Panjab University changes template for admission to MPhil and PhD

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Thursday, September, 28 2017 - 18:25

Panjab University, Chandigarh has changed the template for admission to MPhil and PhDDean of University Instructions Meenakshi Malhotra issued a letter on September 26 to all departments and centres.

The departments were instructed to consider marks in graduation and postgraduation degrees.Earlier, the departments were admitting students on the basis of interviews.

“You cannot admit candidates on the basis of just interviews or interaction, otherwise we will face allegations of favouritism,” said Prof Meenakshi Malhotra.

As per reports, for admission to PhD now, 50 per cent marks have been fixed for the academic record — 20 per cent weightage for graduation and 30 per cent for postgraduation. Ten per cent marks will be given for scholarship/fellowship. The interview carries 40 per cent marks — 10 per cent marks for the research proposal an 30 per cent for interaction with department committee. 

However, for MPhil, 60 per cent weightage will be given for the academic record -- 10 per cent for Class XII, 20 per cent for graduation and 30 per cent for postgraduation. The interview will carry 40 per cent marks.


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