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Swayam Central

Introduction to Research

By Prof. Prathap Haridoss   |   IIT Madras
Large numbers of students are actively considering and taking up research and associated higher studies. This course aims to introduce students to the important aspects of research. The intent of the course is to make students aware of the details associated with formal research and to help students overcome common misconceptions that may be present in their minds. By going through this course, students are likely to be able to take up research activities in a more systematic and formal manner right from the beginning. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of ME/MTech/MS/MSc/PhD can benefit. 
PRE-REQUISITES         : Students who have completed undergraduate studies (in Engineering or Science) will be in a better position to benefit from this 
 course

Learners enrolled: 2206

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 17 Aug 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 18 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 17 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Faculty Domain for Newly Joined
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : A group discussion on what is research; Overview of research; 
    Week 2 : Literature survey , Experimental skills;
    Week 3 : Data analysis, Modelling skills; 
    Week 4 : Technical writing; Technical Presentations; Creativity in Research 
    Week 5 : Creativity in Research; Group discussion on Ethics in Research 
    Week 6 : Design of Experiments
    Week 7 : Intellectual Property
    Week 8 : Department specific research discussions

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Nil

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Prathap Haridoss

    IIT Madras
    Prof. Prathap Haridoss is a Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IIT Madras. He works in the areas of Fuel Cell and Carbon nanomaterials. He has a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Before he joined as a faculty at IIT Madras, he served as a Senior Scientist at Plug Power, a Fuel Cell company in New York. He has 3 US patents, several International Journal publications, and has published a book titled “Physics of Materials, Essential Concepts of Solid State Physics”

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 18 October 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team

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