The University of Mysore (UoM) on Thursday, 25th July 2013, limited the number of PhD students enrolled by a guide. The University clearly stated that even if the PhD entrance test is cleared candidates may not get admissions. University clarified that passing in the test makes the candidate eligible for PhD degree. However, candidates have to get admission within three years after clearing the test.
The Council approved the amendments to PhD regulations specifying that successful completion of entrance test just implies that the candidate is eligible for admission to PhD degree, but does not guarantee admission under any circumstances.
A committee constituted by the vice-chancellor has suggested the amendments. The number of candidates who can be enrolled for PhD degree by a guide is now six earlier it was eight. It has also limited the number of candidates working on projects funded through UoM. Each guide can supervise two students, which was not specified earlier. It is also decided to conduct the entrance exam in September.
During the meeting it was also strongly stressed that UoM should ensure that there are no malpractices in PhD degrees. However, these amendments were strongly objected by few members. The supposed partnership with the institution based in Bangalore was also objected arguing that Bangalore University can extend affiliation. The Council also approved new courses.