Academic and Research Report

By Dr. Samir Roy   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research , Kolkata
Academic and research report writing is an essential activity for a contemporary teacher in institutes of higher education. It is a fact that a modern teacher has to play a variety of roles apart from that of an academic instructor. Research is one of such major activities for them. Publication of research findings is an integral part of research. Therefore, it is necessary for a teacher / researcher to learn and apply principles and techniques of report writing for effective dissemination of the academic and research findings. This course intends to introduce the learner to the principles, techniques and tools of academic and research report writing. After successful completion of this course the learner will be able to write reports on various academic activities including research effectively and efficiently.

Learners enrolled: 6282


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 30 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 09 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 24 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

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    Week 1 : Introduction
    Importance of report writing in academics and research. Various kinds ofacademic and research activities. Necessity of report writing for achievement ofacademic and research goals. Various kinds of reports / presentations. Characteristics of academic and research reports / presentations. Conclusions. ASSIGNMENTS.

    Week 2 : Research paper writing
    Types of research papers, Structure of research papers, Research paper formats, Abstract writing, Methodology, Results and discussions, Different formats forreferencing, Ways of communicating a research paper. ASSIGNMENTS.

    Week 3 : Thesis writing
    Structure of a thesis, Scope of the work, Literature review, Experimental / computational details, Preliminary studies, Results and Discussions, Figures and Tables preparation, Conclusions and future works, Bibliography, Appendices, ASSIGNMENTS.

    Week 4 : Tools and Techniques
    Various word processors, e.g, MS Word, Libra-office, Latex etc. Making effective presentations using Power Point and Beamer, Uses of plagiarism detection tools. ASSIGNMENT.

    Week 5 : Miscellaneous Reports
    Writing research proposals, Writings project proposals, Lecture notes, Progress reports, Utilization reports, Scientific reports etc. ASSIGNMENTS.

    Week 6 : Hands-on and Mini Project Assignment of mini project, Discussions.

    Week 7 : Hands-on and Mini Project Assignment of mini project, Discussions.

    Week 8 : Hands-on and Mini Project Assignment of mini project, Discussions.


    • A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Academic Papers, by Anne Whitaker September 2009
    • On Writing a Thesis by C P Ravikumar,IETE Journal of Education, 2000
    • Microsoft Office 2016, by Joan Lambert and Curtis Frye, Microsoft Press, Washington98052-6399
    • LATEX for Beginners, Edition 5, March 2014 Document Reference: 3722-2014
    • Essential LATEX ++, Jon Warbrick with additions by David Carlisle, Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz, Adrian Clark January 1994


    Dr. Samir Roy

    National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research , Kolkata
    Dr. Samir Roy is presently attached to the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering of National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR),Kolkata, as Professor and Head of the department. After graduating with honours in Physics from the Presidency College under the University of Calcutta, he obtained his B. Tech, M. E and Ph. D all in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. He has taught and trained various topics of Computer Science at undergraduate, postgraduate and teachers’ training level at various institutes for the past 25 years. He has around fifty articles in different international and national journals and conference proceedings. He has authored a text book on Soft Computing which is published by Pearson. His areas of interest include Educational Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, Theory of Computation etc.


    The course certificate is provided after undergoing this online course.

    Internal Examination - 30% 
    (Assignments, Online quiz, Active participation in Discussion forum, Change Project)
    Final Examination - 70%