Request for Open Defense

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Request for Open Defense

'Open Defense' is conducted in order to evaluate the student with respect to his

  1. Basic subject knowledge
  2. Knowledge of the subject matter of the thesis
  3. Clarity of self-expression
  4. Defense of his/her own work.
  • After the thesis has been recommended by the experts as per the regulation,the candidate shall be invited to defend his thesis in presence of Guide,Chair Person and External Experts (Referee) in open defense.
  • As per the Thesis and Defense of candidate thesis evaluation will be done on the basis of specific Parameters.




Faculty » Academics » Guide/Synopsis/Thesis Approval » Guide Approval » Guide Thesis Approval


  • Candidate Thesis Evaluation must be done and approved by Internal and External Examiner
  • Thesis Evaluation report Must be submitted by Internal and External Examiner
  • Infrastructure Must associated with Programme/Department

Terminologies Used

  • Guide : Guide shall mean a member of the academic staff of the University/Constituent Unit, who guide/supervise the research work of the candidate.
  • HOD : Head of the Department
  • Chairperson : Chair person is HOD or Senior faculty who will examine candidate Open Defense.
  • Dean : The head of a university faculty or department.
  • Referee : A referee is someone who has been given the responsibility of evaluating the suitability of thesis and the candidate for the award of PG and Ph.d.
  • Convocation Year : Convocation means a large, formal meeting, esp. for the ceremony at a university at the end of a course of study.We can define period to identify candidate who have registered or accomplished their Thesis & Thesis in defined Convocation Year.

Inputs Needed

  • Venue details
  • Open Defense Date


1) Request for Open Defense

  • After approval and submission of Reports by Guide and referees Guide will be able to request for Candidate Open Defense which will be sent for approval to HOD of the department.
  • HOD can approve and assign him/her self or Other HOD as a chairperson.

2) Download Recommendation Report

  • After approval of Chairperson, Guide will be able to download the Recommendation report on which Internal examiner,external examiner and Chairperson will sign document and upload it as successful conduction of Candidate open defense.
  • They can also give the marks according to Parameter defined to evaluate candidate Open defense if required, which can be entered by Candidates guide to process the Research Project result of candidate.

3) Upload Recommendation Report

  • Guide will be able to upload signed document for a record of candidate Successful Open defense conduction and evaluation.

4) Evaluation Marks

  • Examiner will evaluate candidate Open Defense and submit the marks(If applicable) as per the parameters defined,which will be reflected in candidate result for Research Project.

Step by step

Follow Below mentioned steps

1) Request for Open Defense

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2) Download Recommendation Report

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3) Upload Recommendation Report (Open Defense)

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4) Evaluate Marks

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