Guru Nanak Dev University to award doctorate in science, literature & laws

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 21

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) would confer the degree in Doctor of Science (D.Sc), Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) and Doctors of Laws (LL.D). The decision was announced in the syndicate meeting at the university, chaired by VC Prof Jaspal Sandhu, today.

The VC said that a candidate seeking admission to these programmes must have pursued or pursuing outstanding research in the concerned discipline. He said that every candidate for the award of this degree must have got a PhD three academic years prior to the date of application. “The degree shall be awarded only on published work for which no other degree has been received by the candidate. However, all published works shall have to be submitted clearly indicating those parts for which a degree has been received already,” he added.

He said the new courses in BSc-Microbiology (CBEGS) and MSc (USHS) Economics (four-year integrated course) (CBEGS) were approved by the Syndicate.

The recommendations to change the nomenclature of MA-International Relations (South Asian Studies) to MA-International Relation; BSc-Agriculture (Hons) (CBEGS) to BSc-Agriculture (Hons) (CBEGS); MSc-Sports Physiology to MSc-Exercise and Sports Physiology, and Master in Social Work to Master of Social Work were also accorded approval. The addition/ amendments to the BPEd Integrated (4 years); BPES (3 years) and BPEd (2 years) courses were also approved.

Several other amendments were also approved. As many as 26 PhD degrees were approved as well.

Prof Sandhu said MoUs between the GNDU and Dr Avinash Kaur, retired professor, was also approved in which three awards entitled Prof IS Grover Memorial Lectureship Award; Sardarni Darshan Kaur and Sardar Ram Singh Memorial Young Scientist Award in Plant Sciences and Sardarni Kuldip Kaur and Sardar Gurmukh Singh Memorial Young Scientist Award in Environment Sciences, would be instituted. Apart from this, the establishment of Sandeep Singh Bath Memorial Scholarship was also approved in the meeting.

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