“The notification is void ab initio, being contrary to the UGC Regulations and order of the Supreme Court,” the release said.
Students should never let any anxiety overwhelm them. Have faith in your abilities and keep moving forward,” she said.
If sources are to be believed, pursuing a PhD at the University of Madras has become a costly affair, as the varsity has hiked various fees enormously without prior announcement.
Student bodies and educationists strongly objected to it, saying that forcing students to sign such a form was against the Constitution.
The institute is expecting UGC approval by next week and plans to start the courses from the coming academic year.
State universities like Bharathiar University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Madurai Kamaraj University and Alagappa University scored poorly in research, perception and inclusivity categories.