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Research Writing


Research is of no use till it is shared with people who can use it. Writing about one’s research and publishing it validates the research. An added advantage of publication is feedback from peers and experts, which in turn helps with the evolution and perfection of new areas of study. 

  • Students from all disciplines can enroll for this course
  • None. Just an interest in writing based on research.
CORE/ELECTIVE:  Core for PhD and research students, elective for all others


  • All educational institutions 


Aradhna Malik earned her Masters in Child Development from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India and PhD from University of Denver, USA. She has been serving Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as faculty in the School of Management since 2008. Aradhna taught the research writing component of the course titled ‘English for Technical Writing’ to PhD students from all departments across IIT Kharagpur for over three years. Aradhna currently teaches intercultural communication, business ethics and organizational behavior to Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level students. Her research and academic interests include, ageing, orality, human technology 

Week 1: What, why and how of technical and research writing

Week 2:
 Literature review

   Week 3: Writing about methods, results, and discussion of results

   Week 4: Referencing, academic integrity, and writing for different types of readers (Research proposals, Dissertations, Journal articles,                                                                                                                             Magazine articles)


 None. The material will be based on research material, the details of which will be shared with the students regularly.

  • The exam is optional for a fee. · 
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) :
    Morning session 9am to 12noon. 

  • Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April.
  • 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. 

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score  
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of 04 weeks course: Best 3 out of 4 assignments  
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. 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 Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.