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M.

SC THESIS GUIDELINES
ACTIONS - PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER
ACTIONS - PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER
Student
Student

HoD, Supervisor and GEC Members


HoD, Supervisor and GEC Members

Completes 24 credit hours course work with Supervisor


CGPA3.00
Decides area of research.
Chooses Supervisor for the thesis.

forms

GEC(comprising

field and at least one member of the GEC shall be


external

from

another

reputed

national

University or constituent institute of NUST or


relevant organization) in consultation with HoD,
informs student and Acad & Exams NIT.

MSc THESIS GUIDELINES

Acad & Exams NIT

members Nominates

holding preferably a PhD degree in the relevant


an

Acad & Exams NIT

Supervisor

Members through ION.

and

GEC

ACTIONS - 2 (TWO) WEEKS AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER

Student

HoD, Supervisor and GEC Members

Prepares three copies of TH-1 (Formulation of Endorse signatures on TH-1.


Guidance

and

Examination

Committee)

along with Anx-A (Abstract) and Anx-B


(Proposed Timeline)
Registers

formulation

Acad & Exams NIT


Arranges approval of TH-1 from Principal
SCEE.
Keeps an office copy and forward other two to
PGP Dte and Exam Branch, Main Office

of

committee

by

NUST through SCEE.

obtaining signatures of Supervisor, GEC


Members and HoD on TH-1.

Provides photo copies of TH-1 to HoD,


Supervisor, GEC members, student and
places one in students dossier.

ACTION (SUPPLEMENTARY) AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER

Student

In case changes are warranted in TH-1,


TH-1A (Petition for Change in the GEC)
will be prepared, initiated and processed
on the same lines that of TH-1.

HoD, Supervisor and GEC Members

Acad & Exams NIT

ACTIONS - WITHIN 8 (EIGHT) WEEKS AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER


Student

HoD, Supervisor and GEC Members

Prepares for preliminary exam (Thesis Topic Supervisor suggests target date of Thesis Topic
Defence) to the satisfaction of Supervisor.
Defence.
Prepares three copies of TH-2 (Approval for Supervisor signs TH-2.
Research Topic).
Submits to Acad & Exams NIT one week in

Acad & Exams NIT

Provides photo copies of TH-2 to HoD,


Supervisor, GEC members, student and
places one in students dossier.

advance of suggested target date of Thesis


Topic

Defence

after

Supervisors

signatures.

Supervisor in consultation with HoD, assembles

GEC for Thesis Topic Defence.


If needed date of holding of Thesis Topic Defence
may be rescheduled but must be held within a
period of from six days before to six days after

Makes

formal

presentation

to

the target date.


Student must be kept informed.
HoD, Members voting to pass or Fail endorse result on

Supervisor and GEC.


TH2-A accordingly and sign.
Prepares three copies of TH-2A (Report of TH-2A is then signed by HoD.
Preliminary Examination) and places In case student fails, second exam is permitted.
before Committee.

Conditions which are to be met must be


endorsed on TH-2A. New TH-2A form will be

obtained from student for 2nd exam.


TH-2A is handed over to the student.
Hands over three copies of TH-2A to Acad &

Exams NIT within two working days of

Arranges approval of TH-2A from Principal


SCEE.

Thesis Topic Defence.

Keeps one office copy each for TH-2 and TH2A and forward other two to PGP Dte and
Exam Branch Main Office NUST through
SCEE.
Provides photo copies of TH-2A to HoD,
Supervisor, GEC members and places one
in students dossier.

ACTIONS - WITHIN 24 (TWENTY FOUR) WEEKS AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER

Student

HoD, Supervisor and GEC Members

Continues research to the satisfaction of Supervisor monitors and records the students
Supervisor and GEC.
Suggested
research
activities

is followed for the thesis according to Synopsis &

Identifying the Research Resources, Field

Thesis manual by Dr. Wasima Shahzad- NUST

Work / Data Collection, Analysis & Results

2002 (Available in NIT Library.

Research

Findings,

progress. Keeps HoD apprised.


include, Supervisor directs and ensures that standard format

Literature Review, Outline Methodology,

and

conclusion

&

Recommendations.
Must attend minimum five thesis defence
prior to his own thesis defence.

