How to typeset your thesis

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During the course of undergraduate and postgraduate studies at IIT Kharagpur, one is required to submit a formal thesis and present the research carried out as a part of Bachelor's Project (BTP), Master's Project (MTP), or Doctoral Thesis (PhD). Since, typing a large research work requires careful organization, referencing and presentation, it is recommended to use a typesetting software. While Microsoft Word is a popular choice, works typeset in Latex are of much superior quality.

The how-to guide illustrates how to do this.


  • Excellent reference management
  • Whitespace and layout is automatically typset (table of contents, index page, list of figures etc.) ensuring maximum readability
  • Embed high quality figure easily


It is best to start from a template. Fortunately, a few people have developed templates that you can adapt to write your own thesis. For example, Sarthak Jain wrote this template specifically for IIT Kharagpur's thesis styles. Download the file and read the instructions. However, note that each department has different guidelines regarding the format of thesis. The template can be adapted according to personal requirements.


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