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  • 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.


Thesis is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.

In many universities Master students will be evaluated on the basis of Thesis and some other courses.Ph.D. candidate will be mainly evaluated on the basis of the Ph.D thesis submitted by him/her.So the thesis should  be a carefully written and checked document,that would show

  1. Candidate has a thorough grasp of the subject and the methodologies
  2. Original approach taken and new observations made
  3. Appropriate interpretations of the findings
  4. An ability to communicate research findings in a professional and contemporary manner.
  • The allocation of the Guide who will Guide registered candidate in his Research work can be decided by the Department in a formal manner or on the basis of Merit list,student choice and priority (If applicable).
  • Registered candidate can submit his/her Synopsis & Thesis under certain rules which will be evaluated by Competent authorities (Internal & External Examiner).

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.

Final Thesis

After successfully completing the open defense the candidate shall submit to the University final copy of the thesis,after incorporating the changes and updating the data,if suggested by the referees,and the guide shall certify.Once it is certified by Guide and dean,candidate will be awarded with academic degree.