M.Phil (Master of Philosophy)
Eligible candidates, may apply to the Registrar in the prescribed form, which can be obtained on paying the prescribed fee by Demard draft drawin on the Corporation Bank or any other nationalised bank, in favour of Registrar, NLSIU, payable at Bangalore and submitting the same, duly filled in, within the stipulated time.
By the Post Graduate Council constituted by the Vice-Chancellor
II . Eligibility
LL.M. or its equivalent, with 50%; or its equivalent grade.
One academic year - to be completed within a maximum period of three years. Failure to complete within the stipulated time will lead to cancellation of registration and the candidate can re-register for the course if interested. The candidate shall complete within one year from the date of reg-registration.
IV. ADMISSION PROCEDURE (Common to M.Phil/Ph.D. & LL.D.)
Application along with the research proposal of about 10 to 12 pages to be submitted within the stipulated time.
The research proposal should contain:
ii)Statement of the problem and the background information on the subject
iii)A set of research questions along with Hypothesis & Methodology
iv)A Research Design containing chapters
The research proposal for inter-disciplinary research ought to have components which have a bearing on legal theory, reveiw and reform.
V. SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH PROPOSALS
The research proposals submitted shall be vetted normally by the faculty members for the consideration of PG Council. The shortlisted candidates after vetting of the research proposals shall be called for making presentation before a panel of experts.
VI. SELECTION PROCESS
The candidates will be selected upon consideration of the research proposal and the report submitted by the expert panel on the presentation by the PG Council.
VII. APPOINTING SUPERVISORS
The Post-Graduate Council shall identify the respective Supervisors.
VIII. ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
4 days mandatory residential orientation to be conducted for the admitted candidates at their own cost, on Research Methodology, Writing Research Reports, acknowledging sources, etc. Candidates to simultaneously revise their research proposals and get the same approved by the Supervisor.
IX. REPORT SUBMISSION AND PRESENTATION
A) Once in six months a report of progress has to be submitted. The candidates will be furnished with the suggestions on the report given by their guide. Two presentations will have to be made by the selected candidates before submission. The candidates are required to make the first presentation onthe report incoporating the suggestions made by the Supervisor, if any. With the approval of the Supervisor, the final presentation shall be made before the submission of thesis.
B)First presentation will have to be evaluated by the Supervisor as well as the internal faculty members specialised in the area.
C) Final presentation will have to be evaluated by at least two external experts specialised in the area. There shall be a gap of minimum three months between First and Final presentation.
A) The candidates are required to submit the dissertation in triplicate after paying the requisite fee.
B)The dissertation submitted shall be referred to a panel of two external examiners for evaluation selected by the Vice-Chancellor from out of a panel of external examiners. In case of different of opinion among the external examiners on the merit of the dissertation, if shall be referred to a third examiner for his/her opinion.
XI. AWARD OF DEGREE
A)The Degree of M.Phil in Law shall be conferred on a candidate who, having completed satisfactorily the other requirments, receives favourable report on the dissertation from at least two examiners at the time of the Annual Convocatin. However, the candidate is entitled to take a Provisional Certificate as and when the results are declared.
B)In case the external examiners give negative report, the candidate shall be provided through the guide the copy of the suggestions/comments made by the examiners. The candidate is required to resubmit the dissertation after incorporating the suggestions/comments and submit the resubmitted dissertation within two months along with the prescribed fee.
Each examiner shall submit the evaluation report in the prescribed form within two months of the receipt of the thesis.