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Ph.D. Information Retrieval

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Retrieval

Are you a post graduate willing to pursue higher education in the advanced field of Information Retrieval? Do you have deep knowledge of computers, internet, search engines, etc.? If your answer is 'Yes' for both the questions, then you can pursue PhD in Information Retrieval as your doctorate degree. All the relevant details are mentioned below.

Course Name: Ph.D. Information Retrieval
Group: Ph.D.
Stream: Engineering
Course Category: Information Technology
Duration: 3-5 Years

Course Detail

Ph.D. is a research based degree and specialization 'Information Retrieval' deals with all kind of information retrieval like business information domains, structured document retrieval and many more. These candidates creates researches in developing various search tools specialized for particular applications like for financial service portals, for e-commerce, patient management in medical fields, computer crime detection, etc. For retrieving relevant items from huge data collection, users get the solution as personalized recommender systems which helps user by identifying products or services automatically depending upon the interest, preference and evidence.


A post graduate candidates from the field of Statistics, Mathematics, computer Science, etc are eligible for this course. These degrees can be M.Sc., M.Tech, integrated M.Tech, etc and candidates having excellent demonstrable skills, deep knowledge of Web search, search engine architectures, techniques for efficient search, Java programming skills are preferred for this course.
A short term research experience in the field of Information Retrieval system gives extra point for preference.

Ph.D. Information Retrieval 2024 - 2025 Admissions/Application Enquiry

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Ph.D. Information Retrieval - Colleges & Admission Notifications

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College Name
B S Abdur Rahman University College, Tamil Nadu
Iiit-bangalore, Karnataka

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Admission Procedure

Admission for PhD. can be done through many different ways. It can be through national level exams like CSIR NET and UGC NET. Candidates scoring top ranks in these examinations will get opportunity to pursue their PhD in fully funded government institutes in India.
Another way is by appearing and scoring good rank in Institute level entrance examinations for PhD. This PhD can be fully funded, partially funded and even non funded depending upon the institute affiliation.
Other ways include self sponsored PhD where candidates need to contact the supervisor with his/ her SOP, by extending the ongoing short term project or by enrolling for PhD side by side teaching assistant-ship.


The duration for this course is not strictly fixed and ranges between 3-5 years.

Further study options

PhD. is considered as the highest degree in academics hence no further education is required for getting a good job options. If a candidate is still interested in pursuing further research based qualification, he or she can go for Post Doctorate degree.

Course highlights

The whole course includes 3 major parts- Reading, research and writing. During initial days, candidates read all the available literature sources related to their topic of research. This gives them an idea about what has already done in terms of research. The next part is to conduct research on their topic and the last part is to write thesis mentioning about the research details and conclusions.

Job aspects

These candidates have good job options in computer based industries.

Ph.D. Information Retrieval Admissions for 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

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