At present, the university is running with only five professors against the approved strength of 29 with 26 of them being associate professors against the approved strength of 71.
The Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) and the Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), both government enterprises, have been authorised for supply of low-powered jammers.
Publication of research articles in these approved journals alone would be considered for awarding of PhD degree, as per UGC rules.
It may be mentioned here that the State government had earlier sanctioned the recruitment of 1,061 faculty posts in 11 State universities, which included 415 posts in Osmania University.
The committee found that barring a few exceptions, the overall quality of university and college-level research in India is far from satisfactory.
After Pakistan, China has become the only other country to face academic sanctions of sorts in India.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday announced launch of a “life skills” (Jeevan Kaushal) programme in the curriculum for under-graduate courses across the country.
Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Madras, says, “Like in many foreign countries, the Centre should have a single regulatory body replacing various regulatory bodies like UGC"
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said a draft act is in accordance with the commitment of the government to reform the regulatory mechanism to provide "more autonomy" to higher education institutes.
Prakash Javadekar hailed as "historic" the UGC move which will enable the selected institutes to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum.