Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Here or There? PhD?

I have soo many blogs that thruthfully I lost count of them. Even in this one, I had soo many drafts entry but yet to be unpublished. Been too busy maa... and now, my tab is at the hp clinic, no doubt I spend too many time playing game on it....  So there goes my aim to update more with a tab. Hahaha.. but I digress.

Anyway, my older aim is creating blogs according to my interest, but I am thinking I can't maintained it all, so I am thinking to just converge all my musings into my oldest and my most entered blog which is this one.

So... as of my earlier aim.. 2013 would be the year that I should have start my phD study. On June 1st, I will be 38 :( .. ooo getting old already, so if I start this year.. aim in July to send out my proposal.. 39... 38 (a year).. 39/2014 (a year) and 40/2015 (another year).. I should have fulfilled my desire to get a doctorate by 40 (or loosely before I am 41 haha)...

OK, that one is resolved, so where to study? So, getting the list from here: http://www.terbelog.com/2012/03/rankings-universiti-terbaik-malaysia.html


1.Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) (Rank dunia: 428)
2.Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) (Rank dunia: 437)
3.Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (Rank dunia: 464)
4.Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (Rank dunia: 523)
5.Universiti Malaya (UM) (Rank dunia: 596)
6.Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) (Rank dunia: 626)
7.Multimedia University (MMU) (Rank dunia: 891)
8.Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Rank dunia: 1222)
9.Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) (Rank dunia: 1341)
10.International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIA) (Rank dunia: 1411)
11.Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
12.Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
13.Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
14.Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
15.Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
16.Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
17.Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
18.Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
19.Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
20.Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
21.Open University Malaysia
22.Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
23.International Medical University
24.Taylor's University College
25.Tunku Abdul Rahman College
26.Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
27.University of Nottingam Malaysia
28.UCSI University
29.Monash University Malaysia
30.Malaysia Theological Seminary
31.Universiti Kuala Lumpur
32.Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus
33.Universiti Industri Selangor
34.Selangor International Islamic University College
35.Al Madinah International University
36.Wawasan Open University
37.University Tun Abdul Razak
38.KDU College
39.Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
40.Asia Pasific Institute of Information Technology
41.Help University College
42.Sunway University College
43.INSANIAH University College
44.Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
45.Segi College
45.University of Malaya Medical Center & Faculty of Medicine 47.Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia
48.Malaysian Institute of Management
49.Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
50.Disted-Stamford College

(Sumber: Webometric)

I was thinking UM, USM and UKM due to their top rankings, then, I was thinking the foreign JV ones Monash and Nottingham.. then... I rethink again..

- what the heck, those with these good quality cost $$$$ .. I am not that deep pocketed mind you..
- my workload is adhoc .. sometimes busy, sometimes not
- I am not so keen to travel so far to meet with supervisors
- the end is the PhD, nobody cares where you get it from (is this true)..

Anyway, met a colleague who had studied in UMK  (Uni Msia Kelantan) but suddenly my friend who is a lecturer there suggested why not UMT (Uni Msia Terengganu). Heck, why hadn't I think of that? Nearer .. and also new.. with better resources.. not bad semester fee (+/- 1,600) - near to where I stay.. OOOoooOooo revelation.

So, wish me luck. Am trying to immerse myself in studying again. Scrubbing my brains again. Surfing boring phd stuffs now.. good ones would be www.drotspss.blogspot.com (very casual and light.. not the bored to death sort of stuff phD holders usually sprouts on) as well as the FB: Doctorate Support Group. I am deeply impressed by DSG FB.. it embodies the 1 Malaysia spirits.. all races helping each other towards the completion of the study. Lots of sharing and caring - full of ideas and critical well meaning comments.

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