• From Black robe to Kurta-pajama
  • Virology the rising stream.
  • Celebrating the rocket lady behind the launch of Chandrayaan-2
  • Redefining biotechnology labs
  • A novel, low cost, hand-held device to detect bacteria rapidly, developed by IIT Guwahati researchers.
  • 4-year bachelor course is on the list of the decision-makers again
  • Chandrayan 2: Celebrating the three scientists belonging from East India.
  • Students may soon be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. directly after UG.
  • ICAR Opens Application Form for Counselling 2019
  • The “Vedesi PhD to play a major role at Desi College"
  • Quality of PhD Thesis for Doctoral Degrees Awarded to be scanned and studied by UGC.
  • Two thirds of the PU Phd scholars are women
  • IITs see surge in number of doctoral degrees
  • Government forms separate committee to decide monthly incentive of PhD students
  • PhD, Doctoral studies gaining popularity
  • HRD Ministry and UGC Unveil Plan to Promote ‘Nationally Important PhD Research
  • Decision on the incentives for Ph.D. students to be made within two months: Govt
  • PhD Mandatory from 2021
  • DUTA writes to UGC against the rules passed for students who completed their PhD before July 11, 2009.
  • Amendment In Admission Rules for Ph.D.
  • Govt exempts IIMs from the regular Ph.D. entry norms
  • Strengthening the education system by new measures
  • NET mandatory for fellowship decision by UGC faces opposition
  • Ph.D. students strike over fellowship grant
  • Apply for jest.org.in following these simple steps:
  • Fee structure revision after getting the “Eminence” tag by IIT delhi

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From Black robe to Kurta-pajama

  12-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Phdonline

Taking pride in being Indian is one of the things we all are endowed with but being able to break those colonial black robes and celebrating it too is another.

Back in 2017 Ditching the ceremonial and "colonial" black robes and headgears, IIT Kanpur students donned the ethnic attire of kurta-pajama and kurta-salwar during their convocation ceremon

"For the first time, students received their degrees in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), not in the British-time gowns and headgears, but in kurta pyjamas (for boys) and kurta-salwar (for girls) along with stoles in different colors to mark their specific courses," IIT-K Director, Professor Indranil Mana said, in his statement made then. 

It was even added “There will also be no need to wear black leather shoes. Students will be free to go in for Indian footwear in leather.”


Taking over this trend to 2019, UGC had recently asked vice-chancellors of all universities to adopt 'ceremonial robes made out of handloom fabrics'

This was recently observed at the 57th convocation of IIT Bombay where students ditched the ceremonial black robe and headgear, decided to go traditional with white kurta-pajama.

Additionally, Nandan Nilekani the co-founder and chairman of Infosys was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree, who is also an alumnus of IIT Bombay. He said the five years he spent at IIT Bombay were a defining experience for him. He said he strongly believes in giving back to society and in making sure that the next generation of students has better opportunities.

Recently, the University Grants Commission had asked the vice-chancellors of all the universities to adopt "ceremonial robes made out of handloom fabrics which would not only give...

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    Virology the rising stream.

      09-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    Virology is the study of viruses — submicroscopic, parasitic particles of genetic material contained in a protein coat - and virus-like agents. This field frequently uses laboratory research to study the structure, classification, and evolution of viruses, as well as their interactions with host cells and the way other living creatures fight them. Virology also focuses on the spread of infectious disease, including threats like the common cold, rabies, yellow fever, and polio.

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    Celebrating the rocket lady behind the launch of Chandrayaan-2

      08-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    After celebrating the three scientists from east India, rewarding this lady who has been thoroughly involved in the launch of Chandrayaan-2: Ritu Karidhal
     
    A doting mother, a loving sister, an ace student - India's rocket woman Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, mission director, Chandrayaan-2, is all this and much more...

    This brilliant lady made her transit from Lucknow to Isro in a smooth and hassle-free manner.Lucknow has now...

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    Redefining biotechnology labs

      07-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    With every stream having its challenges, students in biology often  believe that the best path to scientific growth and success after a master’s degree is qualifying NET, pursuing PhD, opting for postdoctoral studies and then finding a faculty position in research or educational institutes.With plethora of options which come to every student, so are the constraint of population and placements, not every student gets the hold on a job. So what should they...

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    A novel, low cost, hand-held device to detect bacteria rapidly, developed by IIT Guwahati researchers.

