I have completed my Masters in Pure Mathetics in India and I want to join a Ph.D. program in Algebra and Number Theory.
For that reason, I am checking the profiles of the faculty members of the different institutes where I can join.
But the problem is I don't understand how to judge the profiles of the faculty members and what are the parameters.
Should I look into the following:
- From where the faculty member has done his Ph.D., is it from India or from abroad.
- Under whom has he done his PhD
- What are his publications? Where has he published them?
Though I can check 1 and 2 but how do I know about his publications? How do I know that he has done good work in Algebra and Number Theory or not? It's not possible for me to know about all journals in Algebra and Number Theory as I have not done any publication before?
I really need some help as I don't want to join an institute where no good faculty members are available?
How to judge? Please help.