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Lucknow University cuts PhD seats by 20%

LUCKNOW: As was once being anticipated, the number of PhD seats in more than a few classes in Lucknow University and its related faculties has been decreased via 20%.

This was once published on Sunday when LU authorities declared the PhD entrance test results along with the revised number of seats in more than a few subjects. The seats were brought down from 648 to 514. Both applicants and lecturers had hostile the relief in number of seats in the course of the admission procedure. Some PhD candidates had threatened to challenge the decision in courtroom as relief of seats will hit their probability of securing a seat.


Candidates aren't incorrect after they say that they really feel cheated via the decision of the Lucknow University. At a time when there is stiff festival for admission, each and every seat counts. Any trade within the number of seats must were accomplished earlier than the admission test and now not in the course of the admission procedure. LU must find out a option to compensate applicants hit via the decision.

Admissions in PhD are being held in LU after two years. More than 7,000 applicants took the doorway test held on January 10 for 648 seats. But after the doorway test, LU presented new laws pointing out that lecturers due to retire in not up to 3 years might not be allowed to become PhD guides and a seat might be regarded as vacant in a division handiest when current scholar submits the thesis.

All departments have been then asked to revise the number of seats after implementing new rule. The seats were revised in 36 out of 44 subjects. While seats were decreased in 33 subjects, they have got been greater in 3. In 5 subjects, seats were decreased via 50% or extra. The resolution has vastly modified the admission probability of applicants. For instance, 725 applicants have applied for admissions in Hindi which earlier had 50 seats, which now were decreased to 15.

This method, earlier there were 15 applicants vying for a seat, now the ratio is 26:1. PhD results have been scheduled to be declared on January 18 but have been deferred due to confusion over revised listing. Admission coordinator Prof Anil Mishra said slight adjustments in number of seats in faculties can also be accomplished earlier than interview spherical is held.

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