Gujarat National Law University Ph.D. Law and Allied subjects admissions 2022

Are you looking for admissions to GNLU? Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar has announced admissions in 2022 to the Ph.D. Program in Law and Allied Subjects. Check out below for details like the application process, eligibility criteria, important dates, etc.


The Gujarat National Law University is a public law school and a National Law University established by the Govt. of Gujarat and is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university is located in Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat. The University is also a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Asian Law Institute (ASLI), International Association of Law Schools (IALS), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Gujarat National Law University offers various undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, PG Diploma programs, Ph.D. programs, and certification courses.

Admissions 2022

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar has announced admissions into the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Law and Allied Subjects. The University offers a Ph.D. degree program in the following disciplines:

  • Law (6 seats) (Full Time only)
  • Interdisciplinary Research with Law
  • Management/Allied Areas (5 seats) (Full Time/Part-Time)
  • Social Work (2 seats) (Full Time/Part-Time)
  • Sociology/Allied Areas (1 seat) (Full Time/Part-Time)
  • Political Science (1 seat) (Full Time/Part-Time)
  • Economics/Allied Areas (10 seats) (Full Time/Part-Time)
  • Physics/Allied Areas (7 seats) (Full Time/Part-Time)
  • Botany/Allied Areas (1 seat) (Full Time/Part-Time)
The duration of the Ph.D. program is a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years. Women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed for a relaxation of two years for a Ph.D. in the maximum duration.

Eligibility criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria required for admission to the Ph.D. program at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar is as follows:

  • Candidates who have secured a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in Master's degree or its equivalent. Candidates who have completed an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency can also apply.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks is applicable for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories.
  • Candidates possessing a degree equivalent to an M.Phil degree from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency shall also be eligible to apply.
Candidates should have an excellent academic/professional track record in the relevant discipline.
The applicant for a part-time Ph.D. should prove to Departmental Research Committee (DRC) that his official duties permit him to devote sufficient time to research and ensure that facilities for pursuing research are available at his place of work.

Selection procedure

Selection of candidates for admission will be done based on their performance in the Admission test - GNLU Ph.D. Admission Test (GPAT-2022) and PowerPoint Presentation of the proposed research before the Departmental Research Committee (DRC). UGC NET/JRF and MPhil Passed Candidates shall be exempted from the Admission Test. The duration of GPAT-2022 is 120 minutes. It consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions. It has 2 papers -

Paper-I: Research Methodology & English (50 Questions)
Paper-II: Subject Awareness, Domain Knowledge (50 Questions)

The applicants who secured a 50% score on the entrance test are required to do a presentation on the preliminary research proposal which includes the topic of research, why research on that topic?, proposed research objectives, and Literature Review done (if any), Intended outcome of the research. The duration of this PowerPoint presentation is 15 minutes.

Application Process

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to apply online at the official website. Candidates need to pay the non-refundable application fee of Rs. 4000/-. Candidates need to send the hard copy of the filled-in admission form along with relevant certificates to the below address by post latest by 8th June 2022. The cover should be clearly marked as s "Application for Admission to the Ph.D. Programme".
The Registrar
Gujarat National Law University
Knowledge Corridor, Koba,
Koba (Sub P. O.),
Gandhinagar - 382426,

Important dates to remember

  • The last date for filling out the online application form is 5th June 2022
  • Last date of receipt of application forms (in hard copy): 8th June 2022
  • Date of examination (online): 11th June 2022
  • Date of research proposal presentation (offline): 1st Week of July

Contact details

Gujarat National Law University,
Phone No.: +91-79-23276611/23276612
Email id::

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