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PhD after B.Tech

As many IITs are calling for PhD after B.Tech and students who appeared for GATE and could not make it to M.Tech in IITs usually called for PhD exam and interview.
A letter from IIT can make you or anyone think about that program. Here in this post I would like to tell all the pros and cons of this.

The biggest advantage of doing PhD right after of B.Tech is you get to see IITs with not very high score and have a chance to study with highly competitive students. You can also prove to be better than them with hard work and determination.

If you have long term plan for research then this could be a wonderful opportunity. Most of the students are worried about PhD pressure and research aptitude right after B.Tech or BE, I think this will not be an issue. The reason for this is that, one need to take up a bunch of subjects before they start the actual research. These subjects are usually recommend by ones guide and useful in research and also help you to build a solid base to start working. The number of subjects, usually, are same as M.Tech and sometimes professor may ask you to take additional class too.

If you looking for an industry job right after your studies, I think you need to think again about PhD program. A doctorate degree may help you to secure a position in some research lab but finding an industry job is not easy. I was exceptionally lucky in this case because I came to Samsung electronics in Korea in summer internship and they right away offered me a job while leaving. So It was my decision to join or not. I liked teaching, therefore joined Indian Statistical Institute Kolkota for certain amount time too.

The time duration for PhD is also not well defined and may differ from lab to lab or research area. Usually it is something around 4~5 years. During this time one need to be self motivated and stay focused. Always try to have at least one research paper in top most journal of your area of interest.

Most of the PhD students would go abroad for post doctoral research or join as faculty in some college, university or institute based on there quality of research. Few take up the challenges and luck support them to join industry and they choose their career from there. Getting an industry position especially in research is not easy as there are limited laboratories and requirements are too low, as the people who are working as researchers usually don’t move frequently.

To summarize, if you are patient, have really long term plans, self motivated and willing to work for future then you should knock the doors of IITs for PhD. If you are not very patient with books, long reading hours, and would like to complete studies as soon as possible then I would recommend you to try hard to get into to M.Tech in good universities to based on your scores.

105 Comments

  1. GuruPal S Chawla

    Hello Sir,
    I ve done my MTech (Digital Electronics) in 2014 with hons from CSVTU, Durg C.G, also qualified Gate in 2011, on that time was not sure about Phd.
    I am teaching applied Maths becoz its my passion, I want to do Phd in the field of Mathematics. plz guid me what can I do for this??

  2. Vikram Parthiban

    Hi I have done my Masters from Anna Univ , CEG with 7.8 CGPA & Currently I have applied for part time Phd (Non – HTRA Scheme )@ IIT madras.I have got my test/interview schedule.I have an Industrial Exp of 5 years.Now I currently wish to pursue my research in full time under HTRA scheme . Is it possible to express our views during interviews & change accordingly??I would also like to know about the filtration process in written test

  3. sonia

    Hii.. i have done my btech in ECE in 2014 with 75%. Now i want to get admission in integrated Ph.d + mtech… can u tell me i m eligible or not ?

    1. Vikram Parthiban

      S ur eligible…

  4. suresh

    Dear Sir,
    I’m in B.Tech final year in Civil Engg. I have 76% aggregate and I belongs to SC category. Can I expect any Direct PhD admission from any IIT??
    Please give me reply anyone, if u know….

    1. Zahid

      Only possibility for direct admission to PhD in IITs is either to have an M.Tech degree or qualify GATE.

  5. sreelakshmi gopi

    Sir I have completed my btech in kerala university with cgpa 7.89 ,Currently I am working as a Systems engineer in one of the leading it company(Manual Testing).No I wish to do Phd+Mtech program offered with GATE score in IISC or any NIT or IIT .I am sc student.Could you please guide me the gate score that i need to get.Please give me a provide me guideline.

  6. sri

    hii sir.. i have B.Tech ECE and M.Tech in nanotechnology , is there any chance of getting phd admission in physics department in any NIT’s for nanotechnology related work ? pls help me.. if yes what is the future in abroad?