      06-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    We all have known about the morbid and mortality diseases that have been caused over the years by bacterial infections. The development of antibiotics has not yet let to the cease of these prevalent challenges in detecting and diagnosing bacterial infection early on, as present detection techniques tend to be time-consuming. A spokesperson for the institute said that this development will enable rapid detection of bacteria, which is important in healthcare but also other avenues such...

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    4-year bachelor course is on the list of the decision-makers again

      05-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    The decision to reduce the minimum requirements for enrolling into a Ph.D. course from a minimum of 5 years to 4 years is receiving support from the universities. Where some major course like bachelors in engineering many get altered to some changes as required proposals are being made for the other courses too.

    An expert committee headed by P. Balaram, former director of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, recently came up with these recommendations to...

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    Chandrayan 2: Celebrating the three scientists belonging from East India.

      03-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    Congratulating every scientist who has led down his hand in the successful launch of India’s momentous moon mission Chandrayaan II on July 22, 2019.

    The two scientists: Dr. J N Goswami, Dr. D K Das and one from Manipur Hidam Rajeev Singh, have carved a respectable niche for themselves on the occasion and their feat is indeed a source of immense joy, pleasure, and pride for the entire northeast. People have started to look...

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    Students may soon be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. directly after UG.

      02-Aug-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    Chennai: A lot of discussions has been on the table. Recently a lot of thought about the Ph.D. and postgraduate degrees as prevalent in the Indian system.

    As per the new draft released by UGC, a proposal has been made to admit the students directly for Ph.D. programs after a four year UG course so far permitted only to IIT’s.

    The draft, released on Wednesday seeking responses by August 16, also proposes an easing...

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  • ICAR Opens Application Form for Counselling 2019

      27-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019, the last date to apply.
     
    Online counseling for PG, UG and Ph.D. admissions 2019 are to be soon started, organized by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. There a total of three counseling rounds. A total of 46 universities are participating in it.
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    The “Vedesi PhD to play a major role at Desi College"

      07-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    New Delhi: The Centre is working on a proposal to grant scholarships to meritorious Indian students aspiring to pursue PhD at top 200 global universities. But there is a rider: They will have to come back and serve as teachers at the higher education institution in the country for at least five years.

    This government has been formulating to allot many benefits with this scheme as per said by the ministry...

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    Quality of PhD Thesis for Doctoral Degrees Awarded to be scanned and studied by UGC.

      27-May-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    New Delhi : The concerned raise by various quarters about the quality of research in the country and duplication of subjects on which Phd is done has finally belled the alarm to conduct a review of the quality of PhD thesis for which doctoral degrees have been awarded in last 10 years by varsities across the country.

    A senior official of the higher education regulator stated “The UGC is planning to conduct a study on...

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  • Two thirds of the PU Phd scholars are women

      26-Apr-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    Women have again shown an outstanding performance in the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees.

    Pu held its 68th Convocation and bagged two-thirds (67%) of the 493 doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. In comparison to 330 women, only 163 men will receive the doctorate degree. Last year, too, 69% of the scholars were women.

    The chief guest is Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the varsity chancellor. The Punjab...

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  • IITs see surge in number of doctoral degrees

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    MUMBAI: Top Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of research scholars graduating with a doctoral degree. 

    Proactive government funding, multiple sources of on-campus financial assistance and IITs’ efforts to buff-shine their image from undergraduate engineering colleges to research-focused institutes have led to a 50-100% jump in successful PhD graduates over the last five years. 

    The...

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  • Government forms separate committee to decide monthly incentive of PhD students

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    A panel has been set up to decide the monthly incentives for PhD students within one or two month's period of time, an official confirmed in a press conference held at the CSIR Science Centre.

    The aim of the committee is to bring all the ministries together to periodically visit the quantum of research fellowship and incentive research.

    Constituted ministry and the aim of the hike in a research fellowship.The constituted committee will have...

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  • PhD, Doctoral studies gaining popularity

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    Hyderabad: The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry recently notified that PhD will be mandatory for the direct recruitment of assistant professors in Indian universities. From the year 2021, PhD Degree is Mandatory for recruitment of university teachers. Also there was another news in the media that UGC (University Grants Commission) would like to review Ph.D theses submitted in the past ten years.

    The move comes following concerns raised about...

