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Originally Answered: What is the full form of P.H.D.?
PhD: Doctor of Philosophy
PhD is an abbreviation that stands for Doctor of Philosophy. It is also called Ph.D, D.Phil or DPhil in some countries. A doctorate degree achiever can use a “Dr.” title in front of his/her name and referred as a doctor. Technically, the title doctor applies to anyone who has earned a doctoral degree. It is an independent, self-directed research degree supported by one or more supervisors.
PhD is a very prestigious and one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by any university. Most of the PhD degrees require the completion of coursework, comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. It is a post graduation program and takes years of research and one has to publish his or her work to be awarded with a PhD degree. It takes at least 3 years of supervision for your original research work. The primary objective of the PhD degrees is to prepare the next generation of leading scientists and researchers.
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