1. What is the relationship between the University of Technology, Jaipur and Quantum Activism Vishwalayam (QAV)?
Although QAV has designed and administers the master’s and PhD programs in the Quantum Science of Health, Prosperity, and Happiness, the University of Technology, which is an accredited institution of higher learning in India, grants our degrees.
2. Am I eligible to apply directly to the PhD program at QAV/University of Technology?
Frankly, if you currently have earned a master’s degree, you will be eligible to apply directly to our PhD program.
3. How does the master’s program differ from the doctoral program, especially in terms of grading?
Dr. Goswami currently recommends that our PhD students pursue their courses with standard grading [A (90-100%), B (79%-89%), C (69-78%), F (68% or lower)] at least in the first year. In their second year of coursework, doctoral students are (tentatively) permitted to pursue courses on a pass/fail basis, though it is my understanding that the University of Technology will likely stipulate that all students must be subject to standard grading in the near future. Currently, our master’s students are subject to standard grading throughout the duration of their master’s studies.
Please recall that all of our advanced degree students will complete the same courses in their first two years of study; what differs are the requirements of each course and (currently, at least) evaluation of performance. Doctoral students complete papers mindful of how the topic under study pertains to their research whereas master’s students complete papers responding to specific prompts provided by our faculty.
4. If I wish to obtain my master’s degree prior to pursuing my PhD at QAV/University of Technology, what is the likely duration of my studies?
Master’s degree students must successfully compete two years of required coursework and a master’s comprehensive exam divided in two parts, taken at the conclusion of each academic year, prior to being eligible to obtain admission into our doctoral program. Completion of the PhD program would be contingent on the progress of your doctoral research. Dr. Goswami is anticipating that all students admitted into our advanced degree programs should be able to complete their PhDs (if desired) within 3-5 years from entering QAV.
5. How are online classes delivered? Will I have an opportunity to attend live sessions?
Our online courses are offered through Quantum Academy. You are provided a link and a password that guarantees your access. QAV students are typically enrolled in four to seven courses each semester. Course selection is determined mainly by faculty. Our students generally pursue one online course at a time, though they will experience some overlap throughout the academic year. Our students are encouraged to view 3-5 lessons per week to stay on pace. Curricular information is available via our Google Classroom page.
Our students will be expected to participate in monthly one to two-hour live webinars offered by our faculty via Zoom conferencing. These webinars are recorded; thus, students unable to attend are urged to access the recordings as soon as they are available to take notes. Recordings are available for only a limited time following each session.
Finally, our students can anticipate a requirement of one assignment (either a term paper, daily journal, or cumulative take home exam) in each course.
Once per annum, students are required to attend an annual Proximity Training Session in Jaipur, India convening in either September or late January through early February. Our ten to twelve-day Proximity Training entails in-depth instruction in four to five courses. Students will continue their studies once the training in Jaipur has concluded via our monthly webinars and online lessons as available.
6. What materials will be necessary? Are handouts provided?
Students will be required to purchase several books (many recommended but some required) all readily available from Amazon. Course packets from faculty will be distributed at cost as well.
7. How many hours of class and study should I plan for each week?
Most students will average approximately 10-12 hours of study, including time spent viewing online coursework, participation in monthly webinar sessions, and in completion of class assignments and reading per week.
8. What is the size of the class?
Our current enrollment is approximately fifty students (certification, master’s, and PhD).
9. Does QAV provide financial assistance to students in need or merit?
Unfortunately, as QAV is a very young institution, we do not have financial aid available for new applicants, though we do offer a 20% tuition discount to students who successfully demonstrate financial need. Please contact our Student Affairs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10. Is Portuguese translation available?
Yes, Portuguese translation is available for every course except QS8 Glide Wing’s Living Quantum Spirituality Online Workshop; however, students must be prepared to pay an additional annual fee of $500. Students may also rely upon our Graduate Assistant Translators who will assist Portuguese speakers in their daily communications with English-speaking faculty and staff. Moreover, our graduate assistants are responsible for translating Portuguese students’ assignments into English.