JNU scraps integrated MPhil, PhD programme

JNU Rector I Chintamani Mahapatra said the move would benefit a wide section of students.

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Dec 13 2017 12:09AM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2017 12:09AM
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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has scrapped its integrated MPhil/PhD programme, with the aspirants will now have to sit for a separate entrance examination to avail the varsity's PhD programme.

"Candidates who have applied for MPhil/PhD for the academic year 2018-19 will be considered for MPhil programme only. The MPhil programme will now be a terminal degree as per the decision taken in the 144th Academic Council (AC) meeting held on December 1," said a notification printed on admit cards for JNU Entrance Examination (JNUEE).

JNU Rector I Chintamani Mahapatra said the move would benefit a wide section of students.

"The new University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations allow even MA (postgraduate) students to compete for the PhD programme directly. Now, MA and MPhil students, from across the country, can apply for the JNU's prestigious doctorate programme," he told PTI.