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What after Post Graduation - An Insight into PhD Admission

by Pankaj Sharma Digital Marketing Professional

Doctor of Philosophy or PhD degree is a doctorate with a focus on research and academics. With advancements in academics’ primary domains, India is a hub for more than 800 universities offering a PhD programme. You can complete the PhD course in three years with a maximum period of five years. As the title states, you will be able to pursue a PhD programme only if you hold a postgrad degree. This space below will help you know all the details on PhD admission in Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and other cities of India.

What is a Doctor of Philosophy?

Doctor of Philosophy or a PhD degree is a globally recognised PG academic programme awarded by higher education institutions to a candidate submitting a dissertation or thesis, depending upon research in their field chosen by them. You can pursue a PhD degree in different academic streams/subjects.

The PhD is considered one of the highest levels of degree that the student can achieve. Typically, one is required to pursue a PhD degree after completing a master’s degree programme. However, some institutes allow students to pursue a PhD straight after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. A typical PhD programme will generally include.

1.       Carrying out a literature review

2.       Conducting original research

3.       Collecting results based on the research

4.       Producing a thesis that will help to present your conclusions

5.       Writing up the thesis and submitting it as a dissertation.

6.       Defending thesis in an oral viva-voce exam

Eligibility Criteria for PhD?

Typically, you must have a masters degree in the subject to pursue a PhD in the relevant subject. However, some institutes offer PhD admission to candidates holding a bachelor's degree. Besides the educational qualification, you might fall between a specific age to be eligible for the degree programme.

The eligibility for PhD admission varies across institutes and courses. Thus, it is advisable to check with the institute before you apply.

Admission Process for PhD in India?

PhD admission in India is generally offered if you have qualified specific entrance exams for the purpose. After the entrance exam, you might be called for a personal interview round. After admission, you will be provided with your research guides to complete your initial research. Some private universities might allow students for admission without appearing for any entrance exam. Aspirants can apply for PhD programmes available at private universities in Jaipur.

Career Scope after PhD

After obtaining a PhD degree, you can get a job from the financial sector to the public sector. The degree of PhD is not limited to work in the zone of academia. PhD holders are transitioning from academic research to work in the corporate world. After completing a PhD degree, some of the career options include college professor, jobs in the public sector and science communication, jobs in medical research centres, analyst, head of the service, advisory positions, science writing, scientific advisor, patent lawyer, etc.

Considering the jobs available after a PhD degree programme, pursuing a PhD degree after post-graduation will be a wise choice for career advancement. 

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About Pankaj Sharma Magnate II     Digital Marketing Professional

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