The Ph.D Law Program

  • The Ph.D. Program is designed for candidates interested in teaching and research. The key objective of the program is to develop researchers and scholars in the discipline of management, Science & Technology, Law and Education.
  • The program fosters their academic and research interest in their respective areas. This helps the students, experienced executives and faculty members to develop quality skills teaching, research and consultancy.
  • The Ph.D. program is rigorous and interdisciplinary. It is regularly updated, benchmarking the academic delivery against the best standards. The intensity of the program demands energy and zeal in pursuit of greater insight into the chosen topic and a willingness to master all essential components of academic research.

duration Duration

  • Minimum duration of Three years, including the course work and a maximum of six years.

eligibility Eligibility

  • Pass in two-year postgraduate degree or equivalent with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.

Admission Process

  • Admission to the Ph.D. program (both formats) is based on Academic Record, Performance in the Entrance Test and Interview. Candidates with valid NET/ SLET/GATE qualified are exempted from the Entrance Test
  • The test paper for each School will be of objective type, to be attempted in 2 hours.
  • The first part of the paper consists of Analytical reasoning & Research Methodology (20 marks) The second part of the paper shall be based on the discipline selected by the candidate.

Award of Degree

Students who successfully complete Students who successfully complete the program are awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree by The ICFAI University, Dehradun subject to fulfillment of University regulations.

Antardrishti IUD Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

  • The ICFAI University Dehradun strives to create an intellectually stimulating environment for research. Antardrishti IUD Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (AIJIR) is a refereed bi-annual International Journal published by IUD.
  • The Journal is multidisciplinary in nature focusing on the areas of Management, Science & Technology, Law and Education.
  • The objective of the Journal is to disseminate knowledge in all these areas.
  • The AIJIR is intended to provide forum for debate and deliberation for academics, policy makers, research students and faculties with different research areas.
  • The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of Management, Science & Technology, Law and Education with valued areas of excellence. The Journal publishes original research and reviews up to 4000 words.
  • The Journal is proud to have highly experienced Editorial Board members. The AIJIR devoted for high standard quality publications which will create an environment of research among the research scholars and faculty members of IUD.

Program Guidelines

  • Publication Requirement: Every student should publish at least two research papers in peer reviewed journal/ transact his/her area of doctoral research in a refereed journal before submission of the Thesis and produce evidence of the same in the form of acceptance letter or the reprint which is to be appended.
  • Submission of the Ph.D. Thesis and Evaluation: After submission of the Ph.D. Thesis in the prescribed format, it will be evaluated by a panel of examiners. If the panel is satisfied with the Thesis, Viva-Voce examination will be conducted and the student’s performance is graded accordingly.

Semester - 1
  • Research Methodology
  • Research & Publication Ethics
  • Literature Review Seminar
  • One paper related to the core area of discipline
  • 4 Credits
  • 2 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits

Phase I - Course Work:
Phase II - Preparation of Research Proposal (Second Year)
Phase III - Thesis Writing, Pre-Submission Seminar and Submission (Third Year Onwards

Fee Schedule

The fee for each program is mentioned in the table below.

Programs No. of Semesters Admission Fee Total Program Fee Convocation & Alumni Fee Caution Deposit
Domicile Non-domicile
Ph.D.Law Program (Full-time / Part-time) (3 Years) 6 10,000 1,80,000 2,40,000 6,000 10,000

Domicile: To avail the domicile benefits in the program fee, candidate domicile certificate is required at the time of registration

Program Fee: Program Fee is to be paid in equal installments as shown against the respective program.

Note: Ph.D. program fee mentioned above is for the minimum duration of the program. Students have to pay the respective semester fee to continue in the program, if he/she takes additional time beyond the stipulated minimum duration.

Convocation Fee of Rs. 1,000 and Alumni Fee of Rs. 5,000 is to be paid along with the program fee of final semester

Caution Deposit: All students are required to pay the caution deposit along with the first semester fee. The caution deposit will be refunded without interest after adjusting dues, on completion of the respective program.

Merit Scholarships Scheme 2024

The ICFAI University, Dehradun offers merit scholarships to students pursuing the UG & PG programs. These scholarships are based on past academic record and semester-wise performance.

A. Based on Past Academic Record

The past academic percentage will be calculated for the eligibility program on the basis of all courses studied during the program. He/ she should not have any backlog (RRA/NC/ RC) in the semester. He/ she should have scored 6 or more GPA in the semester. Students facing any disciplinary action will not be considered for scholarship. Students who have availed fee waiver are not eligible for scholarship.

Note: Students are required to pay complete semester fee on or before the registration date.

The details are presented in the following table: