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MPhil as Masters by Research Work Programs in IT & Computing Fields: A Case Study of Indian Private Universities

P. S. Aithal; Paul P. K.; Bhuimali2, A.

Indian higher education system is changing rapidly. During the last few decades after Independence of India, several educational institutions have been developed throughout the nation. During this period apart from the establishment of HEIs various new degrees, diplomas and awards have been started. Like the United Kingdom and its follower countries, degrees in the field of Science and Applied Sciences started and continued both Science and Engineering platform/ stream. Similarly, in research segment two main degrees till continued one is Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and another is Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.). Both are important and valuable in their own place. The M.Phil. program is a kind of research based master’s program and similar to the Masters of Research (M.Res.) programs available in many countries. M.Phil. is also a smaller and previous part of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Normally it requires less time than a PhD program. The program available worldwide and in India also it has offered by the universities. In India, the degree is available in different platform or stream i.e. Arts, Science, and Commerce. Even in Technology and Management stream as well the programs have been started in recent. This paper is conceptual in nature and primary study based on the availability of M.Phil. program nationwide. The research work mainly focuses on the varieties of M.Phil. programs available in IT and Computer fields and especially offered by Private Universities in India.

Keywords: M.Phil., PhD, Research Degree, Indian Higher Education, Research & Development, Universities, M.Res, M.Tech. (Research), UGC Norms, Private Universities

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