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Why am I not able to get into a PhD program?


User: Chetan666 - 20 January 2016 15:56

I have completed my M.Sc in Physics with specialization in Quantum Field theory. However, I have average CGPA of 3.35/6 in all the subjects, due to health issues. I completed the course in 2011.

I have some work done independently on Non-Hermitian Quantum mechanics and also hold a fellowship to pursue PhD by CSIR,India. It is earned by ranking in a Physics examination which is applied for, by thousands of students for Physics itself at a single time. I got selected to Pune University, through and nationwide entrance test, too. I also have experience of working in an industry for a startup.

However, whenever I apply to a place, the only reply I get is I did not meet their stringent requirements. I do not know what to do and how to convince. I just want to ask if it is this much competitive to get into a PhD program ! Any steps I need to take to improve my chances?

User: TreeofLife - 21 January 2016 09:36

What country are you applying in? Just India? Do you mean that you are accepted into Pune, but they won't actually let you start a PhD? I don't understand.



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