It was an evening in July 2012 and I had something running through my mind. I called my wife and shared with her my dream of completing my doctorate. She was aware that I just had a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur which I had passed way back in 1983. I would therefore need to study for my Masters before joining a doctoral program. She suggested that I better take a Masters from one of the open universities in India before applying for Doctoral studies.