HNLU [Hidayatullah National Law University] Ph.D. (Law) Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 19 2018

HNLU (Hidayatullah National Law University) is an autonomous law university in New Raipur, Chhattisgarh. It is one of the National Law Schools founded in India being sixth in the series of such national law schools. It was founded as a center for legal excellence by the Government of Chhattisgarh. The University is named after the former Chief Justice of India, Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah. The university provides a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) integrated Programme, an L.L.M. Programme, and Ph.D. Course.

It is a residential university and is affiliated to and receives central assistance from the University Grants Commission and is recognized by the Bar Council of India. The students belonging to the state domicile Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class, and PWD and minorities are offered with scholarships by the state government.

The University invites Applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Programme (Ph.D.) in Law. The period of the programme can range from 2 years to 4 years. The programme is a full-time residential Programme. The intake to the Ph.D. Programme is 15.

Official Website of Hidayatullah National Law University

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    28th Apr, 2018 - 26th Jun, 2018

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Law
Last date for submission of Application26th Jun, 2018


Doctor of Philosophy in Law

You must have obtained a Master’s Degree of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur or any other University founded by law in force or any other degree recognized as equivalent thereto in Law.

You should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent grade for general category and 50% marks or its equivalent for SC/ST/PH category.

Step To Apply

You must download the Application Form from the University website, and a print out of the Form. The duly filled Application Form must be submitted by June 26th, 2018.

You should fill the Application Form with the need for personal and educational details.

Application Fee: You must pay the Application Fee of Rs. 1500 in case of general category and Rs. 1000 in case of SC/ST category, via the Demand Draft of the stated amount, drawn in favor of Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University, payable at Raipur.

You must attach the relevant enclosures and the Demand Draft along with the Application Form, and send it to the following address:

Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University,

Post- Uparwara, Naya Raipur- 492002


Admission Procedure

Doctor of Philosophy in Law

You shall be selected on the basis of Written Test organized by the University. Your final selection will be on the basis of their inter se merit in the Interview.

The Written Test shall be exclusively in the English Language.

You should be able to secure a minimum of the following marks (cut-off marks) in the Written Test:

  • For SC/ST- 40% of the total marks in written test
  • For Unreserved/OBC category - 50% of the total marks in written test

Concessions: If you have eligible for UGC- NET (Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/ lectureship) or SLET, you shall be exempted from writing the Entrance Test. If you qualify the Entrance Exam, you shall have to sit for the Interview. However, you shall need to appear for the interview like other aspirants who need to appear in the entrance test for Ph.D. (Law).

Reservation Criteria

The reservation criteria will be as per the norms prescribed by the Government of Chhattisgarh.

Fees Structure of Hidayatullah National Law University

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

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