The announcement for admission into the PhD programme in the Faculty of Engineering for the year 2022 has finally been released by Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad.
The university made the announcement on August 1. On the OU’s official website, application forms are now available.
It’s interesting to note that the university has also mentioned that the interviews for the candidates will take place at the respective Deans’ offices.
Recall that late last month, students at the varsity called for a bandh on July 26 as part of a protest against the school.
The students were angry that OU, one of Telangana’s top state universities, hadn’t announced a notification for PhD admissions in the previous five years.
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On the university’s website, a notice for the final round of PhD admissions was published in 2017.
They also disputed the University’s purported decision to eliminate the interview requirement for admission.
As part of the protests, the students formed a Joint Admission Committee (JAC) at the university, with PhD aspirants leading the way.
In a chat with EdexLive last month, the president of the JAC, Vislavath Ashok Naik, said, “The Vice-Chancellor has been delaying the admission notice for the last four years.
In the first two years, the notice was delayed and not published. Then, there was COVID-19 for the last two years.
And this year also there is no notice yet. All the students are asking for the admission notice to be immediately released.”
He had insisted then that the students will continue protesting until the varsity releases the notification for PhD admissions.
When an official was quoted by Telangana Today as stating, “When interviews for Group-I recruitment have been done away with, why can’t the PhD admissions be done without interviews?,”
the purported decision to eliminate the interviews for admission came to light.
The intention is to only admit PhD students based on their performance in the entrance exam.
For the purpose of granting PhD admission, candidates’ weighted averages from their undergraduate and graduate degrees are also assessed.