The new academic session will witness Lucknow University (LU) to step into the shoes of Jawaharlal Nehru University for conducting admissions to Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). This new amendment will help the students to get admission under Ph D for twice a year.
This type of planning will make LU the first state university to hold the Ph D admissions twice in one academic year. In the central level, only Banaras Hindu University (BHU) follows this footstep of JNU. This way of admission will attract the students and increase the number of students towards Ph D courses besides decreasing the rush that appears up during the one time admission process to Ph D courses. According to vice-chancellor of LU, S B Nimse, this process will help the qualified candidates who appears for the exam in December to avail the NET/JRF.
Ph.D admissions in LU were conducted according to the temporary changes made in its ordinances as per the UGC regulations 2009. For two consecutive years 2012 and 2013, the admission process was carried off under the regulations act. Delay in admissions caused last year when admissions started in the month of September and was carried of till December. The reason behind such inordinate delay in admissions made state government to draft a model ordinance that included increased number of supervisors and various experts to take up the research work. LU also decided to include the changes in its ordinances.
With changes coming, the admission will be conducted in a much organized manner and Ph.D admissions will be held every semester. In July, the first phase of admissions will be held followed by January when second phase will come up. The amended ordinances of the state universities will be included in the executive council which will be held in June for approval. Next, it will be submitted to Raj Bhawan for further confirmation.
The process of admission for Ph D will start in June. Earlier it was slated to start from mid-May with the UG admission process, but due to absence of ordinances the process got delayed.