NLU Delhi Launches Research Affiliate Programme ‘Eklavya’

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By Education Today

Posted on July 11, 2023


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The National Law University (NLU), Delhi today launched Eklavya – a ‘Research Affiliate’ programme, under its new academic initiatives.

Anyone who does not hold a regular law degree is eligible for this programme. By doing this, the university hopes to highlight its dedication to actively seek relationships outside the varsity and use their expertise and viewpoints to generate high-caliber legal scholarship.

Anyone with at least three years of verifiable experience working on matters that significantly interact with the law is eligible for the programme. To be eligible for this curriculum, a candidate’s undergraduate degree must have been completed at least three years prior.

Candidates should remember that if an applicant is in full time/ parttime employment with any organisation/ firm/ company/ law chambers/ government department etc, approval to be part of this fellowship will be required at the time of final selection. Self-employed individuals/ freelancers/ independent consultants etc will have to provide a declaration to that effect at the time of final selection.

The application form is open all year round, and interested candidates can visit the official website — —  to apply. Applicants will have to complete an online application form, along with theie CV. Candidates would need to submit:

— A statement of no more than 500 words demonstrating experience with issues that have a significant interface with the law and its relevance for the proposed research.

A statement of no more than 1000 words on the proposed research and paper that the applicant intends to complete during the fellowship. It must clearly identify the research question and its scope must be such that it can be completed in a year.

 A statement of no more than 500 words that provides a feasibility justification speaking to the manner in which the applicant intends to undertake the fellowship alongside existing commitments. Generic justifications will not suffice and there must be a demonstrable feasibility contained in the statement.