International Phd Program

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Tarakeshwar, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Tarakeshwar

    Tarakeshwar New Member

    Hi Guys,

    I am currently at India and looking at a good distance Phd program. I havent been able to get a place which offers a Phd program for people in India.

    I have done my B.Tech Information Technology a four year program and I have been working for the past 2 years as a software Developer(.Net and Java).

    Is there any Univ which can offer me Phd.


    Associate Developer
    Four Serv India Pvt. Ltd.
  2. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    What program?

    What do you want the PhD in? Does it have to be a PhD or would another doctorate suffice? Do you have a country preference?
  3. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Namaste Tarakeshwar: Please be sure to browse the IT forum, too. Try the search function for specific keyword queries--but it may not work 100%. Welcome to the board. Janko
  4. Tarakeshwar

    Tarakeshwar New Member

    Re: What program?

    Phd in information security or network programming(I wouldnt mind any course, something related to Computer science will be ok for me)

    A doctorate would also do.

    I dont have a country preference, I just need to have the option of studying from India.
  5. Tarakeshwar

    Tarakeshwar New Member

    Thank you Janko :) .

    I tried the search but, I didnt come across the information i needed.

  6. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    Here's One


    I attended a business and technology conference last year and there were 2 PhD candidates there from a school in Malaysia called "Multimedia University". I know nothing of it but it appears legit and I can attest there are actual students doing the things students do to acquire a PhD. They do have a PhD by research. Here is the web page for the IT department:

    When I was researching for my own use, I had looked into getting a doctorate in IT. I did not go with it but I had good contacts with a professor in the IT department at the Technikon South Africa. They have since merged with UNISA and had, at least temporarily, stopped offering the doctor of technology in information technology. I have emailed him to see if that is still the case. If it is back on, I will forward you his address. There have been a couple of people on the boards here post positive things about thier experieince with TSA.

    There are a lot of other research degree opportunities in South Africa. Take a look at the universities and technikons on the following web site and start emailing their IT departments to see if any would consider working with you. It is what I did and I am now a studying for my DTech in Business Administration with Durban.
  7. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Tarakeshwar - It's not clear to me if you are specifically looking for a university program that is outside of India. If you are willing to go to an Indian university that has DL programs then you could look here:
    Good luck,
  8. stock

    stock New Member

    If you are interested in a DM type of quaification, u can look up
  9. Tarakeshwar

    Tarakeshwar New Member

    Re: Here's One

    DTech looks good for me. Do you have a direct link to the website?
  10. Tarakeshwar

    Tarakeshwar New Member

    I am looking even at Indian Phd's, I didnt know if one was giving a distance education program. Thanks for the link, I am looking into it. I am not able to locate the university given on the website, they have not provided the address, but i am going to try to hunt it down.

  11. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member


    Durban does not appear to have a DTech in IT. However, here is their link:

    Otherwise, look at the Study SA site and start going through the schools to see who does. BTW, do you have a masters degree? It isn't always required that you have a masters to get into a PhD program but I have never seen where you can get a PhD by research without one.
  12. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Have you looked at Australian universities?

    Specifically Charles Sturt or University of Southern Queensland?
  13. dl_mba

    dl_mba New Member

    I am sure that most of the Open universities in India including IGNOU offer DL PHD's. They cost about Rs.25k (~$500)

  14. dl_mba

    dl_mba New Member

    Indians Schools offering DL PHD's for Indian residents.

    Doctoral Programmes
    1. Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.Ed.)

    2. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (Ph.D)

    3. Doctor of Philosophy in History/Tourism Studies (Ph.D)

    4. Doctor of Philosophy in Library & Information Science (Ph.D)

    5. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Ph.D)

    6. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (Ph.D)

    7. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Ph.D)

    8. Integrated Doctoral Programme in Physics & Mathematics (Ph.D)

    Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s Degree Programmes

    1. Master in English (MEG)

    2. Master in Hindi (MHD)

    3. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    4. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

    5. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

    6. Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme Leading to BA, for non 10+2 (BPP)

    7. Bachelor in Nautical Science Leading to B.Sc. Nautical Science

    Computer and Library & Information Sciences

    1. Master in Computer Applications (MCA)

    2. Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS)

    3. Bachelor In Library and Information Science (BLIS)

    4. Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)

