The Murmu Committee makes recommendations to improve the quality of doctoral students. What do faculty members make of this? This survey aims to capture your opinion. This will be collated into a report. We believe this is one way for scientists to have a say in policy-making. Megha and Shambhavi Naik.

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* 1. Where are you located?

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* 2. Do you think PhD students should be rewarded for patenting and publishing?

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* 3. If publishing and patenting is going to be rewarded, what form would you most support? Please rank your preferences.

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* 4. Grants in aid are now proposed for publishing in a "reputable" international or national journal. The easiest parameter for "reputability" is impact factor. Do you think funding agencies should use it to judge the quality of science?

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* 5. The committee recommends that PhD scholars should have a publication 6 months before the end of their Fellowship, or else they won't be paid. Do you agree with this recommendation?

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* 6. The committee aims to improve student quality. What do you think are qualities a student should have by the end of their PhD? publications? the ability to ask questions? expertise with a particular advanced technology? good communication skills - written or verbal or both? ability to design experiments?

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* 7. We propose that awards should recognise and therefore, value skills that students demonstrate during their PhD. Such as - problem solving, tenacity, communication, innovation, teaching, acquiring competency in techniques/subjects way outside the lab's interests, instead of only publication. Do you think these might work better in improving quality of the students?

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* 8. Do you think that more overseas training opportunities for PhD students (> 6months) would improve the quality of their PhD?

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* 9. How many years have you been running your independent laboratory?

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* 10. How many PhD students have you graduated?

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