Indicates student that thesis is acceptable for

examination.
Provides soft copy to the Supervisor.
Supervisor checks thesis using anti-plagiarism
Provides unbound copies to supervisor and
service Turnitin. The certificate for plagiarism
all GEC members.
along with Plagiarism Originality Report is
Prepares certificate of receipt indicating
submitted subsequently.

Acad & Exams NIT

date of handing over of unbound copies Supervisor and GEC members review and suggest
and hands over to Acad & Exams NIT.

amendments individually if any.


Clearance for Thesis Defence is not be delayed

beyond 2 to 4 weeks.
Supervisor gives final clearance to student in a
formal meeting with him in the presence of GEC
members.
Suggests a date of final Oral Examination Supervisor consults HoD, GEC and Acad & Exams
(Thesis Defense) to Supervisor.

NIT with a view to adjust within other scheduled


commitments/ activities.
Finalize date and time of Thesis Defence.

ACTIONS LAST 2 (TWO) WEEKS - WITHIN 27 (TWENTY SEVEN) WEEKS AFTER


COMMENCEMENT OF THESIS SEMESTER
HoD, Supervisor and GEC

Student

Members

Acad & Exams NIT

Prepares for final presentation and Supervisor prepares and submits three Arranges approval of TH-3 from Principal SCEE.
QA session. May seek guidance
copies of TH-3 to Acad & Exams NIT at Keeps an office copy, forward one to Exam Branch Main
of supervisor and GEC.

least two weeks before the scheduled


date.

Office NUST through SCEE and places one in students


dossier.
Provides photo copies of TH-3 to HoD, Supervisor, GEC
members.
Thesis Defence will be open to members of academic

community.
Prepares TH-4 (Master Thesis Work) and Master Thesis
Evaluation Form.

Informs Supervisor and GEC if any prerequisite is missed


Makes presentation and appears Presence
in QA session by GEC and
academic community.

of

Supervisor

and

GEC

out.
is Provides

mandatory.
Thesis grade will be decided by majority

student

dossier

&

other

documents

for

the

committee during presentation by the student.

vote and Master Thesis Evaluation Form

will be filled accordingly.


If final draft is approved, TH-4 is signed by

Supervisor and GEC.


If any changes are recommended in final
draft by Supervisor/GEC, these will be
made with in maximum two week/ less
time as given by Supervisor. TH-4 will be
signed in a GEC meeting arranged by
Prepares

bound

Supervisor.
copies,one Advisor signs all thesis copies and retains Arranges Principal SCEEs approval of TH-4. This will be the

spiral copy and three CDs of

one bound copy and CD for his record.


degree award date.
thesis and submits to Advisor Advisor submits other thesis copies to Arranges approval of final result by FBS after checking that
HOD along with the following
all formalities have been completed.
within 10 to 15 working days or
Keeps an office copy, forward one to Exam Branch Main
earlier if much changes are not Two CDs
Three copies of TH-4
Office NUST through SCEE and places one in students
necessitated.
Original Copy of Plagiarism Report
dossier.
duly signed.
Student be provided one photo copy of TH-4 after FBS.
HoD signs TH-4 and submits thesis Forwards a bound thesis copy alongwith CD to Exam
copies, CDs and all other documents to
Branch, Main Office NUST.
Acad & Exams NIT.

Hand over a bound thesis copy, spiral copy and CD to NIT


Library.

SIX MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT / SEMINAR


At end of thesis semester and 6 monthly thereafter.

(Mid Feb & Mid Aug)


HoD, Supervisor and GEC

Student

Members

Acad & Exams NIT

If the student does not complete Supervisor and HoD sign the progress Schedules the date for seminar.
Inform the PGP Dte NUST to depute its representative for
the M.Sc. degree within allocated
report.

attending the seminar.


on campus duration he prepares Presence of Supervisor and GEC in the

Collect
the progress reports for onward submission to PGP
seminar is mandatory during seminar.
and
submits
six
monthly
Dte NUST through SCEE.

progress report duly signed by

student, Supervisor and HoD.


Also makes a presentation of
progress in a seminar.

Note Soft copy of following documents can be obtained from Acad & Exams NIT.

TH-1
Annex-A to TH-1
Annex-B to TH-1
TH-1(A)
TH-2
TH-2A
TH-3
TH-4
Certificate of Receipt.
Master Thesis Evaluation Form (For GEC Only)
Certificate for Plagiarism
Six Monthly Progress Report Form
Template Presentation for Seminar