Ask audience on what it thinks about higher study.Start Questioning some students with a Funny answer – ‘Double dip recession’.
P1-Specialization-Answers ‘WHY’Passionate about a subjectEnhance the skills to the next levelConcentrate your focus towards the goal by working on the subject of interestEx: Algorithm optimization; access to existing work already doneP2-Research Opportunities-Answers ‘WHY’Need for $ million setup to carry out the project.Ex: A person who pursues his technical studies on atomic science requires a Nuclear research lab which costs $ Billions.Like, The Large Hadron Collider was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Ex: Research on High power laser devices (No cheap alternative available; a sophisticated research lab built using crores of rupees funding would be needed)P3-High paying jobs in abroad-Answers ‘WHY’Pay scale is more by 5X in abroad.Ex: Specific research centers only hire Post graduates or Doctorates, provide research opportunities. Pay them higher salaries.Counter view:1. One can still do what he/she wants staying in India, home town.
Ask people on how many willing to go to technical or managerial studies
Post Graduate Diplomas in Finance, ManagementIntegrated PhDTeaching Faculty + Doctoral Student
Should explain pro’s and con’s for both the pointsP1-Just after Graduation Pro’sUninterrupted Knowledge flow Con’sHigh competition and good score , impressive project needed to earn a good scholarship. Finance through loans/parents. P2-After gaining some I-ExperiencePro’sSome MBA colleges prefer students with I-experienceCan Self finance to an extent or may be completely.Con’sRefresh your tech knowledge (If your working domain is different than your higher study interests)
Scholarships* - Some companies reimburse course fees to a certain extentDedicated scholarships are instituted for meritorious students in many reputed institutionsPart time:MS – BITS, Manipal University; lots of non-technical institutions provide coursesFull time:Reputed technical institutions (IITs, IISc, IIMs, NITs)
Scholarships are generally for merit. Your academic performance and novel ideas attract scholarships.Profile earns you scholarshipDevelop a network from the university of your interestNetwork earns you referrals.Scholarship Examples:- Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship for Stanford post grad aspirants.Enquire well in early when to apply for scholarships.Search University/College websites for Financial support offered for students.
Ask students about what plans they have after Post grad