Open defence mandatory for PhD: UGC chairperson

An open defence is an invitation to experts from outside the university who are permitted to question the researcher on the subject of his or her work.

PhD aspirants in public universities across the country will now have to face an open defence after submission of their draft thesis. Earlier, M Jagadesh Kumar, chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC), said, based on the evaluation report of the external examiners participating in the open defence, the aspirant will make additions, deletions or incorporate changes, following which the final thesis will be submitted to the university and PhD guide and the degree is awarded.

An open defence is an invitation to experts from outside the university who are permitted to question the researcher on the subject of his or her work.

The mandatory open defence follows new regulations for doctoral programs announced last week. UGC scrapped the mandatory requirement of getting research papers published in peer-reviewed journals before the final submission of a PhD thesis.

While research scholars have criticised the decision saying the quality of PhD holders will suffer, Kumar clarified that students can now pursue a PhD in a stress-free environment, and instead participate in a public viva voce.

In 2010, UGC made it mandatory that PhD thesis must be published in peer-reviewed journals. “In a recent study, we found that during these 12 years, nearly 75% of students were tempted to publish in poor quality or predatory journals,” said Kumar.

The new rule will be applicable to all courses including humanities and management. Some courses at the University of Mumbai’s School of Engineering have begun having public viva-voces.

When discussing the quality of PhDs, Kumar stated that, following the UGC consultation, the university must now play a critical role in setting PhD rules and hiring or appointing the best faculty or experts in the field to guide PhD students.

The UGC has relaxed the “mandatory” publication rule, but this does not prevent scholars from publishing their work, said Kumar.

When asked about student concerns about a part-time PhD, he stated that the concept is not new in the country. Part-time PhDs are already available at IITs and other educational institutions. This helps the working class to upgrade their academics, he said.

Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology Guna Hiring Faculty Posts ! Apply Online by 19 Nov 2022

Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology (JUET), Guna, a private engineering University located at Guna, Madhya Pradesh, has announced Recruitment of Faculty Posts. These faculty posts are available at the following levels:  Assistant Professor (Grading I & II), Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), Associate Professors and Professor.

Departments where Faculty Posts are available:

Computer Science & Engineering:

  • Data Analytics using Python/R
  • Deep Learning with hands-on experience in Python
  • UI/UX Design with Hands-on practical experience
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality with hands-on

experience in Unity, Unreal etc.

  • Full Stack Development with hands-on

experience (Node.Js, Java/Python, MongoDB)

  • Mobile Application Development (Android,

Kotlin, iOS, Swift, Flatter)

  • Information Security with practical

implementation experience (Security Onion, Python)

Electronics & Communication Engineering:

  • Digital Signal Processor
  • VLSI and Embedded System
  • Mixed-Signal CMOS Design
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Robotics and Automation

Key Dates & How to Apply:  The closing date for submission of application is 19 November 2022.

The recruitment notice has been uploaded on the Career Openings page of Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, Guna.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer Recruitment Notification, uploaded on the Careers Openings of the official website of  Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, Guna.

IIITM Kurnool Recruiting 27 Faculty Posts Including 05 Assistant Professors

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kurnool, an an Institute of National Importance, has announced  recruitment of faculty posts.  These posts are available at the following levels: Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors.

Total Number of Vacant Posts: The total number of vacant posts are 27: Assistant Professors 05; Associate Professor -14; and Professor-08.

Key Dates: This is online rolling advertisement and there is no cut-off date. For the current cycle, the cut-off date is 09 December  2022.

List of Departments where Vacant Posts Available:

Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)

Sciences (Mathematics, Physics)

Details of Essential Qualifications, relevant experience and other essential qualifications

required for the posts will be under Four Tier Flexible Structure.

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Recruitment Notification, uploaded on the official website of IIITDM) Kurnool.

Opportunities for PhD Holders as ABV -IIITM Gwalior Recruiting Assistant Professors

Atal Bihari Vajpayee- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (ABV-IIITM) Gwalior, an Institute of National Importance, has announced recruitment of Assistant Professors.  These posts are available at the following levels: Assistant Professor Grade-I (Pay Level 12), Grade-II (Pay Level 11) and Grade-II (Pay Level 10).

List of Departments where Vacant Posts Available:

Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

Information Technology (IT)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)

Management Studies (MS)

Applied Sciences (AS) –Mathematics

Key Dates: 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (ABV-IIITM) Gwalior has released the employment notification on 02 November 2022. This is a Rolling Based Employment Notice.

 The candidates of General, OBC-NCL and EWS categories are required to pay non-refundable application fee   of Rs.1,000/- only whereas the candidates of other reserved categories are required to pay non-refundable application fee of Rs.500/- only.

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Recruitment Notification, uploaded on the official website of

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi Recruiting 16 Assistant Professors

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIU), formerly Indraprastha University, is a public state university located in Delhi,  has announced recruitment of Assistant Professors.

The total number of vacant posts are 16.

Key Dates:

Last date for receipt of application  – 30 November 2022

List of Subjects/ Departments where Faculty Posts Available:

Computer Science & Engineering/Information Technology/AI/DS/ML -02

Automation & Robotics /Mechanical Engineering  -01

Electrical Engineering -01

Chemistry -01

Mathematics -02

Physics -01

English -02

Design-05

Total Posts -06

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, the interested candidates should refer the official notification of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, which is available on the official website of the university.

University of Hyderabad Recruiting 38 Faculty Posts !

University of Hyderabad, a Central University, invites Applications from eligible candidates for the regular faculty posts.  These posts are available at the following levels:  Professors (Entry pay of Rs. 144200/- in the Academic Pay level 14 as per 7th CPC), Associate Professors (Entry pay of Rs. 131400/- in the Academic Pay level 13A as per 7th CPC) and Assistant Professors (Entry pay of Rs. 57700/- in the Academic Pay level 10 as per 7th CPC).

The is a special recruitment drive for filling up Backlong Reserved Vacancies (SC/ST/OBC/PwD).

Total Number of Posts:  The total number of posts are 38. Assistant Professors -04, Associate Professors -20, Professors – 14.

Key Dates: Last date for submission of online application and payment of 10 November 2022 registration fee through above portal.

Last date for receiving hardcopy of the application along with all 17 November 2022 enclosures by post courier.

Vacant Post Details:

Name of DepartmentsProfessorsAssociate ProfessorsAssistant Professors
Mathematics and statistics21
Computer and information science1
Physics1
Earth , ocean  and atmospheric science1
Chemistry1
Animal biology1
Engineering science and technology12
Health psychology1
English221
Philosophy12
Urdu1
Applied linguistics and translation studies1
Sanskrit studies1
Economics22
Political science21
anthropology111
Education2
Folk culture studies1
Dance1
Management studies1
Total Posts14204
Grand Total Posts38

For eligibility, how to apply and other details the candidates should visit the official website of the university.

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