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Few Good Places To Do PhD In India

I started writing a complete guide for PhD at InI Research just to make a difference between M.Tech and research programs.


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Since I was in M.Tech final semester I started looking good places in India to conduct research in computer science and engineering. After making three failed attempts to IISc Bangalore, I started looking for alternatives to do PhD that could get me recognition as well as security in terms of job and position.


Selecting a place for research can be a difficult choice and may depend on many factors. Choosing a very good place like IISc may not be good for everyone. As a case one may end up fighting problems with too high standards of the institute and take over 5 yrs to finish PhD and sometime drop the plan for a job. On the same time opting for a part time PhD may not satisfy you or may not be able to fetch recognition and a respectable job.

It also depends on reasons for doing PhD. If one need a PhD for his promotion in academics career, hike in salary, or stable job in academics then usually state run universities and part time PhDs do for these causes. Going to good places for PhD may lead to regret as they will take over 5yrs and without a good motivation it will be real pain.

It also depends on age and motivation. If one is about 40yrs of age with two kids, usually they prefer just PhD degree, rather than the interest to contribute. But there are exceptions too. But for young people it is always recommended to opt best schools in India to have a good research exposure and career.

Many Universities and Institutes including private institutes in India are now offering PhD in Engineering and Sciences. The institutes I preferred during my quest for PhD are below. India will be a great place for PhD if you how to work in limited resources. The list is as blow for engineering and sciences.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Indian Institute Technology (IITs)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Reseach (TIFR)
Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI)
Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata (ISI)
Hyderabad Central University (HCU)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

There are other dedicated research centers supported by CSIR and other research agencies in India, that offer PhD and Masters programs in a specialized field. I will try to post a comprehensive list of research centers and their specialization on this blog. And will start a page for PhD Admissions in India. You can find ranking of Indian Institutes based on research here.

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98 Comments

  1. Ahmad Moinuddin

    I am looking for a opportunity to do P.hd in the field of Civil, kindly share the details if any..

  2. Shijina

    Hi,
    I have done MTech in VLSI design in 2012. Now i am working in an IT company. I wanted to do PhD because I want to switch my job as a teacher in engineering college. Can you suggest me how can I proceed. Is it possible to do part time Phd. If so, suggest me few institute preferably in bangalore

    Thanks
    Shijina

  3. PARDEEP PANKAJ

    Sir, I have completed M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT GUWAHATI. Now i want to do Phd. Is it good to go for PHD at IIT GUWAHATI again.

    1. Zahid

      If you like IIT Guwahati then its a good place. You can try other IITs and IISc as well.

  4. PIYUSA PRIYADARSAN PATTANAIK

    Sir,
    I am deliberately to persue phd in organic synthesis so which will better to name as well fame and good research focused
    please suggest me.

  5. Manish kumar

    Hello sir,
    I am in last semester of my b.tech in mechanical engineering.Currently i had cleared gate 2017.I want to take admission in M.tech and Ph.d.
    Plz suggest me what to do.

  6. Anil baghel

    Hi
    I need to apply PhD in microwave engg field in Delhi with part time mode because i m working in same field ie microwave design & engg public sector in Delhi NCR
    So kindly suggest institute with no legal problem with continuing my job

    Thanking you

  7. Mirasol Jennings

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  8. Ramneek Brar

    Hello Sir,

    I am pursuing ME in Computer Science from NITTTR(National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training and Research),Chandigarh on the basis of GATE exam.I passed my Btech in 2015 and in the same year i started my ME programme(most probably in next 2 months it is getting NBA accreditation).Now please suggest whether i should start Phd after this or should I go for atleast 2-3 year teaching experience in Engineering College as till date I have no job experience. Also please suggest should I start preparing for UGC NET?
    Hope you will revert soon.

  9. Syeda Shafia Rubbani

    Hello sir,
    I completed my M-tech in Computer Science and engineering in 2013. Since then I have been trying to start my research work under IISc /IITB, being from Bangalore. As I want to pursue my research work at the earliest, this year I am getting enrolled for part time Ph.D under VTU. But want to do my Full time Ph.D from an International University. Would this be the right decision for me? Kindly reply.

