degrees from other institutions can also apply.


Four years. However in exceptional cases the University may for reasons to be recorded in writing permit the doctoral thesis to be submitted in less than four years.

Admission Procedure

The candidates shall be selected by a process exclusive to this program based on the following parameters:

Academic performance (CGPA or Percentage of marks obtained) during first degree in law: 15%

Performance at the written test: 30%

Statement of Purpose: 10%

Writing Sample: 30% (could be a published or unpublished paper or a work-in-progress)

Interview: 15%.

The written test will consist of essay type questions related to the fields of Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Law and the Humanities etc.

Candidates must also submit at least two letters of recommendations from individuals who have supervised their work in an academic or professional setting. Applications sent without the letters of recommendation will not be processed.

Number of Seats

5 (FIVE)

If suitable candidates are not found, the University reserves the right to admit less than five candidates.

Course Structure

Click HERE.

Research Stipend

Each candidate admitted to this integrated programme will receive a stipend of Rs. 25,000/- per month during the first year.

On the completion of the LL.M. dissertation at the end of the first year, the University will assess the suitability of the candidate for pursuing further doctoral studies.

In case the candidate is found fit for pursuing doctoral work, the candidate will receive a stipend of Rs. 35,000/- per month till the end of the fourth year.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates can download the application by clicking here and the filled-in form should be sent along with the Registration Fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 1,000/- for SC/ST), SoP, Writing Sample and the marks Statement of the qualifying examination.

The Registration Fee can be paid by way of demand draft drawn in favour of ‘Registrar, NALSAR University of Law’ payable at Hyderabad.

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) should be in 1000 words specifically mentioning why you want to join the said course. The writing sample may be a published research paper / article or a work-in-progress.

The duly filled-in form along with all the relevant documents should reach the University on or before June 30, 2017.

Applications received after the last date for any reason shall not be considered for admission.

The written test will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. and the interview will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at NALSAR University of Law, Justice City, Shameerpet.

Incomplete applications will be rejected. The Registration Fee and other fee once paid will not be refunded.

The University reserves the right to revise the admission process, pattern of the admission test, fee structure, course curriculum, research stipend etc. from time to time.

To apply for this Integrated LLM, PhD Programme, click HERE.

For further details, click HERE.

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