Premise: It is important that a University must have its own standard format of writing thesis/project report. Failure to standardization of formatting the manuscript leads to variation often individualized but erroneous adoption.
Front title page- A formatted title page has been added.
Chapters 1 Introduction
Chapter II Review of Literature
Chapter I and II Unanimity
Chapter III Materials and Methods
This Chapter can be sub-divided:
To allow and facilitate the Departments in Business and Social Sciences who do not or may not have used any Materials or Instruments for the study may also have the option of titling this Chapter only as
Instead of Materials and Methods
The Engineering and Science departments though must have this Chapter titled as ‘Materials and Methods’
Chapter IV Results and Discussion
Again this Chapter may have:
This will allow the supervisor and the researcher to either separate results or discussion. However, some supervisor/researcher present results either in tabular form or graphical/diagram followed by discussion of the results right underneath.
Chapter V Conclusions and Recommendation
This Chapter may as well be sub-divided into:
The relative importance of both in thesis/report under one Chapter needs no emphasis
Reference: The supervisors/researchers should have the option of using either Harvard Style or APA style of referencing. Both of these formats are internationally recognized and ubiquitously used. The referencing style while publishing in internationally reputable scientific journal is always dictated by the journal which every researcher is obliged to adopt.
Guidance for supervisors/researchers: Though these have been briefly mentioned, it is important that the institution provide some basic understanding.