A - For single degree students who have completed their compulsory courses, they are permitted to do only one thesis in either of their last two semesters. A co-supervisor from the university is required only for one semester. A co-supervisor is not required if the student wishes to extend his/her thesis work unofficially for another six months and does not wish to transfer extra credits from the partner university.
For dual degree students, it is required to carry out thesis work for each one of their disciplines. So, if the student wishes to pursue a one-year thesis in his/her final year, he/she has to ensure that the thesis work is interdisciplinary and can be considered under either discipline. In this case, the student can work with a co-supervisor from one branch during the first semester and under a co-supervisor from the other branch during the second semester. The student will need prior permission from the concerned HOD to continue under the same co-supervisor (from another discipline) if desired.