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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

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

About the editors

Subhash Chandra Parija is the Former Director and Senior Professor, Department of Microbiology of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India, and has nearly three and a half decades of teaching and research experience in Medical Microbiology. Prof. Parija is a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expert, and has been consulted to draft guidelines on food safety for parasites. Prof. Parija was on the Board of MD Examination at Colombo University, Sri Lanka, Sultan Quaboos University, Oman, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was conferred a D.Sc. for his contributions in the field of Medical Parasitology by Madras University. The author of ten books including the “Text Book of Medical Parasitology,” he has published more than 300 papers in prominent national and international journals.

Prof. Parija has been honored with more than 25 awards including the Medical Council of India’s Dr. BC Roy National Award and the National Academy of Medical Sciences’ Dr. PN Chuttani Oration Award. Prof. Parija founded the Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP), the only professional organization of Medical Parasitologists in India, and initiated the journal Tropical Parasitology. Professor Parija in collaboration with Prof. Vikram Kate edited a book on Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper, which was published by Springer Nature in 2017.

Vikram Kate is currently the Senior Professor and Head of the Department of the Surgery and Senior Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. He has contributed more than 25 chapters in prominent surgical gastroenterology and surgery textbooks, and has more than 140 papers to his credit. He is a Past President of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology. He was awarded the Membership Diploma of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Further, he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research, the official journal of JIPMER.

Professor Kate is an Examiner for the M.S./M.Ch./DNB and Ph.D. program for Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology and Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow (FRCS, FRCS Ed., FRCS Glasg.), and of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG). He has been honored with many awards, including the Dr. Mathias Oration (2010) and Prof. N. Rangabashyam Oration (2015) by the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India, and the Dr. S.K. Bhansali Memorial Oration (2017) of the Association of Surgeons of India.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thesis Writing for Master's and Ph.D. Program
  • Editors Subhash Chandra Parija
    Vikram Kate
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-0889-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-16-1440-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-0890-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 317
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
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