SRINAGAR — The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday accorded sanction to grant permission in favour of the associate, assistant professors and PTI to pursue PhD program on a part-time basis.

According to an order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), the sanction is accorded to grant permission in favour of the Associate/Assistant Professors/PTI to pursue PhD program on part-time basis in terms of Government Order No. 416-JK(HE) of 2020; Dated: 08-12-2020.

The order stated that the permission is for the pursuit of a PhD on a part-time basis. “The activity shall be carried out without any detriment to routine academic responsibilities and no concessions in performance of normal duties shall be sought/given on the grounds that the faculty are pursuing PhD.”

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It stated that the selected universities should be approved and have not been blacklisted or debarred by any State, Central or other regulatory agency. “The respective Principal(s) will ensure and certify the same before any further action is taken.”

The order further stated that the selected faculty members shall carry on the research work only beyond the working hours of the college, on holidays or during vacations, for which they shall have to submit an undertaking on an affidavit, so that teaching work of the college does not suffer.

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“Any residency requirements shall be met by taking leave as due and after getting the same duly sanctioned. The selected faculty members shall undertake, through a legally binding undertaking, that they shall serve the department for at least five years after completion of the PhD program,” it said.

It stated that the pursuit of PhD shall not be considered as a ground for retention of faculty in a particular location/college.

“The order shall become operational only after the fulfilment of the conditions imposed,” it stated.

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