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In furtherance of its objectives to promote legal education and research the University is offering Integrated LL.M., Ph.D. Programme from the academic year 2017–2018


B.A., LL.B. / LL.B. / B.L. Degree or equivalent degree from a recognized University securing not less than 65% of marks in the aggregate. Candidates who already hold LL.M. 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.


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

  1. Academic performance (CGPA or Percentage of marks obtained) during first degree in law: 15%
  2. Performance at the written test : 30%
  3. Statement of Purpose : 10%
  4. Writing Sample : 30% (could be a published or unpublished paper or a work-in-progress)
  5. 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.



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


The course will consist of taught courses, teaching assignments, curriculum designing, academic administration, publication of research papers and the eventual completion of a Doctoral Thesis.


Course Name



Trimester I


Research Methodology and Legal Writing (July-September)

4 credits

Law and Justice in a Globalizing World (July-September)

4 credits

Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance (July-September)

4 credits

Engaging Tutorials for undergraduate students (July-October)

3 credits

Trimester II


Curriculum Planning and Teaching Plans Development (Oct-Dec)
[This will entail preparation of two detailed course plans which will be taught by the candidate during Year Two]

3 credits

Supervision and Evaluation of Student Performance (Oct-Dec)

3 credits

Co-curricular Programmes and Law School Management (Oct-Dec)

3 credits

Trimester III


Ideas of Justice and Justice Education (January-March)

3 credits

Engaging Tutorials for undergraduate students (January-April)

3 credits

Preparation and submission of LL.M. dissertation (January-June)

6 credits




Interdisciplinary Research in Law, Social Sciences and Management – I (July-October)

4 credits

Teaching a Course/Tutorials for B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) students (July-October)

4 credits

Submission of a statement of the research problem along with a survey of literature on the topic chosen for Ph.D.

2 credits

Interdisciplinary Research in Law, Social Sciences and Management – II (January-April)

4 credits

Teaching a Course/Tutorials for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students (January-April)

4 credits

Submission of a revised research proposal for Ph.D.
(should include a Review of Literature, theoretical and conceptual framework as well as research design, if applicable)

2 credits




Teaching a Course /Tutorials for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students (July-October)

4 credits

Submission of a research paper based on ongoing doctoral studies (to be sent for publication in a refereed journal)


Presentations based on works-in-progress (to be made at least twice at conferences/seminars hosted by other institutions)





Submission of draft doctoral thesis


Pre-Ph.D. presentation (before entire faculty)


Submission of final doctoral thesis


Viva-Voce Examination (before external examiners)




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.

In the event that a candidate is not found fit to continue with doctoral studies and / or if the candidate is not able to continue his / her studies for any reason, the University reserves the discretion to terminate the candidature and / or permit the candidate to withdraw from the LL.M., Ph.D. Integrated programme and allow the candidate to leave the programme. In both the cases, the Degree of LL.M. in Legal Pedagogy and Research would be awarded to the candidate, if the candidate fulfills all the requirements for LL.M. In such an eventuality the candidate shall remit the total LL.M. fee including Tuition Fee, Other Academic Charges, User Charges, One time payments etc. except the Refundable Deposits as applicable to the LL.M. students admitted during the academic year 2018–2019 which comes to Rs. 1,55,000/- (Rupees one lakh fifty five thousand only). The fee paid by the candidates at the time of admission to LL.M., Ph.D. Programme shall be deducted from the fee to be paid by him / her at the time of withdrawal.



Amount (in Rs.)

Registration Fee

(to be paid along with Application)

Rs. 2,000/-

(Rs. 1,000/- for SC/ST)

Admission Fee

(to be paid at the time of admission)

Rs. 10,000/- for Indian Nationals

US $ 1000 for Foreign Nationals

Course Fee

(to be paid at the time of admission)

Rs. 20,000/- for Indian Nationals

US$ 500 for Foreign Nationals

Fee to be paid at the time of submission of thesis

Rs. 12,000/- for Indian Nationals

US$ 1000 for Foreign Nationals




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 May 30, 2018.  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, June 9, 2018 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.

Applicants can apply for this Integrated LL.M., Ph.D Programme through online mode by clicking Apply Online

The following documents to be sent to admissions@nalsar.ac.in  along with online payment receipt of online application form.

a.         Passport size:  Only .jpg, .png, .jpeg file format

b.         Attested copy of the marks statement of X Standard

c.         An attested photocopy of marks statements of B.A., LL.B. / LL.B. / B.L. and other Degree Certificates whichever is applicable
d.         Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join the said course in about 1000 words

e.        Writing Sample (published research paper / article or a work-in-progress )