The letter further alleges about the violation of UGC PhD regulations 2016, and hints at the situation of lack of guides.
NDTV tried to reach the varsity Registrar for getting their opinion on this matter; but he could not be reached. However the Registrar-in-charge has assured to look into the matter.
Students have said that Universities in the 'eastern' part of the State have norms in accordance to the UGC PhD rules.
The letter by the students was written on 17 May and was also published in a local daily on 18 May.
'Really, this is a serious issue. Sambalpur University has not recognized a single person as guide since last five years outside the University depts. The authority is not serious about it. If possible can we provide them a copy of guide recognition letter of any other University,' says a Facebook user with a handle of Dr Mahendra Kumar Dash.
With students confused about their future, University's statement on the issue is still awaited.
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