|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.