ST Applicants may be Considered to fill empty Ph.D. slots at RGU


Days after the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) requested that Rajiv Gandhi Institution (RGU) suspend its ongoing PhD admissions, the university has agreed to “consider filling up the empty PhD seats with ST applicants on a merit basis.”

The institution stated that it is “evaluating the merits of the case and will make a decision after the necessary procedure of evaluation has been completed.” According to the organisation, just 56 APST students were chosen out of a total of 138 empty seats.

In response to questions about central reservation criteria for PhD applicants, RGU officials stated that the university has reservation rules for selecting PhD candidates in accordance with the university’s ordinance, which is “available at” The university stated that it follows the Indian government’s ST reservation policy.

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