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?
If you were to commence master’s studies in our Spring 2020 semester, you would be eligible to sit for your master’s comprehensive exam after your first year of 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 terms are offered through Quantum Academy. You are provided a link and a password that guarantees your access. QAV students are currently enrolled in seven courses and generally pursue one online course at a time. Our students are encouraged to view 3-5 classes per week to stay on pace.
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.
Students are also expected to participate in our QAV Online Forum available through Google Groups. Students must respond to prompts provided by our faculty and our academic advisor, Terry Way. Responses are subject to evaluation.
Finally, our students can anticipate a requirement of one paper (2,000-3,000-word count) or journal in each course.
Glide Wing Online Course (Spring Term):
In the spring, students are strongly urged to enroll in a specially priced online workshop ($30), Living Quantum Spirituality, offered through Glide Wing Workshops. Please review the details below to determine facility of access:
- Four-week intensive online workshop
- Practical instruction presented with streaming video – no set class times
- View presentations as often as necessary
- Easy-to-use course website
- Personal support and guidance from Dr. Amit Goswami
- Seven SAM and Hemi-Sync® downloadable guided audio meditations and exercises
- Learn and practice from the comfort of your own home
There are no set class times. Participants from all over the world can attend. Audio/Visual material is pre-recorded and streamed. You can replay the workshop instructional sessions as often as you need for the duration of the workshop.
Broadband Internet access is essential due to the streamed video content. Glide Wing recommends the Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers for use with their course websites. Glide Wing Workshop Videos are compatible with all desktop, notebook and mobile devices including Apple and Android tablets and smartphones.
Our new students are expected to participate in QS8 Living Quantum Spirituality from December 1, 2019 through mid-January.
Standard Coursework at QAV (Spring Term):
In our spring term, students are required to attend an annual Proximity Training Session in Jaipur, India convening in late January through early February. Our ten-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 mandatory participation in the online forum.
Again, 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 receive course packets at no additional cost at present, which will be distributed during proximity training.
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 our QAV Online Forum, 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 18 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 one-time Early Bird Tuition Discount if tuition and fees are submitted by specified dates (refer to our Online Payment Portal on our Tuition and Fees Page). Of course, we will honor previous agreements made in 2019 with prospective students to discount their tuition and fees.
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.