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I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later on after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before and hence I had no point working on that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wantedam unable to askanswer the following questions of mine which is affecting my research considerably:  

Is PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ?

1.Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes and talking to experienced professors backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation?

2.Is PhD done in this way only without any help from anyone ?At least my advisor says so.

Had the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?Any comments/advice will be helpful.

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later on after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before and hence I had no point working on that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is:  

Is PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ?

Had the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later on after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before and hence I had no point working on that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

I am unable to answer the following questions of mine which is affecting my research considerably:

1.Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes and talking to experienced professors backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation?

2.Is PhD done in this way only without any help from anyone ?At least my advisor says so.

Any comments/advice will be helpful.

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I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but who has has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later on after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before. Hence and hence I had no point working aton that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is:

Is a PhD PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ? Would

Had the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but who has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before. Hence I had no point working at that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is:

Is a PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ? Would the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later on after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before and hence I had no point working on that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is:

Is PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ?

Had the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

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I am a PhD student in Mathematics.

  I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but who has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all).

  The problem started mid way whenwhen my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose.It It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it,he he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before.Hence Hence I had no point working at that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic.

  I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on,I I am feeling puzzled which way to go.

The problems are cropping up now after 1 year,Initially all was well and fine.

  Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me?

  How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is
 :

Is a PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ?

  Would the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics.

  I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all but has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all).

  The problem started mid way when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose.It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it,he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before.Hence I had no point working at that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic.

  I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on,I am feeling puzzled which way to go.

The problems are cropping up now after 1 year,Initially all was well and fine.

  Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me?

  How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is
 Is a PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ?

  Would the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I have found one advisor in my local University who does not know my research field at all, but who has allowed me to choose my own problems and solve them independently.

Initially, I was quite happy as I didn't need to switch places (which I don't want at all). The problem started when my advisor could not assist me in solving the problems I chose. It even happened that I chose a problem to work on and when I told him about it, he said that's an excellent problem and I should solve it.Later after meeting another professor in this field he told me that it has been solved long before. Hence I had no point working at that again.

He does listen to me when I say something about the problems but fails to give me any critical feedback in my topic. I searched the web but there are so many directions of the topic I am working on, I am feeling puzzled which way to go. Moreover there is no research group existing in this field in my local University with whom I can discuss or get some inputs abut my problems.

Has my decision to stay in my hometown and not go to reputed institutes backfired on me? How can I come out of this situation? Another thing that I wanted to ask is:

Is a PhD done in this way only without any help from the advisor ? Would the situation been better if I had chosen an experienced advisor?

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