In majority of universities around the world, the PhD examining committee should meet and allow PhD student to defend his/her thesis. Based on the thesis content and student performance in the viva, the committee decides whether to grant PhD to the candidate or not.
In most of the cases that I have seen, there are 4 types of decisions
- Accept as it is (Distinction in some universities)
- Accept with Minor Revisions (without re-examination of thesis)
- Accept with Major Revisions (without re-examination of thesis)
- Major Revisions with re-examination
- Reject (No PhD; some universities grant MSc instead of PhD if the work is fine but its contribution is small).
Now my questions are:
- How often do employers ask for PhD examination Committee decision report at the time of application/interview?
- Considering the PhD requirement by almost all universities for the professorship positions, how the decision by the committee members impacts employment. My main concern is about the first three decisions of "accept." Can a PhD graduate who has "accept with major revision" never gets job in good places"?