One Example of Activity successfully implemented based on the strategic plan
Research is key for creation of new knowledge and promotion of excellence in higher education. It is a much sought after pursuit for the University to strengthen its teaching & learning, create a conducive climate for innovation and carve out a niche in the comity of institutions of higher learning.
Palamuru University has always considered research as pivotal for furtherance of University vision. Accordingly, in tune with its strategic perspective, Palamuru University has accorded primacy for introduction of Doctoral Programmes to promote research culture and eco system for enrichment of Post Graduate courses in terms of academic depth and focus.
In pursuance of the Institutional Development Plan, Palamuru University has devised action plan for offering Ph.D. programmes in select disciplines in a phased manner. In doing so, the University took into consideration its existing strength of regular teaching staff in terms of eligibility for Ph.D. supervision / guidance.
The University prepared the list of eligible supervisors prior to proceeding with Ph.D. admissions. After obtaining the approval of Executive Council, the University set in motion the admission process for Ph.D. programme in Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Commerce and English subjects.
The University fixed the eligibility criteria as per UGC guidelines. Accordingly, notification inviting applications for Ph.D. admissions was issued on 03-02-2017.
After the due scrutiny of applications received in response to the Ph.D. admission notification, Ph.D. Admission Committees were constituted for the five subjects with Dean, Chairperson, Board of Studies and experts from outside Universities as specified in UGC Regulations.
Based on the recommendations of the Admission Committees, the intimations were sent to selected candidates on 28-07-2017.
At present 26 Ph.D. research scholars are on the rolls of Palamuru University.
With the introduction of Ph.D. programmes, the University has crossed yet another milestone in its onward march of progress.
Launching of Doctoral Programmes brings home the guiding spirit of the strategic plan in shaping the destiny of Palamuru University.