VTU HAS NEVER HAD A FULL-TIME PHD STUDENT: National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

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It has been 19 years since the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) came into existence and quite shockingly, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) report by the Ministry of Human Resource Development reveals that the university has no PhD students and has no earning from patents as well.

The NIRF report in its PhD students details revealed that no students are pursuing doctoral programme till the academic year 2016-17.

An expert said, “It is quite shocking not because there were no PhD students all these years, it is shocking how all these years the provisions were not made and why all these years the managements which have come and gone did not even look into the research field in VTU.” But, in 2015-16, the varsity has spent around 37 crore and in the year 2014-15 it has spent around 13 crores.

In 2014-15, the varsity spent around 68 crore on annual salaries and in 2015-2016 it spent a whopping Rs 86 crore and in 2016-17 it spent only Rs 65 crore.

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