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After uproar, number of LU PhD seats to rise

Vivek Singh Chauhan and Gaurav Dwivedi

LUCKNOW: The selection of PhD seats at Lucknow University might pass up after being slashed by 20% following new regulations. On Tuesday, the vice-chancellor agreed to calm down the brand new regulations.

More than 7,000 aspirants had taken the doorway test for 648 PhD seats in November. However, after the test, LU had offered regulations pointing out that a trainer because of retire in three years gained’t be able to information scholars and that a seat will likely be thought to be vacant provided that the exiting pupil submits a thesis. As a end result, the selection of seats had long gone down by 20% to 514.

On Tuesday, a delegation of LU Teachers’ Association (LUTA), led by its president Neeraj Jain, met VC SP Singh and asked him to hold PhD admissions as according to the previous regulations based on the 2015 ordinance. The VC did not settle for LUTA’s demand, but agreed to calm down the brand new regulations.

Now, a trainer because of retire in three years will likely be allowed to take recent scholars for analysis if he/she promises that scholars recently pursuing PhD underneath him/her will post thesis inside of six months. This will only practice to scholars whose PhD is near of completion. The selection of seats falling vacant within the next six months will likely be integrated within the present admission procedure.

Similarly, extra seats can be added if academics with 4 or extra years left for retirement make their PhD scholars who have finished three years of study work whole their theses in six months.

The academics had been given time till 11am on Wednesday to post their applications with declaration. The interview procedure for admission is scheduled from Thursday.

“The new regulations are geared toward improving high quality of study work within the college. We have not diluted them, but relaxed for this consultation on the request of the lecturers,” said the VC.

Jain said this leisure might lead to build up of about 50 PhD seats.

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