Leaders of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), raising voice on behalf of the PhD Research scholars of Punjab University, on Monday submitted a memorandum to the vice-chancellor regarding the irregularities in the re-employment scheme and enrollment of permanent faculty/affiliated colleges in PhD.
The leaders said that the PUCSC did substantial work towards reserach scholars last year, including new hostel facility for female research scholars, release of grants at regular interval and formation of Research Promotion Cell (RPC), while there are many other regulations laid down by the University which are not doing well amongst the research scholars’ fraternity.
The provision of re-employment to faculty members till the age of 65 was the first issue, NSUI mentioned in the memorandum. They said that this provision will not serve any purpose as there are young scholars who are keen and are talented to get recruited in the University.
“Moreover, university is spending hugely for re-employment as even after completion of re-employment, they will be given monthly pension. This re-employment scheme must be discontinued so as to impart young talent,” reads the memorandum.
The second issue raised by the party was in regard to the permanent faculty of the campus who did not have a PhD degree but still can enroll themselves in PhD even without clearing any entrance. The party mentioned that it is totally illegitimate regulation as how a faculty of campus/affiliated colleges can be at par with those regular scholars who are enrolled after clearing NET/GATE/SLET/PU PhD Entrance.
They added that in the recruitment process, the regular scholars will lag behind the part time PhD scholars (faculty of affiliated colleges) on API score sheet. They demanded that this regulation should be stopped immediately. NSUI leader Manoj Lubana also said that these issues should be made a part of agenda items in the upcoming Syndicate and Senate meeting.