UGC to Review Quality of PhD Thesis For Doctoral Degrees
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning 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.
The move comes following concern raised by various quarters about degrading quality of research in the country and duplication of subjects on which PhDs are done.
- The move comes after concern raised on degrading research quality
- UGC has invited proposals to conduct the study over a period of six months
The commission has invited proposals to conduct the study over a period of six months.
“The UGC is planning to conduct a study on ‘Quality of PhD thesis in Indian universities’. The scope of the study will involve the PhD thesis awarded in different disciplines by various central universities, state universities, state private universities and deemed-to-be universities in last 10 years,” a senior official of the higher education regulator said.
“The study has to be pan India and may give findings at national as well as state-level with regard to the quality of PhD thesis indicating the quality aspects proposed by the interested parties,” the official added.