Frequently Asked Questions: (Post Graduates & Graduates)
What should be the length of the dissertation?
For Post Graduates: About 2500 words, including a one-page executive summary
For Graduates: About 1500 words, including a one-page executive summary
Font to be used: Times New Roman
Font size: 12 points
Are the listed topics indicative or specific? Can we submit a thesis work for the series?
The topics listed are specific. These are topics CRISIL is keen on researching this year. However, we receive queries from students on whether they can submit their own thesis on other topics for the competition. You are welcome to do so, but cannot assure you that it will be considered for the CRISIL Young Thought Leader 2010 competition.
Who can participate in the CRISIL Young Thought Leader 2010 Awards?
The Awards are open to:
- Post Graduate category: Business school second-year students and candidates who are due to take their final year Chartered Accountancy examination are eligible
- Graduate category: Final year graduate students across streams
How do I forward my dissertation to CRISIL?
The dissertation should be in MS Word without graphics (explanatory graphs and charts are permitted), accompanied by a one-page CV/profile of the participant. It should be sent via email to Mr. Sanket Joshi at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the criteria on which the dissertations will be judged?
The dissertations will be evaluated for
- originality of thought
- depth of research analysis
- quality of writing (style and presentation), and
- effective use of data
Candidates have to disclose all sources of information and any references to the material that he/she may have used in the dissertation.