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I tried to take control in the first year of my PhD. Then I stopped and thought:"who will get the PhD award in the congregation ceremony? Me or my advisor?" It comes without saying that the answer was: "me". From that moment I just did anything my advisor told me. I don't care if it's my topic or theirs. Just want the title.
The forum administrators are a bunch of single-minded folk, acting like dictators and not promoting the freedom of speech. Any opinion which is critical in the slightest, challenges dominant paradigms or established routines is deleted within minutes. The forum should be boycotted by free thinkers. PhD students should be free thinkers.
thanks for the information. According to the link below, the USA are the country with the highest degree of Pseudo Science. Now a debate on the definition of the latter would surely be interesting. What makes a real PhD? The country of the institution? Or accepted scientific standards?
"I know of British post docs that got turned down from US jobs because their PhDs held no prelim exam or coursework component, just thesis and viva."
Is that really the case?
If yes, I'll take it all back and wonder what makes the US Ph.D so special? Surely, if one has a Masters degree, the standard should be similar?
Third, even if one changes fields post Ph.D award, it is generally common that he or she is considered academically trained enough to acquire the new subject knowledge without doing a second or third Ph.D. One professor I know originally did a Ph.D in Physics, but subsequently decided to change fields into social sciences, and published widely, all through independent study. A second Ph.D is not required in such cases. In other words, the OP is not trustworthy and I probably wouldn't call him Dr Animeshalddar
Think about it. If a so-called Ph.D is not recognised, it probably is NOT a proper Ph.D, henceforth not worth the title. In which case, the OP should not walk around claiming to have a Ph.D. Second, before asking for advice on how to get an Ph.D from an English institution, the OP should perhaps learn the language.
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