IMS Unison University
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy
An applicant seeking admission to Ph.D. Degree programme must have
a) Master of Laws degree from any recognised University having scored a minimum of 55%; or
b) M.Phil in Law from a recognised University
With a view to encouraging interdisciplinary studies with strong legal component, the NLSIU encourages candidates from other disciplines to register for Ph.D. Such candidates must have :
i) Master's Degree in any subject relevant to the field of research with a Bachelor's Degree in law ; or
ii) Master's Degree in any subject relevant to the research with established research credentials by way of publications ; or
iii) Master's Degree in any subject relevant to the research with long term indepth practical experience in the area to be researched ; or
iv) passed Company Secretaryship examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretary in India and awarded Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS) ; or
v) passed Chartered Accountants examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and should be a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ; or vi) an M.Phil degree in the relevant subject with excellent academic background.
Eligible candidates may apply to the Registrar in the prescribed form which can be obtained after paying an application fee of Rs. 1000/- by Demand draft drawn on the State Bank of India or any other nationalised bank, payable to NLSIU at Bangalore and submit the same duly filled in within the stipulated time.
Along with the application, a candidate is required to submit the following :
a) An outline of the scheme of research intended for the thesis ;
b) A chapter-wise proposal of the work in about 2,000 words ;
c) A Certificate from the institution concerned testifying length of service, wherever required;
d) An attested copy of the Membership Certificate;
e) An attested photocopy of LL.M. , M.Phil., and M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. Degrees whichever is applicable, along with the marks sheet ; and
f ) One set of published papers, monographs, articles and books, if any.
Registration to the Ph.D. programme shall be based, inter alia , on the performance of the candidate at the interview conducted by the Admission Committee constituted for this purpose with the Director as the Chairman and two or more Faculty members of NLSIU nominated by the Director.
If the Admission Committee finds a candidate suitable for pursuing Ph.D. Degree programme, the candidate shall be allowed to provisionally 'register' for the Ph.D. programme on payment of Rs. 5,000/- as registration fee.