Competence assessment to start PhD

21Jun12

I have been taken aback when I was told by one of my mentees that a CSIR qualified student need to write an examination again in order to qualify for registering PhD in participating organizations. I fail to understand what and how such competency is assessed.  Why double participation and assessment?  I think it is waste of man hours and unnecessarily creating extraneous competence in assessing genuine candidates.  Furthermore, I feel lots of time can be saved if this can be avoided.  Let the student be asked to write a project proposal and present on the topic instead.   Shouldn’t this work better?

 

Is someone listening please?

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2 Responses to “Competence assessment to start PhD”

  1. I completely agree, writing project proposal will help researcher to critically understand his future goals and objectives of his PhD.

  2. 2 pankaj

    thats a nice idea at least the graduate student have some exposure in writing grants which will help in future intentions……….


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