  7. Navya

    Hi,

    I have completed B.Tech in ECE in 2010 then worked for 3 years as Software Engineer.I came to states and completed Masters (Management in Information Systems) in 2013.I have been working here since.But i am passionate to do PHD in Mathematics (It can be anywhere not specific to any country).Is it possible for me to do that or do i have to do any courses before applying for PHD?

    Thanks In Advance,
    Navya

  8. Ayushi Rawat

    Respected sir,
    I am still confused to choose a right direction in my life. I had taken PCM and I wants to get IIT selection but after doing B-Tech+ PhD I can secure my goal.plzzzzzzz give me a right suggestion so that my doubt will clear.

  9. Vinayaka DL

    Sir, I did BE nd I feel to do Ph.D after my BE soooooo plz tel me the procedure for that and currently am working in research center as a Research Engineer from past 8 Months and I published two journals and still 8 projects is going on now tel sir is these possible to get chance in IIT and I have 67% In BE with no backlogs no year back nd am not Qualified in GATE .

  10. lovejeet singh

    i am btech graduate 2015 in ME but i done 3 year diploma instead 12th class,so can i apply for phd

  11. suresh

    sir,
    i got qualified in gate in the year 2013 with a rank of 10000(gen),currently i am working,but i would like to choose phd ..basically i am from eee ..so please give an information about phd and required research areas …am i eligible for any iits and nits

  12. Biplab

    hello sir,
    i am Btech ece graduate 2014, currently i am enrolled in Mtech (1st sem) embedded systems at NIELIT calicut through gate score. I qualified csir net jrf june 2014 and got admission(Csir fellowship) in direct phd at CSIR – NPL, delhi. In future i want to go for teaching profession so i require a phd. Here at nielit calicut,the curriculum is such that one can definitely get into industry job, but research work is not good and publications are negligible. So getting a phd abroad without research papers becomes difficult. Also, to do phd from India i’ll have to again crack some competition and interview. So please tell me whether i should quit mtech and go for direct phd or continue with mtech.
    Please reply asap as last date to join npl is 12 jan 2015.

  13. shagun varshney

    Sir, i am currently a student of B.tech final year from MMMUT, gorakhpur and i will be appearing for GATE 2015..i want to ask that if due to some reasons i am not able to get good score in the exam can i apply for direct phd after b.tech..i am very much interested in teaching…but i want to stay close to U.P…so please suggest me what should i do..

  14. Kushal Kumar

    hello Vishu,
    i have completed my B. tech in Mechanical engineering in 2013. I want to pursue my Ph.d skipping M. tech. Can you please guide me about the procedure for that.
    if u are reading this then please send a test mail from your mail ID.

  15. IMRAN

    Sir,
    I have finished my engineering(electronics and communication) in 2011. I was preparing for my civil service.Now i wish to do direct phd in iit.And i wish to do industry job.How can i join in iit and for which stream.Am totally confused.

  16. satyanarayana

    sir,
    I completed my btech from jntuk university, I want to do PhD but not intrested in teaching profession. so what should I prefer either (Mtech & PhD) or direct PhD. Is integrated PhD (Mtech+PhD) is valid. please give me the preferences. what are the job opportunities after PhD other than teaching

  17. pradhumn tiwari

    sir,
    currently i m in iit bhubaneswar mtech in thermal.i will get iit madras (MS+PHD) thermal in the month of november,is it worth leaving mtech program and switch to (MS+PHD) program in IIT MADRAS.(any how after pg i wanted to do phd) sir,which option is better…?

  18. VISHNU

    sir ,
    i have also got admission at nit trichy for mtech . i am confused of what to choose .

  19. VISHNU

    sir ,
    I am a B tech graduate in mechanical
    I have got admission for PhD at IIT Guwahuti . it is a direct PhD program not an integrated one . i am interested in teaching profession . i want to know whether masters is mandatory for teaching even after taking PhD.

    1. Zahid

      No its not needed : )

  20. jackson

    dear sir……i got admission in dual degree program(mtech plus phd) of iit guwahatti in cs department….iam from ece btech….is it good for me to do mtech in cse…will there be any problem in future….for industry jobs and also for teaching…kindly help me sir.

