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Past Issue • Oct-Dec 2012

A Blueprint for Success: My Perspective

A Blueprint for Success: My Perspective

In this article, Professor Ramamurthy Natarajan endorses Professor Phanish Puranam’s views on the state of doctoral education in India and supports the need to develop a new model that is suited to India’s requirements.

In general, PhD programmes, whether in Management or Engineering or other disciplines under the purview of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), have been few and far between in India. It is only with the AICTE stipulation that faculty must have doctoral degrees for recruitment as well as for “job keeping,” that the demand for PhD qualifications has emerged. Comparisons with other countries, especially China, have been another contributing factor.


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