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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in India, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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Reasons for differences in the Ph.D. admission process in India vs U.S. and Europe

While searching for universities to do my Ph.D. in mathematics, I noticed that most top universities in India use incredibly competitive entrance exams (much more difficult and time constrained than ...
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Can I call myself Dr. after getting provisional PhD certificate in India?

I have just passed my PhD final viva voce and got the provisional certificate for PhD in India. The provisional certificate states that "The candidate has passed the PhD viva voce examination and ...
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Forced to put my name on a bad quality and fraudulent paper

I am studying Computer Science in an unknown, crap tier university in India. Due to my interest in Deep Learning, I've done some strong projects and internships in it. Word passed over and people ...
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My supervisor wants me to sign an acknowledgement that I will not be listed as an author after I graduate. Can authorship be signed away like this?

I will be completing my PhD soon, and my supervisor is asking me to sign an IPR declaration where I have to mention the research works where I had direct or indirect contribution. However, it also ...
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Should I accept an unpaid TA position?

I am a fourth-year undergraduate math major. I come from a not-so-big school, where the mathematics department is not funded that well. Recently, a professor asked if I would be interested in becoming ...
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Is threshold number of SCI papers a common recruitment criteria in the US?

There are six types of higher educational institutions in the US according to this source Doctoral Universities (R1, R2, D/PU) Master's Colleges and Universities (M1, M2, M3) Baccalaureate Colleges (...
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Is it possible to ethically use an undergraduate for publishing my research as a PhD student in the following context?

Suppose I am a Ph.D. student in machine learning and have an idea about developing a model that I presume to be more efficient than existing models. Although I have a broad idea of coding to some ...
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How can I politely request a professor to avoid late evening/night classes?

Background: I am a junior undergrad math major in India, and I am taking a graduate-level math course this semester for which attendance is mandatory. This is the last week of instruction (i.e., ...
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Gracefully handling a professor who is attracted to me

One of the professors in my class seems to be attracted to me. I am back at university after a long stint in software, so my age group is similar to the professors. He is married and probably has a ...
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Moving abroad with books marked "for sale in Indian subcontinent only"

I am soon going to move from India to Norway. I own multiple reference books that will be relevant to my work in the future as well and I plan to move with my books. Several of the editions that I own ...
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Is it necessary to obtain NOC for completing in-service Ph.D in India?

I have a problem related to my in-service Ph.D.: I completed my Ph. D course work in March 2017, joined as an assistant Professor on 16 November 2017, got my Ph.D registration on 14 December 2017 ...
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Do I need to apologize for late reply to Professor's mail?

For some reasosns, I needed to email our professor in the name of the whole class as class representative. When I got the reply, I had to check if everyone in the class was OK with it. This has some ...
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What's the role of a advisor in completing Ph.D. quickly?

Ok so, I have seen a few students who have completed their Ph.D. in minimum duration of 3 years. I suppose that the student must have extra research talent but even then I have seen few students who ...
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Should I phone a professor if they haven't replied to my email?

I'm a Master's student in Physics. The summer vacations are coming up, and we need to do a few projects under various faculty to know their work and field. I'm interested in experimental high-energy ...
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Possible ways to do experiment classes during covid situation

Due to covid-19, most of my classmates and I haven't seen a lab (Physics) for more than two years. Now, I'm in the second semester of the master's program, and soon it will be PhD. Right now, we are ...
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Is there any research showing a correlation between wealth and academic performance?

It is well known that wealth is not distributed equally; even within a country, the wealthiest families are sometimes significantly wealthier than average or poor families. My question is: does owning ...
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How to get a rough estimate of my GPAs for UK Ph.D admissions

I have an Indian bachelor's degree from a tier 3 college 8.04/10, First class with distinction, and a 3.33/4 from Rutgers University Masters in CS. I know most of the UK colleges have something called ...
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Does an institution commit misconduct if it gives a low-quality online course to its graduate students?

I'm a graduate student in Physics. The past semester was online due to the current situation. We had a particular course named "Workshop course" which is about the metal shop where usually ...
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Can one judge a Professor as researcher from his teaching in classes?

