As per the latest report, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the deadline for submission of MPhil and PhD thesis. The submission deadline has been extended by six months. In line with this, the UGC further directed the universities across the country to further extend the deadline to 31 December 2021.
This is the second time that the University Grants Commission has extended the deadline for the submission of M.Phil and Ph.D thesis. Earlier in December 2020, the last date to submit the thesis was extended by six months to 30 June 2021.
The UGC Notification states, “Keeping in view the larger interest of the research scholars, a further extension of six months beyond June 30, 2021, i.e., till 31 December 2021, for submission of the thesis by M.Phil/Ph.D students may be granted by the Universities.”
Other than that, it has also granted a six-month extension for publication and presentation in two conferences. However, as per the UGC, there is no change in the tenure of the fellowship. The tenure will remain up to five years only.