Who Generate Knowledge ?



" Science was mysterious in nature. Curious persons or independent researchers or self experimenters have been continuously running behind it to understand its characteristic in the past. When substantial and perpetual mean of solution was developed for scientific phenomena, then it was presented to royal people and elites in history. "

"Later, the demonstrators were appointed as lecturers in academia or in royal society and this tradition has been continued for several centuries. By looking at this tradition for the past few hundreds years, everyone can see that the new comers have successfully improved the fields while some have overthrown the old knowledge astonishingly."

" For an ideal instance: Newton's idea was overthrown by Einstein, particularly on the gravitational field and later it was further improved by following researchers to support the string theory. This field improving trend, has still been practiced widely but slightly changed to fit the modern era; whereby the academics will be appointed to carry out cutting edge researches under universities banner with full financial supports. "


So the obvious question is : "How does the private universities survive which dont have any research facilities or research outcomes at all ?" Answer is simple and straight forward : the 'accreditation' in whatsoever mean. Because of such anomalies, the accrediting bodies become crucial in monitoring the educational qualities. The fundamental task of an accrediting agency or professional body is to ensure that the quality of education is well maintained, delivered and preserved at all the time but not to support in favor of money or something else. To what extent the quality of private universities being monitored is a million dollar question; nowadays! When practically-structured courses, such as medical and/or aircraft engineering are subjected to monitorization, then strict involvement must be imposed on it as the practical sessions are inevitable. However, this concept is to date, widely used for non-technical courses including computer program courses. Further to this, the accreditation factor has been spreaded to arts and social sciences, resulting deterioration from quality to money. This is educational absurd because we still have professional bodies separately to allow anyone to sit for professional examination , if the field of expertise requires distinction.

While too many anomalies still do exist among educational industry, the Times Higher Education which is widely known for its criteria (60% new knowledge generation measurement) works to evaluate the universities for its overall performance. Thus: the global ranking of universities ensures the contemporary and latest knowledge (syllabus and lectures) in the fields. Learning old knowledge may ended up in lack of expertise and/or perhaps may lead to unemployment in the field of study. It can therefore be generally said that: learning the latest and cutting edge knowledge paves ways for the improvement in any field without being affected by the accrediting factors.





Advan-kt strongly believes that MOOC is the right mechanism for true knowledge dissemination and Time Higher Education is the right choice for true guidance. As to reinforce the Advan-kt's vision, we strongly recommend to read the Frequently Asked Questions to understand various categories of doctoral studies because Doctoral Education is not absolute for all the countries around the world. The following video clip shows the historical development of electrical engineering, in which only the researchers play crucial roles but not any university at any circumstance.





What Great People Think About Knowledge ?




World University Ranking by Times Higher Education (THE)                


Research and New Knowledge Generation (60%)

1) Teaching: the learning environment (sub-total: 30%)
2) International outlook – staff, students, research (sub-total: 7.5%)
3) Innovation: income from industry (sub-total: 2.5%)
4) Research: income, volume and reputation (sub-total: 30%)
5) Research: citation impact (sub-total: 30%)

QS World University Ranking                


Research and New Knowledge Generation (20%)

1) Academic reputation (30%)
2) Employer reputation (20%)
3) Faculty/student ratio (15%)
4) Citations per paper(10%) and papers per faculty(10%)
5) Staff with a PhD(5%)
6) Proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students(2.5%)
7) Proportion of in bound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of out bound exchange students (2.5%)