Students should identify a potential supervisor by December in Year 3 to discuss thesis prerequisites and draft a research proposal. The preliminary proposal (1000 words) should be submitted by 31 May. The final proposal to be presented at the start of Monsoon term.
The summer between semesters 6 and 7 should be used for preliminary fieldwork.
The research proposal should be defended in August in Year 4.
The final thesis should be no more than 15,000 words and cover 8 credits (4 each
semester). The thesis will be evaluated by the faculty advisor and, potentially, another Ashoka faculty member.
The thesis should be submitted by the beginning of April.