||The main objectives of this course are
to help students:
- To use information systems
- To write a critical review of the
- To identify a research problem;
- To develop and write a research
proposal for their discipline area;
- To propose and justify an
appropriate research plan for the chosen research
- To choose and apply an appropriate
experimental design to a particular research
problem, if required;
- To understand and apply a range of
standard techniques for instrumentation and data
- To prepare a well written and
concise research thesis or report
- Peter Bock, “Getting It Right :
R&D Methods for Science and Engineering, 2001 (Textbook)
- Ranjit Kumar. "Research
Methodology" Longman, 1996.
- Lindsay D. A Guide to
Scientific Writing Longman, 1995.
- Ralph Berry. How to write a
Research Paper, Pergamon, 1986.
- Harry Wolcott. Writing up
Qualitative Research, 1990.
- Gerson S J and Gerson S M.
Technical Writing Process and
Product, Prentice Hall, 1992
- Coley S M and Scheinberg C A,
"Proposal Writing", Newbury Sage
- Chacko G K, Pre-PH.D.
Proposal Preparation: Problem Formation &
Formulation, Thomson Learning, 2004.
- Phillips, Estelle, “How to get a
PhD: a handbook for students and their supervisors”, Open
University Press, 2005
|Learning Outcome of Subject:
||At the completion of the subject,
students should have attained the following:
- Describe the concept of research and its definition.
- Prepare a good research proposal based on the literature survey
and identifying the objectives, validity of the work, its conclusion
and identify possible future work.
- Identify and design a research plan to tackle the problem
statement in terms of different approaches, theories, research
milestone, qualitative & quantitative methods to use.
- Demonstrate the concept of experimental design where student
will know suitable method to use in collecting the data and methods
to analyse the data
- Write a good project report.
|Attributes of graduates
% of contribution
- Ability to apply the learned principles
creatively in identifying problems and
formulating solutions utilizing
state-of-the-art knowledge and technology
based on a system approach
- Problem-solving capability and
independence with positive R&D
attitude and culture among practicing
- Recognition of the need for and an
ability to engage in lifelong learning
| Assessment Scheme:
- Group assignment
- Preparation of research proposal
- The training is graded as
Pass or Fail