Difference Between MPhil and PhD

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In the modern scenario, there is a cut-throat competition of reaching to the highest pedestal of success. With this in mind, individuals take up courses at will, do well and come out with flying colors. However, you’d only find a handful of individuals daring themselves for the quest of high-end degrees like a PhD or an MPhil. Although these two degrees are considered to be of the highest form, there lies a very thin line of difference between them.

In MPhil or Master of Philosophy, the candidate needs to analyze an already approved topic and then come up with a well-informed theory. These theories are generally based on the applicable research methodologies to the concerned study field. Although, it might look to you, in first attempt, a cake walk, but to tell you the fact, it is not. Here the applicant needs to practice originality and uniqueness and hence they are also expected to expand the frontiers of the existent knowledge by their researching skills. Despite the fact that MPhil is not supposed to be that easy, it is still very simple when equated with PhD.

In PhD, without any doubt, the demand for originality, excellence and uniqueness is even greater. Here the students not only comprehends and investigates how to expand the edges of knowledge by research, but they are also expected to become an important and critical contributor to knowledge pool. More Knowledge, hence, is thereby created and interpreted in the Doctor of Philosophy or PhD degree.

If you go by the numbers of years to complete these respected degrees, for MPhil, a candidate is supposed to complete 2 years of study, whereas in PhD, it takes a year more. Moreover, in MPhil, the candidate is expected to submit a thesis paper of around 20,000 to 40,000 words, whereas in PhD, a thesis paper is somewhere between 40,000 to 80,000, twice of what is expected in MPhil.

 
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42 Responses to “Difference Between MPhil and PhD”

  1. 42
    jyoti sharma:

    m.phil entranc exam previous paper in Zoology subject in ccsu meerut

  2. 41
    GEETHA:

    after msc microbiology any courses is their

  3. 40
    Rajitha Kodam:

    Hello sir, i compleated my m.com with 57.25%. So now i want to do m.phil is i am eligible for it and is we have to give ny enterance exam for it plz tell me any information about it

  4. 39
    nava bharath:

    whats the difference between mphil & phd, now i am doing mba after completing my mba i am intrested to join in mphil? how i want to prepare for exams to join mphil or phd

  5. 38
    Jaspreet:

    Dear sir,
    i am pursuing msc microbiology after that i should directly go for phd with net entrance or i should go for mphil in microbiology

  6. 37
    Jhansi:

    Dear Sir,

    I completed M.Com, i want to do phd. Please let me know the mphil or phd is equal. can i join phd without MPhil.

    Kindly give the suggestion

    Thanks & Regards

    P.Jhansi

  7. 36
    lalu919:

    I have completed my m.sc electronics, i wanna do ph.d, am i eligible for engineering faculty as per the aicte norms?

  8. 35
    srinivasan t:

    Dear,

    I have done Master of Human resource managaement in Annamalai University and Master of Business Management in Allagappa University, I want to become a Lecture Kindly inform me Where to do Mphill in Karnataka, Managaement has a subject !

    I want to complete the degree in two years.

    I have preparing for NET Exam also.
    Kindly do the needful

    Regards
    SRINIVASAN T
    09444302381

  9. 34
    rekha:

    i have done M.A in psychology with 66% marks now i want to do phd can i do phd without M. phil if yes then give me all information about this n plz guide me n send me all procedure about m phil n phd

  10. 33
    hymaramana:

    resptd sir, i finished Msc.chemistry,i am working in govt school as a jl, teaching profession, i wish to do M phil chemistry course, where i will get distance education application forms?? pl guide me which university comfort to take adm.,? i am staying at hyderabad. kindly send pariculars, nitification details. thanking u sir,
    hymaramana

  11. 32
    meesha:

    i have done MA in hindi with 51% marks now i want to do Phd
    can i do phd without m.phil if yes then give me all information about this and plz guide me and send me all procedure
    about m phil and phd
    thanks

  12. 31
    syed sajad:

    i have comqeleted mca now i want to do p hd plz sugest me the name of universities

  13. 30
    Renuka:

    hi sir, i hav completed my m.sc in analytical chemistry from oucw now i want 2 do m.phil from ou r ku university in distance r regular which is beter n what is the procedure 2 do…n tel me the difference between m.phi5 n ph.d…?

  14. 29
    annu:

    i m going to comleted my MBA in nov 2012….
    i can do mpil HR MANAGEMENT …plz telll me about mphil where is scope mphil……

    and after mphil..where is direct admmison in phd plzzz telll me .

