Can­di­dates await­ing ad­mis­sions to PhD in BBAU threaten stir

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­re­porters­[email protected]

LUCKNOW: Five months af­ter the PhD en­trance test in the his­tory depart­ment of Babasa­heb Bhim­rao Ambed­kar Univer­sity (BBAU), suc­cess­ful can­di­dates are still await­ing ad­mis­sion. Dis­grun­tled with the univer­sity ad­min­is­tra­tion, they have now threat­ened of an ag­i­ta­tion .

Some such can­di­dates said they were suf­fer­ing due to lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­fight­ing among teach­ers.

“We are con­cerned about our ca­reer. While we are wait­ing for ad­mis­sion, in other de­part­ments PhD course work has al­ready started and oth­ers are get­ting ready for ex­am­i­na­tion,” said Arun Ku­mar Verma, a can­di­date.

Many can­di­dates said due to de­lay in the ad­mis­sion process, some of them were be­com­ing rest­less, with their aca­demic ca­reer hang­ing in bal­ance.

Many can­di­dates have also given rep­re­sen­ta­tion to vice chan­cel­lor NMP Verma and other univer­sity of­fi­cials, seek­ing im­me­di­ate re­dres­sal of the prob­lem.

The stu­dents said this was not the first time they had given a re­minder to univer­sity of­fi­cials.

“In the past also we had re­quested the depart­ment to ex­pe­dite PhD ad­mis­sion work but to no avail. We are on the brink of los­ing an aca­demic year be­cause of the laid back at­ti­tude of teach­ers,” a stu­dent said.

When con­tacted, dean of School for Ambed­kar Stud­ies of So­cial Sci­ences, Ripu Sun­dan Singh said, “We are aware of the prob­lem. It has hap­pened due to some lapses within the depart­ment. An as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor in the depart­ment was not in­cluded in the list of PhD su­per­vi­sors.”


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