Advantages of Distance learning program of PhD


The PhD degree stands for the Doctor of Philosophy. This is perhaps one of the highest levels of qualifications that any person may opt for. Most of the candidates may go for this course with a primary objective of enhancing their career avenues. Generally, people have the perception that a person who earns this degree will be an expert in the area of research and such a person will have immense competence to write and publish articles in journals relating to their area of expertise.

Regarding the Distance level programs of PhD; this will be mainly opted by the individuals who are not in a position to opt for the full time doctoral programs. In majority of the cases, the PhD programs will be opted as a distance course by candidates who are working. This will help them to continue their job as well as the studies side by side.

Nowadays, there are many reputed institutes which offer PhD courses as distance or online programs. The candidates who want to build up their career in academics can very well opt for this program by and large. It requires lot of commitment and hard work from the part of the candidates to succeed in this field. The candidates should have an interest towards the research area and should be interested towards reading also. This is one of the basic criterions which are required to succeed in this field.  The candidates can get in to a good job position in the government sector companies, private companies etc. after completion of this program.  The general eligibility criterion for the PhD program is a post graduation in any discipline. In certain institutes or universities, the eligibility criteria will be different.

Benefits of distance PhD program

The primary advantage of Distance PhD program is mainly concerned with the time constraint that is involved in it. The candidates can accomplish their goal of attaining the Doctoral degree with out disturbing their job or any other day to day activities. The candidates do not have to given specific time for the classes on a daily basis; they can turn on to the studies at a time which is convenient to them. Another major reason for doing distance education program is the cost which is associated with the program. When compared to the regular doctoral programs, the Distance programs are cheaper.

But even when the trend of Distance Doctoral programs continues, a major doubt that arises in the mind of many of the individuals is that whether the Distance PhD programs, will carry the same weight age as that of a regular program. The reply being simple as that as long as the program that an individual is attending is accredited, the value of that program also remains high. Another important aspect of the distance program is that this program will prove to be positive only for those candidates who are individual or self learners. They should be motivated to learn by themselves other wise the very meaning of the distance program will be lost.

The opportunities which are associated in terms of the Distance programs are scaling up. The numbers of colleges or universities which offer such courses are also increasing.



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17 Responses to “Advantages of Distance learning program of PhD”

  1. 17
    Tripti Sinha:

    i just want to know the list of institutes from where i can do phd in finance management.

    Top ten institute name for distance learning. and total cost to complete this programme.

  2. 16

    What is the procedure of admission for distance phd?

  3. 15
    bhavya sharma:

    i have done m.a. psychology and now i want phd in psychology from IGNOU plz more details to send my email id..

  4. 14
    vinod kumar:

    i want to do phd in management……

    I want list of distance phd list of offering in india


  5. 13

    i want to do phd through distance learning i have done pgdhrm from symbiosis please give me the list of colleges where i can aply

  6. 12
    Anita saini:

    can i do Ph.d in computer science through distance from ignou

  7. 11

    I want to pursue my Ph. D. in MIcrobiology through distance learnig please guide me to find the universities acress india..

  8. 10

    i want to do ph.d in physics through distance education . which university will provide me with course which recognised by UGC and other university and i am also know about the fee structure , and duration and recogintion of the course

  9. 9

    I want to do Ph.D in History through Distance Education. Which university will provide me with the best course ie, recognised by UGC and other universitiesand also want to know about the fee structure, duration and recognition of the courses.

  10. 8

    universities offering Ph.D programme through distance education which is recognised by AICTE and other universities

  11. 7

    kindly let me now can idophd from bahgvant universityragisthan asi had 535 only in m.a and mphil from vinayka if do it is applicable for futhur job

  12. 6
    M Subramanayam:

    Dear sir
    iwant list of distance phd list of offering in india

  13. 5


    i want to enroll myself in doctorate programe in Management throu’ distance learning, please advice my university/ college.

    san josh

  14. 4
    Rangrao D patil:

    I am First class Boiler Proficiency Engineer.As per state Govt. Of Mahrashtra it is equivalent to Degree in Engg.
    Can I appear For LL.B. Vidhi Ratna?

  15. 3

    please guide me regarding the admission for phd in adm or management since i am MAPub Admn, PGDHM (MktG-3YEARS)

  16. 2
    preeti sharma:

    i want to do MBA after msc in bio-informatics, is this beneficial for me, what can i do for phd or phill in bio info,

  17. 1
    Terence Rodrigues:

    Kindly let me know which University offers M.phil / Phd in Hotel Management or Tourism Management.