Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)*

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About the Programme :

The Ph.D. programme offered by Department of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law shall be in areas relating to socio-legal, governance, policy, customary laws, social work or any other allied aspects concerning tribal/indigenous people(s).

It shall be strictly in accordance to the following :

The programme cannot be pursued simultaneously with any other programme or employment.

Admission Notification :

Notification for admission to Ph.D. programme is usually flashed in the beginning of each academic year.

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Eligibility Criteria :

A candidate seeking admission to Ph.D. programme must possess Post Graduate degree in Law / Anthropology / Sociology / Public Administration / Human Rights / Social Work / Tribal Law and Governance or any other related discipline, from a recognized Indian or Foreign University, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade/CGPA [without including grace marks].

The same for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Divyang (differently abled) candidates shall be 50% or equivalent grade/CGPA [without including grace marks].

There is no age bar for pursuing the programme.

Number of Seats :

The number of candidates to be admitted in the Ph.D. programme is decided by Department on a 'year to year basis' depending on manageable number of vacant seats available with eligible supervisor/s of the Department.

The concurrent reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India / University Grants Commission (UGC) / Central University of Jharkhand, shall be applied accordingly.

Process of Admission :

Prospective applicants are required to appear in Ph.D. Entrance Test. However, candidates having NET/JRF in concerned or relevant disciplines are exempted from appearing in Entrance Test, but they are mandatorily required to fill the application form.

In the Ph.D. Entrance Test, applicants have to secure at least 50% marks.

In the test, 50% questions are from topics relating to research methodology and the remaining 50% are subject specific questions.

The (entrance test qualified + exempted) applicants are called for interview to discuss their research interest through presentation (preferably PowerPoint) before a duly constituted committee. Apart from research interest area, the interview also gauges the - (a) competence of candidate for proposed research, (b) suitability of research work to be undertaken at University, and (c) whether the proposed area of research can contribute to addition of new knowledge ? Based on these assessments, the final selection is made.

Test Centres :

Ph.D. Entrance Test is conducted across the length and breadth of India.

Fellowship / Stipend :

    • Admitted candidates who have UGC-JRF / RGNF / MANF / ICMR or any other equivalent fellowship are eligible for receiving Rs. 31,000/- per month (as fellowship) + Rs. 10,000 (annual contingency) + House Rent Allowance (as per norms) for the first two years. Consequent upon satisfactory progress, it is upgraded as per the norms of funding agency.

    • All others admitted students shall receive : Rs. 8000/- per month (as University Fellowship) + Annual Contingency.

Fee Structure :

    • Current Fee Structure of Ph.D. programme - [1st Semester - Rs. 11,200] [Subsequent Semesters - Rs. 5,260]

Research Supervisors :

Research Students :

    • List of Currently Enrolled Ph.D. Research Scholars : [Link]

    • Year Wise List of Admitted Research Students : [Link]

Pre-Ph.D. Course Work Syllabus :

  • Brief Guidelines and Pre-Ph.D. Course Work Syllabus [Click Here]

Queries / Clarification :

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