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What is the highest academic degree one can achieve?

Date: 12 May 2016    Group: Education    Category: India Educational Consultants   

It is very well understood that there is no end of learning. However as far academic degrees are concerned, there has to be a limit. What is the highest academic degree one can achieve? Generally after Ph.D., D.Sc. or D.Litt. can be pursued in the science and arts fields respectively. Are there any other higher degrees after D.Sc. or D.Litt.?
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Author: Pawan Kumar    14 May 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Ph.D stands for Doctor of
Philosophy. It is a type of doctorate degree awarded by universities in many countries. It is a terminal degree in many fields. But their are many doctoral level degrees for other fields like Ed.D, D.A., D.M.A., D.S.Sc., D.M.A., D.M./M.D., D.I.S., D.Eng., D.Th., D.S.Th., D.Sc., D.Litt., Pharm.D, D.Min., D.M.D., D.D.S., O.D.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    14 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

A person can acquire the degree of Ph.D after successfully completing research under a formally appointed Guide in any subject. After Ph.D, D.Sc. or D.Litt. degree is conferred for outstanding contribution and twelve years of independent research in a subject. As far as I know, D.Sc. or D.Litt. is the highest degree conferred by the Universities.

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