I entered in the United States for an MS degree. I completed my MS and continued for a PhD.
Now I have a job offer from a big company with a good salary and I will be working on my dissertation project at the company while working full time. I am also going to take (part time) dissertation hours at my university (which is a requirement for getting my PhD).
So, I will be working full time and enrolled in a university part time to get my PhD.
Because my dissertation will last for more than 12 months, I will not be eligible for an OPT.
I dont know whether I should be on a F1 - CPT 'thesis/dissertation' or should the employer file for my H1b (employer is willing to file). Could there be complications while applying for H1 in USA; or in India where I go for stamping?
Need your input asap! Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.