Ph.D Program

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

Full Time 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. Full time Ph.D. scholars will be provided with hostel accommodation as per the terms of the University.

Part Time Ph.D. Program:
Candidates registered as part time research scholars shall work and conduct research for four (4) years under a recognized supervisor. Candidates seeking admission as part time research scholars have to submit no objection certificate from the employer to pursue Ph.D. Course and also during summer term for attending classes of Ph.D. course work conducted in two spells in the first two years of the program.

Eligibility Criteria:
A candidate is eligible for admission into Ph.D. program both full time/part time if he/she obtained not less than 55% marks at the Post Graduate Degree in Law in regular study mode from a recognized University.

The following candidates who sati sfy the eligibility criteria are eligible for admission into part time 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 professional experience.
  • 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:
Admission into Ph.D. full time/ part time program in Law shall be through Ph.D. eligibility test followed by Ph.D. admission interview. All the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria shall appear for the Ph.D. eligibility test. The candidates who are qualified in UGC/ JRF examination/ NET/SLET are exempted from appearing Ph.D. eligibility test.

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. Syllabus for eligibility test on the above subjects will be given along with the application form. 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:
Limited University sponsored research fellowships are available for full time research scholars which will be awarded on the basis of merit.