Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das: Wouldn’t it have been better to get an honorary PhD? Less work on the thesis yet all the impact of being a ‘doctor’?

23 Jan,2020

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Q.  You’ve done a PhD not once, but twice over. There are some others in the media and advertising who have also done their PhDs. But we’ve also seen a few big bosses from A&M get honorary PhDs and they can now prefix their names with a ‘Dr’. Wouldn’t it have been better for you to have organised that? Less work on the thesis etc, yet all the impact of a ‘Doctor’. Aap ki kya Rai hai?


A. Every PhD is a quest for learning. Path may be different but outcome is converged. My route has been academic. Others who get honorary PhD, their life journey, their enterprise are itself a subject of PhD that are rooted on the empiricism and exploration of knowledge. Hence the comparison, in case you were trying to do, is not appropriate as journeys are journeys. Labels are irrelevant. Prefix or suffix is incidental. Quest is transformational.

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