# Page number problem in chapters of my thesis, how to make chapter title page with no page number?

I am working with my thesis. I want all my chapter title should be in single page and in page centered and my first section introduction start on new page, by doing this my chapter title page also got the page number . I want to make my title page without page number and number continue from the introduction. same for my all chapters. I am using this

% Chapter 2
\begin{center}
\setstretch{2}
\chapter{chapter title here} % Write in your own chapter title
\label{Chapter2}
\lhead{Chapter 2. \emph{chapter title here}} % Write in your own chapter title to set the page header
\end{center}
\clearpage

\section{Introduction}


In this chapter, we have

• You could try writing \thispagestyle{empty} in your chapter page. Jun 16 '15 at 9:20
• Sounds as if you should use \part and \chapter instead of \chapter and \section. And that you should learn how to correctly setup page styles. Jun 16 '15 at 9:27
• i tried \thispagestyle{empty} by doing this page number is eliminated from the page. but still counting page number. Jun 16 '15 at 9:35
• @DINESHMITTAL: You want to 'forget' the section page for pagenumbering, i.e, say page 5, \section{something} , next page is 6 then, not 7?
– user31729
Jun 16 '15 at 9:44
• @DINESHMITTAL I think you have to add \addtocounter{page}{-1} in your chapter page, together with \thispagestyle{empty}. Jun 16 '15 at 10:11

I tried with the commands I wrote in the comments and it worked:

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{setspace}

\begin{document}

\setcounter{page}{34}
End of first chapter

\begin{center}
\setstretch{2}
\chapter{chapter title here} % Write in your own chapter title
\thispagestyle{empty} % Remove page number
\addtocounter{page}{-1} % Substract 1 from page number
\label{Chapter2}
\lhead{Chapter 2. \emph{chapter title here}} % Write in your own chapter title to set the page header
\end{center}
\clearpage
\section{Introduction}
In this chapter we have...

\end{document}


You could use this code in your thesis file and see if it works fine.