Appointment of Examiners
  • After submission of the Synopsis by the student (under rule III.2.above) the research guide of the student shall submit, through the Head of the Department, a panel of five external examiners along with details of their academic qualifications such as their designation, address, teaching and research experience, publication of articles, books, etc. to the Academic Section. At least three of the five external examiners shall be Indians and two from abroad.
  • The Board of Studies shall recommend to the Academic Council, a panel of five examiners, with or without any change in the existing panel, to work as external examiners. In case any change is recommended by the Board it shall provide all the academic details of the examiner concerned. At least three of the five external examiners shall be Indians and two from abroad.
  • The Academic Council shall approve, a panel of five external examiners, from the panel recommended by the Board of Studies. The Council may, if found necessary, change the examiners in the panel recommended by the Board of Studies. At least three of the five external examiners shall be Indians and two from abroad.
  • In order to keep confidentiality the Director will appoint two examiners from the panel to work as external examiners.
  • While suggesting names of persons to work as external examiners the research guide or the academic body concerned shall recommend persons of eminence in the field but not below the rank of a Reader.
  • Two external examiners shall be appointed for evaluation of the Ph.D. thesis. They shall be appointed by the Director from the list of the external examiners approved by the Academic Council.
  • The Viva-Voce and Open Defence of the thesis shall be conducted. The Head of the Department, on the recommendation of the Research Guide, shall appoint one of the two external examiners (only Indian) to work as an external examiner for the Viva-Voce and Open Defence. The Research Guide of the student shall work as the Internal Examiner for this test. A Chairman shall be appointed by the Head of the Department, in consultation with the Research Guide, for the Open Defence examination from amongst the teaching staff of the Department not below the rank of a Reader.
  • In case neither of the two External Examiners is available to conduct Viva-Voce and Open Defence of the thesis, a local person acquainted with the subject, and not a member of the staff of the Institute, shall be appointed as Local External Examiner to conduct the Viva-Voce and Open Defence. The appointment of such an Examiner shall be made by the Head of the Department on the recommendation of the Research Guide.

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