  10. AYYAGARI RAMA MURTHY

    After completing ph.D in India , which is correct way of representation

    1. Dr. Achut Paul OR

    2. Dr.Achut Paul Ph. D.

  11. Laxmikant

    Hi, how much time it will take to complete PhD in IISC. I got admission offer in aerospace structure. What are the merits and demerits if I join the Institute? What are the opportunities after completion of PhD?

  12. sri

    hai.. i have completed my m.tech in nanotechnology, looking to do Phd in nit warangal. what is future in india and usa after completing phd related related nanomaterials, solarcells.

  13. Harikrishna Panigrahi

    Hi Dear,
    I have completed my M.TECH from IIT.But now i am placed with one of the deemed universities and i can’t offer regular PHD at the age of 36.Please let me know if any options are there for me like distance PHD or some other.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks.

  14. Santosh Yadav

    Hi Sir, I have completed my graduation in Computer Science and I qualified in CSIR JRF with Rank-107. But percentage in my B.Tech is very low(56%). I want to do phd where could get opportunity please suggest me.

  15. anusha

    sir i’m doing my m.e in comm engg and signal processing which subject should i choose for my phd

  16. Suprava Behera

    Sir, I ve completed my m.SC biotechnology in 2008.I want to do PhD. I live in Bangalore and m married so wanna part time PhD . is it possible.??

  17. S KARTHIK

    HI,
    I HAVE COMPLETED MY M.Sc.,B.Ed IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. I HAVE PASSED WITH FIRST CLASS DISTINCTION FROM PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY. I WANT TO Ph.D IN COMPUTER SCIENCE RELATED WITH SOFTWARE RE-ENGINEERING. I AM UNABLE TO GET A PERFECT AND CORRECT UNIVERSITY. I NEED HELP FOR THIS.

    FROM KARTHIK

  18. Kalpana

    Hello sir, I have completed my M.Phil in Mathematics (Operations Research). My only ambition is to complete my doctorate and achieve something in my dream field… But I got married now. Due to some constraints, am unable to do it in regular r part time… I have heard about independent PhD programs… Currently am residing in Bangalore… Is such programme available in Bangalore? If so which college r university offering it? Where can I approach? Can you help me in this, Sir?

    Thanks…
    With regards,
    Kalpana Nagarajan…

  19. Sridhar Raj

    I have completed MTech in structural enginnering from NIT Suratkal in 2014 and now working in TOP MNC. I would like to go for PhD from top NIT/IIT. what are the scholarships available and what is the process for getting selected for them?

  20. gunjan varshney

    I ve completed my m.sc in mathematics from Agra university. .I m highly desired to do phd. BT don’t know much abt the cretiria and abt top universities. .so plzz…would u give the all the detail regarding this.

  21. Dinesh Baghel

    Dear Sir, As government is planning to revise fellowship( which is definitely going to increase) for promoting research in India. If analysis regarding Phd admission will be there then it will be of great help for students to choose good institutes for their research work.

  22. vikash

    Res sir/madam
    with due regards .could you tell me regarding ph.d in computer science and application, in which universty in india whatever it is central university,state ,private ,deemed.please send the detail mail id .HOPE YOU WILL REVERT POSITIVELY SOON

  23. prerna verma

    I have done B.tech(Information technology engg).I have filled the form for csir jrf 2014 for engineering Science.Sir through jrf can i go to IIT Mumbai..for Mtech or integrated phd….Plz sir give me idea abut which collage I will get through Jrf…Is It IIT or not…

  24. shrivastov

    I have completed B.Tech in Civil and has 35 years All India railway group-I service in various position and presented papers in National and international conferences in civil engineering in Railways and fellow of Institution of Engineers, India.
    Let me know Ph.D courses on Humanities, Science, engineering and management offered by universities part-time or correspondence.
    special interest on budget, planning, ecommerce

  25. Madhuri

    Sir
    I just want to know what is actually the difference between CSIR NET and UGC NET

  26. Tanmoy

    I passed M.Tech in CS from NIT Trichy (2013 batch).
    Now, I am keenly interested to do PhD from a recognized university in India.

