GS Academic Affairs PG: Manifesto Review

**Click on individual manifesto points to get a more descriptive understanding.

Events in red are those that haven’t been started or there has been no satisfactory development in this regard.
Events in blue are those that have been initiated but not completed, or there have been some developments in this regard.
Events in green are those that have been completed as described in the manifesto, or have seen satisfactory developments.


Propose Industry-Institute interaction in the form of workshops and seminars to build relationships with core companies
Increase the size of Internship cell for PGs by coordinating with placement cell
Try to raise the issue of Stipend hike for PG students
Push for the dispatch of Aakash Tablets to students in the start of next academic year
Proposal to conduct bi-annual progress seminar after 4th year of PhD
Propose to allow students to use selected classrooms as study room in Main Building, for night study, throughout the year
Propose a late night tea canteen in academic area in coordination with GSHA
For a course, request to include latest developments in its field as a part of course curriculum
Organize a Research Weekend where researchers from all departments will interact with each other for the exchange of ideas
Start blog on PGAC website to update students with recent and upcoming activities
Enable a Research Discussion forum on PG Academic Council website
Propose a Centralized MTP and TA duty allotment portal
Coordinate with SARC to arrange guest lectures by PG Alumni
Propose to float topic and brief description of projects before admissions of PhD for those departments where it is possible
Conduct a meet of Student Companions with their allotted students once in every 2 months
Push for increase in collaborations with industries and foreign universities to promote research internships and exchange programmes
Increase involvement of PG entrants in PGAC by selecting ACC within first two months of the start of new academic year


Follow up on Application tracking system which will minimize paper work involved in applications being submitted at academic office
Follow up on preferential TA allotment in all academic units
Push as many departments as possible to issue PG Minors
Propose to increase number of course and reference books in library (wherever 10:1 ratio is not fulfilled)
Push to update course description in ASC in coordination with GSAA-UG

Information Dissemination And Awareness

Will make efficient communication linking between students and core council via AURAA
Arrange guidance sessions for students willing to pursue doctoral or post-doctoral education
Propose a workshop to use lab equipments, safety measures and result analysis
Arrange club fair for PG entrants during orientation
Create awareness among PG students regarding post of PG nominee in various clubs and available opportunities in technical and extra-curricular activities


Basic programming languages like C, C++, Python, etc. as per requirements
Research software skills like MATLAB, LaTeX, etc.
Soft skills workshop focused for PG students


Fit activities to be organized by PG Academic council in a Calendar and work accordingly in coordination with ISCP and IRSCP
Focus on updating department websites periodically
Work with GSHA for allotment of accommodation before arrival of new PG entrants Push to associate a PG nominee with GSHA
Propose a yearly curriculum review meet for each department
Ensure smooth functioning of Tum Tum
Create and maintain electronic database of PG students
Make PGAC website more user friendly
Conduct regular surveys and get feedbacks of students on any improvement in functioning of PGAC or facilities in institute