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New Ph.D. regulations conducive to young scholars at BDU

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Several young faculties in affiliated colleges of Bharathidasan University appointed in the cadre of assistant professors based on their NET qualification are looking forward to completing their Ph.D. in time to be in the reckoning for promotion to the next level.

As per the Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities & Colleges and measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) 2018 specified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ph.D degree has been made mandatory for promotion to assistant professor (selection grade) in colleges from July 1, 2021. And Ph.D degree will be mandatory for direct recruitment to assistant professors in universities with effect from July 1, 2021.

However, master’s degree with NET or Ph.D. will continue to be the minimum eligibility requirement for direct recruitment to the post of assistant professors in colleges. Although the emphasis on this aspect could dampen the opportunities for guest faculties of constituent colleges and government colleges in securing permanent jobs, there is, nevertheless, a sense of relief that they can secure their Ph.D. qualification in time.

BDU’s Ph.D. regulations-2018 — applicable from July 1 — has done away with the requirement for foreign external examiners. The emphasis on foreign research guides was the cause for undue delay in durations of Ph.D. completion, a research scholar said.

Earlier, there was a requirement for nine external examiners including five from other countries. Under the system, the university detected a malpractice earlier this year by a professor who was found to have created multiple email ids in the names of external examiners for his research scholars. This prompted the university to do away with the emphasis on external examiners from foreign countries, senior professors said.

As per the new requirement, a panel of eight external examiners from the rest of Tamil Nadu in the rank of assistant professors (stage-3), associate professors and above or equivalent has to be named at the time of synopsis submission by the research supervisor for adjudicating the thesis.

Also, departmental research committees (DRC) have been constituted for effective coordination of the Ph.D. research activities of the departments including admission of Ph.D. candidates as per the university regulations and maintenance of the quality of research.

The university has made it clear that a professor, an associate professor, and an assistant professor can guide a maximum of eight, six and four candidates respectively.

For ensuring better quality of the thesis, the university has laid emphasis on course work for Ph.D. candidates. The research candidates are required to complete their course-work papers within a period of 12 months from their Ph.D. provisional registration date. The Ph.D. registration is confirmed only after the completion of the coursework.


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