Association of PhD Guides in India

A student who is pursuing a PhD should be well-read, have an interest and desire to come up with revolutionary breakthroughs, and above all, he should be able to convey his findings to experts and scientists in a particular field. Often, students have bright ideas, but are unsure on the best way to communicate their ideas across, and this is where the help of PhD guides comes in handy.

PhD guides are experts in a field, who have PhDs from reputed universities and have years of experience. For example, Gujarat University allows PhD holders to become guides after they gain two years of industrial experience. Many research associations in India, including the Indian Research Scholars' Association for Promoting Science (IRSAPS), the All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER), the Indian Economic Development and Research Association (IEDRA), and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) have a team of guides, who assist research scholars who are new to their respective fields. A research association in India is not just a platform for aspiring researchers and PhD students to share knowledge, but it is also an avenue for these researchers and scientists to learn from experts.

These associations bring together brilliant minds in the industry – scientists, lecturers and subject matter experts – to share their wealth of knowledge. PhD guides have decades of experience, and they enlighten students on research fields that are in demand. At every step, PhD guides help students and scholars to overcome barriers and obstacles while conducting research. Also, since PhD guides have published a number of papers, they will be able to assist PhD students in writing effective research papers, theses and dissertations. According to Kofi Annan, "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society and in every family." So, by helping PhD students and educating them on certain concepts and theories, PhD guides are helping the society to progress.