Dissertation Writing for Master of Science Course

  • Subhash Chandra Parija
  • Noyal Mariya Joseph
  • Madhuri Parija


  • Master’s degree signifies that the degree holder has the skill to perform research in an independent manner.

  • Time management is crucial for completion of MSc dissertation.

  • A strong self-motivation and self-discipline will help the students to stay focussed on their work.

  • Working along with a small group of students may kindle a positive competitive spirit.

  • Good communication and presentation skills are as important as carrying out a good research work.

  • The Guide is meant to facilitate the dissertation process and not to lead.

  • The student is primarily responsible for the quality of the dissertation and his/her work will be evaluated prior to awarding the Master’s degree.

  • Aims of the study refer to what you plan to achieve, while the objectives tell how you plan to achieve them.

  • The results should be presented in a logical manner with use of appropriate subheadings and statistical tests.

  • Conclusions should be directly based on the results of the study.

  • Additional reference materials should be provided as appendices to illustrate the originality of the work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhash Chandra Parija
    • 1
  • Noyal Mariya Joseph
    • 2
  • Madhuri Parija
    • 3
  1. 1.Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, (Deemed University)PondicherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPondicherryIndia
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)BhopalIndia

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