PhD is a doctoral degree with an academic focus. A PhD course is usually of three years duration and candidates need to complete the course within a maximum time span of five to six years. However, the course duration may vary from one institute to the other. Aspirants need to possess a master’s degree to be eligible to pursue a PhD programme.
Candidates can pursue a PhD programme in any stream. In a PhD course aspirants need to select a topic or a subject and do in-depth research on it and answer any queries related to the topic/ subject.
Earlier, candidates could pursue PhD course through the distance mode, however, as per a circular issued by UGC in 2017 it has been informed that a PhD course pursued through the distance education mode would no longer be recognised.
Candidates who have cleared entrance exams like UGC NET, GATE, JEST and the likes are usually offered fellowships while pursuing a PhD course. Apart from this, universities such as IGNOU and Delhi University (DU) also offer fellowships to students pursuing full time PhD courses with them.
Ph.D. Information Technology Eligibility
Candidates having passed master’s degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field with 60% marks in the corresponding subject from a recognized Board or Institute are eligible for admission to this course.
Entrance test is conducted by the Institute for candidates those are eligible for admission.
PhD IT Course Highlights
The major highlights for the PhD IT course are tabulated in the table given below.
|Course Name:||PhD IT|
|Full Form:||Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology|
|Examination type:||Thesis based|
|Eligibility:||The candidate must have completed masters or post-graduation in Computer science, data Science, Information Technology, electronics or business with a minimum aggregate of 55% aggregate marks.|
|Admission process:||Entrance Based|
|Course Fee:||INR 40,000 to 4,00,000|
|Average salary:||INR 4,00,000 to 20,00,000|
|Top recruiters:||Microsoft, Dell, Hp, Deloitte, Apple, Samsung, Reliance, Nokia, Philips, HCL, TCS, KPMG, Capgemini, ICICI, HDFC etc.|
|Job positions:||Marketing Specialist, Data Analyst, Database Designer, Chief Executive, Manager, System Analyst, Researchers, Professor, Lecturer, Coding Expert etc.|
PhD Admission Process
In order to secure admission in PhD or research programmes offered by the educational institute, aspirants need to go through the below mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the educational institute and go through all the details of the PhD courses offered by the institute and select the area of research that the candidate wants to pursue.
Step 2: Candidates need to keep an eye out for any admission advertisement in newspapers or visit the official website of the university to fill the application form for admission in the course of their choice. Usually the admission notification is released 4-5 months before the commencement of the course cycle.
Step 3: Next, candidates need to fill and submit their application forms for the PhD course as per the schedule shared by the educational institute. Aspirants also need to ensure that they pay the application fee on time and submit all the required documents along with their application form for PhD admissions.
Step 4: Some educational institutes also specify that candidates need to submit a research proposal along with their application form. The application form along with the research proposal is submitted at the Research Unit of the educational institute where scrutiny of the application is conducted.
Step 5: After scrutiny of the PhD course application form is complete then most of the educational institutes shortlist the names of the candidates who need to appear for the entrance exam and other admission rounds that are conducted for shortlisting aspirants for admission in PhD programmes offered by them.
Step 6: Candidates who are selected for PhD programmes on the basis of the admission rounds are then assigned supervisors/ guides for their PhD research.
Ph.D. Information Technology Syllabus
Syllabus of Information Technology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.
Subjects of Study
Theories in IS Research
Socio-technical perspective of IS
Managing Virtual teams and Global IT
Managing IT Projects
Information Systems Analysis and design
Data Mining and Business Intelligence