UGC has released many rules and regulations in its UGC Ph.D. regulations, 2022 related to the Eligibility criteria to be a Research Supervisor, CoSupervisor, Number of Ph.D. scholars permissible per Supervisor, etc.
Eligibility criteria to be a Research Supervisor
According to UGC, Any regular Professor/Associate Professor of the University/ College, with at least five
research publications in peer-reviewed or refereed journals after obtaining a Ph.D. and any regular Assistant Professor of the university/ college with a minimum of five years of teaching/research experience with a Ph.D. degree and at least three research publications in peer-reviewed or refereed journals may be recognized as Research Supervisor.
Number of Ph.D. scholars permissible per Supervisor
A Research Supervisor/Co-Supervisor who is a Professor cannot guide more than eight (8) Ph.D. scholars at any given point in time. An Associate Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of six (6) Ph.D. scholars (including co-supervision) and an Assistant Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of four (4) Ph.D. scholars.
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