October 12, 2017 08:09 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

As per the suggestion of Panjab University Vice Chancellor, DUI had convened a meeting of all Chairpersons/Directors/Coordinators of PU teaching departments/Institutes/Centers to review the new M.Phil/Ph.D. guidelines. Meeting was attended by VC, PU.

It was discussed that SC/ST candidates having National Scholarships such as UGC(JRF), RGNF/Maulana Azad National Scholarship etc. or any other scholarship of Government of India ought not be denied admission particularly in M.Phil/Ph.D. program in order to give them adequate representation at Panjab University.

SC/ST candidates who may not fall in the merit list prepared by the departments/Centres/Institutes for admission to M.Phil/Ph.D. Programmes, special slots may be created for such scholarship holders by the respective departments. To start with, wherever necessary, the faculty members may be given one extra candidate for supervision in addition to the stipulated number of candidates, later on the number exceeding the stipulated limit would get reduced as per norms.

It was also discussed that candidates having M.Phil degree from Panjab University may be exempted from Ph.D. Entrance Test, but such candidates would have to qualify the interview. A Weightage of 10% marks may be given to M.Phil candidates as well as candidates having National Fellowships like JRF, Inspire fellowship, Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship etc. There shouldnot be any cut-off point / elimination of students on the basis of marks obtained during the interaction, for admission to M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes. The sum total of marks determined for academic record and those during the interaction may be considered for preparing merit list(s) for admission to M.Phil / Ph.D.

Dean of University Instruction apprised that all the admissions made to M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme prior to the issuance of the circular No7363-7462/DUI/DS dated 26.09.2017 shall not be affected. However, if the departments are having vacant seats for M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme, admission to these seats may be processed as per the new guidelines.  All the Chairpersons/Directors/Coordinators agreed in principle to adopt the revised M.Phil/Ph.D. guidelines with effect from 26.09.2017.

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