(a)There shall be a separate Research Degree Committee for each subject under existing faculties.
(b) Constitution of RDC
Each RDC shall consist of :
2.Dean of the concerned Faculty-Vice-chairman
3.Convener of RDC - Member (nominated by the Vice –Chancellor)
4.Three experts of the subject belonging to the University systems or Affiliated Institutes and two experts from outside to be nominated by the Vice- Chancellor
5.University official - PhD coordinator
6.The tenure of the RDC members will be 2 years.
(c) Duties and Powers of RDC
Each RDC shall perform the following functions:
a)Examine the research proposal of candidate’s proposed Ph.D. work along with the title of the thesis duly forwarded by the supervisor/co-supervisor and Head of the Institution/Organization where the candidate is pursuing his/her research for provisional registration and provide its recommendation. The committee shall satisfy itself that the proposed topic is one on which the Ph.D. work can be pursued under the guidance of the proposed supervisor(s), that the candidate possesses the requisite qualifications, aptitude and that the adequate facilities and equipment for the work exist at the proposed place of work. The RDC shall also examine the background/qualifications/experience of the proposed supervisor(s) and make recommendations regarding his/her/their suitability to guide the research work. The RDC shall also examine the background/qualifications/experience of the proposed supervisor(s) and make recommendations regarding his/her/their suitability to guide the research work.
b)The RDC of a subject will meet at least twice in each academic sessionat regular intervals depending upon the number of proposals received for consideration.
c)Half of the members of the RDC shall form the quorum for the meeting.
d)The minutes of the RDC meeting shall be reported to the next meeting of the Academic Council for approval.
e)If convener is not available, the senior most member present in the meeting shall act as convener.
f)Every candidate shall submit Yearly progress reports to the University through the supervisor(s) with his/her/their recommendation that he / she/they is /are satisfied with the progress of the candidate. If RDC feels, the candidate may be asked to present progress report in the scheduled RDC meetings. If the candidate can not present progress report due to genuine reasons, but the progress report sent through the supervisor is satisfactory, he / she will be permitted to continue, otherwise, the RDC may recommend extension in his/her minimum
period of registration. In case, the candidate does not turn up twice for presentation in the RDC meeting, his / her registration may be cancelled.