  21. Jasim

    Below some universities offering PhD after BTech(easy to get admission )
    University of petroleum & Energy studies,Dehradun ,India .
    Amity University
    SRM University
    AMET University

  22. Neha Varshney

    Hii.I have completed B.Tech in IT.currently i m working as a trainee in TCS From 6 months.I have interest in teaching.Plz suggest me what should i do PHD or M.Tech???nd what is the procedure of it??

  23. priyanka

    can we go for phd after btech (ece) through distance course? please provide details.

  24. MINAL

    please let me know the details how to do phd after b.e. in electronics . waiting for your reply eagerly

  25. Mohit

    Sir
    i have done my B.tech (Computer Science) in 2011. Currently i am working as a Web Developer(last 10 months) in an IT Company and now i would like to do the Phd but i haven’t M.Tech.
    Please tell me is it possible to do it without M.tech. ?
    I need your help.
    Thanks

  26. Pooja tanwar

    i want to know about the college that offer phd after b.tech………..

  27. Niteen

    hello sir,
    I have done my B.Tech-IT and working in the same university where i did my B.Tech as system administrator I want to do M.Tech or Phd which will be better option pls provide me the details for that how to enroll my self for the any particular course mention above.

    thanking you.
    Niteen.

  28. tejendra

    gate score is essential..bt ur b.tech %..and performance at particular IIT is necessary…

  29. tejendra

    sir, actually direct PhD also require a very high b.tech percentage…lyk for IIT D 80%.IIT M top 10 rank holders of university..IIT K 75% IIT KGP 75%…etc..only for IISc and IIT B 60% is required..

  30. Vidhu

    Hello Sir,

    I have done B.Tech in Computer Science from Pune University in 2007. Now i want to make teaching as my career. What should I do for getting Phd. or Net Exam? Should I go for M.Tech or Msc(CS)? But M.Tech is very costly from private universities. Please suggest me some good option. i am very confused. Please guide me.

    Thanks in advance

  31. maya ram atal

    Dear sir/Madam
    I have MCA and M Tech. At present i am doing job in GGGC BPL as Asst. Prof. in MCA Department. but i have skip in BE or B Tech. What is process of skip.

  32. NEHA NAUTIYAL

    i am in b.tech 4th year in computer science trade and want to DO ph.d. course
    please suggest me for the same…………..reply on me mail id
    m waiting??

  33. mamta

    i am in b.tech 4th year and want to join iit for ph.d. course.Which are the institute offering Phd after B-tech(Biotechnology) from GATE-2011?

    Any reference site? and what is the procedure?

  34. kiranmai

    sir,

    i did my PG in electronics.iwant to do PHD in electronics.so please tell me the criteria and benefits of doing da PHD.

    reply soon………….

  35. mohit kumar maheshwari

    sir,
    i am student of mechanical final year, and i working on materials. recently my 2 reserch papers under guidance of my faculties are under review. I want Join phd Program.?
    Is it a better option? or is there any option so that i can do my phd as soon as possible?

  36. hardik

    Which are the institute offering PHD after BE(Electrical) from GATE-2011?

    Any reference site? and what is the procedure?

  37. nethra

    sir, i need complete information and procedure on phd after b.tech…

    waiting for ur reply….

  38. V.Raghu veer

    Respected sir,

    Can i know the details of PhD after B.tech.?

    I will be graceful to you if you send me the details to my mail ID.

  39. Pratik

    Hi Zahid, thanks for the info…this was quite unknown to me.
    You wrote that “you get to see IITs with not very high score”. Can u please be precise…what scope i have in CS with 93 percentile. I am a graduate from BITS, pilani n dont wish to do Masters/Phd from any institute ranked lower than BITS.
    Thanks

  40. Divya Bhati

    Sir,

    I am working in an IT sector and have 1year of experience.I have done Btech. So could u please guide me how can i opt for Phd.

  41. abdul kareem

    sir,

    I would like to know about the procedure of doing phd after b.tech

  42. amritpal singh

    i i am in b.tech 4th year and want to join iit for ph.d. course
    please suggest me for the same…………..reply on me mail id
    m waiting?????

