Hundreds of students, who were given admission to Ph D in 2011, are finding it difficult to complete their research as the administration of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University has not conducted the compulsory six-month pre-Ph D preparation course in the last two years.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) revised Ph D admission regulations in 2009 stating that a student will have to qualify Ph D Entrance Test (PET) and later complete six months course. Any candidate who qualified PET and took admission after 2009 has to abide by these provisions.
As per the UGC guidelines, the course work shall be treated as pre-Ph D preparation and must include a course on research methodology, which may comprise experimental methods, quantitative and statistical methods and computer applications. Subsequently, BAMU announced that no student, after 2009, will be allowed to submit final thesis till s/he completed the six-month course.
Hundreds of students, who passed PET-2010, were given admission to Ph D in 2011. Many students have completed their thesis during this period but are waiting for the pre-preparation course to be conducted.
A group of students told this newspaper that the university should have conducted the course before the commencement of the research work.
"We have prepared our final thesis and Ph D section is not ready to accept it as we are yet to complete the course," they said.
When contacted, dean of Social Science department Dr Vilas Khandare said soon the university will conduct the course. Director of Board of College and University Development Dr M S Shingare was not available for comments.