MPhil and PhD aspirants in DU on hunger strike

admin 02/08/2018 13:59:04


Mohammad Asim (24) had scored 88 out of 196 in the entrance exam for MPhil in History at Delhi University, ranking 17 in the Other Backward Class (non-creamy layer) category. But he needed to score 98 to qualify for an interview, as per new rules that mandate 50% marks to be eligible.

A 2016 UGC regulation, implemented by DU in 2017 and made into an ordinance, made it mandatory for students to score atleast 50% in entrance exams to qualify for MPhil and PhD interviews. Following an uproar, the university postponed interviews for the courses, leaving students like Asim in a limbo.

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