Ph.D & its Full Form: Doctor of Philosophy Courses

PhD full form: The full form of Ph.D is Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Philosophy is also called as Ph.D/ D.Phil/ or DPhil.

It is a Doctorate degree and after achieving this one can use Dr. title before his/her name and is known as a Doctor. Ph.D is the highest university degree and after completing Ph.D one can pursue as a University professor, Scientist or Researcher and others.

Ph.D Full Form: Doctor of Philosophy

Ph.D course can only be done through Regular mode, Earlier it was available through distance mode, but after 2017 a circular is issued by UGC to inform that Ph.D course will no longer available through distance mode.

The subjects in which PhD degree is offered are Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Health care management, Organizational behavior, Statistics, Physics, and Mathematics.

Duration of Ph.D Course

The duration of the Ph.D course is usually 3 Years, but candidates need to complete the course within the maximum time of 5-6 Years. The course duration may vary from university to university.

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Eligibility For Ph.D

One can pursue a Ph.D. course after completing post-graduation or master’s degree. Now, the question arises in which stream we can pursue Ph.D, so you can pursue in any stream based on your previous stream or academic qualification.  Candidates need to select a topic or subject to do deep research in it and became an expert in a particular subject.

Ph.D Programme and Stream

Ph.D course is available in various streams and subjects which are listed below:

  • PhD courses in Humanities
  • PhD courses in Science
  • PhD courses in Commerce
  • PhD courses in Law
  • PhD courses in Business and Management
  • PhD courses in Teaching and Education.

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Final Words

The full form of Ph.D is Doctor of Philosophy. It is a highly prestigious course which can be pursued after completing master’s degree. The duration of course vary from 3 to 5 Years depending on the universities. There are various career opportunities after completing Ph.D such as a University professor, Scientist or Researcher and others. After successful completion of course one can use Dr. title before his/her name.

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