Writing Thesis for Sub-speciality Courses in Medicine

  • Lalgudi N. Dorairajan
  • Ketan Mehra
  • Ramanitharan Manikandan


  • The need to strengthen research at super speciality level.

  • Research work as a part of sub-speciality postgraduate curriculum—The MCI requirements.

  • Differences in the requirements of thesis writing in different universities at sub-speciality level courses.

  • Variability in the conduct and assessment of dissertation/research project in different universities at sub-speciality level courses.
    • Types of studies permitted as thesis work.

    • Monitoring of research work.

    • Impediments faced by the student in carrying out research work.

    • Timelines for dissertation protocol and final thesis submission.

    • Method of assessment of the research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lalgudi N. Dorairajan
    • 1
  • Ketan Mehra
    • 1
  • Ramanitharan Manikandan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPondicherryIndia

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