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?
Completion of the doctoral program is 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? Are classes recorded? Should I attend live sessions? What course requirements can I anticipate?
QAV’s Fall Term:
Our online courses during our fall term are offered through Quantum Academy. You are provided a link and a password that guarantees your access. QAV students are typically enrolled in seven courses during this semester and generally pursue one online course at a time. Our students are encouraged to view 3-5 classes per week to stay on pace. Curricular information is available via our Google Classroom Page.
Our students will be expected to participate in monthly 1-2-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 paper (2,000-3,000-word count) or journal in each course.
QAV’s Spring Term:
Our new students are expected to begin their advanced degree studies online with QS1 The Quantum Worldview and Quantum Activism, available through our partners at Quantum Academy of Brazil from December 15, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
Our returning students will begin their Spring 2021courses in early February.
Spring 2021 matriculants typically pursue four to five courses during the term, which concludes in June 2021.
On-site Training at QAV:
In our spring term, students are usually required to attend an annual ten-day Proximity Training Session in Jaipur, India convening in late January through early February. Unfortunately, due to the health risks posed by the Covid-19 global pandemic, our planned Proximity Training Session in February 2021 has been cancelled. Hence, students enrolled in either our Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters will be exempt from fulfilling this requirement in their first year of studies.
Typically, our ten-day Proximity Training Session entails in-depth instruction in four to five courses. Students would continue their studies once the training in Jaipur has concluded via our monthly webinars. Again, curricular information would be accessible via our Google Classroom. In this academic year (2020-2021) by contrast, all courses will be delivered online through either live webinars, prerecorded online, lessons or some combination thereof.
Our students can anticipate a requirement of one paper (2,000-3,000-word count) or journal in each course.
In truth, our entire curriculum is designed with our students’ daily active lives in mind. We cannot promise that there will not be times when you are overwhelmed, however, our students should be able to find an easy balance in their lives between professional, personal, and academic/spiritual pursuits.
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 via Amazon as well as course packets of soon to be published manuscripts (all rights reserved by QAV).
7. How many hours of class and study should I plan for each week?
Most students will average approximately 10-12 hours of study per week, including time spent viewing online courses, participating in monthly webinar sessions, and in completion of class assignments and reading per week.
8. What is the size of the class?
Class size is rather small now as QAV is very young. Our current enrollment is around 50 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 make scholarships available for applicants. However, if is a student is able to demonstrate financial need, he or she may be eligible for a 20% tuition discount. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10. Is Portuguese translation available?
Yes, Portuguese translation is available for every course except 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 and assist with grading.