#1 No takers for Master’s
There are no takers for Master’s in the industry- any industry. Media, IT , FMCG whatever. Indian economy is at the bottom rung of development. It has not graduated to developed status at all. Industrial growth rate is dismal which means no place highly qualified people. So is true for services sector which saw the decadal lowest growth rate last year. In this scenario if you have a Masters then obviously you might have a slight slight edge but translate that into extra money it can fetch and it will come to down to 0.0275 Rs more than a graduate every month. Haha just kidding but point remains! Every other job which Indian economy generates can be efficiently done by a graduate. Your Master’s means nothing more than a little frustration.
#2 More than a Master’s by an institute of repute, stamp by a mediocre organization works
When you negotiate for a better profile and salary then what comes into play is not your degree but the stamp which your previous employer has put on you. So if you hold a salary slip which says a certain amount, industry will be happy to update it with a minor change but if you are a fresher with a Master’s degree then no organization is confident enough of your skills and they assume you killed mosquitoes to earn your Master’s thus you need no money.
#3 Master’s makes you intelligent
Another strong reason why a Master’s is not a wise decision is that after doing Master’s your knowledge levels peaks, so you are in a position to make better decisions at work. You can smell injustice and spot inefficiency at work by even your boss. You might hold a bigger, better world view based on insights that Master’s has given you. Nobody likes intelligence in the real world. They are looking for robots that can be issued commands and there you are disrupting the work pace with your newly acquired knowledge of hegels and marx? So either present the dumbed down version of you every morning at work or get ready to be killed for being bright.
#4 Over-qualification>frustration >hate your job>go die
Though the sequence is self-explanatory but the ‘go die’ part needs a little explanation. When you find out that those two years of toiling to get a Master’s were nothing more than an intellectual adventure then you become frustrated and which makes you hate your job and so you want to go die because nobody wants you.