2-yr Residency Period Not Mandatory For PhD Student Before Taking Ad Hoc Job: Delhi HC

The City High Court has quashed a decision of the Delhi University (DU) refusing to allow a PhD student to submit his thesis for taking an ad hoc job as an assistant professor in a college during his residency period.

Court held that there is no requirement of having a compulsory two-year residency period before a PhD student can obtain ad-hoc employment if she or he been permitted to join work by the supervisor and the Departmental Research Committe.

“The petitioner is permitted to submit his PhD thesis,” added Justice Kaur.