At the end of June every year, all RPg students are required to submit a written review of their study progress in the past twelve months, and to describe their study plan for the twelve months ahead using an online proforma designed for this purpose.
The progress report will be read by members of the Thesis Supervision Committee (TSC), and the committee's evaluation of the report will be discussed with the student concerned. The resulting progress report will also be reviewed by the PG coordinator of the home department, and necessary action may be taken to address issues of concern.
Students who fail to submit a duly completed and approved report form by the stipulated deadline may not be allowed to register for their program of study for the following year.
Should a particular student's progress is found to be unsatisfactory or very unsatisfactory, a warning letter will be issued to the student specifying the expectations and the courses of action for performance improvement. The warning letter should also stipulate the possible consequences, such as reduction or suspension of Postgraduate Studentships, if the improvement is not satisfactory. A copy of the warning letter will be forwarded to Academic Record and Registration, Academic Registry for record purpose.
The first part of the report form is to be completed by the student who should enclose a brief self-assessment summary report at the time the report form is submitted to the thesis supervisor. The second part is an assessment of the work done by the student as well as the progress made since the previous report by the thesis supervisor and TSC.