The NUST sponsored PhD students in various institutes are getting a meagre sum of tens thousand rupees per month as a research scholarship. This amount is quite petty and a PhD student cannot bear the home expenditures, traffic fares and electricity bills in this amount. It is requested that NUST should raise the research scholarships to a minimum of sixteen thousand rupees so that PhD students can deal with their financial problems a little better. -PhD STUDENTS, NUST, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, May 1.