Dissertation17june09-10

Dissertation17june09-10 - INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY...

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY ACADEMIC OFFICE 2009 GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF THESES/DISSERTATIONS/REPORTS FOR Ph.D./M.Tech./ M.Phil./ M.Des./ M.S./DIIT/B.Tech./ DUAL DEGREE(B.Tech. + M .Tech.) /M.Sc. Students
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Guidelines for preparation of  Theses/Dissertations/Reports Preamble While utmost attention must be paid to the content of the thesis/dissertation/report  (hereinafter   called   the   'thesis'),   which   is   being   submitted   in   partial   fulfillment   of   the  requirements of the respective degree, it is imperative that a standard format be prescribed.  The same format shall also be followed in preparation of the final soft copies to be submitted  to the Library in future. 1 Organisation of the Thesis/Dissertation/report This thesis shall be presented in a number of chapters, starting with Introduction and  ending with Summary and Conclusions. Each of the other chapters will have  a precise title  reflecting the contents of the chapter.  A chapter can be subdivided into  sections, sub-sections  and sub-sub-section  so as to present the content discretely and with due emphasis. When the work comprises two or more mutually independent investigations, the thesis  may  be divided  into  two  or more  parts,  each  with  an appropriate  title.   However,  the  numbering of chapters will be continuous right through, for example Part 1 may comprise  Chapters 2-5, Part Two,  Chapters 6-9. 1.1 Introduction The title of  Chapter 1  shall be Introduction.  It shall justify and highlight the problem  posed,  define the topic and explain the aim and scope of the work presented in the thesis.  It  may also highlight the significant contributions from the investigation. 1.2 Review of Literature This shall normally form  Chapter 2 and shall present a critical appraisal of the previous  work published in the literature pertaining to the topic of the investigation.  The extent and  emphasis of the chapter shall depend on the nature of the investigation. 1.3 Report on the present investigation The reporting on the investigation shall be presented in one or more chapters with  appropriate chapter titles. Due importance shall be given to experimental setups, procedures adopted, techniques 
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developed, methodologies developed and adopted. While important derivations/formulae  should normally be presented in the text of these  chapters, extensive and long treatments,  copious details and tedious  information, detailed  results in tabular and graphical forms may be presented in Appendices.  Representative  data  in table and figures may, however, be included in appropriate chapters. Figures and tables should be presented immediately following their first mention in the 
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