  15. 28
    VIJAY KUMAR:

    I AM GOING TO COMPLITED MY M.A IN SOCIOLOGY IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2012 WHICH TYPE OF SCOPE, I WILL BE ACHIVED AFTER THIS.
    PLEASE SUGGEST ME ABOUT GOVERMENTS JOB AFTER THIS IN INDIA.
    WHAT WILL BE MY FUTURE?

  16. 27
    khushall:

    what is the dofference between CSIR JRF, UGC JRF & NET???

  17. 26
    RASPREET KAUR:

    i have done MBA from PTU and now i want to do MPHIL from pu
    plz suggest me the subject for doing mphil

  18. 25
    ruchi:

    can i do m phil (commerce) m com applied economics from lucknow university ?

  19. 24
    Tapan:

    I want to do mphil in maths from a recognized university pls guide me..distance mode or regular

  20. 23
    Irshad bhat:

    I wanna do mphil in maths which universities are best for me and what i requre for it and when are the last dates for submision of its forms

  21. 22
    nazima:

    I would like to do MPhil in Arabic On distant mode. Want to know if any university is offering the course in Andhra Perdesh?
    If yes, then admission procedure,fee,etc.

  22. 21
    ramasamy:

    what are the part time timings for M.phil tamil?

  23. 20
    Sharmila:

    heelo,

    i have finish MBA in madras university distance education . now i like to study Mphil , pls tell me whethter iam eligible or not and also tell me the univesrity availbale of part time in M Phil

  24. 19
    shan:

    now i joined for direct phd without Mphil in arabic department of madras university , now i wish to do M phil in same university please consult me , my decision is right or , i qualified jrf also.

  25. 18
    RK.Chaoba:

    Iam MSW from Aligarh.Can I do m phil from Manipur University.Or what are the ways through correspndence?

  26. 17
    Javed Khan:

    I am MSW from IGNOU. I wants to do M.Phil in Social Work. I wants to know the name of Universities which are providing M.Phil course by Correspondence.

  27. 16
    h.abdul aleem:

    I am complte my bba open university in annamalai university than i contiune mba in annamalai university in distance education now i am complete
    my m.b.a i interst to study m.phil or ph.d i am elgiable or not

  28. 15
    Aman:

    I have completed my m.phil from Lovely professional uni. Jalandhar 2010. Now can i take direct admission in Ph.d from Punjab uni chandigarh?

  29. 14
    dr.sarala ks:

    pl suggest some phd guide names n adress related to hospital administration

  30. 13
    sony priya:

    i want to know details about admission procedure of mphil in zoology and distance learning course of mphil…..

  31. 12
    manjeet bhatia:

    dear sir,
    my question: is it possible to do phd after mphil in foreign universities?

  32. 11
    kapil:

    Dear sir, i m presently a govt
    servant in education deptt. I have a deep hankering to visit any european country for getting higher education specially any short term diploma or training. I shall be highly thankful if advised. With regards

  33. 10
    Bimal Kumar Dey:

    I am Bimal Kumar Dey Have completed PGDM- Healtrhcare and Hospital Management course from IISWBM, Kolkata in 2010. I want to persue PhD in healthcare or Hospital Administration subject from any university in india. My questions are as follows:
    1. can I do PhD in healthcare from any university in india or some specific university are providing this course in india?
    2. What is the actual eligibility of the course? Can I do the course staying within job?

    Waiting for your reply I stop here.

  34. 9
    Swaminathan.p:

    Sir, i am a 3rd sem Msc.physics student. I want to know about up coming entrance exams for phd and other job oppertunities after msc

  35. 8
    Anchal:

    Sir,
    Is it possible to apply in US or UK for Phd after completing a masters degree with 50% marks

  36. 7
    seema:

    Entrance exam forms and date of Phd in Management of CCS University and other Universities of Delhi NCR

  37. 6
    shivashankara.c.n:

    i have join mpill for media studies.please give the fees details

  38. 5
    yachana:

    tell me from where i can do m phil in journalism

  39. 4
    malathu:

    can i do Phil after MBA Finace (distance education). which universitites are offering correposndence or part time?

  40. 3
    Abhinay:

    sir,can i apply for Mphil with 52% marks in M.sc(maths)

  41. 2
    sam:

    can u please suggest some topics for m phil education

  42. 1
    shashi kumnar chaurasia:

    sir,
    i wanna know details about admission procedure of mphil in biotech and distance learning course of mphil…………….