Graduates can directly pursue PhD: UGC Chairman

Graduates can directly pursue PhD: UGC Chairman
Graduates can directly pursue PhD: UGC Chairman

Students with four-year undergraduate degree can directly pursue Ph.D programmes, said UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar on Wednesday. “Universities can decide whether to offer three-year Honours degree or four-year undergraduate programme,” he stated. Three-year undergraduate courses won’t be discontinued until 4-year programme fully implemented, he added.

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