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Doctorate – Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree one can gain through structured education, training and research. The education and training of doctoral students are two of the most important aspects of the Institute of Advanced Research. The pursuit of knowledge through research in doctoral degree leads to exciting careers in India and abroad. PhD students also play a key role in our commitment to advance the knowledge to address national and global challenges. The aim of the PhD program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skill as well as professional competencies in students. These skills include the ability to formulate a problem that requires research and investigation, to develop appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the student’s research to a broader knowledge in the area of study. All PhD students are required to develop a substantive thesis based on critical analysis of their research and published studies in their subject area.

Career Opportunities

PhD programs take typically 3 to 4 years. A range of financial support is available to undertake PhD study at the Institute of Advanced Research. In addition to the financial support from the Institute of Advanced Research, scholarships are available from the UGC, CSIR, ICMR, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Science and Technology, Science and Engineering Research Board and Department of Biotechnology, either as PhD scholarships or through research grants.

The Doctor of Philosophy is offered in a large number of subject areas. Majority of our faculty are qualified to be PhD guides and all our faculty are PhD qualified from top universities.

Alongside the PhD studies, we support all our PhD students to qualify in NET or SLET examinations, so that they become eligible for faculty positions following the completion of the doctoral degrees.

Following the successful completion of the PhD qualification, graduates can seek many career paths such as:

  • Research Officer
  • Research Scientist or Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Design Engineer
  • University and College Faculty
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Policy Advisor
  • Business Development Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Teacher



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