Category Archives: Education

I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other advisor is just plain nicer. Who should I p…


Question on @Quora: I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other a… A is better funded and more reputable. I’m more attracted to A’s research. But A is a boss, not a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Grad School


Its been a year since I finished my MS program. I had come to US with the intension of doing a PhD, but a couple of things did not work out for me while in grad school. Here are a few … Continue reading

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What is the difference between an M.Tech from an IIT and an M.S. from a top 50 US university for computer science?


This post was good and relevant to a few things I have to say about the Indian education system, so I thought I would cross post it onto my blog(it has been slightly edited to reflect my views) – This short … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Indian Education system?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: The problem with our education policy is that there is too much focus on rights and entitlements of students and too little on the freedom and liberty of the teachers and the administration. If the focus … Continue reading

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Measuring Intelligence


Measuring a person’s capabilities is a thing that we do very often, either to admit him to a school or to employ him. The process starts pretty early, at least in India, with tests being administered to hardly 3 or 4 year … Continue reading

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