I have finished my Masters in physics in 2020. After two years of work experience as a research associate, I secured PhD at a good university. My adviser took me solely because of my old advisor's recommendation and now is unhappy for two reasons:
- the old advisor is not collaborating with my new advisor because of the personal disputes between me and my old supervisor
- He thinks that I am not fit for the program.
The government doesn't allow to fire PhDs so he said he would want to step down as an advisor as he thinks I am not qualified for research. I have been having issues with meeting deadlines and it feels like an anxious battle every time I meet him, that is, if I do not cancel the meeting. My PhD coordinator has already advised me to cooperate with my advisor and now my supervisor has reached out to our coordinator again to step down as an advisor.
I was enthusiastic and now I even think I might not be good enough for PhD. I am even planning to consider another masters. I am at crossroads, I want to complete my PhD but I feel ashamed to even go to the department. What should I do?