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DU’s Academic Council to hike PhD thesis evaluation fee by Rs 2,500 

For students who do not have fellowship, the fee is likely to go up by more than 80% – from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,500.

DU’s Academic Council to hike PhD thesis evaluation fee by Rs 2,500 
According to Rawat, it was not a substantial increase and the entire system was being shifted online.

The Academic Council of Delhi University has approved a resolution to raise the fee for PhD thesis evaluation by Rs 2,500, a senior official said on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Further, the thesis submission fee, which was earlier Rs 5,000 for students with a fellowship, is likely to surge to Rs 7,500, which is a 50% hike. However, for students who do not have fellowship, the fee is likely to go up by more than 80% – from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,500.

According to the statement, Yogesh Singh, vice chancellor, DU, exercised his “emergency power” and approved the revision of the honorarium for thesis evaluation in October. The matter was put up for discussion in the Academic Council on Tuesday.

“The Academic council has approved the honorarium for thesis evaluation,”  D S Rawat, dean, examinations said. However, an Academic Council member decried the hike as unreasonable.

“They should first tell why the fee is being hiked as it is a public-funded university. They should tell whether they asked for money from the government first before increasing the fee for students,” the member said.

According to Rawat, it was not a substantial increase and the entire system was being shifted online. “Earlier, students had to pay 500 for a thesis submission certificate and provisional certificate. That is now being increased to Rs 750 each and will be submitted along with the thesis submission fee,” Rawat further added.

“Moreover, the thesis submission fee is only being increased by Rs 1,000, which is not a substantial increase. The entire process is being made smoother and the students will benefit from it,” he added.

The statement further added that the remuneration of thesis evaluation for Indian examiners is expected to be increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,000 while that for foreign examiners will go up from Rs 1,500 to Rs 8,126 ($ 100). The remuneration to conduct viva-voce for Indian examiners will be raised from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 and that for foreign examiners will be hiked from Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,063 ($ 50). 

With inputs from PTI.

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First published on: 23-11-2022 at 11:59 IST