Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies


Start Date
01 September 2020

End Date
31 July 2023

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

15 Jun 2020

Course Information

Programme Objectives

JGU is a research-intensive University, and the PhD Programme is designed keeping in mind the need and vision of Jindal Global Law School’s aspiration to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research. Keeping in view the vision of the O.P. Jindal Global University to provide globalized legal education, the PhD course work aims to equip our PhD students with skills to conduct research on legal issues from a global perspective, enabling them to think, innovate and apply their knowledge to emerging global legal issues. The outstanding faculty of JGLS will inspire and motivate you to work hard and to engage in meticulous research reflecting a sense of passionate commitment to achieving excellence. The Global PhD Programme seeks to provide our research aspirants with the best of opportunities to develop their thesis.


LLM with at least 55% marks or an equivalent grade. Professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ CS (both 5 year integrated or 3 years after graduation) with minimum 55% marks.

Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade.

Applicants with more than 3 years industry/ teaching/ practicing/ managerial/ professional experience will be given preference.

Relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently-Abled categories or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

Admission Process

Step 1:  Fill the online application through the JGU website at (https://admissions.jgu.edu.in/).

Submit the online application form along with the following documents

·         A Statement of Purpose(SOP) explaining the reason for pursuing a PhD degree (1500 words)

·         Copies of transcript

·         Curriculum Vitae

Brief proposal (about 2500 words) in the following format:

·         Brief Overview     

·         Review of Literature

·         Research Methodology

·         Tentative Outline of Chapters

Step 2: Entrance Examination RAT (Research Aptitude Test)

Note: Entrance Examination exemption details refer to JGU PhD Regulation Clause 9.


Step 3: Interview with the School Doctoral Committee (SDC).

Duration of the Programme

The duration is for a minimum of 3 years and maximum 6 years.  As per the JGU rules, the minimum & maximum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years from the date of enrolment (36 months) & 6 years (72 months) respectively from the date of provisional registration of the candidate. However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good and proven through substantial publications, the period can be reduced by six months.


Fellowship Assistance

 The fellowship scheme is limited to two full time PhD students from JGLS. Please find below details of the JGU fellowship scheme applicable with effect from Feb 01, 2020: 


Name of Fellowship Scheme

Fellowship amount


JGU Research fellowship (during PhD course work, up to one year from the date of Registration)

 35,000/- per month


JGU Research Fellowship

(after successful completion of PhD course work )

 40,000/- per month

  • A full time PhD scholar at JGU can avail a sum of ₹ 20,000/-Per annum as Contingency Grant.
  • A full time PhD scholar at JGU shall be entitled to staff development financial support, once during his/her PhD tenure up to a maximum of ₹ 75,000/- (Applicable in second & third year of PhD tenure).
  • A full time PhD scholar at JGU will be eligible to undertake/attend two(2) national conferences and one (1) international conference during his/ her PhD tenure. National conference expenditure is on actual basis and international conference with staff development financial support.
  • Every full time PhD Scholars at JGU will be given a complimentary health insurance coverage up to  50,000/-

Fee Details

A candidate admitted for full-time Ph.D. programme will be positioned as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the first year, Research Fellow (RF) in the second year and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in the third year of his/ her Ph.D. registration. Fellowship for JRF/ RF/ SRF will be for 3 years only.


Full-time Ph.D. Candidate with or without fellowship

Part-time Ph.D. Candidate

In Service JGU Staff

Registration Fee

₹ 10,000/-

₹ 10,000/-

₹ 10,000/-

Institute amenities security deposit(refundable)

₹ 10,000/-

₹ 10,000/-


Semester Fee (till  4th year of Ph.D. Registration)

₹ 25,000/-

₹ 50,000/-


Semester Fee ( 5th year onwards)




Thesis Submission Fee

₹ 5000/-

₹ 5000/-

₹ 5000/-

The fees will be subject to changes as decided by the University from time to time

Campus Residency Requirement

A full-time research scholar shall attend classes on a regular basis till completion of the course work, not exceeding one and half years. A part-time/ sponsored research scholar shall spend a minimum of 7 days during a semester to seek professional guidance from his/ her Supervisor/ Co-Supervisor and/ or avail the library/ laboratory facilities. University Doctoral Committee(UDC) has powers to allow an overseas candidate to complete Residency from home city, provided the University has some kind of collaboration with the home University/ Institute concerned.

Course Work

All candidates admitted to the PhD Programme are required to complete a course work in the first 12 months in case of the full-time programme and 18 months in the case of the part-time programme. The course work comprises both credit and audit courses. The minimum credit load is of 11 credits and the maximum 16. The maximum credit load may go up depending upon the school’s requirements.

Reimagining Law through Theories

The Art of Writing a Thesis in Law

Literature Review 1

Research and Publication Ethics

Empirical Legal Research

Literature Review 2

Important Dates




Last Date to Apply

10th Oct

5th June

Research Aptitude Test

31st Oct

15th June

Interview Dates

1st Nov – 15th Nov

16th – 25th June

Final List of Shortlisted candidates

1st Dec

1st July


Contact Person

Email ID

Mobile No

Ms Serena Thomas



For more details about the Doctoral program click on the below


Admission Helpline

Mr. Anand Prakash Mishra
Director of Law Admissions, Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Institution Building)
 : + 91-130-4091806
Mr. Debjyoti Bhattacharya
Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach
: + 91-8930110758
Ms. Suruchi Makkar
Senior Manager, Admissions & Outreach

: + 91-8930110817
: smakkar@jgu.edu.in

Mr. Vinod Madaan
Senior Manager, Admissions & Outreach
: + 91-7027850258
Mr. Suryakant Jain
Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach
: +91-8396907275