Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies


Programme Details


JGU is a research-intensive University, and the Ph.D. 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 (Institution of Eminence Deemed to Be University) to provide globalized legal education, the Ph.D. course work aims to equip our Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. Programme seeks to provide our research aspirants with the best of opportunities to develop their thesis.

Broad Areas of Research

  • International Law: Law of Outer Space, International Legal Systems, Humanitarian Law
  • Constitutional Law: Election Law, Electoral Reforms, Rights of Refugees, Right to Health, Indigenous Rights, Judicial Delays
  • Comparative Law: Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Competition Law: Law and Procedure of Competition Commission of India
  • Law of Taxation: International Taxation
  • Criminal Law: Juvenile Offenders, Restorative Justice
  • Socio-Legal Studies: Cause Lawyering, Commercial Surrogacy
  • Intellectual Property Rights: Policy on Innovation, Data Privacy
  • Legal Philosophy: Organizational Theory

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

Categories of Admission

Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D. Student (with or without fellowship)
    “means a person enrolled in the Ph.D. Programme devoting full-time to completing the requirements of the degree.”
  • Part-Time Ph.D. Student (without fellowship)
    “means a person who is registered in the Ph.D. Programme devoting part of his/ her time for completing the requirements of the degree while discharging other employment obligations.”

Application & Selection Procedure

Duration of the Course

The minimum and maximum period of study and research shall be three years and six years respectively from the date of registration of the student.

Credit Requirement & Coursework Details

Fee Structure & Fellowship Details


Important Dates

Dates Spring Fall
Last Date to apply 15 November 5 June
Research Aptitude Test Within 2-3 weeks of Application Deadline Within 2-3 weeks of Application Deadline
Interview Dates Within 2-3 weeks of Research Aptitude Test Within 2-3 weeks of Research Aptitude Test
Final List of Shortlisted candidates Within 2-3 weeks of Interview Date Within 2-3 weeks of Interview Date

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