PhD is Doctorate in Philosophy which is open for all the fields or specialization. Candidate from technical, Medical, Literature or any other field can pursue this course.
In case of Civil Engineering, the course is aimed to provide special expertise in its area. Its syllabus includes the study of its origin, history, development and other adjunct topics. After the whole study, candidate needs to select and original topic and then to conduct research on that.
Masters Degree (4 years graduation degree exceptional for Engineering courses) is the very most requirement for this course. A candidate who has done B.E. or M.E. in Civil Engineering is eligible to pursue this course.
Admission procedure has different options like-
- Normal procedure which includes institute based admission test
- Direct contact a selected guide and follow his/her instruction for project based PhD registration
- If you are teaching at any particular institute, you can register yourself directly there for your PhD.
- Nationalized admission tests are the procedure to get scholarship for your PhD. This test includes CSIR, UGC, GATE and others.
Being a research based course, the duration is not fixed. If it is through scholarship programme, candidate is bound to complete his/her research within stipulated time. If it is self funded or as a part time, it can take even 5-7 years.
There is no age limit for this course. There are some candidates who have even pursued this immediate before their retirement.
Further study options
Usually PhD is considered as a last course which can be pursued to get excellence in any stream. Still if one wants to learn about other related courses in his/her related field, he/she can go for it. It may include short term technical courses, Computer based courses, etc.
PhD holder candidates will have many opportunities to prove their capabilities. They can work in Research and Development sector can join scientific projects, Quality improvement programmes, etc.
There are many government funded projects releasing every year and for that, institutes hire PhD holder candidates.
Apart from this, they can go for teaching profession which excellent salary scale.
The main part of course includes research. This should be original and unique. Candidates are supposed to write their research in the form of Thesis. After submission, they are asked for presentation and defense session where they need to answer all the queries of panel.
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