According to a survey, most of the graduates are afraid of taking admission in postgraduate programs due to the common myths which they have been listening from their seniors. Following are the 7 common myths which prevent students to pursue their phd thesis:
Myth No 1: Will Have To Spend Day & Nights In Labs
It is a common misunderstanding among students that phd students are very nerd, they spent their days and nights in research work only. They are messy and tired. But supervisors don’t like donkey work. They like smart work. So better planning will never result in a hectic life after taking admission in postgraduate studies.
Myth No 2: Only Nerd Student Are Succeeded In Completing Their Phds
There is no second opinion about the required analytical and research skills for a successful journey of doctoral degree.
Carrying out a big research based project is not an easy job but the key is planning and time management skills.
Myth No 3: Will Have to Report Everything To Supervisor like a School Boy
The most important thing for an independent researcher is the ownership of the project. Don’t expect your advisor will assign you tasks like a school’s teacher. Set milestones yourself. Adopt proactive attitude to get positive feedback from the advisor.
Myth No 4: Should Have In Depth Knowledge of The Field Before Getting Admission In Phd
Students normally build their research habits during their final year projects in undergraduate studies. So there is nothing to worry. You can easy cope up with the loopholes in knowledge when you will do more research in your doctoral studies.
Myth No 5: Supervisor Will Identify The Direction of Research
You should keep in mind from day 1 that supervisor is there to guide you, not for the research work. So keep calm, patient and carry your research in your own way after specifying the direction yourself.
Myth No 6: Research Will Be Published After the Finalization of Thesis
Don’t be afraid that you can only publish research paper when you will get answers of all unanswered queries. Remember every research has a corner from where there can be a new beginning for the new minds. So stay with the facts and conclusions you have just derived. Go to Conferences and market yourself.
Myth No 7: Phd Degree Will Lead To A Promising Career
Don’t expect that you will conquer the whole world after completing the phd, reality is not like that. There are not many positions in the job market as there are number of students passing out every year.