  43. Ashutosh Sharma

    I m doing now 1 year post graduation diploma course & after that i want to do phd in correspondance suggest me for it from

  44. SHASHANK

    SIR ,
    Is constraint same as M.Tech to ‘ve above 60% in every semester to join Phd ?
    n also wat is procedure to secure a admission for PhD (after GATE)

  45. Manmohan Mishra

    Hi sir,
    I completed my B-Tech in computer science in yr 2010. I want to join a Phd program. Currently I m working with Wipro Technologies as a Analyst. I want to continue my studies and create some milestone in the area of Research in Computers.
    Please suggest me the procedure to apply for this Phd program.

    Regards
    Manmohan Mishra
    [email protected]

  46. rajesh

    sir,
    now am doing btech in Biomedical engineering.I am in 3rd yr now.I am of good confidance.Because i do hardwork.
    But sir,i lack guidence to my carrier.And i can draw well.plz help me.

  47. saleem

    hello sir
    GOOD EVENING

    i want to about phd after b.tech . my GATE per is 94.5.

    thakks
    9696771010
    [email protected]

  48. saleem

    i want to join phd after b.tech please suggest the procedure.

  49. Mohammad Shafeeque

    Sir,
    I am student of btech final year. Pz giv me information about selection procedure of Ph.D. in IITs after B.Tech.
    Thanks

  50. jeelani

    need to write any entrance exams for this?

  51. jeelani

    sir,i want the details about this Ph.D program after B.tech.

  52. syed aamiruddin

    hello i hv gate CS score 445 and hv 7600 rank ……………….plz suggest me if i could get nit allahabad or nit bhophal ,surat any one………………… and i hv applied for iit d and iit roorkee for phd programme plz suggest wat is progess is the call strictly on basis of rank and can i get call …………wat next after the call how is interview and what is focus in interview……………thanx waitin for reply

  53. vedprakash

    i am reffering about the integrated mtech and phd course

  54. vedprakash

    sir after completing 2 years and then quitting whether i will be able to get mtech degree or not?

  55. jiya

    sir,can u tell me all the test reports which are held after the B.tech for higher degree like M.tech and Phd………

  56. Supi

    Sir,
    This information proved very useful for me.
    Can you please give more information about it, like about the exam and the colleges.
    I have done B.E and want to do Phd.
    It will be very nice of you if you could email the information at: [email protected]
    Thank you very much in advance.

  57. pratik

    sir i want complrte information of phd after btech pls can u send me on my mail..

  58. praveer sihota

    sir also send me important dates related to phd admissions in iit or very good universities.

  59. praveer sihota

    sir i am biomedical graduate.and my field is based on full of research.sir i also want to take admission in iit for phd program.sir you please send me detail informatiom about admission procedure and crieteria for phd into iits in biomedical.

  60. Bhagyashree

    Sir,
    I want to know the complete information regarding integrated Phd. after BE in IITs. What is cut off gate score for admission in IITs. I’ll b very grateful to you if u send the required information.

  61. Taru

    Sir,
    All these info was really very helpful.
    I m a BTech ECE student and had a Gate score 525 (96.7 percentile) in the last year GATE. Will this be sufficiently high percentile for getting into IITs for PhD? Or more higher GATE scores are needed? I am keen to know this Sir. Pls do reply….

  62. Himanshu Rawal

    Hello sir , I want to know , how to apply for Phd after btech. I have appeared gor Gate and result will be out in 2 days. So , please reply asap.Thanks
    [email protected]

  63. biman

    sir,
    i am biman roy appeared gate this year and expected to score around 42.how i shall be able to apply for phd and ms programin iits.please let me know.

  64. kapil rana

    sir
    i prepared two sternous years with utmost dedication n qualified gate2010 but d score was not enough to get me to iits, so i took a drop year now upon seeing my fellows get into idustry with much less effort i wonder if i made d right decision. please guide me what should i do next.

