Published On : Sun, Nov 11th, 2012

Course work compulsory for PhD at RTMNU

Nagpur News: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) researchers will now have to work more before summation of their thesis. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made six months of course work necessary, in a new rule. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj (RTM) Nagpur University has established a committee to decide how course work can be implemented in the University.

According to a source, “This step was taken due to a new UGC rule, in an effort to improve the quality of research at Nagpur University. When a researcher initially registers for PhD, they don’t have proper knowledge of research. During the course work, over six months, the researcher will be able to understand the exact meaning and process of research methodology. Computer education, a basic knowledge of research methodology, the required depth of research, important aspects of research etc will be explained to the researcher during the course work.”

Dr. Maheshkumar Yenkie, Registrar, Nagpur University, said, “A committee has been formed to look into the implementation of course work. A final decision about implementation will be taken as soon as possible.”