The Master of Science programme is a graduate programme by research. Candidates are required to register for several courses and conduct an independent research project. A student pursuing a Master of Science may complete the programme within a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of three years.
Students are COMPULSORY to register Research Methodology but NOT COMPULSORY to register any other structured coursework. However, the students may have to register a few structured coursework on the advice of his Advisor/Thesis Supervisory Committee.
A Master of Science student is COMPULSORY to register for Master Research (SPS 5999) every semester. This is a research project whereby at the end of the study period the candidate will submit a thesis. The thesis will be examined and a viva voce conducted to determine the student’s competency in the field of study.
Students are required to register for Seminar (SPS 5903). This one credit seminar course is meant for students to prepare and orally present their research proposal, and should be taken, at the latest, by the second semester of their study programme. The course will be graded on a Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory basis.
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