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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
21-December-2011 15:13 IST
Doctoral Research Programme
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified University Grants Commission (Minimum standards and procedure for awards of M.Phil/Ph.D (Degree) Regulation, 2009 for strict maintenance of quality in the doctoral research programme of universities and colleges including private/deemed to be universities. This Regulation is applicable to every University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, Provincial Act or a State Act, every institution including a constituent or an affiliated college recognized by the UGC and every institution deemed to be a university under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

The Regulations laid down eligibility criteria for M.Phil/Ph.D Supervisor, procedure to be followed for admission into M.Phil/Ph.D programmes, procedure for allocation of supervisor and evaluation and assessment methods for awarding the degree. The Regulations have also made it mandatory for a one semester course, compulsory viva-voce and evaluation by at least two experts, one of which should be an outsider.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.