  65. Sanjeeb Mohapatra

    Sir kindly give me the details of institute offering PhD after BTech.
    This is my id – [email protected]

  66. Manpreet

    Sir
    I m doing B.tech biotech
    1. which colleges apart frm iits offer direct p.hd after b.tech after giving gate exam?
    2. which colleges ( private or govt which dont come under gate ) offer phd after b.tech and what is the criteria of selection?

    plz reply me to my id- [email protected]

  67. nishu

    Sir,I am a Btech EIE graduate.what preparations are required for gaining entry into Phd in IITs after Btech? What is the criteria of selection?

  68. Bevin Dcruz

    I am a Btech ECE graduate.currently working.would like to know more information regarding entry into Phd in IITs after Btech? What is the criteria of selection?.thanks for this special information.

  69. Geeta Vats

    Sir, I wan 2 know the complete information regarding Phd. in IITs. I’ll b very grateful to you if u send the required informationto my ID: [email protected]

  70. gaurav nigam

    Sir,
    I am working in a organization which takes project for Power Plants & Process Plants, my exact profile is Design.
    what preparations are required for gaining entry into Phd in IITs after Btech pass out 2006 with 60% marks? What is the criteria of selection?
    Also can i apply for some process plants courses??

    Shall be very much thankful for any of your response or a single call @9873992840.

  71. shikha sharma

    sir, dis an excellent piece of information. but i would like to know different universities who are under dis phd prog of iit. i also want to know the criteria of stipend and fellowship for phd..plz update me with this information. I’ll b very grateful if u cud plz send the list of universities to my id- [email protected]

  72. jagdeep

    when is entranse test for phd ,in iit ,i have done b.tech .

  73. anjaleena anthony

    sir,
    can you please forward me list of good institutes in india those offer phd to btech-biotech students. also the admission criteria of them as m in my final year and will be giving GATE this tym bt cant just waste my tym doing mtech after this.

    1. Zahid

      Ankjaleena: I am preparing a complete a guide for PhD admission and prospects soon. Please give me some more time.

  74. Sourish

    What do you think about doing MCA under distance in PTU . ie 2 yrs [BCA Lateral], then going for Mtech Through GATE . The whole duration it would take is 4 years [MCA+Mtech] , where as doing regular MCA will take 3 yrs. Will both be considered and given same weightage..

    Thanks for the share

  75. Arpan

    Sir, what preparations are required for gaining entry into Phd in IITs after Btech? What is the criteria of selection?

  76. n.srividya

    SIR I COMPLETED MY BTECH 2ND YEAR SO I AM PLANNING TO PREPARE FOR COMPETETIVE EXAMS I WANT TO DO MY Ph.D in iit so plz can u suggest me any website which tells me about which exam i have to prepare for my Ph.d

    1. Zahid

      Srividaya: I will be writing about PhD soon. Please register for Updates by email. Just to share after B.Tech, PhD from IIT need a good GATE score and good academic records. So make good percentage in B.Tech.

  77. Sirisha

    Sir,
    Can I do Phd at IIT after my MS in states? I am currently doing my MS in Computer science in Kansas. Should I continue with Phd here or is there any chance of me trying in IIT? Please tell me the pros and cons of this.
    Thank You

    1. Zahid

      Srisha: yes you can apply when the notification comes. I saw people doing MS abroad doing Phd in IISc and IITs.

  78. Vipin

    Dear Sir, Pls provide me the list of some better institutes for M.Tech programs in Computer Science. Pls reply me ASAP. I am looking forward for your response.

  79. Vipin

    Dear Sir, I have completed my B.Tech in CS with 67.40% in 2008. Now i wanna pursue my PhD from any IIT. I didn’t appeared in Gate Exam. Could you pls tell me the process for applying to the PhD from any IIT. I would also like to join M.Tech program if it is available for non Gate student. What is the procedure for applying to a M.Tech program. Is there any way to get admission in any premier Institute for any of these two program without appearing in Gate Exam. Pls reply me ASAP. I am looking forward for your Response.

    1. Zahid

      Vipin: Why do you want to go to IIT for PhD. Its not easy and take time. Without GATE they dont admit you for any program after B.Tech. Better do M.Tech and then try again. You will have an M.Tech and even if you decide to leave PhD at least have a master degree, otherwise you will only have a Bachelor degree.

