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MBA Project Guidelines

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Program

Directorate of Distance Education


SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY (SMU)

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Project Work
2.1 Project guide
3. Project work - Phases
3.1 Phase I: Project Synopsis and Guide Approval
3.1.1 EduNxt Access Procedure (For Project Synopsis Submission)
3.2 Phase II: Project Work
Introduction
Selection of Project Title
Project Work and Final submission
Project Report
Project Evaluation
Template / Details for Preparation of Project Report

Annexure
I. Project Synopsis and Guide Acceptance Form
II. Project Guide Registration Form

1. Introduction

The course titled Project has 4 credits. The purpose of including project in MBA Programme is
to provide students an opportunity to investigate a management problem in a scientific manner. It
enables students to apply the conceptual knowledge in a practical situation and to learn the art of
conducting a study in a systematic way and presenting its finding in coherent report.
The students are encouraged to involve themselves completely on the project work starting from
project synopsis in 3rd Semester and with the completion of project in final (4th) semester.
Students should take this project work very seriously. Topics selected, should be appropriate
enough to justify as a MBA project. The project should be genuine and original in nature and
should not be copied from anywhere else.

2. Project Work

2.1 Project Guide


The role of a project guide is highly significant in getting a quality output from the students. As a
project guide your expertise in the subject domain, counselling, monitoring and evaluating is
sought.
Qualification of a Guide:

MBA with specialization in appropriate area.


The guide should have a minimum of 2 years of Industry/ Teaching experience.
In a given session a guide can supervise a maximum of 20 projects.

Role of a Guide:

As a guide you are expected to offer suggestions to fine tune the problem identified and in
synopsis preparation. The problem identified should be sufficient enough for a study at
MBA level.
The guide has to monitor and review the project work periodically with a minimum two
reviews during the course of the project. Review report needs to be prepared.
The guide has to go through the draft project report and offer suggestions wherever
necessary and to confirm that the project report is submitted as per the prescribed format.

The guide has to send the Internal Assessment (IA) mark for the students whom he/she
was guiding for the session, to the LC to which the student is attached. This is to be sent
along with the signed final Project Report for submission.

Project Guideship Approval from the University


(Qualified persons desirous of guiding projects)

Directly apply to the SMU-DE, in the prescribed format available on the university web site
/ EduNxt Portal (see Annexure II)
Guide CV along with photocopy of the credentials is a must for approval as a Project Guide
with the University.
A guide can fill in the prescribed format when approached by a prospective project student
who is expected to forward the same to the University
Please note that you will become an eligible guide only on approval by the Project Steering
Committee of the University

Meeting with the Project Guide

The Student is required to meet and discuss with the guide periodically on mutually agreed
dates.
The Student is also advised to maintain e-mail contact with the guide
Any Conflict of interest during the course of the project is to be immediately brought to the
notice of the Project Steering Committee of the University

3. Project Work - Phases


Project work will consist of two phases.
Phase -1: Project Synopsis and Guide Approval and
Phase -2: Project work.

Project Synopsis Submission for


Approval
Phase 1
New Guide
Registration

MBA Project

Phase 2

Project work

3.1 Phase I: Project Synopsis and Guide Approval

Project Synopsis Submission for Approval


The student needs to submit the project synopsis for approval through their EduNxt portal. The
project synopsis should be prepared in consultation with your guide. The template given in
Annexure-I (also downloadable from EduNxt) is to be used. Your guide should approve the project
Synopsis. The project synopsis should contain the clear statement about the project statement,
the resource requirements of the proposed project where it would be suitable and along with the
Guide Acceptance letter. Project Synopsis may be disqualified if it is prepared without the Guides
Signature. Refer to fig.-1 for details of the activities involved in this stage.

