West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) M.Phil. And Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 20 2018

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), founded in 1999, is an autonomous law university providing courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is in the Salt Lake City of Kolkata. It has the permanent affiliation from the Bar Council of India. In Its relatively short existence, NUJS has firmly founded itself as one of the premier National Law Schools and top-ranking centers of legal education in India.

In 2009 Outlook ranked NUJS as the 2nd best law school in India. In 2008, in a ranking organized jointly by the Wall Street Journal and Mint, NUJS was rated as the 3rd best law school in India, with the best "pedagogic systems and procedure" amongst all law schools in the country. They have proven their mettle in different areas such as Moot Courts, Debates, and Essay Writing. The students of NUJS have excelled in nearly every field.

The University invites Applications for admission to the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programmes for the academic year 2016-17. The applications for admission are available online on the website and must be submitted by within the stipulated time. The admission to both the programmes will be based on an Entrance Test organized by the University followed by an Interview for those who get short-listed.


    08th Aug, 2018 - 21st Aug, 2018

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

NUJS M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Important Dates

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Law
Application forms available from08th - 21st Aug, 2018

NUJS M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admissions 2018 Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Law

For both courses:

You should have an LLM Degree or any Master’s Degree having the potentiality of interdisciplinary study, of any University recognised by UGC, or any equivalent foreign University, with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for general category and 50% marks in case of SC and ST category.

NUJS M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admissions 2018 How To Apply?

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Law

For both the courses:

You should download the Application Form from the University website. It would be available under the “Admissions” tab.

There are separate application forms for M.Phil. And Ph.D. Programmes.

You should take a print out of the Application Form, and fill it with the necessary personal and academic details in your own handwriting.

You should also affix a self-attested recent color passport size photograph.

Application Fee: You should pay the Application Fee of Rs. 2000 which would be non-refundable, in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favor of the Registrar, WBNUJS, Kolkata payable at Kolkata.

You should then send the duly signed Application with relevant documents including the Demand Draft and the Research Proposal, to the following address:

The Registrar,

WBNUJS, 12 LB Block,

Sector - III, Salt Lake City,

Kolkata - 700098

NUJS M.Phil. & Ph.D. Admissions Procedure 2018

M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Law

For both the courses:

You will be selected on the basis of an Entrance Test organized by the University, which would be common to both the M.Phil. And Ph.D. Programmes. This would be followed by an Interview, should you get selected for the Entrance Test. 


  • Foreign aspirants who have LL M degree from a foreign university or Indian University with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent CGPA shall be exempted from the requirement of entrance test, offered that the Post Graduate Council is satisfied with their research proposal.
  • You should have eligible for UGC/SLET/SET/JRF fellowships to be exempted from writing the Entrance Test.

Entrance Test

The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper of 80 marks which would have to be finished in a period of 3 hours. The syllabus of the paper shall cover the following subjects:

  • Indian Constitutional Law: the New Challenges
  • Legal Education  
  • Research Methodology
  • Judicial Procedure
  • Law and Social Transformation in India


Depending on the vacancies available in the University, you will be called for Interview in the ratio 1:3 based on the marks scored in the Entrance Test. The Interview shall be for 20 marks to be organized by the Post Graduate Council.

Reservation Criteria

The reservation criteria will be as per the norms prescribed by the Ministry of Human Resources Management, Government of India.

*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allocated by the University/College

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