ThesisGuru - 1: PG Student Guidance towards Research Proposal

Oct 01 - Oct 31, 2023

Target Group

Faculty of medical college or university or research institute or other health-related institution
  • Have you wondered if there is any standard resource for guiding a PG/PhD student in his/her university thesis?
  • Have you sought out resources for effectively guiding a PG student?
  • Have you felt hobbled by the lack of formal research training in the steps for guiding a PG student in his/her thesis completion?
  • Have you wondered about the skill sets required in drafting a university thesis synopsis?
Well, this is the right course for you!
It has content aimed at a Guide/co-guide/any other faculty interested in improving their knowledge and skills in guiding a post-graduate/doctoral student (or a junior faculty) who is a pursuing a medical or health-related study/thesis.
This course has a structured format that will enable you in assisting a student to getting started on his/her thesis and prepare a proposal/synopsis.

Content and duration

This online course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for current and future guides of postgraduate medical students, doctoral students, or mentors of junior professionals to learn how to guide them in writing a research proposal.
The content is in a structured format with Modules and Units which are arranged sequentially to be able to understand the requirements and guide the student in a logical manner. All the modules are available in the form of asynchronous learning videos. The course consists of 10 modules.
  • The complete duration of this course is 15 hours but it can be completed over a period of 3-4 weeks
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
1. Identify a research topic and guide in the process of Scientific Enquiry
2. Assist with basic pre-requisites for assimilating knowledge, systematic data collection and scientific writing
3. Guide in choosing from available Study Design options, determining Sample size and decide on research methods
4. Guide in drafting a high-quality synopsis/proposal

Course Schedule

Organization and Delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Research Institute. After successful registration, participants will be issued a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed anytime via a computer/tablet. 

Course Fee

For Indian Participants - (25% off for St John’s staff)
  • For Professors/ Assoc Professors/ Sr Consultants/ Others: INR 7000/- [plus 18% GST]
  • For Assistant Professors/ Junior Consultants: INR 3000/- [plus 18% GST] [If you are claiming this fee category, please mail us your most recent appointment letter from your institute to process your application]
For Foreign Participants
  • For participants from outside India: US $ 150/- (one hundred and fifty US dollars only)


Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit/debit card, NEFT, UPI or netbanking, along with the registration form.
For Registrations and Course fee payment please click  - 
For further enquiry please contact
Dr Prem K Mony, MD
Course Director
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute       
Dr Tinku Thomas, PhD
Course Co-Director
Professor & Head
Dept of Biostatistics
St. John’s Medical College
Dr Kavya R, MPH
Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

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Phone : 080 49467030