    However, the remuneration during PhD is too less. I am 28 now. So, for me, this amount could not be sufficient in near future.
    Could any one suggest any idea to overcome this issue during PhD tenure ?

  27. Gaurav Agrawal

    First Thanks for this article
    recently i am doing ME from one of the private col of India and it will get completed in June most probably.
    i am searching for good institute for phd my age is 27 with no relative experience,
    I am from computer science stream,now i am very confused which institute i should choose so that i can complete my degree within 3 years of time.
    please suggest me some good institutes which offer scholarship also and had direct entry and it is not necessary to be GATE or NET qualified.
    Please help me out if u can

  28. Ashish Nayak

    I wanted to appear for phd in agriculture and I have completed MBA in Marketing in 2012. Kindly give some best name of universities and college for the same.

  29. Aniruddha

    I have done my masters from VJTI mumbai. Where should I pursue my Ph.D. so as to have my academic graph increasing. Just to specify, VJTI is an elite technological institute in maharashtra, rank = 1 or 2.
    Need your reply on this. Thanks.

  30. Wilson

    Also can u ellaborate on dedicated research centers supported by CSIR and other research agencies in India, that offer PhD on part time basis and the procedure for admissions

  31. Wilson

    i have completed my M.tech in aerospace engg. My B.E is in E&C. I am a working professional and want to pursue Phd on part time basis. I am from BAngalore. Can u suggest some good college other than IISc for Phd.

  32. Mohammed Vaseem

    Assalamu alykum Zahid,

    I completed my PG now. I don’t have any experience in teaching or in Software industry. Is it mandatory to have an experience in any of the above work areas or not required to get admitted to Ph.D. as am willing to continue my education?

    Am from south India. Could you please provide your valuable suggestions in choosing universities/course to take. I am a computer Science student in B.Tech, M.Tech.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Vaseem.

    1. Shashank

      Hey Vaseem! Bro, PhD does not require any experience in India. If you are applying abroad then they need research experience. In India, the best option is to qualify CSIR’s JRF exam conducted twice a year (Dec and June). The following link provides the syllabus for the exams:
      http://www.edunewsask.com/2013/08/csir-ugc-net-syllabus-2013-for.html
      Other details about the fellowship are available on this page on the left pane:
      http://www.csirhrdg.res.in/

  33. Dheepan

    dear friend thanks for your kind of information. done my PG(power electronics & drives) willing to do my research in drive based. need guide for how to do the ph.d in india top listed university. anybody else know related to my quries…

  34. sailaja

    hai sir,
    Thanks for giving details about Ph.d. But i want to know the top universities offer the part time phd. is tifr offer part time phd in electronics and communication field?please sir give the details to my mail id.thank u sir

  35. Saif Edin Mohammed

    hanks for this wonderful article. I have done post graduation in statistics and am having approx 10 years of working experience in king khalid university – Saudi Arabia. I want to pursue PhD as a part time candidate in Applied statistics. I cannot leave my job. I am in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Please suggest something good.
    With best Regards,
    Saif

  36. noopur

    that was pretty good!! can u ellaborate on the careers after ph.D in CS and some reasons as to why should one go for ph.d(if at all interested) rather than joining an MNC ..

    1. Shashank

      The choice varies person to person. I understand that MNCs have a lot of lucrative offers but the simple fact remains that if somebody is paying you suppose 2Lakhs/month then you are required to at least put in efforts worth 6 lakhs/month. PhD requires a lot of patience and dedication but the end result is that you will sit comfortable with no pressure of monthly targets etc. It lacks glamor but it makes up for that with the long term comfort it provides.

  37. Rehan

    Hi sir,
    My name is Rehan from Kurnool. I have recently completed by B.Tech ECE (2013) I got inspired by your story and now I am intrested to do Ph.d.my B.Tech percentage is 77% from my home town college affiliated with JNTUA I got gate score low. So since my dad want me not to waste year he said to do m.tech with that gate score. I want to do Ph.d from iit .I want your guidance for next to year to get into Ph.d in iit’s thanks to you for making this blog I am really got inspired by you sir
    Assalamaualaikum.

