With education increasing in surface area, more and more students consider an undergraduate programme just a small pause in their education journey ó one that nudges them to move on to a PG. As colleges are turning out more graduates than the market can bear, and a masterís has become an essential qualification for students and job seekers to stand out. It serves as the first cut. A post graduate degree can ensure promotion and can often lead to better compensation. But getting into a PG programme is not easy. It means a lot of investment and hard work.