UGC changes admission criteria for MPhil, PhD students, 5% relaxation for reserved categories

Published on: Aug 29, 2018 16:32 IST
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently released a circular that they have brought an amendment in the rules and regulations for the award of M Phil and PhD degrees. It has been claimed that a certain amount of relaxation will be given to the reserved categories. About five per cent marks have been secured for the reserve category candidates in the entrance examination. “A relaxation of 5 per cent marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layers)/ differently-abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the Universities,” mentioned in the amendment notified in its first regulation 2018.

The colleges and university have given unique preference to direct its own confirmation procedure. “If in spite of the above relaxation, the seats allotted for SC/ST/OBC, the concerned universities shall launch special admission drive. The concerned university will devise its own admission process along with eligibility conditions to ensure that most of the seats under these categories are filled,” read the notification.

In 2016, the UGC had acquainted another regulation to streamline the procedure for admission to Ph D and M Phil programs across the maximum educational institute. These rules banned colleges from offering Ph D programs in distance education mode.

The UGC notice also made placement tests compulsory for affirmation and stipulated that applicants would need to score no less than 50 for each penny in the composed test to meet all requirements for the meeting, based on which the last determination would be finished. As it were, the standards gave 100 for every penny weightage to viva voce for confirmation. The entrance test was just qualifying in nature.

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