Here is good news for those aspiring to pursue joint PhD. programme from the Indian Institute of Technologys (IITs), as the Central Government has given its nod to IITs to offer joint M.Sc-Ph.D and joint M.Tech-Ph.D programmes. 'IITs have been allowed to offer joint PhD. programme with an aim to promote research activities in the country. We want more students to opt for research as a career,' said D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD).
These joint M.Sc-Ph.D and joint M.Tech-Ph.D programmes will allow interested students to opt for Ph.D after M.Sc or M.Tech while the other students can leave the course with M.Sc or M.Tech degrees. The proposal was earlier discussed at the IIT-Council meeting held on January 28 in New Delhi.