Degrees vs Cricket

Test Match

PhD

5 days or less

More or less 5 years

Toss

Advisor assigned

Fielding

Course work

Leather hunt (first 2 days)

Literature survey and search for thesis problem (first 2 years)

Opposition declares

Advisor takes pity and chooses thesis problem for you

Openers face shiny new ball and bouncers

Comprehensive exam

Wickets fall

Years go by

Nightwatchman

Hobby to prevent depression

Pitch crumbles

Equipment breaks down

Spinners spin a web

Googly from experimental results

Follow on

Night out

Unfair decision

Paper rejected

Last session. No. 11 batsman trying to save his stumps from reverse swinging yorker at 150kmph

Thesis Defence

T20

MBA

20 overs

2 years

Minimal need for technique

Minimal need for technical stuff

Pyrotechnics – Brute force, Big shots

Pyrotechnics – Marketing Ability

Cheerleaders

Gets a girl that looks like a cheerleader

IPL Auction

Placement Season

Sketch Credits: Jithin K S, ECE, IISc

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