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Webinar on "Thesis Preparation Using Advanced Features of MS Word" by Dr. Shital Badshah

Faculty of Management Studies
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Start Date
22/08/2020 10:22 AM
End Date
22/08/2020 12:22 PM
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Proceedings of Webinar on “Thesis Preparation Using Advance Features of  MS Word” by Dr. Shital Badshah(22nd August 2020)


V.M. Patel Institute of Management (FMS) organized a Webinar under GUNI-FMS Webinar Series on 22nd August with a topic- Thesis Preparation Using Advance Features of MS Word, where 185 participants participated in the Webinar. The panelist were Dr. Sourbhi Chaturvedi, Dean-Faculty of Management, Dr. Hiren Patel, Associate Dean, and In-charge Principal, VMPIM, and Dr. Abhishek Parikh, Principal, VMPCMS, Dr. Deepesh Dasani, Asst Professor, VMPIM and Webinar was moderated by Prof. Dhara Jha. She introduced Dr. Shital Badshah, who is founder of Growth Catalyst and has done PhD on Leadership and is certified Leadership Coach from IIM Bangalore. He works as Leadership Coach. He works with three kind of companies: MNCs, Family Business, and SMEs. He helps senior management executives to be better leaders, so they can lead their organisation successfully. He has served companies like Gujarat Gas, L&T, Jubilant, Varmora Group, and BNI. He also acts as advisor and resource person to many educational set up like KJ Institute, Savli; PDPU, Nirma, and Ganpat University. She extended warm welcome to him on behalf of Faculty of Management Studies.


Dr. Badshah explained the benefits of Ph.D. thesis Webinar- Knowledge of Microsoft word, Importance of Edited part of the report & Learn with Advance features of Microsoft word which will help in updating the thesis in a better way.  He started his discussion with his deep association with Ganpat University.  He explained that the knowledge of MS Word is very important for making your thesis.  


He covered many points related to the preparation of a thesis by using Advance version of MS Word. He dealt with concept formulation, objectives of preparing thesis effectively using MS Word


He divided the workshop into three segments.


1)      Introduction:

-          How to use the word effectively

-          Style (Title, Headings, Subheadings, Normal)

-          Layout (Margins, Text Layout, Page Background)

2)      Advance features

-          Document Elements(TOC, Header, Footer)

-          Citation Styles

-          References

-          Bibliography

3)      Editing and Updating

-          Cross-referencing

-          Updating cross-referencing(subject, author etc)

-          Updating for the final edition



He emphasized on the practice to use MS Word, any version & style, text, Table of Content, topic, sub-topics, short method of line spacing, to use two different types of numbering system(Roman character and decimal system in one document), how to apply bullet points, multiple level numbering systems, APA style of Reference with the help of MS Word, putting title, making a hypothesis and enlisting it in Table of content with the help of MS Word, updating Bibliographies, the role of margins, the utility of footnote and endnotes. He also dealt with Data Analysis and elaboration about figures etc. It was a very informative session for the preparation of the thesis.


A Question-Answer session was also conducted in which participants asked various questions related to the topic with great enthusiasm. All the queries were taken up by Dr. Shital Badshah in a very positive and healthy manner. At last Dr. Deepesh Dasani extended vote of thanks to Dr. Shital Badshah, the team of panelists and participants of the day.