I am a 3rd-year Masters CSE student. Since I am a 3rd-year student, my advisor has asked me to work on my thesis since 1st year. I picked a problem and worked very hard for around 1.5 years only to realise that nothing new could be done out of it. I have asked my advisor multiple times to let me go for some internships, but he doesn't allow it, telling me that I should get some research output first.

The problem is that he doesn't really have a good problem statement to work on. I am in my final semester now and I have no accomplishments like a research paper or any internship experience. He doesn't have any collaborations either. I am very depressed because I worked so hard reading multiple research papers but now I have nothing on my resume.

Question: What could I do to avoid graduating at the end of the semester without accomplishing anything worth putting on my resume?

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    What is your location? This sounds very different to how a masters works where I did it, so I suspect good answers would be based on knowing the system you are currently in. – skymningen Aug 18 '17 at 7:34
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    To the OP, please use your account to sign in and specify your location. To the user who suggested the edit, please do not guess the OP's location. We need the OP to tell us his/her location. Thanks. – scaaahu Aug 18 '17 at 9:00
  • I want to be anonymous, so I have changed my original name. I am from India. – Priyanka Kapoor Aug 18 '17 at 10:22
  • Tag added based on new info given by OP in an answer – user2390246 Aug 18 '17 at 11:09
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    Talk to your department chair. – aparente001 Aug 19 '17 at 3:58

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