Friday, 21 February 2014

Optimize your Career Potential with M.Phil-8010000200



Getting an M.Phil is not just a great way of boosting your chances for PhD but also helps in adding value to the résumé. Other than maximizing career prospects, with an M.Phil, one can expect to proper preliminary PhD training along with improved professional growth options. Several M.Phil universities in India offer the program and duration is 2 years. 
Famous M.Phil Options include M.Phil in computer science, M.Phil in nursing, M.Phil in education, languages (English, Hindi, Sanskrit etc) and several more. More people with Post graduation in Computer science are seeking this higher qualification as it will help them gather more knowledge and better monetary reimbursement through improved career.
Computer science is one of the most commonly pursued option in India so getting an M.Phil in Computer Science would really give the necessary boost to one’s professional profile. Even in Nursing, one can choose M.Phil as a higher qualification since it will raise the value of one’s study profile and the dissertation will help one seek research based or academic career. To be able to apply for M.Phil in nursing, one must have a master’s degree in Nursing with 55% marks and 50% in Bachelor’s degree (nursing) and intermediate examination. In fact, several universities demand 60% in post graduation too (however, the minimum Master’s score remain between 55-60% unless specified different by the UGC).
To get admission in any M.Phil program, entrance test (National) is conducted by M.Phil Universities in India. So, in order to get admission, one needs to have academic as well as entrance test merit. The program is year based or semester based (varying as per institutes) and offers distance education, regular program, internal full time/part time, external part time/full time etc options to candidates. Distance and part time programs are best suited to those who are already employed and they can also choose an internal program if they are employed by the university (in which they are also admitted to the M.Phil Program). In an M.phil, a candidate is supposed to write a dissertation (shorter and easier version of a thesis which is required in a PhD).
Different universities also conduct interviews as part of the admission process in addition to the entrance test or sometimes in place of the entrance test. Moreover, those candidates who have passed the NET test often don’t have to go through the entrance test and are eligible for admission based on their NET and Merit score directly. Some universities also provide scholarship to NET candidates.
After passing out with an M.Phil, one can explore several career options. Academics are apparently the first obvious choice of many with this qualification. However, there are several other industries like the Research and development industry in which one can get a well paying job. In fact, with an M.Phil, one can expect a bigger opening paycheck as compared to his/her counterpart with a bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience. So, whether in academics or anywhere else, getting an M.Phil is always a win-win situational for all.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Optimize your career potential with a PhD-8010000200




Education is the key to development, be it social, moral, personal or economical. Without education, one’s just a mere layman. As the populace is growing and bachelor’s degree is becoming the minimum requisite for skilled professionals, more people are choosing to pursue PhD.
A PhD is not only just a way of adding Dr. to a name but it actually holds much value in career prospects. PhDs are considered a quintessential necessity for academic jobs and most hoping for professor and lecturer level positions pursue with PhDs. But times are changing fast and there’s been an increase in Phd Universities in India.
Pursuing a master’s degree is pretty common these days and it isn’t enough to make one’s resume distinct. In fact, many reports and surveys have revealed that those with PhDs get paid much higher than a mere graduate with 5 years of experience. So, after completion of PhD, aspirants can expect an attractive salary package.
But there are several factors that influence one’s PhD. Indian Education sector is indeed growing fast but there aren’t many quality institutions available that give high quality exposure and training for a scholar under PhD training. Indian Universities can be divided as State Universities, Central University, Private University, deemed University. PhD Universities in India are available in a high number though but while choosing one should ensure whether the university is worth spending effort and money on. 
Scope for PhD holders covers jobs in these sectors Teaching positions (obviously), Administrative and Professional posts in education sector, Civil service, Analytical positions, Healthcare and research sector, Finance and business, Project Management, upper level management, Intellectual Property, Consultancy Sector, entrepreneurial sector etc. Choosing state and Public PhD universities in India often proves to be a better option as it’s always good to add a reputed name to one’s resume. When enrolling, always remember that the University is UGC recognized.
While still under training and writing dissertation, one can optimize their economic prospects and chances for bigger and well paying opportunities by gaining relevant internship and other experience. Only enrolling with good PhD universities in India won’t do the purpose. In order to excel in this field, one should have problem solving and analytical skills. Innovation and organizational skills are also necessary to seeking a better career option.
As most prestigious universities offer PhD programs, finding a good university doesn’t prove to be as much a problem as finding time for a PhD program. Most graduates and post graduates choose to pursue full time employment so there’s no scope left for full time PhD programs. Nonetheless, in this case, aspirants can seek an online or distance program which will give them enough freedom to work and study at the same time. In fact, distance and online programs don’t cost as much as a regular or self financed PhD. Other categories offered by different institutions in PhD are sponsored, project Staff, External, Visiting, part time, Quality improvement program etc.


Friday, 17 January 2014

Benefits of PhD Programs in India



Nowadays, the academic awareness has increased by many folds and number of PhD aspirants has registered a substantial growth. PhD is an abbreviation that stands for “Philosophiae Doctor,” a Latin word or “Doctor of Philosophy” in English. PhD in simpler words may be defined as an advanced university qualification acquired after the research work done by an individual in a particular field. This advanced degree enhances your academic credentials and confers a new dimension to your Bio-data, thereby making it look wholesome. Nevertheless, acquiring a doctoral degree demands hard work. PhD programs provide in-depth knowledge in a specialization of your choice, such as finance, accounting, management and information systems.
In India, a Masters degree is generally the prerequisite that entitles you an admission in a doctoral program, but some subjects require you to possess a Masters in Philosophy (M. Phil.) degree. However, there are institutionsthat grant you admission to a PhD program after you have completed your bachelor’sdegree. The IITs, the NITs and the ACSIR are few of the institutes that offer the coveted degree after your graduation. However, University Grant Commission (UGC), the apex body in this regard, has come up with a new rule, which requires the aspirant to qualify an entrance examination to pursue his PhD degree.  After qualifying the entrance examination, the candidate has to appear for an interview.
For attainment of the degree, the candidate has to produce a thesis, which has to be approved by a Board of Examiners, duly constituted by the Institution from where the candidate is pursuing the degree.  The thesis has to be genuine and the research supporting the thesis should be incisive. The candidate has to analyze the topic of the thesis well, to acquire proficiency in it. The quality of work should be of the highest order. Nevertheless, the thesis may prove to be a substantial contribution towards knowledge.  
Generally, we associate the utility of PhD with academics only. However, the benefits extend outside the domains of academics. The degree holder may venture into other areas like law, mass media, public relations finance etc. The career prospects are bright, as PhD holders have proved their worth in both private sector and public sector.  There is an increasing demand for the PhD degree holders in a wide range of fields, such as healthcare, law, teaching, and business.
The qualities cultivated by the professionals during their PhD programs enable them to excel in their field. The knowledge base, as assumed in the case of these candidates, is highly enriched one.  Moreover, the doctoral graduates are a hard working lot.  Their sense of analysis is highly cultured, that enables them to present their views and findings in a rational manner.
The fierce competition in the market has forced the big and small companies to invest on Research and Development, opening new avenues for the doctoral graduates to use their expertise they have acquired after toiling hard.  The IT sector has embraced the doctoral graduates as no other sector has done so far.  The NGO sector not too far behind in luring these highly specialized degree holders to serve their purpose well.  Therefore, they command a handsome salary that enables them to afford a decent lifestyle.   

Professionals with a PhD degree are in demand nowadays, and the reasons are obvious and clear. If you want to excel in yourjob or career, you can opt for a PhD degree in the field of your interest.