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PhD Human Rights is a 3-year program at Shoolini University. Human rights is the prime parameter to measure a country’s good governance, development and democracy across the systems and governments in the contemporary world. 

Doctorate students will gain knowledge and skills that they can apply to different fields of work, be it policymaking, academics, or human rights activism. They learn and conduct valuable research for practical and theoretical understanding of human rights laws, politics and philosophy at the domestic, and international levels. 

PhD scholars work closely with illustrious faculty members to explore and research a variety of topics. 

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, it brings together faculty members from various departments including Law, Anthropology, and Philosophy.

Shoolini scholars get global exposure through international exchange opportunities with renowned universities across the world. Prominent among these are, University of Arkansas, USA; Lanzhou University, China; University of Naples, Italy; Taipei Medical University, Taiwan; Gachon University, South Korea; South Dakota Mines University, USA.

Shoolini University is UGC Approved and NAAC Accredited.


  • Emphasis on skills and creative abilities of students through ‘Add-on Modules’ 
  • Study from top legal luminaries such as High Court judges.
  • Learn from professors from Oxford, NIH, IISc 
  • Follows one-student one-patent norm

Career Opportunities

  • Human Rights Activists
  • Human Rights Lawyer
  • Legal Associate
  • Public Policy Research Analyst
  • Lecturer/Professor
  • Product Development Leader
  • Human Resources Officer


Course Instructors
Narinder GuptaProfessor
Justice SS ThakurProfessor
Nandan SharmaProfessor
Swati SoniAssistant Professor
Chander Mohan GuptaAssistant Professor
Anita ChauhanAssistant Professor
Monika ThakurAssistant Professor
Anupriya ThakurAssistant Professor
Renu Pal SoodAssociate Professor
Palak SharmaAssistant Professor
Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling in a PhD program helps you begin or continue research in the field you're passionate about. You can delve deeper, make new discoveries, improve conceptual tactics and apply those concepts through the research conducted. You can decide what to work on, how to work, and chart your journey with support and guidance from a supervisory team.

Why should I pursue a PhD from Shoolini University?

Shoolini University is India’s No.1 Research University (QS World University Rankings, Asia-2023) with 150+ programs and top placements & internships in India. Over the past decade, Shoolini has built a worldwide network of partner universities to foster exchange opportunities, collaborative academic programs, faculty engagement and research, and other activities. Shoolini offers study abroad opportunities with scholarships to top universities in the USA, Australia, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Italy, among others. Shoolini has filed 1200+ patents; its h-index is >100 with Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) of 2.22. It has 104+ state-of-the-art laboratories, 9 Centres of Excellence, and 2 Shoolini Researchers are among the Top 1% Scientists of the world.

Students with a minimum CGPA score of 7.5/10 in the four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) will now be eligible for PhD admissions, without having to complete a master’s program, according to the new regulations on the award of PhD degree finalised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The institution's accreditation by appropriate agencies means the program meets high standards of academic excellence. However, other factors, such as the field of research, number of publications, collaborations, etc., are also considered.

Doctoral programs require intensive training in research methods. This includes interviews, surveys, questionnaires, clinical trials, and laboratory experiments. These skills are put into practice when the candidate conducts fieldwork for the dissertation. Skills gained in qualitative and quantitative research methodology and statistical analysis are transferable to non-academic research environments, particularly for industrial research. In addition, employers outside of academia seek individuals with sound research skills to carry out projects at think tanks and research institutes in both the private and government sectors.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: Four year graduation degree by research or Master’s degree in related discipline with minimum 55% marks
  • Admission Criteria: Shoolini University's multiple choice entrance test (SU-SAT), and assessment of research aptitude through concept note & faculty interaction
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 65000
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 70000

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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