TriumPhD: 12 secrets to finishing your PhD in 48 months

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Half of the students who enrol for a PhD program in India end up dropping out. Less than 5% of the working professionals who enrol for a part-time PhD program end up graduating. Only a handful complete on time. On-time completion is contingent upon the way they manage the first 18 months. This book contains simple yet powerful strategies to ace your PhD program, through techniques on planning and implementing this complex exercise. Learn how to cut down 50% of the time wasted in the first two years; be smart about choosing a topic or your advisor, apply the right research methodologies and optimise your effort to cross the finish line in 48 months!

The book contains specific and actionable inputs that the reader can use to plan, prioritise and implement as he or she braces for the rigour of a doctoral degree at one of India's premier seats of higher education. The book covers aspects of choosing a topic, planning mandatory courses, selecting research methodologies, choosing members of the thesis advisory board, data collection techniques, planning each year's deliverables and using the program manual to sculpt the path of least resistance, guaranteed to achieve results by managing the most precious resource available to the scholar - TIME.

So, if you are considering joining a PhD program, and want to be sure before you take the plunge or if you have already decided to enrol, but would like to know what the journey ahead looks like, this book is for you. This book aims to address all your questions about life as a doctoral scholar, detailed through the author’s own story of having completed his PhD from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow while working full-time at a leading investment bank in Bangalore, as well as managing his young family with a working spouse.

About the Author: Dr. Rajesh Premchandran is a senior technology and strategic transformation professional having spent over two decades working for leading automotive, financial services and telecom firms in the USA, UK and India. A Goldman Sachs alum, he is an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and recently received his doctoral degree from IIM, Lucknow in Organisational Behaviour. His research interests include positive psychology and human happiness. He lives in Bangalore where he continues his professional career and research in organisational psychology. For the author’s website, visit:


  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2019)
  • Author: Rajesh Premchandran
  • ISBN-13: 9789389530698
  • Product Dimensions:  12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm

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