UGC guidelines for PhD thesis format

UGC guidelines for PhD thesis format. Thesis, also known as a dissertation.  The thesis may include total pages ranging from 120 to 250. However, the range may vary from one subject to another. In this blog post, we are discussing a very basic format for PhD Thesis.

format of phd thesis

The PhD Thesis starts from a front page (title page) followed by a certificate by Supervisor, Declaration by Student certificate, and so on. The whole structure of PhD Thesis is presented below:

Format of a PhD Thesis

  1. Front Page (Title Page)
  2. Certificate by Supervisor
  3. Declaration by Student
  4. Plagiarism Certificate
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Table of Content
  8. List of Table
  9. List of Figures
  10. Abbreviations
  11. Abstract
  12. Introduction
  13. Review of Literature
  14. Material and Methods
  15. Results
  16. Discussion
  17. Summary
  18. References
  19. Your CV
  20. Two Full Publications
  21. List of Conferences, Publications, Workshops, Awards
  22. The first page of each Publication and Conference certificate

Title Page

Certificate by Supervisor

Declaration by Student

Plagiarism Certificate


Write the name of all persons whom you want to thank them.

Table of Content

It acts as an indexer of your entire thesis.

List of Table

On this page, you will list all the tables you have used in your thesis with serial numbers and page numbers.

General format and layout

Paper format: Use the standard A4 format
Size & line spacing: The text should be in 12-point characters and 1.5-spaced lines. The text should be justified.
Font: Choose a commonly used font that provides a full character set, for example, Times which is widely used in research.

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