PhD after 4-year undergraduate course without PG degree approved

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New Delhi, Updated on Jun 15, 2022 09:09 IST

It is likely that the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD degree) Regulations 2022 will be announced by end of June. The new regulation is expected to come into effect from the forthcoming 2022-23 academic session.

PhD after 4-year UG degree approved!

PhD after BTech without a master’s degree is now possible! Four-year-undergraduate programme (FYUP) students with a minimum CGPA score of 7.5/10 will now be eligible for PhD admissions that too without a master’s degree. The formulation in the rule is as per the new regulations on award of PhD degree finalised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Meanwhile, to avoid the trend of publishing in predatory journals, the new regulations recommend either patenting or publishing in peer-reviewed or referred journals only.

It is likely that the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD degree) Regulations 2022 will be announced by end of June. The new regulation is expected to come into effect from the forthcoming 2022-23 academic session.

Giving a boost to FYUP introduced under the National Education Policy (NEP), the regulations state that “a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/ 8 semester Bachelor’s degree should have a minimum CGPA of 7.5/10.” For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ differently-abled as well as economically weaker sections, there is relaxation of 0.5 CGPA score on a scale of 10.

“Encouraging four-year undergraduate students with a research bent of mind to do PhD is important to improve the research ecosystem in our HEIs. That is why we are permitting four-year UG students who have a CGPA of 7.5/10 or above to be eligible for PhD admission. Those who have a CGPA less than 7.5, will have to do a one-year Master’s degree to be eligible,” said UGC Chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar, according to TOI.

As per the new regulations, 40% of the vacant seats can be filled through university-level tests. The admissions will be conducted via two modes, 100% based on national level entrance tests or 60-40 split based on national level entrance tests and university level or state-level entrance tests have been recommended. If the total vacant seats are filled by the candidates qualifying in the national level entrance tests (conducted by UGC, CSIR, ICMR, ICAR, etc), the selection of such candidates will be based on a merit list with 100% weightage from the interview/ viva conducted by the higher education institution.

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Saumya Saxena

6 months ago

Is there any website that can be used to apply for this?

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