Published: 19th June 2020
Mahatma Gandhi University to hold open defence, public viva-voce for MPhil, PhD students online
The candidates registering for online viva voce will have to remit a fee of Rs 2500 to the university fund at least a day before the conference
Mahatma Gandhi University (MGM) will conduct the open defence and public viva-voce examination through video conferencing using electronic means for MPhil and PhD students from Friday.
MGU Vice-chancellor Dr Sabu Thomas has issued an order to this effect, which is being initiated in view of the widespread disruptions in the conduct of viva-voces due to COVID-19 crisis. To attend the process, the research guides should arrange the online video conferencing facility in consultation with the heads of departments concerned.
The candidates registering for online viva voce will have to remit a fee of Rs 2500 to the university fund at least a day before the conference. The candidate and guide should be present in the classroom while the Dean and Chairman are allowed to attend the event online.
At least 25 persons should sign up for the open defence exam and can pose queries on the permission of the Chairman. For MPhil students, the candidate, Chairman and Internal examiner are required to be present in the classroom, the Order said.