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On standards or conventions specific to the Indian higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Europe, Oceania, or elsewhere in Asia.

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Does a PhD from US carry *more academic value* as compared to one in India even if the research skill set developed is same?

I am currently an Indian undergrad in physics in my final year. My area of interest has very strong groups at two institutes in my country, and I have both the options before me. But the story does ...
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Writing Statement of Purpose As a Bachelor Student (Physics)

I'm a third-year bachelor of a science student. I'm shortlisted for an interview for the Integrated Ph.D. course. I'm Physics major student. It's asked by the institution for a Statement of Purpose. ...
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Postgraduate medschool

If an undergraduate in medicine and surgery(MBBS) from India wants to practice in UK, the person will have to register with NHS after the licensing exam. And after that the student is put through FY1+...
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How much does college name matter for doctoral program application? [duplicate]

I wanted to know how much weight the college someone got a master's from matters while applying for a doctoral program? So for instance, if a person is enrolled in a college which is not well known ...
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Why did I receive a negative response from a professor when emailing about course content and prerequisites of a course I am considering taking?

I wrote the following email to a professor (I've removed any personal or specific details): Dear Prof. Last name, Hope this email finds you well. I am Name, an undergraduate in the mathematics ...
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Should I not ask my students about their hometown?

Recently, I taught a class of five students. I asked for their native place and all told that their hometown is X, but I didn't tell my reason for asking. I asked them because of the reason that I ...
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How much is an undergraduate student paid during fulltime internship in a research lab in India? [closed]

An 3rd year undergraduate computer science student is doing several months full time internship at a research lab in the university. What is an usual budget for such a student per month?
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How to deal with professors who don't respond to emails?

I am an undergraduate student in India who is struggling to get professors to reply to my emails. I believe that my emails are well-drafted. Here is an example: Dear Professor X, I am Y, a student in ...
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Government versus Private Institute as a Faculty in India [closed]

I am from India. I have two different offers for Assistant professor (computer science) positions in India. The one of the institute is government funded and second is private college. The main ...
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Is it possible to get an estimate of the average CGPA or conventional system of marks for an engineering course in any Indian university? [closed]

How can a student of engineering compare themselves to other students of the same studies in their own university and elsewhere in the country?
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How to rote learn? [closed]

I am doing a high school level assignment into the different learning styles used by people around the world. I am curious how exactly Asians, including people from India, actually perform rote ...
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My university does not do anything to prevent cheating in online exams, and grading is relative. What should I do? [duplicate]

I am from a reputed university in India and despite informing the department professors and higher authorities of the rampant cheating in the online exams, they haven't taken any steps to curb it (...
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Pursuing M2 in mathematics after Masters from India

I am a master's student (5 year coursework, with a 1 year thesis) in Pure Mathematics in Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata in my prefinal year. I wish to continue in ...
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Is it considered offensive to address one's seniors by name in the US?

In my country (India), there are several implicit norms that need to be followed by almost every one. Among all, an important norm is that juniors does not address their seniors by name. It happens in ...
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What is the appropriate salutation for non-technical university staff in India? [closed]

There are issues in my living quarters provided by my university and I need to write a letter to the responding authority. The authority is a non-teaching staff. As a research scholar, how should I ...
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Should I skip MS in Computer Science and directly opt for PHD? If so, what to expect from a PHD program? [closed]

I just finished my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I'm 100% sure that I want to pursue a specialization in AI and ML through Computer Science. And becoming a Professor is something that I ...
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Should I include challenges I faced on account of my caste in my diversity statement?

Some of the graduate programs in US schools require you to submit a diversity statement as a part of the application. I have looked at some resources on writing it, like these ones. I happen to be ...
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What do US universities mean when they mention anything above the “Calculus” course?

I am applying for a PhD in pure maths. Now a lot of places that I am applying to are asking for detailed lists of courses and books that I have followed for anything more advanced than calculus. Now I ...
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Are research opportunities common in India and how can I enroll in a research program in India during my undergraduate studies?

I am an Indian, currently in 12th standard and I am pretty sure next year I am going to be in a decent UNI for my bachelor's in physics. I have read a lot about undergraduate research in Western ...
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How to convince someone I know to pursue further studies? [closed]

There is this woman in my neighborhood that I had a talk with recently. We have known each other for a long time. Her parents are separated and she lives with her mother, but recently she has been ...
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How do superwomen find time? [closed]

There are a lot of activities and responsibilities for women in both professional and personal life. I can list few of them. Academic related: Lecturing, content creation, discussion, floating ...
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What do professors do if they receive a complaint about incompetence of a teaching assistant?

If a professor is teaching a course with a significant number of students. My university randomly assigns teaching assistants (TAs) to courses. For example, I was given the assistantship of an ...
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Finding it difficult to keep up with coursework after joining a strong master's program in mathematics. How should I study? [duplicate]

I am doing M.Sc. in Mathematics from a reputed college in India. But I have a humble background in mathematics. At my undergraduate college most of my batch mates were not interested in mathematics, ...
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Choosing between institutes amid a pandemic [closed]

I have been offered an admit at a institute closer to my house. I also have the option to upgrade to a slightly better institute which is more than 1000 miles away from my home. Although classes will ...
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In India, can you do psychiatry after graduating with an undergraduate degree in dentistry? [closed]

I am a BDS (dental undergraduate) student in India in final year. I am interested in psychiatry after completing my graduation. I have heard that I could pursue an Msc in Psychology after my ...
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Does saying ''I don't know" often decrease my authority as teaching assistant?

