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NU flip-flops on scrapping DLitt/DSc degrees


Nagpur: Nagpur University administration is continuing its flip-flop even after the convocation. This time it’s associated with its ‘Doctor of Letters (DLitt)’ and ‘Doctor of Science (DSc)’ degrees, which it first of all planned to scrap, and then reverted after coming underneath the scathing assault from all quarters.
Recently, NU reiterated that the proposal to scrap the distinguished degrees wasn’t totally dropped and it might be publish sooner than the Academic council, which might take a last resolution on it.

In November, pro-VC Pramod Yeole advised NewsTread that NU administration was once considering to scrap those prestigious degrees which additionally integrated from the 107th convocation, as each didn’t discovered point out in the new ‘Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016’. He had additionally hinted that 106th ceremony, where VNIT professor AG Bhole was once awarded DSc, can be ultimate one to confer the distinguished stage. NewsTread additionally printed a detailed record on this regard on November 23.

After dealing with flak from all quarters for its resolution after NewsTread record, NU dropped the plan and advised media that no such proposal was once in pipeline. An activist operating in the schooling box in Pune, Abhishek Haridas, additionally wrote a strongly worded letter to VC SP Kane while flaying its resolution to scrap the coveted degrees. He pointed out that conferment of the ones degrees can’t be stopped as there was once a point out about them in the new Act.


While addressing a press meet, Yeole knowledgeable that the plans to drop DLitt/DSc wasn’t dropped totally. “It’s still underneath the glory and the proposal can be publish sooner than the Academic Council for taking a last resolution. The new Act lets in college to bestow one or two DLitt/DSc degrees on the maximum. NU gained over 25 application for each those degrees. It now not possible to deal with they all in one convocation. Hence, we wish to pop out with an answer on how you can maintain such eventualities,” he stated.


The pro-VC however clarified that simplest regular degrees can be scrapped, but NU can bestow DLitt on persons doing exemplary paintings in more than a few fields, like one conferred on India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar. He had previous pointed out that the State Department of Higher and Technical Education recently issued 4 new statues governing the conferment of degrees, where there was once no point out about DLitt/DSc.


Before Bhole, ultimate DSc was once awarded to the engineering school to Professor Jayant Modak for his treatise titled — “Human Powered Flywheel Motor: Concept, Design, Dynamics and Applications” in identical ceremony.




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