Punjab Technical University 'flouts' UGC norms on PhD courses

Jan 28 2013, 11:01 IST
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SummaryIn Complete violation of UGC norms for PhD courses, the Punjab Technical University (PTU) has allegedly been allowing candidates to complete their mandatory six-month course work in their respective colleges while in some institutes under the university, non-PhD teachers have been taking classes for students pursuing post-doctoral degrees.

premises. “Yes we are running unofficial PhD classes for our own teachers in GNIMT. The regional centre does not have proper arrangements,” Singha said.

Educationalists are warning that UGC could cancel these degrees any time. Dr Karamjit Singh, professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh, said: “PTU is making a mockery of the system and this is illegal. As per norms, a minimum of 135 hours needs to be devoted to three papers.” The former dean of research at Punjabi University (Patiala), Dr S S Tiwana, added: “This is completely wrong and such degrees are useless.”

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