New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all universities to maintain the list of all the PhD registered students including name of the registered candidate, topic of his/her research, name of supervisor/co-supervisor, date of enrollment/registration, etc on their websites on regular basis. The Commission, in its 521st Meeting held on 22nd February, 2017, has decided to request all the universities to upload data regarding PhD scholars on their website on the parameters mentioned in the proper format.
For strict implementation of this measure, all universities should undertake this exercise within two months and send universities should send a link to UGC on email lD firstname.lastname@example.org. Further, the UGC mentioned that universities should send a scanned copy of the data, duly verified by the Dean (Academic Affairs), to UGC on same email lD. The education authority, in its meeting, has further desired that the UGC should maintain a list of defaulting universities on its website provided some universities fail to undertake the exercise of uploading the data mentioned.
All universities will have to maintain this data base as per the clause 5.6 of University Grants commission (Minimum standards and Procedure for Award of MPhil/PhD Degrees) Regulations, 2016. Even data on newly enrolled PhD students should be updated in a proper format on the website of the concern university. The link for the UGC notification on maintaining data on PhD scholars is given below: http://www.ugc.ac.in/ugc_notices.aspx
The maintaining of data base of the PhD registered students aims at bringing transparency in admission and research procedure. This measure by the UGC will also streamline and facilitate cooperation between academics, research scholars, and industry partners.