India[ edit ] In India the thesis defense is called a viva voce Latin for "by live voice" examination viva in short. These documents have different length.
In all the cases, the dissertation can be extended for summer internship at certain research and development organizations or also as PhD synopsis.
It's good that you're thinking ahead. This may vary greatly by discipline, program, college, or university. Examinations for PhD and Habilitation degrees are public.
One examiner is an academic from the candidate's own university department but not one of the candidate's supervisors and the other is an external examiner from a different university.
The undergraduate level project is presented through an elaborate written report and a presentation to the advisor, a board of faculty members and students.