The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday lowered the PhD and MPhil programs entrance test qualifying marks to 45 per cent from 50 percent for the reserved category or with physical disability candidates. The decision has been taken by the Commission to fill the vacant seats in PhD and MPhil programs.
Even with 5% relaxation, there seems to be a dearth of students qualifying for most courses.
You will be amazed to know there are 25 seats in the department, and 625 aspirants took the exam In Economics, five students from the general category and none from the reserved category qualified. In the departments of Commerce, Sanskrit, Anthropology and Comparative Indian Literature Studies, only a handful of students have qualified for the interview stage. Moreover, at the departments of Statistics and Persian, no student has qualified.