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“Because of COVID-19 pandemic, the universities have remained closed for the previous number of months. Due to this fact, the students haven’t been capable of conduct their analysis or experiments within the college laboratories nor they had been capable of entering library companies which are vital for the completion of the thesis,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain stated.
- PTI New Delhi
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted a six-month extension for submission of the thesis to MPhil and Ph.D. students in wake of the extended closure of universities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, the scholars had been granted an extension until December 31. Nonetheless, the identical has been prolonged until June 30 now however the tenure of fellowship for Ph.D. and MPhil will stay the identical–5 years.
“Attributable to COVID-19 pandemic, the schools have remained closed for the previous number of months. Due to this fact, the scholars haven’t been capable of conduct their analysis or experiments within the college laboratories nor they had been capable of entering library companies which are vital for the completion of the thesis,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain stated. The UGC had on April 29 issued tips on examination and educational calendar for the universities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. As per these guidelines, an extension of six months was conveyed for MPhil and Ph.D. students who had been to submit their dissertation or thesis.
“In view of the above and within the bigger curiosity of the analysis students, an extra extension of six months for terminal MPhil and Ph.D. students, who had been imagined to submit their thesis by December 31, could also be granted by the universities until June 30. “Extension of six months, as talked about above, may be granted for submitting proof of publication and presentation in two conferences. Nonetheless, the tenure of the fellowship of MPhil and Ph.D. would be identical (5 years),” he added. Universities had been closed in March with the intention to include unfold of the novel coronavirus. A nationwide lockdown was introduced later. The Centre has permitted section clever reopening of varsities and faculties for analysis students and closing yr college students whereas majority teaching-learning activities continue to be completed on-line. The choice about reopening of varsities and better academic establishments has been left to state governments.