Symbiosis to launch PG-PhD programme todayNews — By The Desk on November 11, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Indian Express: On the eve of National Education Day, Symbiosis International University on Thursday announced the start of two initiatives — an integrated MBA-PhD programme and research clusters. About 50 students will be given PG-PhD fellowships for the programme, for which informal interactions for selection will begin on November 11.
Vice-chancellor Bhushan Patwardhan said, “The programme will be especially relevant for management students as now there is a dearth of good teaching faculty at most management colleges. Also, as they will be working in close association with the industry for three years, even their placements will be taken care of. ”
The three research clusters — health and biomedical sciences, technology and design, and humanities and social sciences — will cover all seven faculties in Symbiosis and about 4,000 students of second-year PG courses will be eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be given a junior research fellowship on par with the CSIR/UGC (about Rs 22,000 pm + Rs 30,000 per year contingency for conference travel and other academic purposes).
Principal director Vidya Yeravdekar said those selected for the PG-PhD programme would not need to sit for placement examinations as the selection procedure would be completed by the month-end.