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Project Guidelines of MBA FLEXI

A) Introduction: This guide will provide you all the information you need to know for developing a project dissertation. The Project work for MBA course curriculum has been marked four credits. The following guidelines are to be adopted for MBA and MBA specializations 1. The duration of the project is two semesters starting from 3rd Semester with synopsis preparation and ending with evaluation during the 4th Semester. 2. It must be a live project either done at the place of work or some other organization. 3. The project must be taken up under a guide of student`s choice. 4. Student must select two guides (i) Organization guide (ii). Academic Guide 5. Eligibility criteria for guides Organization Guide: Guide from the organization should have minimum 5 years of corporate experience. Academic Guide: Guide should be a post graduate Guide should have minimum 5 years academic experience / corporate experience. It is not compulsory but it is desired that the guide has specialized or working in the area of the project chosen. Academic guide should sign the project report vouching that the project is done by the student 6. It is desirable that the project relate to the specialization pursued.

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B) The Project Flowchart:

Selection of the Project Topic

30 Days from Registration in to rd the 3 Semester

Prepare Project Synopsis

Submit the Project Synopsis


Corrections Carried Out

Feedback from the University

Prepare the Executive summary, Project Report and the PowerPoint presentation
Submit the Soft copy of the Executive summary, Project Report and the PowerPoint presentation

Viva Voce will be conducted on the date specified by the University th in the 4 Semester

Viva Voce / Project Presentation Student should submit the hardcopy of the Executive summary, Project Report and soft copy of the PowerPoint presentation

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C) Selection of Project title: The title selected should be coherent with the stream of study or specialization A list of suggested topics is provided at the end of this document. However, the student and the guide have the freedom to identify an appropriate topic The title should be specific and focus towards the objectives of the project

D) Project Process: 1. Prepare Project Synopsis: The project synopsis needs to be submitted within the deadline specified by the university. Student can refer to the Project Synopsis Template document for standard template. It needs to be prepared with the following components: Should be of approximately 1000 words Title of the project Introduction Research problem Significance of the research Should outline the methodology to be used Expected results Should mention the tools / techniques to be used for data analysis Literature review / related research outcomes (a brief review of similar or related studies conducted elsewhere. (should not be more than 500 words ) Work done:- visits to company; list of functionaries met; documents received from company; registers and files seen; observations made; field visits; number of samples collected/questionnaires filled; Books, sites, journals, magazines referred

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2. The actual Project study can be completed after getting the feedback from the university on the synopsis. 3. The Final report: The Soft copy of the final project report, executive summary and the power point presentation should be submitted to the University at least 20 days before the VIVA VOCE. The date for submission of the reports will be intimated by mail to you by the university. Viva Voce / Presentation: Viva will be conducted as per the schedule given by the Office of Additional Registrar Student Evaluation. Hard copy of the final project report and the executive summary should be submitted along with the softcopy of the power point slides. The student should demonstrate or make a power point presentation of the project to the University approved External and Internal Examiners. The project work terminates with the viva voce / presentation. A summary of the project is to be submitted. Executive summary: Should be 500 words, besides being a part of the project report, a copy of the executive summary should be submitted separately also. The following are the constituents of the summary: o o o o o Title Statement of the problem Methodology used Main findings / outcome of the study with respect to objectives Recommendations

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E) Project Report: The final project report should consist of the following components: Cover page Title page Acknowledgement

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Bonafide Letter (from the company where the project was undertaken) Table of contents List of Tables & List of Figures List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature Executive Summary Chapters o Introduction o Project details Title of the project Aims and objectives of the study Problem statement Scope of the study Significance of the Study o Literature review / related research outcomes (should not be more than 500 words) o Methodology used: Data collection method, research tools used, sampling methodology, validity of the data o Data analysis and interpretation / Research findings o Recommendations and conclusions o Limitations of the study and scope for further research if any References/Bibliography Format for Bibliography: Books: Authors or Editors Names, Title of the Book, Place of Publication, Publisher, Year of Publication, Page number Example: R.C.Goyal, Hospital Administration and Human Resource Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall Publication, 2008, Pg. 75 S. K. Joshi, Quality Management in Hospitals, New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2009, pg 89-93 Journals: Author, Article Title, Periodical Title, Date of Publication, Page Numbers of the article.

