Entrance examination for admission in doctorate course became compulsory after the order of University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2009. Without non-execution of that rule, the degree of PhD will not be considered as valid.
From 2009 to 2011, BU used to operate Research Degree Committees (RDC) in different subjects of PhD & granted submitted synopsis of applicants. But the students expressed opposition regarding the functioning of RDC & raised question about the authenticity of their degrees to the vice-chancellor. On December 22, 2011 Governor Ram Narayan Yadav ruled about the entrance test in university for this specific course.