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Physics 2 year gap after M.Sc , now want to do Ph.D

  1. Apr 14, 2017 #1
    I need help. I completed my post graduation in 2015 material science, now it nearly 2 year gap want to do Ph.D . How can i start . i dont have GATE score, how can i apply for Ph.D.
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  3. Apr 14, 2017 #2
    Hi, There! I did a similar thing by taking 2 years between my masters and PhD. I'm not sure what your particular situation is or what a GATE score is, but you would apply like you normally would if coming from undergrad. I spent time studying for the subject GRE to make sure I was competitive.
  4. Apr 15, 2017 #3
    The toughest part may be to get the letters of recommendation (LOR) if the professors have only a vague memory of you. I took some time between undergrad and grad school. I took university graduate courses as a "special " student part time. I had to pay the tuition for these courses, ouch, because I was not supported, but I did get to know and impress the professors, and I later asked them for LOR's for grad school. It also had to take the GRE's again. It was a long arduous process, but it can be done.
  5. Apr 15, 2017 #4

    Dr Transport

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    I did it 25 years ago, it can be done....
  6. Apr 15, 2017 #5
    2 years is nothing unless it is different in India.
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