The ICFAI Law School off ers both full-ti me and part-ti me research program (Ph.D) in Law.
Full Time Ph.D. Program:
Candidates registered for full-ti me research shall work and conduct research on a full-ti me
basis under a recognized research supervisor. The durati on of Ph.D. course for a full ti me research scholar is four (4)
years from the date of admission.
Part Time Ph.D. Program:
Candidates registered as part-ti me research scholars shall work and conduct research for
four (4) years under a recognized supervisor. Candidates seeking admission as part-ti me research scholars have to
submit No Objecti on Certi fi cate from the employer to pursue Ph.D. Course and also during summer term for att ending
classes of Ph.D. course work conducted in two spells in the fi rst two years of the program.
Pass with minimum 55% marks in Postgraduati on
in Law, in regular study mode, from a recognized
The following candidates who sati sfy the eligibility criteria
are eligible for admission into part ti me Ph.D. Program:
- Regular teachers working in University Law Colleges
or affi liated Law Colleges with a minimum of three
years conti nuous teaching experience.
- Practi cing Advocates with a minimum of 5 years
- Judicial Offi cers with a minimum of 5 years experience.
Reti red Judicial Offi cers are also eligible to pursue
Ph.D. Program in Law.
- Any Gazett ed Offi cer with a minimum of 8 years of
administrati ve experience.
- Any Executive with a minimum of 10 years of
administrati ve experience in any recognized Law
Firm/ Tax Consultants/ Public or Private Limited
Company/ Company Secretaries/ LLP.
Ph.D. Eligibility Test:
Law shall be through an Ph.D. eligibility test followed
by Ph.D. admission interview. All the candidates who
sati sfy the eligibility criteria shall appear for the Ph.D.
eligibility test. The candidates who are qualifi ed in UGC/
JRF examinati on/NET/SLET are exempted from appearing
Ph.D. eligibility test.
Pattern of Ph.D. Eligibility Test:
The eligibility test is of objecti ve type with multi ple choice
questi ons covering the subjects of Consti tuti onal Law,
Indian Penal Code, Law of Torts, Corporate Law, Labour
Law and Jurisprudence. Syllabus for eligibility test on the
above subjects will be given along with the applicati on form. Durati on of the test is of 2 hours. The minimum
marks for qualifying the Ph.D. eligibility test shall be 50%.
Ph.D. Admission Interview:
Candidates who have qualifi ed in the Ph.D. eligibility test
shall be called for Ph.D. Admission Interview. Aft er the
Ph.D. Admission Interview the list of eligible candidates
for registrati on for full ti me and part ti me Ph.D. program
will be fi nalized.
University sponsored research fellowships are available
(limited) for full ti me research scholars which will be
awarded on the basis of merit.
Curriculum for Ph.D Eligibility Test
Jurisprudence: Sources of Law - State and Sovereignty
- Schools of Jurisprudence Concept of right,
duty, ownership and possession legal person
interpretati on of statutes.
Torts: General principles of torts defamati on
negligence doctrine of strict liability vicarious
liability defenses in tort cases damages
Criminal Law: General excepti ons abetment - off ences
aff ecti ng human body off ences against property
off ences relati ng to marriage - off ences of cruelty by
husband or relati ves of husband - defamati on off ences
against State criminal conspiracy
Consti tuti onal Law: Citi zenship fundamental rights
directi ve principles of state policy Union and state
legislature and executi ve - union and state judiciary
emergency amendment of consti tuti on
Corporate Law: General principles of contract agency
incorporati on of company kinds of companies
share and share capital prospectus investments and
borrowing management of company and directors
meeti ngs oppression and mismanagement of minority
share holders winding up SEBI
Labour Law: Trade unions - collecti ve bargaining -
minimum wages, living and fair wages strikes and
lockouts workmens compensati on Bonus and