When it comes to pursuing Ph.D., the first question we witness is ‘Are we eligible to pursue Ph.D.?’, ‘What are the academic qualifications required to pursue Ph.D.?’. Usually, the demands of most universities are a first or upper second class graduate degree to accept a student as a research scholar, though some universities may accept students with lower second class degree as well. If you are planning to get a Ph.D. degree after your masters then your undergraduate score won’t affect your chance of getting selected.
These are few requirements for that can lead a path to Ph.D. but worry not if you don’t fulfill these requirements because it never means that you can’t go for a Ph.D. There are some special cases and if you can make through these cases then you can easily get your dream college. Some of these special cases are:
- Strong Research Projects: If you have strong practical experience in your graduate or undergraduate school then you can be treated as a special case and get selected.
- Acquiring Strong Letters of Recommendation From Potential Professors: If your previous institute teacher/ professor can write a strong letter of recommendation favoring you then these recommendation letters can over shadow the deficiency of grades up to some extent.
Nonetheless, what we actually mean to say here is if your grade card is not too great, then it does not mean that just by taking a single peek at your score they will deter your application, you surely will get a chance to show your potential that you can be an exceptional research scholar.
If you are new to research then there is a high chance that you would be asked to take a course of M.Phil. or M.Res. before you can actually be selected as a researcher. You might even be asked to take some of the taught courses before embarking your career as a Ph.D. research scholar. Hence, it is important that before choosing your career in Ph.D. you and your supervisors are in close contacts.
Ph.D. is for people who are passionate about their field of study and bring a difference to the world with their work but most importantly, completing a Ph.D. with flying colors needs lots of patience and self-motivation. So, if you are passionate and want to become a lecturer, a researcher, a scientist or work independently then Ph.D. is the choice of career that you should actually go for. Byjus will be glad to help you in your GRE preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GRE from us by just giving a missed call at 08039513255, or you can drop an SMS. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.