Ph.D. is a Doctoral level research-based course. It can be done in all the subjects irrespective of the stream. Ph.D. in Biology is solely dedicated to the field of Biology and candidates pursuing this course get an opportunity to have in-depth knowledge about the field of Biology. Candidates study basic biology, developmental genetics, cellular biology, evolutionary biology, etc. They also study about infectious disease, their causes, and treatments through this course.
The research part of the course includes research work on the topic selected by the candidates. This topic must be unique in nature and should be associated with advantages and in the field of research.
The duration of this course is 3-5 years. Candidates may get an extension in some cases subject to approval from the supervisor.
These candidates can work in research institutes having Biology projects, academic institutes having Biology in their curriculum, etc.
To become eligible for this course, candidates need to complete their post graduation degree from a reputed, registered and recognized institute and should secure at least 60% marks as an aggregate in this course. It can be M.Sc. in Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology or any other related course.
This course does not have any age restriction in most of the institutes but candidates are advised to check the same before submitting their application forms.
Admissions can be availed in many ways including national level, state level, and institute level entrance tests. Candidates need to submit their duly filled application forms before the last date of submission. This form must be enclosed with all other required documents and application fee.
Candidates performing well in entrance examinations get stipends during their Ph.D. Candidates securing good scores in national level tests may not need to appear in state level or institute level entrance tests.
Further Study options
After successful completion of this course, candidates can continue their research work in the form of Post Doctoral degree after getting approval from their supervisor.
The course includes theoretical study during the initial phase which includes topics like Cell and Molecular Biology, physiology, neurobiology, the behavior of animals, applied and environmental Microbiology, etc. Candidates also study available literature, research papers, publications related to their subject to get an idea about the work already done in the field.
The last phase of research is Thesis writing and submission.
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