Departmental Research Postgraduate Committees

Membership

Terms of Reference

I. OBJECTIVES OF SETTING UP DRPC

(a) to broaden the basis of decision-making on research postgraduate education matters at the departmental level;
(b) to give advice to supervisors and supervisees on matters arising in the course of the latter's studies; and
(c) to function as the departmental quality assurance machinery.

II. POWERS AND DUTIES

(a) to make recommendations, amongst other things, on research postgraduate student admissions, award of Postgraduate Scholarships, prescription of the coursework load, and appointment of supervisors;
(b) to assist in monitoring students' progress; and where problems have been identified in individual cases, to recommend appropriate action to be taken;
(c) to give advice to the FHDC on all student matters relating to the degree regulations and procedures.

III. MEMBERSHIP

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.