  38. Sameera

    I have done B.tech(computer science engg).Can I go for CSIR net dec 2013 exam. Can i pursue phd as a part time student. Please give me information regarding syllabus of exam

    1. Shashank

      CSIR has a paper “Engineering Sciences”, you can write that. The link provides the syllabus and the pattern:
      http://www.edunewsask.com/2013/08/csir-ugc-net-syllabus-2013-for.html

  39. zakir khan

    Dear Zahid,
    well its been a year I am running from university to university looking for Correspondence in Phd,, please advice which university offers Distance Education to pursue Phd as I am working,
    I have done my MA and BA from Mumbai university and have 15 years of work experience

    Thanks
    regards
    zakir

  40. Anita Sharma

    Hi Zahid,
    Thanks for this wonderful article. I have done post graduation in Chemistry and am having approx 22 years of working experience. I want to pursue PhD as a part time candidate. I cannot leave my job. I am in Delhi NCR area. Please suggest something good.
    With best Regards,
    Anita

  41. Fedos Fedos

    I desire to do an online pgd/msc civil engineering from any accredited Indian universities,that offer that course. Please connect me or let me know,thru realfedos7@gmail.com. Thanks

  42. PAVAN

    After completion of Phd,do we have to go for teaching or else need to search for job in a company

  43. shweta

    sir, how to get admission in phd after mtech?? is it through any exam or any interview based…

  44. SHARAD PANT

    Dear Sir,
    Since 14 years i am working in social development sector, i have completed my master degree in Social work in 2004 now i want to pursue Ph. D. in social subject please let me inform and guide from where I have to pursue the Ph. D. what are best universities or collages where i can join to fulfill my dream.
    With best regards.

    Sharad Pant

  45. divyanand

    I want to do, part time phd at bangalore.
    can some body, please provide the list of universities which offer part time phd?

  46. Sajendra

    I AM A RETIRED CHIEF ENGINEER, WANT TO RESEARCH ON ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY. I MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR REGULAR OR TEN-TO-FIVE SLOT.WANT TO DO IT FOR MY PURE INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT AND NOT FOR ANY SERVICE OR MATERIAL GAIN.TO WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT? PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME.YHANKS.

  47. Souvik Roy

    Sir/ MAdam,
    I have done my PGDM in Marketing from NDIM , New Delhi. I have 1 yr work exp aswell. NOw i am searching for good universities from where i can pursue my PHD in marekting plz suggest me some names & also the procedures how to apply & wat can b the cost like?

  48. Sushil

    Hello Sir,
    I am pursuing my M.Tech in microwave engg from burdwan university. I also got Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR. My m.tech will complete after 3 months. Then I have to register for my phd. Now please suggest me the institutes where I can register my self in microwave engg field for phd. I want to do my research work at CSIR-CEERI pilani. Please suggest me the institutes.

  49. "Nerdy" Fl@re

    Hi!! I heard somewhere that even after completing B.E students can start doing Ph.D!! Is this possible?? Plz do reply!!

    1. amit

      yes u can done phd but u have valid gate score and phd programm is 5 year.

  50. jagamohan padhi

    sir what are the scholarship available for the student persuing for the PHD
    what are the procedure for to apply inspire fellowship , and how after applying to inspire the admission into good institution

  51. pawan kumar

    i want to do ph.d.in mechanical engineering.i passed B.E FROM delhi college of engineering and m.tech from mriu. in industrial engineering.i want to know about the colleges giving ph.d. from both private and government institution.

  52. Angel

    Hi,

    I needed info on Phd in Operations Research in Bangalore.
    Also, is it possible for one to go for part-time phd & yet get recognition in teaching career like IIMs etc.

    Please advice.

  53. harpreet kaur bhatia

    i want to do phd in mangement (private)

  54. Amey Nail

    Hi
    I have done ME in power n energy n want to opt for teaching job after doin Phd.Which u think is a better college to do.

