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POST GRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEEING

FORMAT FOR PREPARATION OF THESIS DISSERTATION
FOR
Master of Engineering in Earthquake

1. ARRANGEMENT OF CONTENTS:

The sequence in which the project report material should be arranged and bound
should be as follows:

1 Cover Page & Title Page
2 Declaration
3 Certificate
4 Acknowledgement
5 Abstract
6 Table of Contents
7 List of Tables
8 List of Figures
9 List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature
10 Chapters
11 Appendices
12 References

2. PAGE DIMENSION AND BINDING SPECIFICATIONS:

The dimension of the project report book should be in A4 size. The project report
book should be bound using Black hard cover. The cover text should be printed in
Golden letters.

3. PREPARATION FORMAT:

3.1 Cover Page & Title page
A specimen copy of the Cover page & title page of the project report is as attached.

3.2 Declaration

5 line spacing using Font Style Times New Roman and Font Size 14.  Tables and figures in a chapter should be placed in the immediate vicinity of the reference where they are cited. 3.3 Certificate The Certificate shall be in 1.5 line spacing.  Each chapter should be given an appropriate title.9 Chapters The chapters may be broadly divided into 3 parts (i) Introductory chapter. They should be typed single space and placed directly underneath in the very same page. (ii) Chapters developing the main theme of the project work (iii) and Conclusion. 3. 3.  Footnotes should be used sparingly. One and a half spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. Font Style Times New Roman and Font Size 12. 3. Standard symbols. One and a half spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. The main text will be divided into several chapters and each chapter may be further divided into several divisions and sub-divisions. . which refers to the material they annotate.5 line spacing using Font Style Times New Roman and Font Size 14.8 List of Symbols. abbreviations etc.5 Table of Contents The table of contents should list all material following it as well as any material which precedes it as shown in Appendix 1. 3. 3.6 List of Tables The list should use exactly the same captions as they appear above the tables in the text. Abbreviations and Nomenclature One and a half spacing should be adopted or typing the matter under this head. 3.7 List of Figures The list should use exactly the same captions as they appear below the figures in the text. should be used. The Certificate shall be in 1.4 Abstract Abstract should be one page synopsis of the project report typed 1.

1034-1048. M. Varum.. Seismic vulnerability assessment of slender masonry structures. H.. R. 12.). H. G.. 17. Masonry is a brittle material…. (1991). . Portugal. [3] Calfee..[4]. Washington. 1679–1703. Each and every listed reference should be cited in body text as well with bracket and serial number (for example: According to Shakya et al. & Valencia. doi: 10. T. DC: American Psychological Association. Asteris (Eds. e.  Appendices should be numbered using Arabic numerals. Varum. Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures (Volume 2). Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. (2014)..  Appendices shall carry the title of the work reported and the same title shall be made in the contents page also. APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. C. which is included in the main text may serve as a distraction and cloud the central theme.. A. R. 18]). The reference material should be listed in APA referencing style. In V. R. 3. R. R.  Appendices. & Costa.1007/s10518-014-9699-5 [2] Wegener. D. M.. M. (1994).11 List of References The listing of references should be typed 2 spaces below the heading “REFERENCES” in alphabetical order in single spacing left – justified. & Petty. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. [5] Shakya. A typical illustrative list given below relates to the citation example quoted above... Appendix 2. 66.g. Appendix 1.. Seismic vulnerability and loss assessment of the Nepalese Pagoda temples.3. [10-15.10 Appendices Appendices are provided to give supplementary information. IGI Global.. etc. Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Tables and References appearing in appendices should be numbered and referred to at appropriate places just as in the case of chapters. & Costa. (2014). ISBN13: 9781466682863. E. University of Aveiro. [1]. A. REFERENCES [1] Shakya. Vicente. Plevris & P. (2014). Vicente. [4] Shakya. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Seismic vulnerability assessment of slender masonry structures (Chapter 11). R. Nepalese Pagoda temples are Vulnerable to large earthquakes….

Vicente.html 10.library. R. 489. The general text shall be typed in the Font style ‘Times New Roman’ and Font size 12.1 Table and figures By the word Table. [7] De Huff. 4. In: Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering & Seismology. paper no. . W. H. Retrieved from http://digital. Istanbul. E. Varum. M.upenn. [6] Shakya. (2014)..d..edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay. (n.. photographs and diagrams may be designated as figures. Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. A. 1. All other non-verbal materials used in the body of the project work and appendices such as charts. graphs. TYPING INSTRUCTIONS: The impression on the typed copies should be black in colour.15 spacing should be used for typing the general text. maps.). Predictive formulation for the estimation of the fundamental frequency of slender masonry structures. is meant tabulated numerical data in the body of the project report as well as in the appendices. & Costa.

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