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Old 14th September 2016, 10:46   #106
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Just for curiosity, how many PhD's are there in this forum?

Myself, PhD(Dairy Science)from Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University( Formerly A P Agril University)
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I am an old time PhD in Physics (1976) from the University of Reading.

Subsequently, I served in IIT Kanpur from 1977 till 2014, retiring as a Chief Scientific Officer - HAG (ie Research Professor - Senior Professor Grade).
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Just for curiosity, how many PhD's are there in this forum?
At least 20-30 I must say, based on my 11+ years of observation of the forum. Even the mod team has one.
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I'm pursuing a PhD + MBA at NUS-making solar cells.
It's really a great way to learn to learn.
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At least 20-30 I must say, based on my 11+ years of observation of the forum. Even the mod team has one.
A catch, what do you do with doctors. They as a rule do not have PhDs and may have MD/MS and even sometimes DM/MCh. Where do you fit them in. Even if the latter my son (well known to Samurai san) and a long time member holds an MCh.

Then you can add DurangoDude (MS) and wildsdi5530 as far as I know.

I am pretty sure anjan_c2007 is also a PhD.
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I think it would be a nice thing, if all the PhD's the forum introduce themselves.

I did my BVSc, MVSc and PhD from APAU. now working as senior scientist in ICAR(indian council for agricultural reserach) at Bangalore
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A catch, what do you do with doctors. They as a rule do not have PhDs and may have MD/MS and even sometimes DM/MCh. Where do you fit them in. Even if the latter my son (well known to Samurai san) and a long time member holds an MCh.

Then you can add DurangoDude (MS) and wildsdi5530 as far as I know.
Oh, let's not muddle this pot now.

Phd/DBA develops the following in a person:

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The real benefits of conducting this type of research are the many new skills you will develop through the process. Critical thinking, analytical skills, effective communication skills, research techniques and academic writing will emerge and mature through the course of the research.

Perhaps the most important and valuable skill the doctoral candidate develops is the ability to engage in ‘deep work’: the ability to apply thinking to complex problems while ignoring the distractions of everyday life. This valuable skill transcends even the topic of the research. To be able to apply one’s thinking, without being distracted, for long periods of time is a valuable skill not just for academics but also for organisations looking to truly understand the nature of their operating environments. The development of this skill requires practice and time, and this will be the biggest challenge for most doctoral candidates.
Does the above apply to typical MS/MD doctors? It is applicable to Medical researchers who may be also medical doctors, but I doubt every MD/MS is a researcher.
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I think it would be a nice thing, if all the PhD's the forum introduce themselves.

I did my BVSc, MVSc and PhD from APAU. now working as senior scientist in ICAR(indian council for agricultural reserach) at Bangalore
That's wonderful. Nice to see your intro sir.
I completed my PhD in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2007. I'm presently working as a Senior Scientist at a CSIR Lab.
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Oh, let's not muddle this pot now.

Does the above apply to typical MS/MD doctors? It is applicable to Medical researchers who may be also medical doctors, but I doubt every MD/MS is a researcher.
FYI every MD/MS candidate is required to submit a Thesis before he/she is examined. So technically they are all researchers. Quite often they may have a couple of publications to show for it.
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FYI every MD/MS candidate is required to submit a Thesis before he/she is examined. So technically they are all researchers. Quite often they may have a couple of publications to show for it.
I think its like an MS program in science and engineering. I mean in terms of structure of courses. A combination of research/thesis work + course based learning (+ hospital hours unlike the engg/science programs). Also I think the thesis requirement is for a partial fulfillment of the program and not the only requirement.

For that matter many science and engineering ME/MS programs also generate publications. That depends on the student and the advisor. There is a PhD program in medicine as well.

You may know better as you are closer to acads, but that I think that is the usual norm.

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FYI every MD/MS candidate is required to submit a Thesis before he/she is examined. So technically they are all researchers. Quite often they may have a couple of publications to show for it.
How different it is from ME/Mtech thesis?
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I think its like an MS program in science and engineering. I mean in terms of structure of courses. A combination of research/thesis work + course based learning (+ hospital hours unlike the engg/science programs). Also I think the thesis requirement is for a partial fulfillment of the program and not the only requirement.

For that matter many science and engineering ME/MS programs also generate publications. That depends on the student and the advisor. There is a PhD program in medicine as well.

You may know better as you are closer to acads, but that I think that is the usual norm.
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How different it is from ME/Mtech thesis?
No the rules make them more like PhD Theses. PhD in Medical subjects is almost a non-starter. PhD in non-clinical subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and even para clinical ones like Pharmacology, Pathology, etc are popular. However, these are often perused by those without a Medical first degree. In fact the MCI rules forbid the non-medicos from ever becoming HODs. Silly but that is/was the rule.
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