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Example: Bronwyn Fryer, The Layoff, Harvard Business Review, March 2009, pg 17-24. Keila Rooney, Consumer Driven Healthcare Marketing: Using the Web to get up close and Personal, Journal of Healthcare Management, Chicago: July 2009. Vol 54, Pg 241 F) Project Duration: Activities Semester 3 1 Synopsis Conduct Study Final Project Preparation Viva / Presentation The project duration is 2 semesters. It starts immediately after the registration into the 3rd semester and ends with a viva that will be conducted in the 4th semester. G) Project Evaluation: Evaluation Pattern for the project is as given below: Evaluation Criteria Synopsis Methodology Analysis / Findings Project Report Viva Total
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Internal 5 10 25 25 35 100

External 5 10 25 25 35 100
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H) Suggested Project topics for MBA but are not limited to: Sl No. Project Topics PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. A study of performance appraisal / performance management system in XYZ organization Assessment of role stress amongst the employees of XYZ organization Job satisfaction survey at XYZ organization Competency mapping in an organization Training effectiveness in an organization Study of organizational culture OCTAPACE profile. Motivational analysis of organization A comparative study of team effectives in an organization: Team effectiveness assessment measure. A study of Compensation Management System A detailed study of promotion and reward policy of organization A study of quality of work life in an organization. Mapping training need of employees: Training Need Analysis PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO MARKETING Formulation of marketing strategies to improve the market share of the organization Improving the effectiveness & efficiency of sales operations of the organization. Developing a service delivery model to bridge the gap between services expected & provided by the organization. Strategies for increasing the occupancy rate of the hotel A market feasibility study for new product of an organization. Distribution mapping & dealer satisfaction survey. A study of marketing strategies & distribution channels of an organization. A study to increase penetration level & brand loyalty among existing consumers of an organization.
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PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO FINANCE 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. The impact of Global recession on Information Technology sector in India. The impact of recent global economic slump on Indian capital market. A comparative study of bancassurance products in banks. A Comparative study of Equity linked Savings Schemes floated by domestic Mutual fund players. A Comparative Study of cost of capital in Automobile/Steel/Pharma/ Finance industry. A comparative study of Finance performance of banks using various ratios. Profitability and Operational Efficiency of Public Sector banks. Profitability and Operational Efficiency of banks in India. A study of working capital management in small scale industries. The scope of Microfinance in Indian context. Financial Inclusion- The scope and effect in Indian economy. Rural banking in India. Dematerialization The scope and effect. The future of Investment banks in the post Lehman Brothers era. PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS Role of software agents as a collaborative tool - Ecommerce Hospital Management System- Database Approach Automation of Banking database, XYZ Bank. Automation of Customer Relation Database, A SAP Product A study on Electronic data storage A webpage design using JAVA-Google page PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO MBA-HCS A study on the identification of high risk groups prone to spinal disorders / diabetes / heart attacks (or any other lifestyle condition) and corresponding prevention recommendations. A study on the wellness practices in a target group (MNC employees, school children, and adults) and recommendations on wellness practices.
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A study on the identification of causes of delays in in-patient discharges and recommendations to avoid delays and increase patient satisfaction. A comparative study on patient satisfaction in (executive suites, VIP suites, Out-patient department, General ward, Laboratory services, etc.) and recommendations to increase patient satisfaction. A study on the identification of causes of delays in patient transfer (internal/ external) and recommendations to decrease waiting time and increase patient satisfaction. A comparative study on waiting time in various hospital departments and recommendations to decrease waiting time (Out-patient dept, billing, etc). A study on job satisfaction of nurses / paramedic staff in ICU / Operation Theatre/ wards / etc. and corresponding recommendations to improve job satisfaction. A study of sickness absenteeism among various groups of hospital employees (nurses, House-keeping staff, ward boys, CSSD employees, doctors, etc A study on work safety for employees in the radiology department / waste disposal department / lab / housekeeping / etc. and corresponding recommendations to improve work safety. A comparative study may also be undertaken between the departments. A study on Waste disposal management in a hospital and recommendations for safe disposal. A study on hospital acquired infections and prevention recommendations. A study on the efficiency of CSSD (or any other department of a multi-specialty hospital) A cost analysis study in general ward (or any other department) of a hospital to develop user charges. A comparative study on cost analysis of the various departments in a hospital and cost-cutting recommendations. A study on formulation of marketing strategies to promote a healthcare service (e.g.: Women Wellness check-up promotion). A study on involvement of Doctors / nurses / paramedics in rural healthcare and suggestions to improve involvement.
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A study on medical representative triumphs and trials. Recommendation to improve liaison of medical reps and doctors. A comparative study of in-house pharmacy and retail pharmacy. A Study on the identification of the causes of delays in cashless hospitalization and suggest recommendations to reduce time lags. PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