  80. YOGESH KUMAR

    RESPECTED SIR,
    I AM A SC CANDIDATE WITH VALID GATE SCORE IN GATE-2010 EC.I WANT TO GET THE SCHOLARSHIP AS I AM FROM A POOR FAMILY BACKGROUND.BUT I AM NOT GETTING WHERE CAN I GET ADMISSION FOR MY MARKS.HOW MANY COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY ? SOMETIMES I FEEL THAT DATES WILL GO ON AND I WILL NOT GET ADMISSION ANYWHERE..PLEASE GUIDE..ALSO I WANT TO KNOW ANY GOOD OPPORTUNITIES IN ANY OF THE INSTITUTES FOR RESERVATION CANDIDATE..

  81. albin

    #

    sir am an electrical engineer,am interested do my m tech in nanotechnology,is it safe options to take masters in nanotechnology?what are the institutes offering nanotechnology?am EE with gate rank 7433 can i able to make in any good institution?

  82. Mahesh

    Sir,
    Please tell me the eligibility criteria for PhD after Btech. I did’nt qualify the GATE 2010, and also I’m on the 60% borderline, around 59% (results awaited). So, please tell me if I can get into these PhD programmes with my credentials . Also, suggest me what would be a good thing to do as I now want to study further and I don’t want to lose this year and wait until the next year…And, I’m in SC category.

    Thanks.

    1. Zahid

      Mahesh: Its too difficult for PhD admission with 59 or 60% and life after admission is no easy either. you can try M.Tech as there is relaxation for aggregate and reservation too. Hope this will help you. Good luck.

  83. Shaondip

    I have been called for the phd interview at IITG ece department. Do they require a specific research interest to start with? For eg. if I want to do some research work in signal processing then will I have to pinpoint the exact area that I would like to work upon?

  84. sujal

    Dear Zahid sir,
    What is the best option?
    The interdisciplinary courses in IITs or main streem course in NITs ?
    I want to go abroad for Phd.
    my Gate score-482(ME) and Category- OBC NC
    Please Reply.

    1. Zahid

      Sujal: With my experience, I feel all the fields are merged together. Whatever engineering you did you can enter other field if you know the application. like programing is integral part of many other industries. Similarly Chemical and biotech have vast applications. If it comes to me I preferred Bioinformatics in PhD to contribute to research, because it was and is a relatively new area. For going abroad for PhD you need a research insight and show a genuine interest in research by writing research papers and conducting some sort of research activity. Target good labs and keep in touch with profs from there. Interdisciplinary is relatively easy to get a PhD admission. But you need to follow the same procedure.

  85. sivasankar kandati

    sir
    i had completed my BTech in computer science and my aggregate is around 68%. i want the procedure For Applying for PhD in IIT.

    basically we are poor and is there any sty fund or scholarships for leading my education and i am pleasing for ur advice.
    thank you

  86. santosh

    can the non gate apply for phd in iits ? then what is the procedure?

    1. PAVAN

      I to0 have the same doubt?

  87. sachchidanand

    Tell me the procedure For Applying for PhD in IIT??

  88. Rituparna Dutta

    I read the article about PHD after B.tech.but I wanted to know how to apply for the course in IIT’s?

  89. shashank srivastava

    Tell me the procedure For Applying for PhD in IIT??

  90. mohit sharma

    is dere ne chances of score of 299 (gen) in chemical engineering…

  91. saloni rathee

    I have done M.Sc in mathematics.Tell me the eligibility to apply for P.hd in IIts.

  92. prateek

    please tell me the procedure for doion phd from iit or soome foreign university right after my BE

  93. NAme

    Tell me the procedure For Applying for PhD in IIT??

  94. chandrakant johnson

    is there any notification been published?

  95. albin

    sir am an electrical engineer,am interested do my m tech in nanotechnology,is it safe options to take masters in nanotechnology?what are the institutes offering nanotechnology?am EE with gate rank 7433 can i able to make in any good institution?

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