Lucknow University students can now get guide from other departments

Lucknow university, has found out a unique way to encourage inter-disciplinary research. Now the university will ask the experts of one department to supervise the research work of students studying in other department.

The decision came after university's vice-chancellor SB Nimse gave nod to an expert in astronomy who was unable to supervise research of students studying in physics department and desiring to pursue research in astronomy.

This new idea of Nimse was well appreciated by the University Grants Commission and funding agencies of the Central Government. A

Other departments to guide students
ccording to them, Nimse encourage inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research.

This Collaboration between and across the faculties and departments will bring fruitful results to both students and teachers.

"Unfortunately, we have an old set of laws. Soon, we will make the changes in our PhD ordinances," says Nimse.
Alka Mishra, an astronomy expert who will be able to supervise students of other departments, similarly, teachers of other department can also act as a project guide for students of their subjects studying in different departments.

In Lucknow university, at Msc level, astronomy is pursued by by students studying in physics department. Many physics students opt for research in astronomy which Mishra earlier couldn't survive.

According to the existing rules, expert teachers of one department cannot supervise research of students belonging to other department. Such teachers, can contribute to the research activity as co-guides.

This led to the loss of teachers on two fronts. First, they are deprived of the academic benefits, and second, the credit, despite being the co-guide, for the research work went straight to the teachers who acted as guides for a particular research.

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