Delhi University to digitize the process of tracking PhD progress

Delhi University will be developing a dedicated online portal to track the progress of students enrolled in a PhD program. The portal would facilitate all the major processes, starting from enrollment in the program to submission of thesis.

“A portal is being created to make the students’ works reliable. Notification regarding their research works and field reports will be available on the portal. However, the research work and findings will be kept confidential,” said an examination department official.

Currently all the work pertaining to the academic program, which includes enrollment, attendance, research report, interview, viva progress and others is being done manually making it a cumbersome process involving a lot of paperwork.

“But with digitization, all these records will be maintained on the online portal. The portal will not only help PhD scholars but will also ease the work pressure on the staff,” the official added.

At present, 27 departments of University of Delhi are running PhD programs in the fields of Arts, Commerce and Science.

In the year 2014, the varsity signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University Grants Commission (UGC) to upload the thesis and dissertation of its research scholars on the digital database ‘Shodhganga repository’.

Aditya Narang

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