Content of Project Synopsis


The project synopsis needs to be prepared keeping in mind the following points:

The synopsis should be of approximately 500 words


It should have a Title.
It should have an Introduction
It should outline the methodology to be used
It should mention the techniques to be used for data analysis

New Guide Registration


The Guide to be identified by the student and need to be registered with SMU-DE in the prescribed
format given in Annexure-II (also downloadable from EduNxt). This is the one time process. The
guide details and his/her credentials to be forwarded along with the project synopsis by the student
to the project steering committee for New Guide Registration. Refer to fig.-2 for details of the
activities involved in this stage.
All submitted Project synopsis will be processed by the project steering committee. All status
information (Submission Acknowledgement/Approved/Rejected) will be informed to the student,
Guide and LC through the e-mail. Once approved, the student can proceed to phase 2. Or, the
student needs to work on the project synopsis for resubmission, in accordance with the reason
specified on the mail for rejection. The deadlines for Project synopsis submission / Guide
Registration for your session please visit EduNxt portal or university website.

Fig. 1: Phase -1: Project Synopsis preparation and submission for approval

Fig. 2: Phase -1: New Guide Registration

Important points for the project work

Not more than one student is permitted to work on a Project.


Students should start the project work ONLY after receiving the approval of Synopsis and
Guide from the University.
If the title of the Project differs from the title mentioned in the Project Proposal, the Project
Report will be rejected and will be returned back to the student.
All Correspondence regarding projects should be addressed to
projects.mba@smudde.edu.in (please mark subject as MBA Project -Request for).

3.1.1 EduNxt Access Procedure (For Project Synopsis Submission)

Step 1: Go to the EduNxt URL (http://edunxt.smude.edu.in) and enter your user-id and
password.

Step 2: Go to Project Tile (for Example: ML0014-Project-DE) and click on it to enter to the
Project synopsis submission page.

Step 3: Click on Submit Project Synopsis

Step 4:
(i) Read the Guidelines carefully before filling the form.
(ii) Download the Project Synopsis Submission and Guide Acceptance Form for Project Synopsis
Submission (or see Annexure I) or Project Guide Registration form for New Project Guide
Approval (or see Annexure II).
(iii) Make your Project Synopsis ready for upload. (Fill the form in all aspects, scan and convert
your document in to either .doc or .pdf file)
(iv) Select the checkbox and click on submit synopsis button.

Step 5: Fill the Project Synopsis details, Select the scanned file by using browse file option.
(Note: It accepts only .doc, .docx and .pdf formats). Upload your file by clicking on Upload now
button.

Step 6: If you want to see the file which you have uploaded, click on view synopsis button.
Further if you want to edit/delete the uploaded file, Delete the file by clicking delete option and
upload the latest file by using browse file option.

Step 7: Fill the Guide Details and click on Click here for New guide registration for forwarding
Guide registration form (Download the form, which is available in Guidelines page or click on
Guide Registration form) along with his/her credentials to the project steering committee for
approval through e-mail.

Step 8: Once project synopsis and guide details are uploaded, click on submit button. On
successful submission, your status will show as Your synopsis has been submitted to project
steering committee for Approval.

Step 9:
(i) Once submitted, Project steering Committee will review your Synopsis submission and Guide
Registration. You will get the Status updation in your mail box and EduNxt login.
(ii) If your synopsis is accepted by Project steering committee, you will get the approved mail and
you can start your project work.

Step 10: If your synopsis is rejected by project steering committee, you will be requested to
resubmit your synopsis again. Then click on resubmit project synopsis and start from step 4.

3.2 Phase - II: Project work

Introduction
This program guide will provide the student with all the information they need to know for
developing a project dissertation. As project work is a very important part of MBA course
curriculum, it has been marked for four credits.
The following guidelines may be adopted: MBA projects
1. The project must be a live project either done at the place of work or some other organisation.
2. The project must be taken up under a guide at students Authorised Study Centre/ Program
Centre/ Learning Centre.
3. Students to contact Learning centre for appropriate formats for project work.
4. The project must be completed and submitted at the Study Centre/ Program Centre/ Learning
Centre.

5. The project must relate to the specialisation pursued.

Selection of Project Title

The title selected should be coherent with the stream of study or specialisation.
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.

