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Guidelines – Undergraduate research project

The Research Project (ENS4226) is aimed at motivating the student to approach and solve any environment-related problems scientifically. The course module weighs six credits (600 hours of notional learning) that have to be undertaken as an individual research project culminating the production and defense of the thesis. Based on the submission of the proposal, the Head of the department will assign an internal supervisor who must be a Senior Lecturer at the department to function as the Supervisor for the project.  Depending on the nature of the research,  the possibility of having one or more supervisors (even from outside the campus) will also be encouraged –to facilitate research and learning.

The evaluation of the project will be based on:

Project proposal 10%
Conduct of project 20%
Project Report 40%
Oral presentation15%
Viva-voce 15%

The evaluation panel members for the final oral presentation and viva-voce are appointed by the Head of the Department with the faculty board’s approval.   The project proposal and conduct of the project will be evaluated by the Supervisor  (30%).   Project report,  oral presentation,  and viva-voce will be evaluated by two examiners  (70%),  one senior member related to the discipline other than the Supervisor at the department and one external examiner who is also a senior member, preferably an academic or the researcher from any other University or research institute with approval of the Senate.