Friday, March 21, 2014

Ph.D. = Phoolish Doctor?

It's still a 'may' headline but am positive. A lot of places don't consider me suitable in a 'teacher' role simply coz of the Ph.D. requirement.

In the same breath, when I talk with Ph.D.s I am astonished at the (lack of) quality with which a good number of these places make do.

And I can only imagine what's the state of affairs at not-so-known B-schools, and they simply take 2 mighty years away. The folks are reeling under shortages of faculty, and of the grey matter in the heads of their faculty, and then release an ad saying they want 'Ph.D.'. Meanwhile students, when they go out looking for well-paying jobs, brandish an MBA on their CVs, with obnoxious grammar and spelling mistakes haloing that MBA.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


That's the score at which, I was informed at an institute I recently visited, a student was (or had to be) admitted to the MBA program.
  1. MBA is no longer a serious program.
  2. Supply of MBA institutes far exceed the demand.
  3. Students are getting dumber.
  4. Institute is under pressure for monetary reasons to admit such students.
  5. MBA, the tag, has become more important than actual merit.
  6. MBA has become a short-cut to everything.
I still haven't gotten down to listing the more serious inferences. Make your inferences.