BU to restart PhD course after a gap of two years

BU to restart PhD course after a gap of two years

Around 500 research scholars will benefit from the resumption of the PhD programme. DH FILE PHOTO

Bangalore University (BU) is set to restart PhD admissions after a gap of two years. The admission notification will be issued in the first week of February.

A meeting of the university’s syndicate took a decision to this effect on Thursday. Around 500 research scholars are expected to benefit from the resumption of the PhD programme. Candidates will have to take an entrance test. 

Research scholars belonging to SC/ST communities will get scholarships while other students will get stipends as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) guidelines, a syndicate member told DH

Besides research, scholars will also teach postgraduate students at the university, helping reduce the burden on the faculty, the member added. 

The syndicate also decided to reduce the burden on professors when it comes to guiding PhD students. Now, associate and assistant professors can also guide students. The three-year experience clause for assistant professors to guide PhD scholars has been waived. Accordingly, assistant professors can guide four scholars, associate professors six and professors eight, the member added.

BU to host NAAC campus 

The university has allocated five acres of land for the campus of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

“We will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NAAC. Housing the NAAC building on our campus will benefit us in many ways. NAAC will be constructing an auditorium and a cognitive centre besides telecommunication and ICT facilities on the Jnanabharathi campus. The governor has also recommended granting the land to NAAC,” the member said.