Academic and Research Report Writing

By Dr. Samir Roy   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research , Kolkata
Learners enrolled: 10000
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.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 30 Jan 2023
End Date : 31 Mar 2023
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2023
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Course layout

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. 

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.

Books and references

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

Instructor bio

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.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of  May (tentative)
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • 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.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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