The degree is also abbreviated Ph.D. or DPhil. It is also called a Doctorate of Philosophy, from the Latin Doctor Philosophiae (for DPhil) or Philosophiae Doctor (for PhD or Ph.D.).
The objective of the Distance/Part-Time Ph.D. programme is to train a scholars so as to enable them to make a difference in academic research and in the corporate sector.
Distance/Part-Time Ph.D. programme at the University Listed Below is a highly rigorous one with focus on various research areas like asset pricing, derivatives, corporate governance, development economics, macro economics,traditional-Arts, Commerce,Science,All Engineering ,financial reporting, international Financial reporting standards and so on. Generally, a master’s degree is required to gain admission to a doctoral program. Direct admission to a Ph.D. programme after bachelors is also offered by the IITs, the IIITs, the NITs and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research. In some subjects, doing a Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) is a prerequisite to starting a Ph.D. For funding/fellowship, it is required to qualify for the National Eligibility Test for Lectureship and Junior Research fellowship (NET for LS and JRF) conducted by the federal research organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grants Commission (UGC).
In the last few years, there have been many changes in the rules relating to that one should refer UGC . According to the new rules described by UGC, universities must have to conduct entrance exams in general ability and the selected subject .(Though not compulsory in some cases), After clearing these tests, the shortlisted candidates need to appear for an interview by the available supervisor/guide. After successful completion of the coursework, the students are required to give presentations of the research proposal (plan of work or synopsis) at the beginning, submit progress reports, give a pre-submission presentation and finally defend the thesis in an open defence viva-voce. In the mean while the research work of the scholar should published in two national and two international Journals.
Some of the pioneer University for Distance/Part-Time Ph.D. are as follows.
- Indra Gandhi National Open University- IGNOU.
- Sri Satya Sai University – Regular Mode
- Shinghania University – Regular Mode
- Shri JJT Univerity – Regular Mode
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