The Research Project will be between 60 to 80 pages; 12 point size; Times New Roman Font
Regarding Plagiarism, please note the following:
o Student shall submit the report online after Supervisor’s approval.
o Supervisor will check the work for possible plagiarism.
o If the report is acceptable the Anti-plagiarism report shall be generated, which
would be verified and approved that the plagiarism index <=25%. o If the report indicates plagiarism index >25%, the supervisor is requested to
submit the work to the college research committee for review.
o If the college research committee deemed the work to be extensively plagiarized
and violates the University’s ethical rules and regulations, the committee may
recommend the termination of the project and fail the student in the course. No
other chance will be given to the students who are found to be plagiarizing.
2. Formatting of the Project Report
Note: The approved thesis template contains all the settings as per the following guidelines.
You need to simply place your text without changing the format. However for your
reference, the same guidelines are discussed below:
a. Length, Spacing and Font Size
The Research Project will be ideally between 60 to 80 pages; Times New Roman 1.5 line
spacing and a standard font size of 12 point size. It should be used for the text and front matter
materials except for the title page, chapter headings and tables where different line spacing and
fonts may be used. The print quality should be dark and clean.
The margins throughout the report or manuscript should be at least 25mm or 1 inch on the right,
top and bottom. The left hand margin must be set to 1.2 inches to allow for binding. See template
c. Numbers and Percentages
Numbers in texts should be written in “Arabic numbers”. For instance, chapter 1, chapter 3
table 2.1 or figure 4.1.
d. Version of English
The department recommends the use of US English language. If the candidate is using a spellcheck facility he/she should ensure that it is set to “US English”. This is very important because
a number of words are spelt quite differently in US English.
e. Research Project/Thesis Contents
Students are expected to compile their proposals to follow the format shown below:
Table of contents
List of tables
List of figures
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Literature review
Chapter Three: Methodology
Chapter Four: Analysis and Results
Chapter Five: Discussion and Conclusion
The discussion on what to include within each heading, section and sub-section along with an
example is mentioned in the approved thesis template. Further, you can consult your supervisor
for any clarification on formatting of your project.
The Project will be graded through a comprehensive assessment rubric. To learn about the criteria of evaluation, you can review the rubric at annexure- 1. Therefore, the project will be
evaluated on the basis of the quality of project work and its presentation given by the student in
front of a committee consisting of two members between specified dates.
1) Project Supervisor
2) Supervisors’ Coordinator