Preparing a PhD Thesis
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Instructions for preparing a PhD thesis
A PhD thesis is a very important document, both for a PhD scholar and the institution itself. It directly reflects the academic standard of the university. Wish is why, proper care should be maintained while preparing a PhD thesis. While the overall academic quality is ensured through different check points during the PhD period, the physical quality of the thesis also should be of the highest standard.
The instructions and files in this page will help you to adhere to these standards that we follow and help you in preparing your thesis.
Please feel free to download the relevant documents for your own use.
Check List (only for the Thesis)
A PhD thesis MUST be contained within a maximum of 90,000 (ninety thousand) words. Please see the instructions.pdf file below for details.
General instructions can be found in the file instructions.pdf. You can download this file by clicking the button below. You should also go through the PhD Regulations 2016 (Gauhati University) carefully, to familiarise yourself about the whole PhD procedure. An ignorance about the procedure may cost you heavily.
A sample PhD thesis
You can download the following sample PhD thesis file.
Different downloadable material
You should download the following material before preparing your thesis.
The GUThesis.tar.gz file
This file (or the next file) contains the complete thesis preparation package using LaTeX.
The GUThesis.zip file
Same as the above
The geometry.pdf file
Shows the page geometry (margin and paper size) of a PhD thesis
Note : The GUThesis.tar.gz (or the GUThesis.zip) file contains all the above documents including the file instructions.pdf.