Project work and final submission


1. Submit a draft project work to the Authorised Study Centre/ Program Centre/ Learning Centre:
The draft project work should be submitted 20 days after the study has been conducted.
The draft should constitute the following:
Title of the project
Introduction
Literature review/related research outcomes (a brief review of similar or related studies
conducted elsewhere. (This should not be more than 500 words).
Description of study methodology
List of work done: Visits to company, list of functionaries met, documents received from
company; registers and files seen, and observations made, field visits, number of samples
collected/ questionnaires filled should be mentioned in proper order.
Names of books, sites, journals, magazines referred.
2. After receiving a feedback from the Authorised Study Centre/ Program Centre/ Learning
Centre, make the necessary corrections and proceed to the next step.
3. Submit the final report:
The final project report should be submitted 30 days after the submission of the draft project
work. The recommended number of pages of final report should be around 100.
4.

Viva Voce/Presentation:
Viva will be conducted as per the schedule. The power point slides for presentation should be
submitted along with the final project report. The student should demonstrate or make a power
point presentation of their project at the Study Centre/ Program Centre/ Learning Centre to
the University approved external and internal examiners. The student must stay in touch with
their Study Centre/ Program Centre/ Learning Centre for the actual date of project evaluation.

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
Title
o
Statement of the problem
o
Methodology used
o
Main findings /outcome of the study with respect to objectives
o
Recommendations

Project Report
The final project report should consist of the following components:
Cover page
Title page
Acknowledgement
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, Title of Periodical, Date of Publication, Page numbers of the article.
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

Project Evaluation
Evaluation pattern for the project is as given below:
Evaluation Criteria

Internal

External

Synopsis

Methodology

10

10

Analysis /Findings

25

25

Project Report

25

25

Viva

35

35

Total

100

100

Template/Details for Preparation of Project Report


i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.

Cover page and Title page


Acknowledgement
Bonafide Letter
Executive Summary
Table of Contents

vi.
vii.
viii.
ix.
x.
xi.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature
Chapters
References/Bibliography
Instructions

i) 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 of 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>

ii) Acknowledgement:
Acknowledgment is the regard given to the people and organisations that have helped the student
in completing the project undertaken. It must consist of acknowledgements towards the
organisation the student studies and to the company where the student has done the project
followed by the people who have helped student in the process.

iii) 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

SIGNATURE

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

FACULTY IN CHARGE
<Academic Designation>
<Department>

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

<Full address of the Dept &

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

iv) Executive Summary:


Executive summary should be a one-page summary of the project report. It should consist of the
statement of the problem, main findings, and recommendations for further use. It should be typed
in double line spacing, font style -Times New Roman, and font size 14.

v) Table of contents:
It is the list of all the contents in the report. Please see the example below:
Table of Contents

Chapter
No.

Title

Introduction

Page No.

1.1

1.2

1.3

10

Literature review.
2.1

14

2.2

21

vi) List of Tables:


Give the same name for the table as it exactly appears 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

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.

vii) List of Figures:


Give the same name for the figure as it appears exactly 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. .

viii) 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.

ix) Chapters:
The chapters can be broadly classified into three 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 foot notes should be used sparingly. The title of the project must be reflected on
the left side of the header and chapter name must be on the right side of the headers. Page
numbers are to be placed on the right side of the footer. They should be typed in single space
and placed directly underneath in the very same page, which refers to the material they
annotate.

Note: The report must always end with the concluding chapter and future enhancements, if any.

x) References/Bibliography:
The listing of references should be typed four 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.

xi) Instructions:
The text in the printed copies must be in black colour.
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 12.

xii) List of Project Topics (Suggested)

Sl. No.

Project Topics
PROJECT TOPICS FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1.

A study of performance appraisal / performance management system in XYZ


organisation

2.

Assessment of role stress amongst the employees of XYZ organisation

3.

Job satisfaction survey at XYZ organisation

4.

Competency mapping in an organisation

5.

Training effectiveness in an organisation

6.

Study of organisational culture OCTAPACE profile.

7.

Motivational analysis of organization

9.

A comparative study of team effectives in an organisation: Team effectiveness


assessment measure.
A study of Compensation Management System

10.

A detailed study of promotion and reward policy of organisations

11.

A study of quality of work life in an organisation

12.

Mapping training needs of employees: Training Need Analysis


PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO MARKETING

8.

13.

Formulation of Marketing Strategies to Improve Market Share of LG Microwave


Ovens

14.

Improving the Effectiveness & Efficiency of Operations at Cox & Kings India Ltd.

15.

Demand Forecasting for Orion-ERP Package for ICICI InfoTech in Bangalore,


based on Small & Medium Enterprises.