I worked as a TA for several courses. Some courses fall into the domain in which my research also happens. But some other courses are not at all familiar to me. My Institute conducts tutorial classes ...
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How to gain research experience after undergrad?

After graduating with B.Sc Computer Science last year, I got interested in compilers and kernel. I started reading research papers and finally decided to pursue masters, but most programs favour ...
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Choosing between a Post-Doc and a faculty position at “2nd-tier” institution

I am Ph.D. student in India working in computer science. I will be graduating soon. I have two options: 1) post-doc 2) join a "tier 2 institute" (i.e., an institution ranked between #11 and #20 in ...
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Professor takes our money and goes incommunicado, do we complain to the department or the police? [closed]

Several years ago an academic publisher I worked for were setting up a new journal. We approached the prospective editor-in-chief, lined up some plans for the first issues, signed a contract, and paid ...
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Could I write a review paper as my B.Tech (Bachelors in Technology) final year project, rather than presenting an experiment based work? [closed]

I live in India. Currently due to the coronavirus pandemic, all colleges have been shut down and the country has gone in lockdown. As a result, my final year project work on electrocoagulation has ...
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Going back to academia after quitting my Ph.D. and taking a year off? [closed]

I am a Ph.D. dropout with a one year of career gap. I want to return to academia, but now I have realized that it was perhaps the biggest mistake to take a gap after quitting my Ph.D. The purpose of ...
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Can I study textbooks with exclusive rights and teach in India?

Assume a textbook T having a high cost. And T is not available anywhere for free. Suppose I personally brought T and read and understood completely. Am I allowed to teach using it in India? ...
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Quit PhD two years ago, now I want to go back? [duplicate]

I quit my Ph.D. two years ago because of multiple reasons but largely due to my own naiveness over deciding to enroll for a Ph.D. I decided to do a Ph.D. without knowing anything about it. I wasn't ...
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Choosing my name for my first publication

I'm publishing my first ever paper in my career. Given my name is Aaron John Sabu, how should it be broken into the first name and last name? Also, what should I write when asked for the [Initial][...
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What is limit for the number of students for one supervisor in India?

How many number of students can be supervised by a supervisor in India? Is there a limit imposed by the government of India?
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Who is an Academic Associate? [closed]

I've recently shifted my career to teaching at University, and I am quite not familiar with the post I am assigned, from the answers what I have read for entry-level Assitant Professor and Associate ...
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Reason for less or almost no research papers from PhD students in India [closed]

It is evident from stats of some reputed journals and conferences that PhD students from India are getting hard to publish at-least some research papers while other countries are publishing many ...
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Should I be worried about the fact that I will be too old for applying for tenure track positions by the time I complete postdoc?

I am 30 years old. I have spent 4 yrs in undergrad, 2 in masters and 5 in PhD with half a year of work experience in between. I have just finished my PhD and will start with a postdoc position early ...
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I dropped out of college a decade ago. How do I finish my graduation now? [Pune, India]

I was a student of Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) - Computer Engineering, from 2007 to 2010 in Pune, India in MIT AOE - Maharashtra Institute of Technology Academy of Engineering - http://www.mitaoe....
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Will 2 years of non relevant work ex affect ms in cs prospects? [closed]

I have completed Bachelor's in Computer Science ( from India) with an 8.7 CGPA. During my engineering I've done a couple of relevant internships and published a couple of papers. After graduating, I'...
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Getting into a US PhD programme for math after an Indian MS [closed]

I studied math as an undergrad in India, and after two years away from the field, have decided to come back to it. I am interested in learning more about pure mathematics, and am interested in the ...
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How to address a reader and a postdoctoral research assistant?

I want to send an email to two people. One of them is a reader in India and the other is a postdoctoral research assistant in Germany. I do not know how to address each of them at the start of the ...
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University is not issuing me my convocation certificate [closed]

I completed my bachelors in Engineering in Aug '16. It's been more than 2 years I haven't received my convocation certificate. Every time I go to university to ask about my convocation certificate the ...
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What is a 3 Year (Indian) Engg. Diploma equivalent to UK education standards(HNC, HND or other)?

Can anybody assist me in knowing what is a 3 year engg. diploma is equivalent according to UK education system or ECTS? or Is it equivalent to HND or HNC?
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Will the PhD degree be retracted if the thesis is found to be not novel?

Suppose a person got PhD degree by properly submitting his/her thesis on a particular topic. Assume that neither the student nor the doctoral review committee including supervisor knows that the ...
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Is it proper etiquette to keep religious content on official course page?

Is the course site property of the university or the person engaging it such as a teacher, teaching assistant etc.,? Is it proper etiquette to add religious contents such as quotes from religious ...
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Official Transcripts From Indian University

Most of the US graduate programs I'm applying to require official transcripts sent in a sealed envelope from the issuing university itself and not by the candidate. I visited my registrar office and ...
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Why do top Indian Math grad school students leave for the US/UK?

I am currently a senior year student at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. I have completed my 2-month summer internship at IISc Bangalore recently. During my stay, I got to interact with a lot of ...
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I have deep desire to study Physics after I graduate from Computer Engineering; want to know if I have what it takes to be successful in this field

I am now studying Computer Application, a bachelor degree in India. I can get a job in the IT sector if I try only a little harder. But I have this deep desire to study Physics starting from ...
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Can one pursue multiple degrees via distance education mode in India?

Can one pursue multiple degrees ie two or more at the same time via distance education mode in India? Some sources say it is allowed since 2013, but some forum state that it is illegal.