NTA (UGC) NET Paper 1 Research and Teaching Aptitude: Plan of Chaapters

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Plan of Chapters

Consider all the chapters and decide what is best for your research. Then make a list in point form of what will go in each chapter. Always represent the text of thesis in logical order Make a relevant plan for each chapter and section, the result will be clearer and easier to read. The different heading are quoted below:

  1. Copyright Waiver: This gives the university library the right to publish your research work.

  2. Declaration: This page declares that the thesis is your own work and is not taken from any other's work.

  3. Title Page: The format of this page may be Title/Author: A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in faculty of science in university on date.

  4. Abstract: This part is most crucial part of the thesis it is most widely page. It is best written towards the end. It should be self contained and contains a consise description of the problems. Your method of solving, result and conclusion should be remarkable.

  5. Acknowledgements: It is like a thanks giving page to all the people, who had some kind of contribution in the research or whose work you used for your research.

  6. Table of content: Introduction starts from page 1, the earlier pages should have various numbering system.

  7. Introduction: This provide us information about the topic and its relevance. This should be interesting indeed. Never over estimate the reader's familiarity with the topic. Introduction must not be boring.

  8. Literature Review: Where did the problem exactly come from? what is already known about the problem? If you have been keeping up with the literature as you vowed to do three years ago, and if you have made notes about crucial papers over the year, then you have some good points for the review.

  9. Materials and Methods: Material and method changes from thesis to thesis and may be absent in theoretical thesis. It also elaborates the methods used for research.

  10. Theory.

  11. Results and Discussion: The results and discussion are very-often combined in thesis. The division of results and Discussion material into chapters is generally best done as per the subject matter. In most cases your result calls for discussion. What do they exactly mean? How can they fit into existing body of knowledge? Are they consistent with present theories? Do they give new insights? Do they introduce new theories or mechanism?

  12. Conclusion: It is basically abstract in nature and contains conclusion in very concise manner. A summary of conclusions may be put in point form after the result and discussion chapter. It is hence very brief.

  13. Reference and Appendices.

  14. Bibliography.

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