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Thesis writing is an essential skill that medical and other postgraduates are expected to acquire during their academic career as a mandatory requirement towards the completion of their degree. However, in most medical schools and higher education institutions, the art of writing a thesis is largely based on self-learning, which casts a burden. This is attributed to the tremendous amount of time spent on learning the thesis writing skills, besides a perceived lack of timely, adequate and quality guidance.

The book titled “Thesis writing for Master’s and Ph.D. program” by Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija,Former Director JIPMER and presently the Vice-Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Pondicherry and Prof. Vikram Kate, Head, Department of General Surgery, JIPMER, addresses these difficulties effectively and provides comprehensive guidance and solutions right from selecting the research title to publishing in a scientific journal of repute and class. The foreword of the book is provided by Prof. David Austin, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and has been published by Medicine Springer India, a leading publisher in bringing out several cardinal and monumental publications.

The book was released by Prof. Rakesh Aggarwal, Director, JIPMER, Pondicherry in the presence of the Editors, Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija, Prof. Vikram Kate and Dr. Naren Aggarwal, Executive Editor, Medicine, Springer India on 9th May 2019 at 10.30 am in the Bapuji Central Library, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth campus, Pondicherry.

Speaking at the Book release, Prof. Rakesh Aggarwal, Director, JIPMER extolled the virtues of possessing communication skills by any student and more so by the discerning students pursuing Masters programme and doctoral research, a fact that assumes great relevance in the present context. It is in the fitness of things and relevance of the context that the book being released acquires great value, as exemplified by its lucid style, catchy flow charts, facile cartoons and also simple and comprehensible language.

Dr. Vikram Kate provided a succinct insight into the book and dwelled on the reader-friendly aspects of the compact edition. Dr.Parija thanked the contributors and SPRINGER Publishers for their time and energy that had largely culminated in this effort. Mention was also made of the contribution by the Editorial assistants.

The presence of an erudite gathering added fervor to the brief, but impressive book release ceremony.