What we do?
- We help people act with insight.
- We help companies grow from the inside.
- We help employees turn into thinkers.
We ignite thought
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
on Patents and Freedom of Ideas
Acadinnet has a specialized mentoring program for students seeking admission to PhD programs in top 100 universities in the world. Under this program, Acadinnet selects through a screening process candidates who have the potential to be admitted to various PhD programs in top universities around the world, after completing our mentoring program. Acadinnet collects information from various universities regarding their PhD programs and from a select group of professors their requirements for PhD students. Our screening process essentially selects people capable of overcoming their handicaps created by rote education. Our mentoring process helps such people understand the nature of research, ethics of the research community, the fundamental need to deal with problems by first selecting concepts, etc. Candidates who successfully complete the mentoring program are recommended for possible admission to various universities and select professors. Acadinnet does not guarantee admission to any PhD program. The mentoring program only prepares candidates to compete against other candidates in a global competition. Our emphasis is not on helping people learn many facts but in training the mind to think.
The candidate must possess at least a bachelor's degree in engineering or a master's degree in science or mathematics at the time of screening. The screening is done for a fee.
It is no longer a secret that high academic qualifications are sought in expectations of getting better paid jobs. There is also the undeniable fact that attrition rate in PhD programs is quite high. Of late, even the structure and content of PhD curriculum has come under severe criticism and there is a call for radical changes. Bearing in mind these ground realities and a study of the perceptions of experts (as articulated by the NAS, Nature, etc.) on the matter, Acadinnet believes that as a matter of limited social responsibility, it can help India by identifying and placing its potential PhD candidates in the top 100 universities of the world. At any given time Acadinnet will mentor not more than 6 potential PhD candidates. Acadinnet does not view this program as a profit making exercise. The emphasis of the program is on helping potential candidates learn the value of concepts, an ability to choose a set of concepts to solve a problem, gain experience in solving a problem, and learn the art of publishing research papers.
There are three entities: the university, the professor, the potential PhD candidate.
University/Professor. They will need to provide a write-up of their expectations from the potential PhD candidate, the probable area of research, availability of scholarships or earning opportunities during the PhD program, prerequisites for the PhD program, general information about the PhD program, and academic/research background of potential PhD thesis supervisors.
Acadinnet, on its part will scout for potential PhD candidates based on the information provided, mentor those candidates, and when they are ready, provide the credentials of one or more potential candidate (without mentioning their names or contact addresses). On first-stage payment, names of desired candidates will be provided, following which the candidate will be asked to formally apply for PhD admission. If the candidate is selected for admission, the second-stage payment will become due, and finally if the candidate joins the PhD program, the third-stage payment will become due.
Three stage payment. (1) When we provide a list of potential candidates, (2) when they send an admission offer to a potential candidate, and (3) when the potential candidate joins the PhD program.
Potential PhD candidate. The candidate will undergo a screening test to qualify for the mentoring program. During the mentoring program, the candidate will enroll for the mentoring program upon mutually agree-upon terms and conditions (including fees to be paid in installments by the candidate during the mentoring program). The mentoring program for a candidate may be terminated by Acadinnet if the candidate defaults on installment payments, shows inadequate progress during the mentoring program, or termination is desired by the candidate. An important progress marker of the candidate will be the communication of a research paper by the candidate to a respectable peer reviewed journal for possible publication. The candidate will be considered ready for a PhD program when he is in possession of an acceptance letter for publication of his submitted research paper, successfully clears Acadinnet's in-house tests on understanding of concepts in the scientific/technical domain chosen by the candidate, understanding of research culture and ethical rules of the scientific community, and has presented two research seminars to an audience of experts in the chosen seminar topics. At the end of a successful mentoring program, Acadinnet will provide a recommendation letter to the university/professor where he applies for a PhD admission.
- Bera, Rajendra Kumar, The Millennials' Nuclear Weapons Dilemma (December 18, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3303352
- Bera, Rajendra Kumar and Raj, Sunish, Disaster Management of Human Resources (May 19, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2971188
- Bera, Rajendra Kumar, The Polarizing World of the Millennials (February 18, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2919816
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- Bera, R. K., Rethinking Patentable Subject Matter and Related Issues (December 04, 2015), SSRN:https://ssrn.com/abstract=2699219
- Bera, R. K., Reforming the Patent System for the Post-Industrial Economy (September 23, 2015), SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2664035
- Bera, R.K., A Minefield of Patents (July 16, 2015), SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2630681