The front matter or preliminary pages of a research project should be paginated appropriately with small Roman numbers at the bottom center of the page.



The preliminaries should abide by the following order, wherever applicable:



Title Page


The title page of the project proposal shall give the following information in the order listed:


O    Full title of the project as approved by the Department/Faculty/Institute;


O    The full name of the author;


O    Researchers registration number;




O    The qualification for which the project is submitted;


O    The name of the institution to which the project is submitted;


O    The Department Faculty/Institute in which the project is to be submitted; and


O    The month and year of submission.


Table of Contents


The Table of Contents shall list in sequence with page numbers all chapters, sections/headings, sub-sections/headings and other sub-divisions of the project, appendices, etc.


List of Tables, Figures, Plates/Schemes


Separate lists of each, in the above order, giving number and page reference.




All persons (e.g. supervisor, technician, friends, relatives) and organization/authorities who/which have helped in the realization of the project shall be acknowledged.


Project Declaration Form


The form should be duly filled and it should be included just after the acknowledgement in the project.





The abstract is required with all research projects. The purpose of the abstract is to provide a clear and concise summary of the:



  • Objectives


  • Scope of the project


  • Methodology used


  • Major findings and conclusions


  • Major recommendations or suggestions for improvement




The abstract should be approximately 300 words. It should be prepared after the three chapters of the proposal or after five chapters the project report have been written but presented as front matter material in terms of sequence.


List of Abbreviations


This section should list in alphabetical order all abbreviations used in the project.

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