Those scientists and professionals who are working in the Defense and Space institutions can now pursue their doctoral studies at Delhi University along with their full time jobs. Delhi University has amended its rules and bent it further to accommodate scientists and professionals to acquire their PhD studies while working. They do not need to take study leave to complete their PhDs.
Earlier, Delhi University only allowed those students to go for PhD who were granted two-year study leave from their companies. There was also a bind to complete course work of at least one semester on the students. In the recent amendment both the rules have been eased out, for the researchers who fall under the categories in the amendment. A notification in this regard was published after the decision got accepted by the University Academic and Executive council.
Malay Neerav, DU Media Coordinator and Joint Dean of welfare said that the amendment in Ordinance VI-B exempts scientists and professionals from fulfilling the requirement of study leave and course work which are prerequisites for pursuing PhD at Delhi University.
Delhi University has also signed an MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) with the Defense Research and Development Organization, under which there would be an inclusion of large number of institutes dealing with Defense Research with subjects like engineering, physics, chemistry, life sciences and computer sciences.
Students now would have to pursue PhD courses on the subjects which are of concern to their departments. It would be important for all the students to get an approval from the Departmental Research Committee along with the Research Council of Delhi University. These amendments would certainly help the students who are presently pursuing their PhD courses along with their ongoing jobs.