About M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) Course
Here are the details of M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) Course including duration, Eligibility, Admission Criteria, Fees and Syllabus.
An applicant seeking admission to the M.Phil Degree Programme shall have an LL.M. degree either from the NLSIU or from any other recognised University, securing not less than a 'B' grade or an aggregate of 50% marks or its equivalent.
Eligible candidates, may apply to the Registrar in the prescribed form, which can be obtained after paying an application fee of Rs. 1000/- by Demand draft drawn on the State Bank of India or any other nationalised bank, payable to NLSIU at Bangalore and submit the same duly filled in within the stipulated time. Selection for M.Phil. course, both for the seats in the open quota and those reserved in favour of the sponsored candidates, shall be based on merit basis of the determined on the performance of the candidates, at the interview and presentation of research proposal, by the Admission Committee constituted by the Director for this purpose.
The number of candidates admitted to the M.Phil. Degree shall ordinarily be five in a year. This number can be increased at the discretion of the Director depending on the strength of the Faculty, their responsibilities towards other courses and the need of the Universities / Law Colleges sponsoring the teachers in law. Of the five seats, at least three seats shall be reserved for the teachers in law sponsored by the Universities / Law Colleges . Notwithstanding anything mentioned above, the Director may allow a member of the NLSIU's own faculty to take up M.Phil Degree course along with his/her other teaching assignments in the interest of Faculty improvement on the condition that his/her other programmes are not hampered in any way. An admission so made will be in addition to the regular admission strength.
Duration of the course
The M.Phil. course shall be for a period of one academic year.
On the completion of the admission formalities, the Director shall constitute an Advisory Committee of three Faculty members for each of the candidates admitted. Each candidate shall be assigned to a Faculty member specialised in the area of law selected by the candidate for his/ her dissertation, who will be his/her Advisor and also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee shall prepare a plan of work for the candidate indicating the teaching, research, seminar and other assignments to be given to the candidate and supervise the progress of his/her work. The plan of work developed by the Advisory Committee shall be subject to the approval of the Director.
Teaching, Research and Seminar Assignments
Every candidate shall have teaching, research and seminar assignments depending on the approved plan of work.
The teaching assignment shall ordinarily contain preparation of courses and study materials for under-graduate and post-graduate courses or for a Certificate/Diploma course or for a summer training workshop/seminar, taking regular or tutorial or group discussion classes in the under-graduate and post-graduate courses. The research work shall include attending courses on Research Methodology, identifying a major research subject and a specific research topic, conducting empirical study, if required. The seminar assignments shall include the presentation of not less than three seminars, the third and final presentation shall be made as a prelude to the submission of the dissertation discussing among others, the findings and in defence of the same.
About the College
The NLSIU is the best law school in India situated in Bengaluru. It was started in 1987 under the stewardship of its Founder Director, Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon. The first batch of students joined on July 1, 1988 in the integrated five year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Course.
NLSIU has one of the best faculty in the industry. The teaching method includes classes, lectures, discussions and case studies. The school has an excellent student teacher ratio and interaction.
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