University Grants Commission

New Delhi

The following clarification is issued in respect to UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2016 :

“lt is clarified that lnstitutions/Colleges who consent to appoint Co-Supervisor from outside the Department/Faculty/College/lnstitution because of the fact that topics are of inter-disciplinary nature and they feel that the expertise has to be supplemented from outside, the University/College/lnstitution may do so provided that the terms and conditions are specified by the Research Advisory Committee.

It is further clarified that the Supervisor has to be from amongst the regular faculty of the host University/College/lnstitution and only Co-Supervisor can be appointed from outside the University/College/lnstitution.


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