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Delhi University: UGC invites suggestions for change in ordinance for PhD, Mphil courses

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India Today PTI  New Delhi, October 3, 2016

Delhi University (DU) has recently asked the faculty members to give suggestions for amendments in the ordinances for the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (Mphil) courses.

While following the direction given by University Grant Commission (UGC) to bring about change in the rules and regulations, Delhi University (DU) has recently asked the faculty members to give suggestions on it. Suggestions from the faculty members are being welcomed for amendments in the ordinances for Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (Mphil) courses.

Details of the order:

  • As per a senior official, UGC had sent updated guidelines for MPhil and PhD courses in July which called for amendments in existing ordinances
  • As per the notice, the suggestions are welcomed till October 5 only
  • Further, the deans of different departments will conduct a meeting to review the suggestions

Meanwhile, last year the varsity had amended its PhD ordinance in accordance with the UGC Regulation, 2009 (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD degree) and UGC Regulation, 2010 (Minimum qualifications for Appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of standards in Higher Education).  While the admission process for the PhD programmes was different from department-to-department but it was mandatory to give admissions to students only through an entrance test. Furthermore, the amended norms stated that on the successful completion of the evaluation process and the announcement of the award of the PhD, the varsity shall submit a soft copy of the thesis to the UGC within a period of thirty days. Not only this, the same should be put on to the serve of ‘Shodhganga repository’ which is accessible to all institutions and universities.- Courtesy


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