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This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor.

I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an assistant professor in Mathematics are quite slim. Very few people will actually get a permanent position in academia.

An article of 2014 shows only 0.5-3% of PhD graduates will actually get a job as an Assistant Professor.

But I have two questions:

But I have two questions:

  1. Why do so many people still apply for a PhD in some reputed institutes in India even knowing the harsh reality? I found there are 1500 applications for four PhD scholarship positions.

    • One answer says that people move to industry, but I still don’t understand how after doing a PhD in suppose differential geometry or algebraic geometry one can do a job in industry if he/she gets no position as an assistant professor.

    • Will one be satisfied to do some managerial work in some Consultancy firm after doing a PhD in Mathematics?

  2. Are people jobless after a PhD? Completion of a PhD requires so much effort. So why is there no value after doing it?

UPDATE

Two answers that have been most upvoted(when updating they are having 91 and 128 votes) say two things about the PhD students:

  • PhD students do their PhD only because they love doing research and want to prove themselves that they can contribute something significant to their favourite subject.

  • Another one is that PhD students don't have any fixed goals in their lives apart from completing a PhD.They neither have any career plans nor do they understand what to do after completing their PhD.

Really great to have such overwhelming responses to my question.

This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor.

I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an assistant professor in Mathematics are quite slim. Very few people will actually get a permanent position in academia.

An article of 2014 shows only 0.5-3% of PhD graduates will actually get a job as an Assistant Professor.

But I have two questions:

  1. Why do so many people still apply for a PhD in some reputed institutes in India even knowing the harsh reality? I found there are 1500 applications for four PhD scholarship positions.

    • One answer says that people move to industry, but I still don’t understand how after doing a PhD in suppose differential geometry or algebraic geometry one can do a job in industry if he/she gets no position as an assistant professor.

    • Will one be satisfied to do some managerial work in some Consultancy firm after doing a PhD in Mathematics?

  2. Are people jobless after a PhD? Completion of a PhD requires so much effort. So why is there no value after doing it?

UPDATE

Two answers that have been most upvoted(when updating they are having 91 and 128 votes) say two things about the PhD students:

  • PhD students do their PhD only because they love doing research and want to prove themselves that they can contribute something significant to their favourite subject.

  • Another one is that PhD students don't have any fixed goals in their lives apart from completing a PhD.They neither have any career plans nor do they understand what to do after completing their PhD.

Really great to have such overwhelming responses to my question.

This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor.

I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an assistant professor in Mathematics are quite slim. Very few people will actually get a permanent position in academia.

An article of 2014 shows only 0.5-3% of PhD graduates will actually get a job as an Assistant Professor.

But I have two questions:

  1. Why do so many people still apply for a PhD in some reputed institutes in India even knowing the harsh reality? I found there are 1500 applications for four PhD scholarship positions.

    • One answer says that people move to industry, but I still don’t understand how after doing a PhD in suppose differential geometry or algebraic geometry one can do a job in industry if he/she gets no position as an assistant professor.

    • Will one be satisfied to do some managerial work in some Consultancy firm after doing a PhD in Mathematics?

  2. Are people jobless after a PhD? Completion of a PhD requires so much effort. So why is there no value after doing it?

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This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor.

I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an assistant professor in Mathematics are quite slim. Very few people will actually get a permanent position in academia.

An article of 2014 shows only 0.5-3% of PhD graduates will actually get a job as an Assistant Professor.

But I have two questions:

  1. Why do so many people still apply for a PhD in some reputed institutes in India even knowing the harsh reality? I found there are 1500 applications for four PhD scholarship positions.

    • One answer says that people move to industry, but I still don’t understand how after doing a PhD in suppose differential geometry or algebraic geometry one can do a job in industry if he/she gets no position as an assistant professor.

    • Will one be satisfied to do some managerial work in some Consultancy firm after doing a PhD in Mathematics?

  2. Are people jobless after a PhD? Completion of a PhD requires so much effort. So why is there no value after doing it?

UPDATE

Two answers that have been most upvoted(when updating they are having 91 and 128 votes) say two things about the PhD students:

  • PhD students do their PhD only because they love doing research and want to prove themselves that they can contribute something significant to their favourite subject.

  • Another one is that PhD students don't have any fixed goals in their lives apart from completing a PhD.They neither have any career plans nor do they understand what to do after completing their PhD.

Really great to have such a overwhelming responseresponses to my question.

This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor.

I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an assistant professor in Mathematics are quite slim. Very few people will actually get a permanent position in academia.

An article of 2014 shows only 0.5-3% of PhD graduates will actually get a job as an Assistant Professor.

But I have two questions:

  1. Why do so many people still apply for a PhD in some reputed institutes in India even knowing the harsh reality? I found there are 1500 applications for four PhD scholarship positions.

    • One answer says that people move to industry, but I still don’t understand how after doing a PhD in suppose differential geometry or algebraic geometry one can do a job in industry if he/she gets no position as an assistant professor.

    • Will one be satisfied to do some managerial work in some Consultancy firm after doing a PhD in Mathematics?

  2. Are people jobless after a PhD? Completion of a PhD requires so much effort. So why is there no value after doing it?

UPDATE

Two answers that have been most upvoted(when updating they are having 91 and 128 votes) say two things about the PhD students:

  • PhD students do their PhD only because they love doing research and want to prove themselves they can contribute something significant to their favourite subject.

  • Another one is that PhD students don't have any fixed goals in their lives apart from completing a PhD.They neither have any career plans nor do they understand what to do after completing their PhD.

Really great to have such a overwhelming response to my question.

This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor.

I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an assistant professor in Mathematics are quite slim. Very few people will actually get a permanent position in academia.

An article of 2014 shows only 0.5-3% of PhD graduates will actually get a job as an Assistant Professor.

But I have two questions:

  1. Why do so many people still apply for a PhD in some reputed institutes in India even knowing the harsh reality? I found there are 1500 applications for four PhD scholarship positions.

    • One answer says that people move to industry, but I still don’t understand how after doing a PhD in suppose differential geometry or algebraic geometry one can do a job in industry if he/she gets no position as an assistant professor.

    • Will one be satisfied to do some managerial work in some Consultancy firm after doing a PhD in Mathematics?

  2. Are people jobless after a PhD? Completion of a PhD requires so much effort. So why is there no value after doing it?

UPDATE

Two answers that have been most upvoted(when updating they are having 91 and 128 votes) say two things about the PhD students:

  • PhD students do their PhD only because they love doing research and want to prove themselves that they can contribute something significant to their favourite subject.

  • Another one is that PhD students don't have any fixed goals in their lives apart from completing a PhD.They neither have any career plans nor do they understand what to do after completing their PhD.

Really great to have such overwhelming responses to my question.

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