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GuidelinesforpreparationofSynopsisforthePh.D.

thesis

1. ThelengthofasynopsisforthePh.D.Thesisshouldnormallybe1000to4000words
includingtablesandfigures.TheSynopsisshouldbeonA4sizepaper.Fourcopiesofthe
synopsisarerequiredtobesubmitted.

2. Thereexists,atpresent,awidevariationinthesubjectmatterandstyleofpresentation
ofthesynopsis.Theprimaryobjectiveofthesynopsisistoenablethereadertojudge
whetheraprimafaciecaseexistsforacceptingtheproposedPh.D.thesisfortheaward
of the Ph.D. degree. The synopsis should therefore, list, clearly, the contributions
resulting from the investigations carried out by the candidate, which have led to
advancementofknowledgeinthefieldofinvestigation.

3. Inordertofullyappropriatethecandidate'scontribution,itisnecessarytoputitina
propercontext.Itis,therefore,recommendedthatthesynopsisshouldcontainabrief
accountoftheexistingknowledgeandtheinadequacyorgapinthisknowledgethatled
the candidate to the formulation of the problem of his / her investigation. A few
references,neededinthisrespectshouldbeincludedbuttheirnumbershouldnormally,
notexceedten.

4. TheformatforthetitlepageofthesynopsisisinAnnexureNo.1.
Annexureno.1.

INDIANINSTITUTEOFTECHNOLOGYBOMBAY

(Department/Centre/InterdisciplinaryProgramme/School)

SYNOPSIS

ofthePh.D.thesisentitled

(Titleofthethesis)

Proposedtobesubmittedin

PartialfulfilmentoftherequirementsfortheDegreeof

DOCTOROFPHILOSOPHY

ofthe

INDIANINSTITUTEOFTECHNOLOGYBOMBAY

by

(NAMEOFTHECANDIDATE)

Supervisor:(NameoftheSupervisor)
CoSupervisor(ifany):(Name(s))