Question from Ramesh

Dear Sir,

I have a query and i would be grateful if you reply me..I am pursuing M.Tech in Computer science in India.I have completed my B.Tech(4 year programe) this year. I want to do my Phd after completing M.Tech from US university. What should i do. Should i appear in GRE  or can i apply directly.

Option 1 – PhD After M.Tech

For PhD admission in Us University, you definitely need to take GRE Exam. There are universities that offer admission to Masters degree without GRE, but for PD GRE is mandatory.

You should have another 1.5 years left in M.Tech, which gives enough time to prepare for GRE and apply for PhD.

Option 2 – Apply for PhD, Aug 2010

This option is not recommended, but if you are definitely going to study PhD, then you can take GRE by Jan 2010 and apply for Graduate School for Fall 2010 semester. In this way you will save 1 year of your time. There are many studen who apply for PhD directly after completing Bachelors degree.

  • Raghavendra


    I have completed M.Tech in VLSI. Presently working as RF Hardware design engineer with 5+ years of research experience, i would like to work in USA because of good RF job opportunity. Im planning pursue MS or Phd in RF in USA, But I am in dilemma whether i need to do study MS or Phd? Kindly help me in deciding the course.

    Thanks in advance

  • A.Santosh

    hi. I am currently in my 2nd year of in Power Electronics from the Sri Venkateshwara Engineering College,Suryapet. I have done my B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering(2009). I just wanted to know if after completing my I will be eligible for a P.hd in the UK or USA.Please tell me the ways to approch… thanking you sir…..

  • ravi


    I’m doing m tech. present i am in 1st year. i want to do PhD . Some of my friends saying that after completing m tech u should have gap for 1 year(teaching experience) for doing phd . is there write .plz sovle my problem. i will wait for ur answer. thank you….

  • mamatha


    I’m gng to be complted my….after it i want to do phd as a research based…..can u plz suggest me the procedure and admission process and entrance exam interview etc….details reguarding the phd………

    • rohit

      nothing just again u have to write GATE exam and when u are applying say dat u are applying for phd

  • Natallia

    I have a question. I have already taken the GRE before enrolling into the Master’s program. I got my Master’s in December 2010.
    1. Do you still need to take another GRE in case you applying for the PhD program?
    2. If more than 5 years passed since my last GRE exam and I decide to make my PhD, do I need to take the GRE again?

    • HSB

      Most likely you would need GRE again.

  • Aditya

    Sir, I am doing Mtech In Computer science from private university.I am in 1st year, after this I want to go in research or phd from IIT.Please Give Suggestion, For which Direction I Have To Prepare??

  • Swapna N

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    In coming 2 months I will be completing my M.Tech. I would like to do P.hd from American University. I have some question can you please clarify my quires.

    1)Do I have an option to enroll for a P.hd in American University.
    2)If yes what are the steps I need to take for Admission process.
    3)Am a Computer Science Student what are the different areas of Subject to start the research work.
    4)Approximately how many years it takes to complete P.hd.
    5)Does the student have an option to work to cover there expenses (OR) do we get any form of scholarship program.

    Kindly give your valuable suggestions.


  • Manish

    Sir, I have Completed my MCA.And Want To Do Phd From IIT.What Will I Do???

  • jaspreet kaur

    Dear Sir,

    I am currently doing my cse at University of lovely profesional university (lpu), punjab. Here is my profile: cse 1st year CGPA: 5.75

    I had a plan to pursue my PhD .am think clear net . exm. plzzz help me relate to net. exm.


  • Sharif

    Dear Sir,

    I am currently doing my M.Sc. at University of Manitoba, Canada. Recently, I had taken my GRE and got a low score comparing to my expectation. Here is my profile:

    Undergrad CGPA: 3.74
    M.Sc. CGPA: 3.75
    GRE: 1160 (740Q + 420V), 3.5 in Analytical
    Toefl: Not a requirement for me.
    Publication: 1 conference paper in IEEE, 1 conference paper in Canadian Symposium in High Performance Computing, and 1 book chapter in VDM publication, Germany.

    I had a plan to pursue my PhD in a university within top 50. But I am a bit confused, now. Should I apply to universities in 50-75 range?


  • ram kumar

    Dear sir,
    I am pursuing M-Tech in computer science, now i am in project work and
    my aggregate is 76.85%. My B-Tech percentage is 62.67.
    I complete my M-Tech by september 2011, after that i wish to go for MS in USA.
    1. Is it possible to do MS after my M-Tech, US universities will accepted are not?
    2. what is the process(requirements) of getting admission into MS in a reputed university.
    3. I wish to go for MS only not interested in Phd please suggest me it is possible are not to do MS in USA.
    please give me the reply.

  • Paridhi

    Dear Sir,
    I have graduated in B.Sc biotechnology(3 year course). I'm presently pursuing my biotech which is also a 3 year course, and I will be getting over with my 1st year in may 2011 so that will make my education 12+4 but i will be getting over with my course in 2013.
    My question here is, whether I can apply for Ph.d in fall 2012, in order to save one year? I'm planning to take my GRE by august 2011.
    Waiting in anticipation
    Thanking you

  • Shailesh

    i need list of universities in UK and USA offering PhD in Electrical&Electronics engineering>>> does any1 have such list…

  • varunnaidu

    hi dis is varun i completed MSc biology dis year , i want to go for integrated PHD in USA , to want extent it is good for me , january i will attend the GRE n TOIFEL.What score is need and is right way to go for Integrated Phd.

  • shaondip

    hi. I am currently in my first year of in CS from the Indian Statistical Institute. I have done my B.Tech in Electrical Engineering(2010). I just wanted to know if after completing my I will be eligible for a m.s in astrophysics/astronomy from a reputed university in the U.S. Is it possible to get into a p.h.d program in the aforementioned subjects directly after my

  • indrajit

    dear sir

    i want to know how much gre score is required for Ph.D. in chemical engg. after degree completion


  • sampriti

    This is a query…. I want to do my phd from US starting fall 2011, i hav 2 & 1/2 yrs of RnD work experience. will that help me get a good university with max tuition remmission. I don’t have papers and article to my credit. how big a hurdle is that???