You have prepared a dissertation and have
already gone through many stages on the way to a degree. Now the main
thing remains – the defense of the dissertation.
It takes place in several stages. Consider each of them in more
You have completed the preparation
of scientific work. Now they have the right to it, and your head,
members of the department, scientific departments, and opponents
should be acquainted.
Sending documents of the
If you have passed the preliminary
defense – congratulations! The next step is to collect the documents
and send them to the dissertation council.
This list should consist of the
Personal sheet of personnel
Certificate confirming that you
have passed candidate exams
Characteristics of the
The main dissertation
The applicant publishes an abstract
and an announcement with information about where and when protection
will take place.
You have to take care of everything:
so that all members of the council, opponents, scientists, as well as
all technical means, and little things up to glasses and water are
Also the applicant is preparing a
A common tradition is to set up a
banquet after defending. Not necessarily, but suddenly you will want
to later defend a doctoral …
So, you stand in front of the
commission. It is important to look confident, clean, tidy and
The report (which should be clear
and precise) must be presented in the best form – speak loudly,
confidently, show yourself as a real expert.
Thesis defense procedure
The chairman of the meeting of the
commission announces its opening. The secretary reads out the
personal file of the candidate. That very moment came when you submit
your report. About 20 minutes will be allotted to it, not more, so be
concise. After you finish, board members will ask questions.
Then the word is given to the head
of the applicant. When he finishes reading his testimony, the
secretary speaks, announcing reviews collected from the department,
organizations and received reviews on the author’s abstract.
The applicant can answer questions
or criticism. Then opponents come up with feedback on the work. The
applicant can also answer them.
Next, an open discussion is
announced, during which the council speaks with criticism or in
support of the applicant.
The decisive moment is the vote. It
is held secretly during a short break.
After the break, the result is
announced. The board must approve it.
The author says the answer word. The
last moment of the meeting is the draft conclusion. Board members
discuss it and take the final version.