Departmental Research Postgraduate Committees
Terms of Reference
I. OBJECTIVES OF SETTING UP DRPC
||to broaden the basis of decision-making on research postgraduate
education matters at the departmental level;
||to give advice to supervisors and supervisees on matters arising
in the course of the latter's studies; and
||to function as the departmental quality assurance machinery.
II. POWERS AND DUTIES
||to make recommendations, amongst other things, on research
postgraduate student admissions, award of Postgraduate Scholarships,
prescription of the coursework load, and appointment of supervisors;
||to assist in monitoring students' progress; and where problems
have been identified in individual cases, to recommend appropriate
action to be taken;
||to give advice to the FHDC on all student matters relating
to the degree regulations and procedures.
A minimum of 3 teachers (in the case of departments with fewer
than 3 teachers, all the teachers in the department), including
the departmental representative on FHDC, and the Head of Department
(ex-officio) who should, as far as possible, be the Chairman.