Higher Education Institutions are facing a challenge in creating and maintaining quality of research especially in social sciences including Legal discipline. This may be due to variety of factors including lack of recognition of the purpose of applied research technique, lack of the fundamental knowledge necessary to link theoretical and applied research methodologies, lack of practical training and exposure etc. Consequently, promotion of high-quality doctrinal and empirical research in social sciences and law is a big challenge in India. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop sound methodological base of research and acquaint research scholars and academicians with research techniques so that they can carry out quality empirical and doctrinal research in legal education. In this backdrop, there is need to train, reorient and reactivate the academicians research scholars in the social science and law on research methodology.

The goal of the one week Workshop is to equip research scholars with the sound knowledge regarding the fundamentals of applied research methodology. The course would focus on applying research methods for carrying out any kind of social science research. Additionally, this Workshop would encourage social science researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research.


The State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006) established the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab. The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, to fulfill the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. The University acquired approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006. The University also got registered with the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to obtain grant from the (UGC) under Section 12-B of the UGC Act, 1956. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredited the University with ‘A’ Grade in 2015.


NLU, Nagpur is established by Maharashtra Government by way of enactment known as the Maharashtra National Law University Act (Maharashtra Act No. VI of 2014) and the University takes pride to be the Nineteenth National Law University in the country. The University is making rapid progress towards its dream of achieving excellence in the field of legal education with its dedicated faculty members, staff and students under the able guidance and supervision of its founding members, visionaries, well-wishers and members of different statutory bodies of the University.


The one week workshop envisages providing the participants with a comprehensive understanding of Research Methodology and its application. It aims to familiarize participants with cutting-edge research techniques and research-based instruction. Intricate details of research and innovative pedagogies shall be discussed. The FDP is an endeavor toi nvestigate various research methodologies and their dimensions. The modules will aim to improve the participants’ capacity for independent research in a planned manner, findrelevant and noteworthy methods of literature review, create surveys, gather and analyse data, run simulations, and help them write research articles for high-caliber publications.


The programme is planned with a view to enable the learners to

  • Understand and apply the fundamentals of research methodology;

  • Understand the use of research methods in legal research and education;

  • Discuss and analyse the teaching-learning methodology of research and softwares for the purpose of statistic alanalysis of data;

  • Identify priority areas for submitting research proposals tovarious funding bodies, and;

  • Understand the importance of Multi-Disciplinary Research.


  • Introduction to Research Methodology

  • Research Design

  • Literature Review Methodologies

  • Formulation of Hypothesis

  • Research Data Collection: Tools and Techniques

  • Statistical Data Analysis Tools

  • How to Write a Project Report

  • Publications Ethics in Research

  • Research Proposal Funding and Opportunity

  • Research Paper Writing and Research Publication

  • Qualitative and Doctrinal Legal Research


Academicians: Rs. 1500/- GST extra

Research Scholars & Students: Rs. 1000/- GST extra

Certificate of the Programme

The participants will have to attend a minimum of 90%sessions. A test may be conducted based on MCQ’s at the end of the Programme.


Date of the Workshop: January 17-21, 2024

Last Date to Register: December 31, 2023

Registration form payment link: https://lsacademia.in/lsa_rgnul/eventPortal/loginFrom.jsp


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To know more click on RGNUL- NLU Nagpur One Week Workshop on Research Methodology on 17-21, January 2024 (Online Mode) _ Register by December 31

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