The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) has developed a programme to monitor the progression of Ph.D. work from pre-submission to degree conferring. The supervisor of the research project can monitor the submission process, outside experts’ views, and other factors up until the degree is awarded.
“The software should be ready by July. Once ready, the guide (which can be an assistant professor/associate professor/professor) can log in to this software and see the progress of his/her Ph.D. scholars’ thesis work after pre-submission,” Amiya Kumar Rath, the vice-chancellor of BPUT, said on Monday.
After the pre-submission of the thesis, the guide can see the comments given by the experts on the thesis. “Similarly, after submission of the Ph.D. thesis, it will show the date of submission and acceptance by the external examiner. If the external examiner has not accepted it, the external will get an auto-generated mail for the same,” Rath added.
Official sources said the software will show a timeline for receiving reports regarding the Ph.D. thesis. “If it does not on the platform, the external will get an auto-generated mail again on this,” Rath added.
(Source: Times of India)