PhD levels of 500 lecturers below lens

Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, July 29

UGC Norms ‘Flouted’

  • The Haryana extension lecturers pursued PhD from personal universities that didn’t strictly comply with UGC norms
  • Norms associated to course information, analysis thesis and seminars had been allegedly flouted

The PhD levels of over 500 extension lecturers employed in authorities schools throughout Haryana are below scanner following complaints that these had been acquired from personal universities with out absolutely adhering to UGC norms.

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), a PhD candidate should strictly comply with its tips, together with the course information needs to be from the identical college from the place a level is pursued, analysis thesis should be authentic and one-month course work and different seminars needs to be mandatorily attended.

Ankur Gupta, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, has directed all authorities faculty principals to confirm levels pursued from outdoors Haryana and submit a report inside per week. The division has sought particulars of the college from the place diploma has been pursued, enrolment data, coursework attendance and examination dates. Of the round 2,000 extension lecturers employed in authorities schools throughout Haryana, over 500 have acquired PhD levels from personal universities in different states. Each of them attracts a month-to-month wage of Rs 57,700.

Kartar Singh, a social activist, claimed many levels had been obtained from OPJS University in Churu district of Rajasthan whose proprietor was not too long ago arrested in a post-matric scholarship rip-off. “Several of the PhD candidates pursued degrees while doing regular jobs in Haryana colleges. They didn’t take leave for attending course work and seminars. I recently submitted proof to the state Chief Secretary and demanded FIRs against guilty,” he stated.

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