The Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies at the TERI School of Advanced Studies offers Ph.D. programmes in Legal Studies in areas related to sustainable development.
- Shortlisted applicants will be asked to appear in a written test at TERI SAS - After the written test, the Centre would conduct an interview.
1. No. of seats available of PhD admission in July 2020: 08
2. Preferred areas of research interest:
• Law and Sustainable Development
• Infrastructure, Law & Sustainable Development
• Corporations, Law and Sustainable Development
• Natural Resources, Dispute Resolution and Law
• International Trade Law and Sustainable Development
• International Investment Law and Sustainable Development
• Mining, Law & Sustainable Development
Admission will be made based on written tests and interview. A weightage 70% to the written tests and 30% to the performance in interviews shall be given. Written test will have two papers of equal weightage. Paper I will be on ‘Research Methodology’ which will be a common paper for admission in all departments of the University. Paper II will be department/subject specific.
Applicants are required to answer questions under any THREE of the following sections
1. Constitution of India
2. International Environmental Law
3. Environmental Law in India
4. Corporate Law
5. Infrastructure Law
6. Dispute Resolution Law
7. International Trade Law
8. International Investment Law
9. Mining Law
5.Method of examination for Paper II:
Questions in Paper II are short essay questions and answers will be evaluated to assess candidate’s critical thinking, expression and research abilities to understand their ability to do research in an interdisciplinary way.
The Pre-Ph.D course requirements shall be as follows :-
(i) In order to overcome any deficiency in the breadth of fundamental training for advanced work, several courses are offered across disciplines taught at the Deemed University. Such courses would include those at Masters level or could be special ones created only for the doctoral student/s.
(ii) The courses will be offered by TERI SAS.
(iii) The credit assigned to the Ph.D course work shall be a minimum of 8 credits and a maximum of 16 credits.
(iv) Four credits shall be assigned to one or more courses on Research Methodology which could cover areas such as quantitative methods, computer applications, research ethics and review of published research in the relevant field, training, field work, etc. One course on Technical Writing (2 credits) will be a mandatory course for all Ph.D students. Other courses shall be advanced level courses preparing the students for Ph.D degree.
(v) The course requirement will be determined by the DRC (Department Research Committee) on the recommendations of the SRC (Student Research Committee) after considering the student?s background in relation to the proposed topic of research.
(vi) Grades in the course work, including research methodology courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the SRC and the Department and the final grades shall be communicated to Registrar.
(vii) The minimum CGPA requirement will be 7.0.
(viii) The pre-Ph.D course work must be completed within the first two semesters and the first three semesters of joining the programme by full-time and part-time students, respectively.
Ph.D programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. This may be waived by the Academic Council only in extremely exceptional cases when recommended by the Department Research Committee.