Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
PhD is the highest academic degree awarded by universities and awarded for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields. The completion of a PhD is often a requirement for employment as a university professor, researcher, or scientist in many fields. For PhD, one needs to come up with original idea in his/her field of study and carry out extensive research under the supervision of a subject matter expert/guide.
- There is no age limit to do PhD. Any person of any age can go for a Ph.D/Doctorate degree.
- For Full Time Ph.D: Master’s Degree in a ‘related’ field of your topic with minimum 50% marks. Eg: Do not choose ‘Journalism topic’ if you are a Botany graduate.
- For Part Time Ph.D: An employed candidate with a minimum 4 years of work experience can apply.
- Some universities require NET (National Eligibility Test) scores conducted by UGC (University Grants Commission).
- Some institutes consider GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) scores.
- Full time Ph.D: 3 to 6 years.
- Part time Ph.D: 4 to 7 years.
- Exemption of 1 year from the minimum duration is permissible for M.Phil., Law, Engg., M.D. & M.S degree holders.
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