A PhD student from IIT Kanpur was found dead in his hostel room, on September 6. The incident reportedly came to light after Prasant Singh, the student, locked himself inside the room and didn’t step out. When the security forced entry into the room, Singh was found hanging from the ceiling, with the help of a bed sheet. His body was taken to a Mortuary, and further investigation is underway.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice-chancellor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit has declared her intention to bring back the most distinguishing element of the university's admissions procedure, the deprivation point scheme for Ph.D. candidates. In order to facilitate the admission of students from disadvantaged regions, notably women, the university designed a deprivation point model. Santishree said that the college is bringing back the… read-more
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The admissions for PhD courses at IIM Kashipur is now open. The institute follows international standards and the areas of specialisation it offers include, Business Communication, Economics, Finance and Accounting, and more. The programme consists of six terms spread across two academic years. The last date to apply for the programme is January 31, 2022. Candidates having a Master's degree with atleast 60% marks are eligible.
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University of Hull offers fully funded PhD scholarships for eligible candidates in its Energy and Environment Institute. The candidates are expected to address the challenges in the field of offshore wind energy and environment. Selected candidates will receive a scholarship which covers tution fees of all four years and an annual stipend. Interested candidates should apply for the scholarship through University of Hull's official … read-more
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In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) the apex body of Higher Education in India, has allowed the candidates to apply for Assistant Professor jobs without having a PhD till July 2023. UGC removed the mandatory requirement that came into effect in 2018 through an amendment. However, candidates having a postgraduate degree must have cleared the National Eligibility Test to apply for the post.
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In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the central government has decided to put a pause to making Ph.D. the minimum requirement for assistant-professor recruitment this year. Ministry of Education has temporarily modified the requirements to allow universities to fill the vacancy. Education Ministry said, "Around 10,000 posts vacant in the Central-universities including teaching and non-teaching staff." The initiative is anticipated to… read-more
“To reclaim his honor” through a petition, a Ph.D. scholar, Praveen Kumar is walking 200 km from UP's Saharanpur to Delhi's SC. "Terrorist. Go to Pakistan" was written on Kumar's door even after ATS found his name inappropriately on the list of thousands of people who were supposedly converted to Islam by two Delhi-based Muslim clerics. “I want the country to know what I am going through,” he said.
Proving the statement, "age is just a number", Dr. Usha Lodaya, a woman from Vadodara at 67 earned a Ph.D. in Jainism. Elucidating her achievement, the Ph.D. candidate stated, "It took me almost 50 years to achieve something that I had aspired for when I was a teenager." Dr. Lodaya thanked Dr. Jaydarshita Shriji Maharaj, a professor at Mumbai University, and her kids for guiding and promoting her dreams.… read-more
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has postponed the last date for submission of thesis by MPhil and PhD students by six months. The decision was taken due to the long closure of universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. While keeping the 5-year tenure of fellowship for PhD and MPhil intact, the students have been allowed to submit thesis till June 30. Earlier, the commission had given the relaxations till December 31.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express