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NLU Delhi launches research affiliate programme ‘Eklavya’

NLU Delhi launches research affiliate programme ‘Eklavya’

The application form is open all year round, and interested candidates can visit the official website — —  to apply.


The National Law University (NLU), Delhi has introduced a new academic initiative called Eklavya – a ‘Research Affiliate’ program. This program aims to strengthen the university’s commitment to collaborating with external partners and leveraging their experiences and perspectives to develop high-quality legal scholarship.


The program is open to individuals who do not possess a traditional law degree. To be eligible, candidates must have a minimum of three years of demonstrable experience working on issues that have a significant connection to the law. Additionally, at least three years should have passed since the completion of the candidate’s undergraduate degree.


It is important to note that candidates who are currently employed, either full-time or part-time, with any organization, firm, company, law chambers, government department, etc., will require approval from their respective employers to participate in this fellowship. Self-employed individuals, freelancers, independent consultants, etc., will need to provide a declaration confirming their status at the time of final selection.


The application process for the program is open throughout the year, and interested candidates can visit the official website at to apply. Applicants will need to complete an online application form and submit their CV. Additionally, candidates must provide the following:


  1. A statement, not exceeding 500 words, highlighting their experience with issues that are significantly related to the law and explaining the relevance of this experience to their proposed research.


  1. A statement, not exceeding 1000 words, outlining the proposed research and the paper that the applicant intends to complete during the fellowship. This statement should clearly define the research question, and its scope should be achievable within one year.


  1. A statement, not exceeding 500 words, justifying the feasibility of undertaking the fellowship alongside existing commitments. The statement should provide specific and demonstrable feasibility rather than generic justifications.


By launching the Eklavya program, NLU Delhi aims to create a platform for research affiliates to contribute to the development of legal scholarship, even without a traditional law degree, while also benefiting from their expertise and diverse perspectives.

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