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Prof. Dr. R. Nagarajan BE(Hons)., M. Tech., Ph D., Life Fellow IE(India)., Life Senior Member IEEE(USA)
Prof. Dr. R. Nagarajan BE(Hons)., M. Tech., Ph D., Life Fellow IE(India)., Life Senior Member IEEE(USA)

Prof. Dr. R. Nagarajan

BE(Hons)., M. Tech., Ph D., Life Fellow IE(India)., Life Senior Member IEEE(USA)

Earlier:

Professor in Robotics and in Intelligent Control in Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

(also in other countries like India, Iraq, USA, UK and Japan)

Now Private Research Consultant in Coimbatore

11, PRANAM, Sivaram Nagar, 2nd Cross, Sungam bypass Road,

Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore 641045

Website: http://www.reconex.in

Email: nagarajan3012@gmail.com

Phone: +91 90950 51163, +91 95780 44963

Prof Dr R. Nagarajan

I can offer an interesting talk on the following topics

people) such as NAVI, SVETA, FLC, etc)
people)
such as NAVI, SVETA, FLC, etc)

(1) How to write a good thesis (UG / PG or either one)? (2) What are the differences between UG Thesis and PG thesis? (3) NAVI (Navigational Assistance to Visually Impaired – a gadget to blind people) (4) SVETA (Stereo Vision Electronic Travel Aids – a

gadget to blind

(5) Principles of fuzzy logic. (6) Fuzzy logic control (FLC)

(7) How to write a good scientific paper? (8) Key note addresses in International Conferences

(on topics

(9) Methods on Emotion detection and identification.

WRITING

WRITING

ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING

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THESIS

THESIS

Dr

Dr

R. Nagarajan

R.

Nagarajan

Research Consultant

Research Consultant

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Contents of this presentation

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1.General suggestions to thesis writing 2. Writing a Thesis – Chapter wise 3.Examples of some common errors and mistakes

This presentation is the collection of my experience in correcting theses of my own students, valuing theses of others and reviewing research papers

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The opinions are personal and does not point at any thesis neither the student.

You should be able to answer

all questions by your

supervisor to demonstrate

your capability

to make him suggest

what to do next.

and
and

DO EVERY THING WITH AN INTEREST NOT WITH AN AVERSION

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Master Research

A Master thesis has a new concept and application.

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eg:

Range sensing, artificial intelligence, kinematic analysis and a GPS can all be combined in a mobile robot navigation to survey an unknown area and to create a mapping of objects scattered in this area.

Followed by exhaustive experimentation indoor and out

door. Come out with a product. Compete in exhibitions.

AA PhPh DD Research Research

A A Ph Ph D D Research inin each AA PhPh DD Thesis has aa new

concept inin each

each

AA PhPh DD Thesis

Thesis has

has aa new

new concept

chapter

are related

are

chapter followed

followed byby applications.

one another

applications. The

The concepts

concepts

another toto generate generate aa final final the “Development “Development of of aa new new system
another toto generate
generate aa final
final
the “Development
“Development of
of aa new
new
system for
for chemical
chemical industries”
industries”
heat..
controlling the
the exothermic
exothermic
parameter
parameter
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the production

production of

of resin

resin

related toto one

outcme.

outcme.

eg:

eg:

AA research

research towards

towards the

intelligent control

intelligent

can have

can

have chapters

control system

chapters onon

Investigating exothermic

Investigating

Fuzzy logic

Fuzzy

logic application

exothermic heat

application inin controlling

heat.

heat.

Compensating the effect of unpredictable thermal delay

Compensating the effect of unpredictable thermal delay

while controlling of exothermic heat

while controlling of exothermic heat

Compensating the effect of unknown

Compensating the effect of unknown

variations

variations

Exhaustive experiments

Exhaustive

experiments inin the

Writing

Writing your

your thesis

thesis

(general advice)

(general

advice)

 Writing Writing for for others, others, especially especially external external examiners. examiners. (write (write systematically,
 Writing
Writing for
for others,
others, especially
especially external
external
examiners.
examiners. (write
(write systematically,
systematically, don’t
don’t bring
bring long
long
descriptions,
descriptions, avoid
avoid too
too much
much discussions
discussions onon less
less important
important
points)
points)
Don’t
Don’t take
take any
any thing
thing granted
granted
(any
(any statement
statement
has
has toto bebe supported
supported byby your
your derived
derived results,
results,
oror from
from earlier
earlier
references) references)
 Focus
Focus onon your
your contributions
contributions (do
(do not
not bring
bring
details
details onon aspects
aspects that
that exists
exists inin books;
books; nono tutorial
tutorial
components;
components;
actual
actual work
work isis toto bebe focused
focused with
with all
all necessary
necessary
details; details;
dodo not
not create
create aa sleepiness
sleepiness inin your
your readers)
readers)
Answer any possible questions then and
Answer any possible questions then and
there there
(answer all possible questions that may arise while a
(answer all possible questions that may arise while a
reader reads your thesis)
reader reads your thesis)
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eg:
eg: “Crisp
“Crisp output
output isis then
then derived”
derived” AA

Writing

Writing your

your thesis

thesis … ..

… ..

Reveal

Reveal your

your clear

clear

(do

understanding

understanding

doubt that

doubt

that you

you are

explain all

explain

Equations,

all details

(do not

not create

create aa

are escaping escaping from from details, details, your findings; findings; graphs are are toto bebe neatly
are escaping
escaping from
from details,
details,
your findings;
findings;
graphs are
are toto bebe neatly
neatly
approach unconventional
unconventional oror
strongly emphasized)
emphasized)
difficulties and
and
(indicate
(indicate briefly,
briefly, inin
way, the
the difficulties
difficulties you
you have
have
data, amount
amount of
of data,
data,
complexities,
complexities, developing
developing
(eg: EEG
EEG
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(incorrect spellings
spellings and
and
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figures, graphs

any approach

details inin your

Equations, figures,

discussed;

discussed; any

of

of your

your own

own isis toto bebe strongly

Indicate

Indicate difficulties

struggles

struggles

anan intelligent

intelligent way,

faced inin collecting

faced

computation computation

collecting data,

you overcome a hardship

you overcome a hardship (eg:

Measurements) Measurements)

software, etc; this is needed to show how

software, etc; this is needed to show how

Language

Language

Writing

Writing your

your thesis

thesis …………

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Writing a thesis seems to be a long,

difficult process; this is because

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Writing a thesis seems to be a long,

difficult process; this is because it is

in fact a long, difficult process.

Be patient and work hard

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Thank you