CONSTITUTION OF THE Ph.D. COMMITTEE

9.1 The Ph.D. Programme shall be monitored by the relevant Doctorate Committee with the help of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Ph.D. Committee of the Department which will be referred to as the Departmental Ph.D. committee.

9.2 The Doctorate Committee shall be constituted as follows:

a) Respective Dean of the Faculty – Chairperson

b) One Professor of the relevant faculty, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor/Vice-Chairperson

c) All other Professors of the relevant faculty

d) All Heads of the Departments of the concerned faculty

e) Four subject experts from outside the University, nominated by Presidency Council/Appropriate Body of Governance of the university for a maximum period of four years.

f) Two subject experts of whom at least one must be from outside the University, nominated by Vice Chancellor for a maximum period of four years.

g) Controller of Examinations

h) Registrar – Member Secretary

One fourth of the total regular members of Doctorate Committee will constitute the quorum for the meeting. The presence of at least two of the external experts is mandatory.

9.3 The Doctorate Committee of the concerned faculty shall constitute Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Departmental Ph.D. Committee in consultation with the relevant Department.

9.4 A Departmental Ph.D. Committee shall be constituted as follows:

a) A Professor of the Department nominated by the Vice Chancellor - Chairperson

b) One member of the Doctorate Committee related to the department nominated by the Vice Chancellor for a maximum period of four years

c) Supervisor(s) concerned (invited for items related to candidates working under her/his supervision)

d) Four subject experts of whom at least two must be from outside the University, nominated by Departmental Board of Studies (BOS) for a maximum period of four years

e) Head of the concerned Department - Convener

9.5 The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) for a Ph.D. scholar shall assume similar structure as that of Departmental Ph.D. Committee. The supervisor of the respective Ph.D. scholar shall be the convener of the Research Advisory Committee.

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