Paraspar webinar by Anagh Purandare @ 4pm

Paraspar, an initiative of the Office of Communications (OoC) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is a platform for conversations about knowledge systems, particularly science.


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Very often our personal and professional lives do not take the shape we expect. In this series, the speakers share stories of how they dealt with these ups and downs, and take us through their journeys into academia, and beyond.

Why was quitting PhD a sensible choice for me? (Poster)

Abstract:  I quit my PhD after three and a half years of joining a PhD programme. It was not an easy decision, and it took a toll on my confidence and many other aspects of my life. Now after 10-12 years, I think it was not just a sensible decision but a necessary one. Through this conversation, I would like to highlight a few reasons that first led me to join and eventually quit the PhD programme. Additionally, I will elaborate on my journey in school education after I left the PhD programme.

Speaker: Anagh Purandare

Date: 9 May 2022 (Monday)

Time: 4.00 pm

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