    5. Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT)

    6. Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (ADIT)

    7. P.G. Diploma in Library Automation & Networking

    8. Certificate in Computing (CIC).

    9. Computer Literacy Programme (CLP)

    Journalism, Communication and Creative Writing

    1. P. G. Diploma in Translation (PGDT)

    2. P. G. Certificate in Radio Writing (PGCR)

    3. P. G. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC)

    4. P.G. Diploma in Audio Programme Production(PGDAPP)

    5. Radio Prasaran Mein Snatakottar Diploma (PGDRP)

    5. Diploma in Creative Writing in English (DCE)

    6. Diploma in Creative Writing in Hindi (DCH)

    Health, Nutrition & Child Care

    1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. N)

    2. Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Hotel Admn. (BHA)

    3. P. G. Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH)

    4. P.G.Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

    5. P.G. Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)

    6. Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

    7. Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE)

    8. Diploma in HIV and Family Education (DAFE)

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    10.Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care (CNCC)

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    3. Advanced Diploma in Construction Management (ADCM)

    4. Advanced Diploma in Water Resources Engineering (ADWRE)

    5. P. G. Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)

    6. Diploma in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (DCIM) leading to B.Tech. Mechnical

    7. Certificate in Rural Development (CRD)

    Education & Distance Education

    1. Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADE)

    2. Bachelor of Education (B. Ed)

    3. P. G. Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)

    4. P.G.Diploma in Distance Education.(PGDDE)

    5. Diploma in Primary Education (DPE)

    6. Certificate in Guidance (CIG)

    7. Certificate in Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (CTPM)

    8. Certificate in the Teaching of English (CTE)

    9. Certificate in Primary Education (CPE)

    Management & Tourism Studies

    1. Master of Business Administration in HRD/ Finance/Operations/Marketing (MBA)

    2. Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MBF)

    3. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)

    4. Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA)

    5. Master in Tourism Management (MTM)

    6. Bachelor in Tourism Studies (BTS)

    7. P. G. Diploma in Management (PGDIM)

    8. P. G. Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

    9. P. G. Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

    10. P.G. Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)

    11. P. G. Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

    12. P.G. Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO)

    13. Diploma in Management (DIM)

    14. Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

    15. Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)

    Women and Youth Development
    1. Diploma in Youth in Development Work (DCYP)

    2. Certificate in Empowering Women through Self Help Groups (CWDL)

    3. Certificate in Women’s Empowerment and Development (CWED)

    4. Certificate in Youth in Development Work (CCYP)

    Area Specific Awareness & Manpower Development Programmes

    1. P.G. Certificate in Participatory Management of Displacement Resettlement and Rehabilitation (PGCMRR)

    2. Certificate in Disaster Management (CDM)

    3. Certificate in Environmental Studies (CES)

    4. Certificate in Participatory Forest Management (CPFM)

    5. Certificate in Labour Development (CLD)

    6. Certificate in Human Rights (CHR)

    7. Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)

    8. Certificate in Laboratory Techniques (CPLT)

    9. Certificate in Participatory Project Planning (SAVINI)

    10.Awareness Course on Intellectual Property Rights
  15. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    Technikon South Africa (UNISA?)

    I have been in touch with my contact at TSA and he has indicated they have a research PhD in Computer Science which may be done at least mostly by DL. If you are interested I could provide further information.
  16. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Active Member

    Re: Technikon South Africa (UNISA?)

    Are they still offering their own degree programs? I thought they'd been folded into UNISA?
  17. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    That is why the (UNISA?)

    I think it is UNISA now thus the switch to a PhD instead of the DTech. However, it primarily appears to be the old TSA people offering this program.
  18. Tarakeshwar

    Tarakeshwar New Member

    Re: Technikon South Africa (UNISA?)

    Yeah, please send me the details. I apreciate your help. Thank you.
  19. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Re: That is why the (UNISA?)

    I think this is correct. Several of the ZA university mergers just happened (01/01/05). The University of Port Elizabeth and the Port Elizabeth Technikon merged to form the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Rand Afrikaans University and Technikon Witwatersrand merged to form the University of Johannesburg. The merger that created the University of KwaZulu-Natal had already been completed as had the merger of UNISA, Technikon South African and Vista. It's a bit confusing because some of the new, merged universities are still using the website of one of the old universities (like UPE).

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