LLM-Ph.D in Law

The ICFAI Law School offers both full time research program (Ph.D) in Law.

Full Time LLM-Ph.D. Program:
Candidates registered for full time research shall work and conduct research on a full time basis under a recognized research supervisor. The duration of Ph.D. course for a full time research scholar is four (4) years from the date of admission.


A student who has passed 5 year integrated Honours Law Program on a regular basis having minimum 55% aggregate and 7.5 CGPA or equivalent grade or point scale where ever grading system is followed.

Two years Post graduate Law Program after 3 year LLB Law Program or 1 year LLM after 5 year integrated law program with at least 55% in aggregate.

Duration of the Course:

  • Duration of the Course for the regular full time is 4 years including course work, teaching/ training program and PHD research work and maximum period will be 6 years from date of admission and maximum additional 2 years can be given through a process of re-registration and the total period of completion of PHD program should not exceed 8 years from the date of admission
  • Female PhD Scholars may be provided with maternity leave/ Child care leave up to 240 days in the entire duration of the PhD program

Pattern of Ph.D. Eligibility Test

The eligibility test is of objective type with multiple choice questions covering the subjects of Constitutional Law, Indian Penal Code, Law of Torts, Corporate Law, Labour Law and Jurisprudence. Duration 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 qualified in the Ph.D. eligibility test shall be called for Ph.D. Admission Interview. After the Ph.D. Admission Interview the list of eligible candidates for registration for full time and part time Ph.D. program will be finalized.

Research Fellowships

The Student selected for LLM - Ph.D Program will be awarded with research fellowship during the entire period of program subject to Ph.D regulations.