You would surely have read the quote which says If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself. I'm a Master's student in Physics currently in my first sem. Soon, We ...
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How good/bad is my Indian CGPA according to US GPA scale?

I will be applying for PhD programs in USA this fall. I know there are many nuances for GPA conversions and I won't convert my CGPA. Colleges don't ask to convert GPA but still mention that their ...
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Converting my marks from Indian to US grading system makes it appear low [closed]

My profile: BSMS from IISER Trivandrum (7.67/10 overall; 8.5 in MS alone). MBA from MANAGE Hyderabad (74%). I'm applying to US universities for coming Fall 2022, for PhD in Marketing. However when ...
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How to prevent burnout and recover from burnout fast

We have 7 subjects to study every semester. You must be thinking "Oh that's a lot". It is not actually if you look at the exams. I am from India, here 90% of exam questions are already fixed(...
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How much weight do LoRs from Indian professors carry for US PhD admissions?

I'm applying to PhD admissions to the US. My undergraduate college is in India (non-IIT/NIT/BITS), where professors often ask students to draft their own recommendation letters. How much weight, if ...
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Does tenure generally account for extended research in a different field?

I am a working professional in India looking towards a career in research and thus interested in academia. However, apart from having a definite field of interest that motivates my direction in ...
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One strong recommendation over one strong and another very short but still strong

I am applying for an undergraduate internship that requires at least one and at most 2 recommendation letters. I have two recommendation letters: One with a prof. who knows me personally for a year. ...
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Is it fine to inform my professor that I'm not able to follow his class?

I'm a student in an Integrated Ph.D. course in Physical Science (Physics). Currently, I'm in the first year of this course where I'm taking core courses. I'm doing this course on Fundamentals of ...
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Does having multiple PhD offers from top local universities help in US admissions? Should I mention them in my CV?

I have at least 3 offers from some of the top research institutes in my country (Written examination +interviews) in Computer Science. Should I mention them in my CV? Would it strengthen my CV?
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How to pursue PhD after getting a low GPA (and no research) during my undergrad in India?

I am from India, and I would like to pursue further education (maybe even a Ph.D.). I've messed up my BE degree (in Computer Science and Engineering) by getting consistently low marks from the second ...
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How can I best prepare my application for a switch in Major for Master's programs?

I am currently a software developer in India and have been working for 3 years. I also have a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. I have been shortlisting universities for ...
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I'm pursing my Masters Degree in India, how can I apply for Doctors degree in Japan? [closed]

I have pursued my Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from NIT Puducherry. I thought to do my Master degree in Japan, but due to improper planning, I couldn't achieve it. I'm currently pursuing my ...
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How to recommend something for the organizers for an exam? (by a student) [closed]

I am a student and I want to recommend a change for an exam I am going to appear for. So what is the official way to raise a suggestion for the organizers of a particular exam? It is a national level ...
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Is it right to ask, "On what basis am I not selected in interview round of Int. Ph.D.?"

Lately, I have given a couple of interviews for Integrated Ph.D. programs in Physical Science. On some I was selected, while on others I was rejected. But I find only trifling differences between ...
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Is a gold medalist at 2.96/4 GPA considered Summa cum laude or magna cum laude or none? [closed]

Indian university(IIT BHU) CGPA of 7.4/10 but highest in the class, hence gold medalist. Can anyone please guide how the translation to US academic system will look like in terms of the label? Note: ...
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Why do some textbooks lack the 'references section' completely?

I have come across this Engineering Mathematics book Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal and wanted to go into details of a sub-topic not keenly mentioned in any other related books. ...
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Is there advantage an for a student to know out of the course question in Ph.D. interview?

I am an undergrad student with Physics Major, currently in my last year. I'm from India, and recently I have given my first interview for an integrated Ph.D. in Physics. And there are several ...
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Role of small talk in academia

Small talk in the title refer to the small questions or words that are culturally used in preserving and maintaining relations among people. The normal small talk are as follows How are you? How is ...
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Chances of publishing paper(s) in last year of PhD

We have a recent rule in our institution that at least two papers need to be published in SCI journals for being awarded a doctorate degree. Students were well aware about the rule since the first ...
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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 said that their hometown is X, but I didn't tell them my reason for asking. I asked them because I can communicate ...
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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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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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