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  • HRD Ministry and UGC Unveil Plan to Promote ‘Nationally Important PhD Research

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    New Delhi: With the Narendra Modi government entering its second term in office, the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) have unveiled their plan to promote “socially relevant” and “nationally important” doctoral research.

    The scheme, dubbed ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ (STRIDE), will focus on integrated research that...

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  • Decision on the incentives for Ph.D. students to be made within two months: Govt

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    An empowered committee, set up to enhance the fellowship of PhD students, will workout the incentives for research scholars in a month or two, a senior official said Thursday.

    Department of Science and Technology Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said PhD students are the "backbone" in the progress of a country.

    Apprising about the empowered committee, Sharma said it will have officials from various ministries, who will examine all fellowship related...

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  • PhD Mandatory from 2021

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    The news that created a buzz when it came out first on 1st may 2018.Resharing it in 2019

    From 2021, a PhD will be a must for teaching at university level , even for assistant professors, which is the entry level designation for instructors in universities, according to a draft policy document seen by Hindustan Times.

    Teachers will undergo a mandatory, month-long induction programme before starting work and also have to devote...

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  • DUTA writes to UGC against the rules passed for students who completed their PhD before July 11, 2009.

      25-Jul-2019  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    New Delhi: Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has written to the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), DP Singh, against the five requirements laid down by the commission for promotion and granting of benefits to those individuals who have completed their PhD before July 11, 2009.

    On December 7, UGC issued a circular stating that the commission has approved that the compounded advance increments to...

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  • Amendment In Admission Rules for Ph.D.

      29-Aug-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    NEW DELHI: 

    UGC has notified amendments in the regulations for award of M.Phil. and PhD. The amendments notified provides relaxation in qualifying criteria for candidates who belong to reserved criteria. UGC has relaxed marks required in the entrance test for admission to an M.Phil. or PhD program. The amended regulation is University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award...

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  • Govt exempts IIMs from the regular Ph.D. entry norms

      31-Dec-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    The premium B schools were reconsidered by the UGC for the admission s in the Ph.D. course. For the larger part, the decision came for the b.tech students seeking admission into the research program.

    December 27 the Human resource development ministry said that a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6.5 would be enough for students who had cleared the four-year BTech or similar courses to seek direct admission to their Ph.D. programmes.

    Earlier the...

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  • Strengthening the education system by new measures

      30-Dec-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    The year 2018 saw major reforms in the education sector. Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar came up with landmark decisions to ensure quality, equity, accessibility, accountability and affordability in the education system.

    Also, the government gave a tremendous push to research and innovation in the education sector.

    Take a look at the education policies and reforms taken in 2018 in the education sector in India:
    1. Delhi govt introduces...

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  • NET mandatory for fellowship decision by UGC faces opposition

      27-Dec-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    The UGC recently decided to mandatory the NET examination for the scholarship under Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) for minority students for the academic session of 2018-19.

    The last date to apply for the fellowship is Dec 31 which is heavily criticized by the students as they were not given any initial notice.

    This move is as expected a big move and blow to the students especially the female students as they mostly pursue research studies through...

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  • Ph.D. students strike over fellowship grant

      31-Oct-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    Scholars from prominent science and technology institutes like Indian Institute of science education and research Pune (IISER) and council of scientific and industrial research - national chemical laboratory (CSIR-NCL) were observed taking part in mass agitation, regarding the demand of hike in the fellowship grant.

    The principal scientific advisor under the government of India, Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan on Wednesday said that “the department of science...

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  • Apply for jest.org.in following these simple steps:

      07-Nov-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

    EST 2019: The online registration process for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2019 will start from November 10 on the official website, the link for which is jest.org.in

    The last date for submitting online applications and payments is December 15, 2018.

    The exam date

    As per the latest notification, the exam will be conducted on February 17, 2019, and its score is valid for one year.

    Eligibility criteria for...

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  • Fee structure revision after getting the “Eminence” tag by IIT delhi

      20-Nov-2018  |   Post By: Ph.D.online

     

    The IIT revised the courses to nearly double for the master and research courses after receiving the title of Eminence Institute.

    The dean assistant of the PG Research, Shantanu Roy said the fee revision for postgraduate and research courses was decided in the Senate meeting earlier this year. “The proposal for the revision in fee structure was passed by the IIT-D senate much ahead of the Institution of Eminence tag. We had not made the corrections for a very...

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