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The Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD or alternatively known as SJD) is the Law School’s most advanced law degree, and is considered a doctorate equivalent to a Ph.D. There is no difference between the two degrees, except for a nomenclature preference across universities from various geographies.
However, in certain universities, there has been a distinction made between the two. For example, Yale School of Law mentions that a JSD program allows students to explore interdisciplinary aspects which intertwine with law such as social sciences or humanities whereas PhD in Law offers emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the development of law as an academic field.
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GGU has been accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1959 and it is WES recognized. WASC accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and others. WSCUC is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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Residency: The first year of the program is divided into two semesters. The first semester encapsulates the live and recorded sessions to build a foundation for the program. The second semester is when the doctoral candidate drafts and submits the first chapter of the dissertation.
Oral examination: This takes place post the first year of the program. The candidate shall defend the first chapter of the thesis and is required to pass the examination to move ahead.
Candidacy: From the second year and beyond, the doctoral candidate focuses on writing the rest of the chapters. During this phase, the doctoral candidate is expected to consult the committee, interact with the supervisors so that each milestone is fulfilled.
Recommended: 15+ learning content hours per week + 10-12 library & research hours per week
There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:
Complete your application, providing work experience and educational background. The admissions committee will review your application, including all required documentation.
Submit your Statement of Purpose for the GGU program to which you are applying. Upon qualification, you will receive an Official Offer Letter confirming your admission to the course.
Reserve your program spot by paying the required program deposit (typically INR 35,000) in full by the date specified in your offer letter. Start your educational journey.
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Candidates who are passionate about learning in-depth regarding subjects in Law and wish to establish credibility for transition into senior legal roles.
Bachelor's degree in Law(LLB) or equivalent degree in Law. A masters' degree in law is preferable however, not compulsory.
The scholarship is rolled out based on the academic and professional achievements. Once the application form is submitted with these details, the admission committee reviews the same. If you are admitted into the program, the scholarship that you are eligible for will be mentioned on the offer letter. Please note that admission is provisional until successful verification of supporting documents and completing the payment formalities.
Yes, 70% scholarship available for 5,000 students along with EMI options are available.
You need to pay INR 35,000 to block your seat.
0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.
1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.
3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.
4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.
5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.
6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.
7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.
8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000
9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.
10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.
11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.
Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000