Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): What is it about?

Syllabus, Scope and Salary

PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy and this course is usually of three years duration.

Eligibility

Candidates need to possess a master’s degree to pursue Ph D. Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree from any UGC Recognized university can apply for Ph D program. Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree with 55% marks from any UGC recognized university can seek admission or Ph.D program. Special concession of 5% reduction in marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and the differently abled.

Following parameters are usually considered for selection to a PhD Program at the universities:

  • Score in the Entrance Test.
  • Performance in the Interview rounds.
  • Proposed research idea – its relevance and brilliance.
  • Academic record.

Candidates who qualify for GATE, SLET, UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF, or UGC-NET/JRF don’t have to attend the entrance test. They can register at any time of the year.

PART TIME & FULL TIME PHD

Full time PhD course is normally for 3 years and the candidates should devote all the three years to the research by being in the campus of the college /university. The fees structure of this course will be slightly less when compared to the part time course. Though the course is registered for 3 years, it could extend up to 5years.

A scholar will be able to devote full attention to his subject and can do his research in a better way.

Eligibility Criteria for Faculties:

  • Candidates need to possess a master’s degree to pursue Ph D. Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree from any UGC Recognized university can apply for Ph D program.
  • Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree with 55% marks from any UGC recognized university can seek admission or Ph.D program. Special concession of 5% reduction in marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and the differently abled.
  • Candidates who qualify for GATE, SLET, UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF, or UGC-NET/JRF don’t have to attend the entrance test. They can register at any time of the year.

If you are working in any educational institutions or Govt. approved industries or companies or organizations, you can register for Ph D as part time student.

Part time scholar will be in his work place and do the research work by visiting the college / university in specified times. However, he has to attend certain number of classes and evaluation to complete the course work. Besides, he should have work experience in the same field of his research and the number of years of experience specified will vary with the college or university. He should obtain NOC for his higher study from the organization he is working.

Part time course is normally for 4years but it may take from 6 to 8 years to get doctorate depending on the college and course of choice. Obviously it is going to take more time when compared with full time.

Though part-time PhD would take twice the time to complete the programmed, it will also give you a few advantages such as after graduation, you will not only have a PhD diploma, but you would have also added a few years of work experience to your resume.

Yet a scholar doing a PhD. on a full-time basis stands a high chance of having more time to concentrate on their research work as they spend more time within the university and therefore the necessary resources are readily available.

According to the UGC’s March’17 notification, PhDs granted through distance education aren’t recognized. Only those attending full-time or part-time courses will be eligible for recognized degrees, especially during the appointment of academic staff in universities.

Eligibility Criteria for Faculties:

  • Candidates need to possess a master’s degree to pursue Ph D. candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree from any UGC Recognized university can apply for Ph D program.
  • Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree with 55% marks from any UGC recognized university can seek admission or Ph.D program. Special concession of 5% reduction in marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and the differently abled.
  • Candidates who qualify for GATE, SLET, UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF, or UGC-NET/JRF don’t have to attend the entrance test. They can register at any time of the year.
  • Candidates working as a faculty in a college/University can apply for PhD in affiliated University on part time basis in the same university.
  • Candidates working as a faculty in a college/University can apply for PhD in any UGC recognized University on part time basis by submitting an NOC (No Objection Certificate).

Eligibility Criteria for Industrialists:

  • Candidates need to possess a master’s degree to pursue PhD. Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree from any UGC Recognized university can apply for PhD program.
  • Candidates who are qualified for a master’s degree with 55% marks from any UGC recognized university can seek admission or Ph.D program. Special concession of 5% reduction in marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and the differently abled.
  • Candidates who qualify for GATE, SLET, UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF, or UGC-NET/JRF don’t have to attend the entrance test. They can register at any time of the year.
  • Candidates working with reputed organizations in India and abroad having at least three to five years experience   can apply for PhD in affiliated University on part time basis.
  • Candidates working with reputed organizations in India and abroad having at least three to five years experience   can apply for PhD in affiliated University on part time basis by submitting an NOC (No Objection Certificate).
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