  55. Gurmeet

    Respected Sir,
    I have done BSc ( Maths, Physics) and done MBA Through distance learning. Now i want to go for PHD Operational research. Am i eligible for that after doing MA Maths (Private).
    Thanks

  56. Issac Rajarathnam

    Dear Sir,
    I am hereby requesting you to kindly give the guidelines of PhD
    PROGRAM-EXTERNAL PART TIME.I am a post graduate in management MHRM and i
    have also done MPhil in management and currently i am serving as a trainer
    in a institute.I am having 10 years of professional experience in H.R and
    Training.I am very much interested to do PhD in management from your
    university.I have already got a guide,who is working in tamilnadu as a
    director of MBA College.So kindly inform me whether i am eligible to do PhD
    program-External-Part time.
    – Overall course package-
    – Duration of the course[for MPhil holders]-
    – D.D in the name of University-
    – Whether still admissions going on-
    – whether you have got any regional coordinators-
    – If you provide guide what are the charges-
    – if the guide from ourside what is the fees-
    – For MPhil holders they can directly go to the main topic
    Thanks & Regards,
    Issac R Rathnam
    Manager – HR & Training
    Cell;09845468070

  57. A kumar

    sir, i am doing mtech ist year in computer science from a private ugc approved university.I want to do phd from IIT, this is my dream,will it be true, please suggest the way, so that I prepare for it in remaining 1.5 years…

  58. Vijay

    Sir
    Thanks for encouraging and motivating young indian for research.
    I would like to know, i am 3nd year of MCA from burdwan university. I want to do Phd in CSE from IISC Bangalore i have a GATE score 99.03% and i am belongs to SC category. Am i eligible? If yes Can i get chance in IISC. currently i am working as a teacher in govt school. Tell me what are the job oppurtunities for phd because i want to settle my curriare in research.
    i am waiting for your respose to my query
    suggest me via e-mail or phone
    ID- prasanthkumarputchala@gmail.com
    PHONE- +919007597496
    Once again thanks a lot.

    1. Kaustav

      vijay, with 99 and above percentile in gate you can easily get into IITs or top NITs into the m.tech cse programme.I suggest you go for m.tech first,prepare yourself for 2 years, do a good research project and then go for a ph.d which will be relatively easy.
      opportunities after ph.d from IITs are very bright as douring ph.d if you have a good thesis you can either get selected in some r&d organizations or get into academics as a professor with decent salary.

  59. vibhuti kachhawa

    hi
    m vibhuti kachhawa, doing M.Sc. biotechnology (hons.).
    i want to knon what is the best field for PhD in biotechnology n from where?????????? pleace reply

  60. Amod Prakash Singh

    Please tell me Universities across globe to do Phd in Management along with expenses as fees and boarding/lodging,etc , I am currently doing MBA.

  61. nikhil

    m lukin for phd program in operations research …..ny sugeestionz..?

  62. Iman

    Hello,

    My name is Iman Zarei. I am from Iran. I hold BSc in Cellular and Molecular biology as well as MSc. in Biochemistry. The latest degree I obtained from University of Pune in 2010. Unfortunately my percentage is not good enough. It is 50.45%. I wonder whether I can apply for PhD in India. Please suggest me something cause getting PhD is very important for me and I am losing my hope. If anyone knows any place in India where my percentage would be accepted, please let me know. Thanks

  63. Deep

    Hi,
    Found this link useful – http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/aug102009/304.pdf . I’m looking forward to your comprehensive post on PhD.

    I have few questions. Perhaps you could answer them in your article if not here. I’m currently doing MTech in Thermal Systems Design from NIT Surat. I have an inclination to be in research area with a particular field in Mech Engg. Although current nationwide situation (through my friends’ feedbacks) is not really encouraging. I feel that we do not have extensive emphasis on research here in India.

    In spite of securing a higher degree, like MTech/ME from reputed institutes like NITs (IITs are exceptions), and the marking system not being uniform nationwide, employers still look for eligibility in terms of BE marks. There are not many private research institutes in India. This is a bit discouraging. Again the academics/research is not fully integrated with industry and current developments in India. Is it really worth going for a PhD, espacially when I’m not interested in “Teaching” ? How does a PhD from US (or any other country) affect research prospects in India, I do not wish to settle outside India.

    Can you enlighten me ?

