In order to get an early introduction to
research, every graduate student is required to do two Departmental
Projects. Departmental Project may be Theoretical, Experimental or
Students are expected to choose their
Project Supervisors from within their assigned Department, but, in
exceptional cases, may choose a Supervisor from outside the Department,
subject to approval of their assigned Department and the Subject Board of
P-397 : Departmental Project I : Research
This is an introduction to research methodology.
The topic need not be original, but should not be regular textbook
material, such as would be taught in a Lecture Course or a Reading Course.
During the project, the student is expected to learn basic techniques of
research, including literature survey, critical study of existing results,
writing a technical report and making a technical presentation.
P-398 : Departmental Project II : Research
This is a small research project. An
original component is required but may be waived if the work involved is
highly delicate or difficult. During the project, the student is expected
to be able to apply the skills learnt in P-398 without significant intervention
by the Project Supervisor.