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LL.D. – Doctor of Law

APU > Law, Education & Social Science > LL.D. – Doctor of Law
2 Years
As per UGC
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Post Doctoral Program offered by the Institute of Research and Innovation (IRI) at Apex Professional University are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) and Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) are the highest post doctoral degrees of the university. The university shall award D.Sc. Degree in the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Technology and other related areas; D.Litt. in the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Design, Creative Arts and other related areas; LL.D. in the discipline of Law and other related areas to a candidate whose work and research have made distinct contributions to the advancement of knowledge.

We look for applicants who are curious, determined and creative. We take into account special talents or successes that might not appear on a transcript. If this sounds like you, choose APU.

A candidate seeking to submit his candidacy for D.Sc./ D.Litt./ LL.D. shall apply to Division of Admissions along with the following documents and requirements:
1. Bio-data with full particulars (academic and research)
2. Title of the proposed research work
3. A brief account of his/ her recent research work (in about 1000 words)
4. List of publications, books, policy documents, newspaper articles, magazine articles etc.
5. Reprints of best 10 research papers
6. Proof of h-index
7. Details of contribution to society in any one or more areas – social, education, development and finance, global policy, international
relations, health, environmental issues, politics, science and technology, innovation, industry and entrepreneurship and ethics etc
8. Attested copies of certificates in support of qualifications and experience
9. Application processing fee of Rs.5000/-
10. Detail of Referrals/Recommendations

Eligibility Criteria

For National Students

A candidate who is awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in the discipline of Law and related areas by this University or degree recognized equivalent thereto from any other University may present his/her candidacy for the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) provided that he/she have: Have minimum 2 years post Ph.D. teaching experience and has published 10 research papers in Scopus indexed journals as first author or corresponding author and should also have h-index more than 10.



Scholarships can help you reach your goal
Apex Professional University nurtures and encourages the curious, determined, and creative minds and strongly believes that money should not be a constraint for such students.  So, the University extends Scholarship and Financial Aid Scheme for the students taking admission at APU. 

Academic Scholarship
APU extends scholarships and financial assistance to meritorious and talented students based on the basis of qualification previous to eligibility qualification. Continuation of the APU Academic Scholarships are designed to encourage and reward consistently meritorious performance through the duration of the program. The Academic Scholarships will be awarded based on CGPA at the end of each year.

Early Decision Scholarship
The amount of Scholarship also depends on the Phase in which the candidate takes Admission in the University. Admissions in APU is done in four Phases. All the Scholarships awarded will be for a specific year only and for subsequent years, it may continue / discontinue based on performance of the student in qualifying year and Scholarship policy applicable from time to time.

External Scholarship
In order to fund your studies, you will need to undertake careful research – the options available to you will differ, depending on your domicile. There are several government scholarships and stipends on offer from UGC, Central and State Governments extending to the APU Students. 

Admission Process

  • Applicants will have to go through the following process:

    • Submission of completed application form with all relevant enclosures and application fee
    • Review of applications and short-listing of candidates
    • Admission decision taken by the Admission Committee
  • The decision to short-list applicants for a personal interview and make a formal offer of admission thereafter will be taken by the Admission Committee. The committee’s decision in this regard is final and binding.

How to Apply

You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that APU is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to take the next step towards a career.

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