Vice-chancellor Dr.Rajneesh Arora said the Board of Governors (BoG) approved amendments in the Ph.D regulations as per UGC guidelines during a meeting at Chandigarh on Thursday.
However, candidates who had cleared UGC/CSIR (JRF) examination, State-level Eligibility Test or the Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering would be exempt from taking the entrance test and given preference, Arora said.
While weightage to marks in post-graduation and the entrance test would be 40 per cent each, interview would be worth 20 per cent. “We will invite applications for the three hour test in December. Separate question papers will be set for candidates of the disciplines of engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture and sciences,” he added.
The test would be designed to evaluate candidates’ comprehensives knowledge of the basics of the discipline and the tools and techniques of analysis and design.
The board of governors also approved selection of Dr N.P.Singh, at present on deputation to PTU from Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, for the post of dean. Three other names were also cleared for dean- Buta Singh Sidhu, Dr Anirudh P.Singh and Dr Nirmal Singh. Dr Harminder Singh Bains was selected for the post of registrar, while Paramjit Singh, Ek Onkar Singh and Sunil Kumar were taken as deputy registrars. The selection committee did not find any suitable candidate for the post of controller of examination.
The Board approved a proposal to create a post of language office.