Top 10 Universities in India which offer PhDs

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Even if we recommend that you should do your PhD from a recognized, foreign university, what if you would want to stay put in India and still continue your education? For students who would like to do their PhDs from India should know the top most institutes that offer PhDs in different fields.

Again the following list that we are about to share is not a comprehensive one because there are hundreds and thousands of institutes in India which offer PhDs and DPhil (Doctor of Philosophy). Thus, we take the latest trend of popularity and now present to you a list of top 10 Universities in India in 2015-16 which offer PhDs, the highest degree in most of the fields.

Before going into the list, here’s something you should ponder. Once you complete your master degree, you need to think several options before joining a full time PhD degree in India. Because in different institutes the duration of the course varies. We’ve noticed that in most institutes, the full time PhD is of 2 years duration, but in few others it’s often 3 years or more.

So, if you are putting in 2-3 or more years of your lives to pursue PhD, know specifically why you would like to do it and be clear about it. If someone asks you why you are pursuing your PhD, you should tell him/her in 2-3 sentences. Now, let’s see the top institutes in India which offer PhDs.

Amity University, Noida

Amity University is one of the top institutes of India which offers Master degree programs and along with that PhD programs. This is a private research university which is being founded by Ritnand Balved Society in Uttar Pradesh. Ritnand Balved Society is a non-profit organization. The admission criteria are not very rigorous.

The students who have done their MPhil should secure at least 50% to get admission. And the students who have completed their masters should get at least 55% to get through. Once you are in Amity University, your future is bright. The best part of Amity University is its placement division and scholarship cell. Both are superb.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is among the most sought after colleges in India which offer PhD programs. This institute not only offers doctoral studies, it also provides master degrees for various streams. It is very well known National Centre of the Government of India. And it’s basically supported by Department of Atomic Energy. The main campus of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is located in Mumbai, but the branches of TIFR are also in Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Institute of Genetic Engineering, Kolkata

Students who have specialized in Genetics in their masters or people who love to pursue Genetics after Biotechnology or Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Genetic Engineering is the perfect fit. Institute of Genetic Engineering is one of the top most institutes in offering PhD to its students in India.

To get an entry into this marvellous college, you need to sit to take the IGE entrance exam. The selection for PhD degree is being done through the score secured by the students in the entrance exam. The best part of IGE is that it also offers 1 year of regular Post Doctorate Program in various fields.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

This is one of the most reputed colleges in India. Not only it’s known for its reputation, but it’s also very old. It’s founded in 1909 by Jamsedji Tata, Maharaja of Mysore and the Govt. of India. For more than 106 years, it has been the centre for scientific research and breakthrough innovations. If you want a great PhD course along with a great traditional history, you should go for Indian Institute of Science. Recently, it has also been nominated among the best 200 institutes in the world.

KCG College of Technology, Chennai

If your dream is to do a PhD in a reputed college but at the same time you don’t want to expend much in your PhD course, you should go for KCG College of Technology, Chennai. This institute is affiliated under Anna University which is one of the most renowned universities in India. The courses provided by the KCG College of Technology are also affiliated by AICTE.

At low cost you would get the most advanced facility in this college. But the selection procedure are strict and the students who want to pursue both full time and part time PhD have to adhere to certain clauses dictated by Anna University.

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the most esteemed universities in India. It has evolved a lot in social stature and in the standard of education since its inception. If you would like to pursue your PhD in India, then this is the perfect choice for you. Moreover, if you plan to get employed by a reputed employer, then JNU will help you reach your goal. It has an excellent placement cell for students which will help you achieve your goal.

Institute of Technical and Professional Studies, Kolkata

Institute of Technical and Professional Studies is the best institutes for students who would like to pursue their doctoral degree via correspondence. It not only provides the platform for strong educational excellence, but also offers great support to pursue any research. People who want to have a PhD degree along with pursuing employment, this institute is a boon for them. Institute of Technical and Professional Studies offers 2 years correspondence PhD degree to its students at a very reasonable fee.

Jamia Mallia Islamia University, New Delhi

It’s one of the top class institutes in India. Within very short stint it has created its mark as one of the most reputed institutes of India. It’s being considered among top 10 institutes in India, not only in offering PhD courses, but also in providing other full-fledged programs. To get an entry into this institute, the authority checks your previous marks and the score secured in the entrance exam conducted by Jamia Mallia Islamia University.

Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai

If you ever dream of to be a Mathematician and want to pursue your study in India, then you can certainly think of Chennai Mathematical Institute for your doctoral study. It is being founded in 1989 as the division of SPIC Science Foundation. In 1996, it has become independent. This institute has created history in research and educational innovations. The placement record of Chennai Mathematical Institute has also been brilliant.

Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi

Indian Statistical Institute, also called as ISI is the only recognized institute in India which specializes in Statistics. It has also extended its periphery in research, natural sciences and social sciences. The institute comes under the top 10 institutes in India which offers PhDs and other programs and also excels in quality education and placements.