Thesis Writing for Master's and Ph.D. Program

  • Subhash Chandra Parija
  • Vikram Kate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Deciding on the Topic/Area of Research/Approval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Subhash Chandra Parija, Vikram Kate
      Pages 3-10
    3. Meena A. Pangarkar, Nitin V. Pangarkar, Anand V. Pangarkar
      Pages 11-17
    4. Puneet Dhar, Johns Shaji Mathew
      Pages 27-34
    5. William Y. Shi, Julian A. Smith
      Pages 35-43
    6. Mukta Wyawahare, Raja Kalayarasan, Anahita Kate
      Pages 45-54
  3. Conduct of Research and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Vikram Kate, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Mohsina Subair
      Pages 67-82
    3. Karthik Balachandran, Sadishkumar Kamalanathan
      Pages 83-92
    4. Meenakshi Girish, Senthil Amudhan
      Pages 93-112
    5. Mahalakshmy Thulasingam, Kariyarath Cheriyath Premarajan
      Pages 113-129
  4. Structuring the Material and Writing the Thesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Kiruthika Sivasubramanian, Rajive Mathew Jose, Stuart Enoch
      Pages 133-139
    3. Sanjay Gupta
      Pages 141-151
    4. A. M. Quraishi
      Pages 153-165
    5. Rajesh Panwar, Peush Sahni
      Pages 167-174
    6. Sudhir Kumar Jain, Rohit Kaushik
      Pages 175-182
    7. Nisha V. Parmar, Divya Gupta
      Pages 183-195
  5. Editing the Thesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. M. K. Ravindran, Balaji Zacharia, Antony Roy
      Pages 207-214
  6. Publishing and Presenting the Research Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Vikram Kate, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Akhila Kavirayani
      Pages 217-229
  7. Thesis for Master’s Degree/Specialty And Sub-Specialty Courses in Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy Course

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Vikram Kate, Nina V. Kate, Mohsina Subair
      Pages 241-251
    3. Lalgudi N. Dorairajan, Ketan Mehra, Ramanitharan Manikandan
      Pages 253-261
    4. Subhash Chandra Parija, Noyal Mariya Joseph, Madhuri Parija
      Pages 263-272
    5. Jharna Mandal, Subhash Chandra Parija, Ajay Haldar
      Pages 273-282
  8. Statistical/English Language/Plagiarism Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. N. Sreekumaran Nair, K. T. Harichandrakumar, N. Ravishankar
      Pages 285-294
    3. Ashutosh Mukherji
      Pages 295-303
    4. C. Adithan, A. Surendiran
      Pages 305-317

About this book


This book on Thesis Writing for Master’s and Ph.D. program focuses on the difficulties students encounter with regard to choosing a guide; selecting an appropriate research title considering the available resources; conducting research; and ways to overcome the hardships they face while researching, writing and preparing their dissertation for submission. 

Thesis writing is an essential skill that medical and other postgraduates are expected to learn during their academic career as a mandatory partial requirement in order to receive the Master’s degree. However, at the majority of medical schools, writing a thesis is largely based on self-learning, which adds to the burden on students due to the tremendous amount of time spent learning the writing skills in addition to their exhausting clinical and academic work.  Due to the difficulties faced during the early grooming years and lack of adequate guidance, acquiring writing skills continues to be a daunting task for most students.

This book addresses these difficulties and deficiencies and provides comprehensive guidance, from selecting the research title to publishing in a scientific journal.


Thesis writing for masters and doctoral programme Choosing a suitable research area Preparing a content list, title Page and abstract Obtaining ethics committee approval for scientific research Presentation of dissertation work in scientific conferences Publishing the thesis work in scientific journal Obtaining support and grants for thesis work Plagiarism software

Editors and affiliations

  • Subhash Chandra Parija
    • 1
  • Vikram Kate
    • 2
  1. 1.Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University)PondicherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)PondicherryIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0889-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0890-1
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