  64. Prasanna Kapse

    Dear sir,
    I am working as assistant professor in a private engg college at indore( M.P.) . I have M.Engg. in computer engg.I am having 11 years of teaching experience.

    I want to go for Phd in computer engg so to move up in my academic carrier. I am not a meritorius student, but i can work hard if guided.

    Also i can not leave my job. as i am married and have a child.
    can you help me by suggesting some good institute or contacts of professor to whom i can contact for PHd work preferably in MP or maharashtra.

    Pl help me.
    regards
    P.Kapse

  65. RAHUL PAUL

    Hi, I am currently doing my BCA.I would like to go for a PhD in networking, can I pursue that after MCA?

  66. murali

    hi,
    i need information regarding stipend, funds provided for the full time PhD students.

  67. Praveen Kumar Singh

    hi,
    i have been completed MCA from integral university in 2009-10.
    now i want to do the phd in networking. plz tel me about this:-
    1: how to prepare?
    2: how to apply?
    3: institute in INDIA?
    and other necessary information related to that.

  68. Tharu

    Hello sir

    This is Tharu , I have completed my MCA and i was working as Tester , I am very much interested in networking and that too a phd in network security is my dream. I have fair knowledge on Routers and Switches have completed CCNA exam also. Kindly help me to pursue my carrier.

  69. Resmy

    Hi

    i saw ur blog and seen all the questions by many people and noticed that u replied for the queries..so let me ask my doubt.I completed my M Tech Degree recently and i am working as Lecturer in an Engg college now..After B Tech i worked for 2 years and then i went for M Tech.So for getting a hike in the teaching field PhD is also needed.so i have a plan to do PhD as part time..Can u plz guide me.Now i am in Pune..and most probably will shift to Mysore soon.It depends on my husband’s job…..

  70. sonika

    i have completed by mca in 2010 securing 73+and am planning to do phd in the field of computer science staying only in Haryana. Would you please let me know more regarding the same along with the relevant colleges.?

  71. Rames

    Hello sir,
    I completed M.Tech from recognsied institute in 2006 and am doing Ph.D from Gulbarga university,Gulbarga. But I have dout that after completion of my Ph.D,the certificate which we get from the university is valid for Engineering colleges.

  72. raoof said maroof

    l have a master in networking security ,my aim is to complete PHD in computer seince espically networking ,so l will choose this site to submit my application inorder to get my aim.While l live in the North of iraq and working in the university of Sulemanyiah city ,wish u will help me and guide me to complete my study,with best reguards
    have a nice time .

    raoof said maroof
    master in computer seience
    St-clements university

  73. chandana ms

    Hi

    I have completed mca in 2006 in banglore.I want to do phd. in artificial intelligence in banglore .As i had done a project on artificial intelligence,neural network nd matlabs…i was more curious and also serious abt working on these subject .i have no idea abt phd. so pls guide me in pursuing phd. as i want to be part of research subject .

    chandana

  74. Kunal B.

    Respected sir,
    this idea came to my mind recently.
    Facebook recently started groups and i found it extremely useful dealing with some discussion group…
    Also it is very easy to manage…

    We people will realy like if you make 1 group n have a discussion cum knowledge sharing platform

  75. RAJESH BOSE

    I have compleated my M Tech in mobile communication& networking and I want to do PhD (part time) for the sake of higher positions in teaching field.
    I have 1+teaching experience…and 3years industry experience in networking field
    and am located in west bengal..

    based on this data plz suggest me regarding my higher studies and how to plan for my PhD..

    Thanks in advance

  76. sravanthi

    Sir
    this sravanthi i got ph.d in jun 2010.iam interest to join in hyderabad central university for ph.d in chemistry plz tell me the process.

  77. riya sharma

    sir plz tell me which institute i should prefer for doing ph.d in bioinformatics

  78. Hemamalini

    Hi

    I am thinking of doing a Ph.D degree in the field of Computer Science in Chennai. I cannot relocate to any location since I have two kids. I am a B.Tech graduate with distinction and have a work experience of 6+ years. I am planning to quit my job for the sake of taking care of my kids. But I have assisstants at home to do the house hold jobs. I wanted to do a Ph.D in my field. Can you please guide me?

