I can't claim good knowledge around the critical success factors for admissions to Ph.D programs, but through anecdotal conversations and insights from a couple of friends who have done them......
All the best
I need your suggestion on a topic which you have probably not touched upon in these threads for options beyond the MBA. And you have got this a lot, I know, but you are doing some amazing work here!! And that is an understatement.
I needed your opinion on PhD studies in the areas of Engineering / Technology Management.
In brief, I am currently doing the 1-year MBA program from XLRI, Jamshedpur. I joined this year after working for a little less than 7 years in the field of Engineering Design and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). This is IT specifically for the manufacturing industry (automobile, aerospace, electronics..). I have worked both as a designer (computer-aided design) as well as in pure IT (in the PLM space with companies such as TCS and Geometric). However, being a Mechanical Engineer, I had taken a conscious decision to stick to the whereabouts of this field (hence, sticking to PLM even within IT).
Having worked for around 7 years, I was keen on doing something which would give me a career break and possibly give me more options as far as career options was concerned. Parallely, while introspecting on what it is that I "really wanted to do", I did explore the option of a PhD, as I have come around to think, after working for these many years, that I am pretty good at analysis, problem-solving and generally at work that does not make me run around or that is in a fast, competitive corporate environment. I think I like I getting into a subject in depth and work on it.
While in it, I got the offer from XLRI, and jumped into it - probably myopic, since I wanted a change immediately. But I have not shed the idea of a PhD, and I think over the last 6 months the more I have introspected, the more inclined I have become towards it. With subjects such as Operations Management which I have been exposed to, I have developed an interest in subjects which combine Technology and Management, and have been trying to look for information on PhD programs for the same.
What after a PhD - I would probably want to work in a research based organization, and looking really long, I guess the obvious choice would be to get into academics as a practitioner of the subject; as opposed to being just an academician.
While I think I have pretty much laid down my thoughts here, I'd very much like to hear from you your opinion on what you think of a PhD, especially after a 7 year work ex + 1-year MBA, and options in terms of Universities, in the US and Europe, specifically on the subjects of Engineering and Technology Management.
Looking forward to your reply eagerly...
Thanks a lot!
I tried the +91 - 657 - 398 3333 as well but couldn't connect.I think incoming calls are blocked for all these numbers.
Please let me know if there is anyother contact number, apart from what is mentioned on ( Admissions through GMAT- XLRI Jamshedpur) link.I'm unable to reach to these numbers.Please help......
Thank you all for taking some time out of ur busy schedule to answer the queries of fellow puys.
Can you please provide us with the current batch profile (and also the last year's batch profile,if possible) in terms of Avg. GMAT score,Avg. years of wrk exp, work experience bracket etc. . These figures are not mentioned on the website and will be highly useful for someone to evaluate his/her chances at XLRI GMP.
yerneni SaysI thought for Indians GMP is the only option available out of the three courses. Is my understanding wrong?
kinji@PG SaysBM and PMIR are the flagships programes from XLRI and GMP is an executive one. I am applying through XAT 2011.
Hi Rishi & team,
My profile is as below, what are chances of getting interview call & selection ?
- 10th - 71%
- 12th - 83.4%
- B.E (E & C) - 65%
- GMAT - 700
- Experience - 5.5 years till sept 2010 (2 years Software Engineer + 3.5 years (Presales, Business development & Marketing)
- Organisation - 1 of top 10 Nasscom rated IT company
- Extra curricular - medium
- Current profile - Business development & Marketing
- Abroad Exp - Nil
Currently I am very confused in deciding the school to select, SP jain, IMI or XLRI ? what ur opinion ?
Thanks in advance
Can the current students help me with answers :
1. Does XLRI follow a rolling admission?
2. Since the last date is Jan 8th , will the candidate be called only after Jan 15th 2011?
3. Does XLRI prefer XAT over GMAT? I mean does it prefer students with XAT score than GMAT score?
4. What is the average GMAT score of the current profile?
5. Any benefit of applying or submitting the application soon?
Thanks in advance.....
birbal13 SaysThanks for the info, So Can i Apply for it, even if I fall short by 4 months, I mean , hope it does not pose any problem.