The premier law school of India, National Law School of India University, Bangalore has opened gates for admission to the Master’s programme in Public Policy as well as the integrated M.Phil – Ph.D programmes. Interested and eligible candidates can apply directly on the designated website of NLSIU Bangalore, http://www.mmp.nls.ac.in. To take admission in these courses, the students have to crack the Policy admission Test (PAT) and appear in the personal interview round conducted post hoc.
Candidates who want to apply for 2 years Masters programme in Public policy need to be graduates in any discipline. Students interested in joining integrated Ph.D programme in public policy need to have a masters degree in any academic discipline. However, candidates having M.Phil/UGC-NET do not need to appear for the entrance examination for integrated Ph.D programme. Candidates can apply for these courses until April 15, 2019. The Policy Aptitude Test will be conducted on April 28, 2019, and the personal interviews will be conducted on May 25-26, 2019. The personal interview for integrated Ph.D programme in Public policy will be conducted on May 28, 2019.
The Integrated M.Phil – Ph.D Programme is offered to the students as an integrated programme. The candidates enrolled in this programme are offered M.Phil degree as a terminal degree after the first year depending upon the desire and eligibility to continue. Candidates who will be scoring a minimum of 4.5 CGPA will be considered eligible to begin the doctoral work in the second year.
Candidates who will score 3-4.5 CGPA will be awarded the M.Phil degree. However, such candidates will not be considered eligible to study the doctoral studies in the second year. The first year of the programmes consists of 31 credits of taught courses. Students also have 8 credits for the dissertation work. The course has to be completed in six years. or else students will have to re-register themselves for the course. After the second year, students will be providing teaching assistance and research assistance.
The Master’s programme in Public policy offers the students the skills to design, implement and evaluate policies and programmes. It is a 2 years residential programme which offers a thrust on law as an interface between development and public policy. Students learn policy memo writing or case preparation by actually doing it. The All India Competitive Examination will be conducted at New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Guwahati exam centres. Candidates can visit the official website http://www.mmp.nls.ac.in for more information.
National Law School of India University is the top National Law University of India. The well recognized NLU chiefly is open for admission to 5 Year BA LLB, LLM on the basis of marks scored in CLAT 2019 Exam and LLM – Master of Public Policy and the Integrated M.Phil – Ph.D Programme on the basis of Policy Aptitude Test.