    1. Gowthami

      Hi Mam,
      I’m at the same phase of life. I have done my M tech from JNTU and working as S/W developer from past 7 yrs. Now i’m planning to quit my job for the sake of my kid. Could you please advise me @ surapanenigowthami@gmail.com

  79. Shaswati Roy

    I didnt find any detail of PhD Course at ISI Website. Is it termed as Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in ISI. Please help me asap.

  80. sunil

    Hi, iam Btech mechanical engineer, is it possible to do phd with out mtech,wht are the entrance exams for that and institutes offering phd on btech

  81. mohit

    Hi gagan! you will be eligible for phd-OR. You just have to find a good place like ISI to do it. Try to ace CSIR. All the Best!!!

  82. gagan

    hello sir,
    i am a postgraduate in mathematics from panjab university chandigarh.I want to go for phd in operations research.Will i be eligible for it or a masters in operations research is a must for phd?
    Please do let me know.

  83. Anant

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed my B.tech in Mechatronics and I have applied for PhD program in aerodynamics at IITK. I got call for the same.

    Is it advisable to take admission in PhD directly on basis of Bachelor degree or we should complete our master than apply for it?

    I would be oblige if you guide me on the same.

  84. Zahid

    Mohammed: Sorry for delayed reply, was little busy with GATE 2011 and M.Tech admissions.
    I m going to write a complete PhD Guide specially for Engineering students, once I done with this. Please give me some time.

    You can do one thing, write all your questions and mail me at zahid@inspirenignite.com I will make sure to write post on them if they are of general type, otherwise answer your specifically.

    Good luck

  85. Mohammed riyaz

    Hey, I am eagerly waiting for ur response.

    Also plz help me in selecting a research area in Wireless sensor Networks….

  86. Mohammed riyaz

    hi bro,

    ur postings are very informative.

    I have compleated my M Tech in computer networking and I want to do PhD (part time) for the sake of higher positions in teaching field.
    I am still a bachelor (24) and do have 2+teaching experience…
    and am located in bangalore..

    based on this data plz suggest me regarding my higher studies and how to plan for my PhD..

    Thanks in advance

  87. ravi

    i AM DOING M SC(COMPUTER SCIENCE),I LIKE DO Phd in COMPUTER SCIENCE IN IDIA.
    PLEASE GIVE ME FULL DETAILS ABOUT PHD DEGREE AND FUTURE GROWTH

  88. Anand Mishra

    Good list. But in Computer Science, IIIT H is also not a bad option to do PhD in India if you are looking for quality research except scholarships are not very good here.

  89. Srikanth

    Hi Zahid,

    I am interested in doing a PhD in wireless adhoc networks. My plan is to get into research and then to teach as a professor in that field. But, I ve to say that I was discouraged by a person pursuing PhD in networking at IISc which is the best in India. As told by him, life becomes miserable waiting for hardwares to be approved and the professors using them as lab-rats asking them to repair their home computers and stuff. I will get back with more details on that.

    For now, I have a few questions.
    1. Are there any scholarship programs to study abroad?
    2. Is it really worth spending a large chunk of my life doing pursuing PhD here?
    3. What is the average PhD completion time in each of the listed universities?

    There are very few information centers online when it comes to doing PhD in India. Thank you very much for your information. I really appreciate what you are doing. Please tell us more about yourself? Are you pursuing PhD right now?

  90. Zahid

    Madhur: Thanks a lot the suggestion. I will definitely write a post about Part time PhD soon. Its a good sugession and may help many other friends too. Thanks a lot. Keep visiting. I will post it soon in two weeks.

    Please subscribe by email for updates.

  91. Madhur

    Hi,

    I am thinking of doing my Phd in India,in the field of Operational research,but I can only do it through part time mode because of some contraints….it is hard to find the right information on net on available courses and research institutes…willing to offer a part time one….it will be very helpful if you could provide some information on your website ..for that or if possible mail me on my address,am a master student in Operational research at School of Mathematics,university of Edinburgh, and have around 3.5 years of work ex as an engineer.

    Regards
    Madhur

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