60. Market entry strategies and programs for a particular sector/ Company/ Product 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. Cross cultural issues and managing cross border teams Strategies adopted by MNCs to cope with Indian brands Impact of FDI on any particular sector Multinational mergers and acquisitions HR policies Global and Local Transfer pricing- issues and government policies Impact of HRM practices on operational performance in MNCs Changes in banking industry after incorporation of FEMA PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Application of project management to Global product development system Application of project management to software development cycle Project cost estimation Project Scheduling Information Risk Management Knowledge management in project management Project administration Force field analysis Critical path analysis to software projects Importance of Human resource Management in project management Importance of communication in project management

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I) Templates / Details of the Project Report 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cover page and Title page Acknowledgement Bonafide Letter Executive Summary Table of contents List of Tables List of Figures List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature Chapters References/Bibliography Instructions

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1) Cover Page and Title page:

About Cover page and Title Page:

<TITLE OF PROJECT REPORT>

A PROJECT REPORT

Under the guidance Of ______________________________

Submitted by ______________________________

in partial fulfillment o f the requirement for the award of the degree Of MBA

IN [Finance/Marketing/Human Resource Management/Information Systems/ Banking/Retail Operations/ Operations Management/ Project Management/ Total Quality Management]

<MONTH> & <YEAR>

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2) Acknowledgement: Acknowledgment is the regards given to the people and organization who have helped you in completing the project undertaken. Mainly it must acknowledge the organization in which you carried out the study, followed by the people who have helped you in the process.

3) Bonafide Certificate

Bonafide Certificate:

BONAFIDE CERTIFICATE Certified that this project report titled .. is the bonafide work of ..<NAME OF THE CANDIDATE(S)>. who carried out the project work under my supervision. SIGNATURE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT <Department> <<Full address of the Dept & College >> SIGNATURE FACULTY IN CHARGE <Academic Designation> <Department> <Full address of the Dept &

<<Full College >address of the Dept. of College>> <Full address of the Dept. & College>

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4) Executive Summary: Executive summary should be of one page summary of the project report. It should consist of the statement of the problem, main findings, and recommendations for the further use. It should be typed in double line spacing, Font Style-Times New Roman and Font Size-14.

5) Table of contents: It is the list of all the contents in the report and all the detailed content precedes this table of content. A Specimen is shown below TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter No. 1 Title Introduction 1.1 Detail 1.2 Detail 1.3 Detail 2 Literature review. 2.1 Detail 2.2 Detail 14 21 1 5 10 Page No.

6) List of Tables: Give the same name for the table as they exactly appear above the tables in the text. The caption of the Table must be present above the table. 1.5 line spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. Table 1 <Caption of the table> Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 Field 4 Field 5 Field 6

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List of tables 1. Table 1: <caption the table1> 2. Note: By the word Table, we mean tabulated numerical data in the body of the project report as well as in the appendices (if any). All other non-verbal materials used in the body of the project work and appendices such as charts, graphs, maps, photographs and diagrams may be designated as figures.

7) List of Figures: Give the same name for the table as they exactly appear below the figures in the text. The caption of the figure must be present below the figure. 1.5 line spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head.

Figure 1: < Caption of the Figure> List of Figures 1. Figure 1: <caption the Figure 1> 2. .

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8) List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature: 1.5 line spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. Standard symbols, abbreviations etc. should be used.

9) Chapters: Mainly the chapters can be broadly classified into 3 parts 1. Introductory chapter 2. Chapter(s) on the main content of the project 3. Concluding chapter. The main text will be divided into several chapters and each chapter can be further divided into several divisions and sub-divisions. Each chapter should be given a relevant title. Tables and figures in a chapter should be placed in the position with respect to the reference where they are cited. Headers and Footnotes should be used sparingly. The title of the project must be reflected in the left side of the header and chapter name must be in the right side of the headers. Page numbers are to be placed in the right side of the footer. They should be typed single space and placed directly underneath in the very same page, which refers to the material they annotate. Note: Always the report must be ended with the concluding chapter and future enhancements

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10) References/Bibliography: The listing of references should be typed 4 spaces below the heading REFERENCES in alphabetical order in single spacing left justified. The reference material should be listed in the alphabetical order of the first author. The name of the author/authors should be immediately followed by the year and other details. Any website reference must be referred preceded by the publications reference.

11) Instructions: The text in the printed copies must in black color. 1.5 line spacing should be used for typing the general text. The general text shall be typed in the Font style Times New Roman and Font size 14.

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ANNEXURE 1 No Objection Certificate

This

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to

certify

that

the

project

titled

_______________________________________ is the bonafide work of Mr./Ms. _________________________________ carried with out roll number for/in

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________________________________________ (Organization Name).

We

have

no

objection

with

he/she

selecting

___________________________________ (project title) as his/her Project for the requirements of his/her MBA degree. He / She will be allowed to present the necessary technical details to the panel of examiners for the purpose of evaluation.

Signature of the Organization Guide (Name, Designation and Organization Details)

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