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Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed to be University)
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018

Research Student Responsibilities

While many elements of this Charter have relevance to research students and supervisors, there are some specific responsibilities associated with this form of teaching and learning.

  1. Academic staff will acquaint themselves with the relevant University guidelines and regulations and ensure research students know of their existence. In particular, they will discuss the Senate Guidelines for supervision to ensure that mutual responsibilities are understood and agreed upon. Due consideration is to be given to student contribution in published articles, papers etc.
  2. Research students should make themselves familiar with relevant guidelines and regulations relating to supervision issued by Departments and the University administration including the Guidelines for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
  3. Supervisors will aim to help research students achieve their best. To this end the supervisor needs to be sufficiently expert in the area of research and have the time, commitment, management and interpersonal skills to be able to offer proper supervision.
  4. The academic interests of research students should remain paramount over any external obligations of or to other parties.
  5. Research students should not be disadvantaged by differences in opinion amongst their supervisors.
  6. The department will offer appropriate opportunities for research students to meet and interact with fellow research students and members of academic, technical and other general staff who may be able to provide support in their field of study.
  7. The University and departments need to ensure that students are made aware, before the commencement of their research studies, of the physical facilities and resources, including financial resources, available to them. Where circumstances change following the commencement of their research, the student shall be informed as quickly as possible of the change, and actions being taken as a consequence.
  8. Graduate students should have ownership of their research results, subject to the following:
    • contractual commitments;
    • fiduciary obligations to other parties;
    • the rights of parties involved in collaborative work;
    • and the entitlements of the University.