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DU amended PhD Norms for Defence Personnel’s

Dec 29, 2014 04:22 IST

    Delhi University has made changes in its norms for the Scientists and professionals working at defence and space institutions and aspiring to pursue doctoral studies in the same. The defence personnel will now not be required to take study leave for pursuing their PhDs.

    Earlier, the personnel’s had to take 02 Years Study Leave to pursue their PhD from Delhi University. Also, there was a requirement of completing course work for at least one semester. Both the norms have been now eased for the researchers falling under the category. The notification was issued by DU after the decision was approved by the university’s Academic and Executive Council. However, the candidates will have to pursue their PhDs on subjects that are of concern to their departments. It will be important to have an approval from the Departmental Research Committee as well as DU’s research council.

    The amendment was accomplished after DU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in which a large number of institutes dealing with defence research have come together and areas like engineering, chemistry, physics, life sciences and computer sciences are included.

    Important Points:

    • Delhi University made changes in its norms for the Scientists and professionals working at defence and space institutions
    • The amendment was accomplished after DU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defence Research and Development Organization
    • The defence personnel will now not be required to take study leave for pursuing their PhDs

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