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Ph. D


Career in Ph.d



This is a doctoral academic degree, which is conferred to the students by the different universities. It is the other name of the post graduate degree called D. Phil or Doctor of Philosophy. The academic standard of this degree varies from one country to another, one institution to another and even from one time period to another. This is a kind of a research based degree, which can be of both entry level and higher doctorate level. Though the degree is called Doctor of Philosophy but it is not restricted solely to the subject of Philosophy or the subjects that are included in modern philosophy.

Current Scenario of Ph.d in India

Any person aspiring to do Ph. D in any subject needs to have a Masters degree in the concerned subject. Enrollment in a doctoral program in some particular subjects necessitates successful completion of M. Phil or Masters in Philosophy in that subject. Some of the prestigious universities of this nation keep an added criterion that to get enrolled in this doctoral course of study, one needs to qualify the examination called N.E.T or National Eligibility Test for Lectureship, which is conducted by the University Grants Commission or the U.G.C on national level.

In the recent past, many changes have been made in the guidelines for doing Ph. D in the Republic of India. As per the modified rules, entrance examinations are conducted in the subject, which one intends to do his or her Ph. D in. Such examinations conducted by most of the Indian universities include a test on general ability as well. After qualifying these examinations, the candidates have to appear for the personal interview by the guide or supervisor. The students give presentations at the beginning, which is followed by the submission of progress reports and open defence of the thesis in viva voice.

Entrance Exams for Ph.d



The various institutes and universities carry out entrance examinations on a yearly basis for admission in Ph. D. Apart from the N. E. T. examination, following are some of the other popular Ph. D entrance examinations in India are as follows:
  • A. I. I. M. S. (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • A. I. M. A. (All India Management Association) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Alagappa University Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Anna University Center for Research Ph. D Entrance Test
  • Annamalai University Ph. D Admission Test
  • Asia University Madurai Ph. D Admission Test
  • B. I. T. S. (Birla institute of Technology and Science) Pilani Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • B. R. Ambedkar Open University Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • C. D. L. U. (Chaudhary Devi Lal University) Sirsa Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • G. T. U. (Gujarat Technological University) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • I. C. T. (Institute of Chemical Technology) Mumbai Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • I. I. Sc. (Indian Institute of Science) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • J. N. U. (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Kerala University Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Kurukshetra University Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • National Brain Research Centre, Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • N. D. R. I. (National Dairy Research Institute) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • N. I. P. E. R. (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Osmania University Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Ph. D Entrance Examination of N. M. I. M. S. (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) University of Mumbai
  • Ph. D Examination of Mohan Lal Sukhadia University of Udaipur
  • P. T. U. (Punjab Technical University) Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • Symbiosis Ph. D Entrance Examination
  • University of Hyderabad Ph. D Entrance Examination

Top Ph. D Institutions in India

Being a post graduate degree, this is mostly awarded by the universities. The country has got numerous renowned universities, which offer this degree in varied subjects. The below mentioned table shows names and some of the basic contact details of some of the best Ph. D universities in India:

List of Top Ph.d Colleges in India

S. No.Name of the UniversityContact AddressContact NumberE Mail Address
1 Amity University Block - J 2, Ground Floor, Sector - 125, Noida - 201 303, U. P., India. + 91 - 0120 - 244 5252/ 471 3600 admissions@amity.edu
2 Anna University Sardar Pa Road, Guindy, Chennai - 600 025, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91 - 044 - 222 03112/ 235 0397 enquiry@distanceannauniv.edu
3 Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar - 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91 - 04144 - 238 248/ 263 info@annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
4 Banaras Hindu University or B. H. U. Varanasi - 221 005, U. P., India. + 91 - 0542 - 236 8558/ 8938 --
5 Jamia Millia Islamia University or J. M. I. U. Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110 025, India. + 91 - 011 - 2698 1717/ 4617 --
6 Punjab University or P. U., Chandigarh Sector - 14, Chandigarh - 160 022, India. + 91 - 0172 - 253 4299 --
7 University of Calcutta or C. U. Senate House, 87 / 1 College Street, Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal, India. + 91 - 033 - 2241 0071 admin@caluniv.ac.in
8 University of Delhi or D. U. Delhi - 110 007, India. + 91 - 011 - 2700 6900 (9 am to 5 pm) infocentre@du.ac.in
9 University of Mumbai or M. U. M. G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 032, Maharashtra, India. + 91 - 022 - 2270 8700 --
10 University of Pune Ganeshkhind, Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra, India. + 91 - 020 - 2560 1099/ 2569 6061 --


Last Updated on : January 19, 2016


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