On Saturday, research scholars over the country gathered for demanding a one-year extension in PhD study due to this pandemic situation.
The 1st All India Scholar convention was held on Saturday under the sponsorship of Democratic research scholar’s organization. Members have discussed about multiple issues being faced by research students while pursuing their degree during pandemic situation. Other than the extension in PhD, they have given another demand that included free vaccination for every scholar, research students, staffs and other faculties. Other demands like sanitization, laboratories opening, libraries and hostels, instruments must be maintained properly after lockdown, fees withdrawal collected during pandemic.
Arghya Das, a post-doctoral fellow at Tata institute of Fundamental research, Hyderabad said that 90% of people said that the pandemic situation and lockdowns had affected them individually and professionally, so they need extension for one year to complete the degree. And 1emaining 10% people had declared that they need more than one year to complete their research work.