16.

Developing a Service Delivery Model to Bridge the Gap between Services


Expected & Provided by ICICI Home Loans.

17.

Strategies for Increasing the Occupancy Rate of Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore

18.

A Market Feasibility Study for New X-ray Machines from Wipro-GE Medical
Systems

19.

Distribution Mapping & Dealer Satisfaction Survey for Nokia Mobile Phones.

20.

A Study of Marketing Strategies & Distribution Channels in North Karnataka for


Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Ltd.

21.

A Study to Improve Awareness level of Triraksha Welfare Scheme among


Farmers for Tractors & Farm Equipment Ltd

22.

A Study to Increase Penetration Level & Brand Loyalty among existing


consumers of Samsung India Electronics Ltd.
PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO FINANCE

23.

The Study of Indian Financial System: Post Liberalisation

24.

The Impact of Global Recession on Information Technology Sector In India

25.

The Impact of the Recent Global Economic Slump on the Indian Capital Market

26.

A Comparative Study of Bancassurance Products In Banks

27.

A Comparative Study of Equity Linked Savings Schemes Floated by Domestic


Mutual Fund Players

29.

A Comparative Study of Cost Of Capital In Automobile/ Steel/ Pharma/ Finance


Industry
A Comparative Study of Financial Performance of Banks Using Ratio Analysis

30.

Profitability and Operational Efficiency of Public Sector Banks

31.

Profitability and Operational Efficiency of Banks in India

32.

A Study of Working Capital Management In Small Scale Industries

33.

The Scope of Microfinance in the Indian Context.

34.

Financial Inclusion- The Scope and Effect in the Indian Economy

35.

Rural Banking in India

36.

Dematerialisation The Scope and Effect.

37.

The Future of Investment Banks in the post- Lehman Brothers Era


PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS

38.

Role of software agents as a collaborative tool E-commerce

39.

Hospital Management System - Database Approach, Mangala Hospital, Hassan

40.

Automation of Banking Database, XYZ Bank.

41.

Automation of Customer Relation Database, A SAP Product

42.

A Study on Electronic Data Storage- Steel Factory, Mumbai

28.

43.
A Webpage Design using JAVA-Google Page
PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO MBA - HCS

44.

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

45.

A Study on the Wellness Practices in a Target Group (MNC Employees, School


Children and Older Adults) and Recommendations on Wellness Practices

46.

A Study on the Identification of Causes of Delays in In-patient Discharges and


Recommendations to Avoid Delays and Increase Patient Satisfaction

47.

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

48.

A Study on Patient Satisfaction in Any One Department in a Multi-specialty


Hospital. (Health Screening Dept, In-house Pharmacy, Outpatient Services,
Billing, etc.)

49.

A Study on the Identification of Causes of Delays in Patient Transfer (Internal/


External) and Recommendations to Decrease Waiting Time and Increase Patient
Satisfaction

50.

A Comparative Study on Waiting Time in Various Hospital Departments and


Recommendations to Decrease Waiting Time (Outpatient Dept, Billing, etc.)

51.

A Study on Job Satisfaction of Nurses /Paramedic Staff in ICU /Operation


Theatre /Wards, etc., and Corresponding Recommendations to Improve Job
Satisfaction

52.

A Study of Sickness Absenteeism Among Various Groups of Hospital Employees


(Nurses, Housekeeping Staff, Ward Boys, CSSD employees, Doctors, etc.). A
comparative study of the same may also be done.

53.

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.

54.

A Study on Waste Disposal Management in a Hospital and Recommendations for


Safe Disposal

55.

A Study on Hospital Acquired Infections and Prevention Recommendations

56.

A Study on the Efficiency of CSSD (or any other department of a multi-specialty


hospital)

57.

A Cost Analysis Study in General Ward (or any other department) of a Hospital to
Develop User Charges

58.

A Comparative Study on Cost Analysis of the Various Departments in a Hospital


and Cost-cutting Recommendations

59.

A Study on Formulation of Marketing Strategies to Promote a Healthcare Service


(e.g., Women Wellness Check-up Promotions)

60.

A Study on Involvement of Doctors /Nurses /Paramedics in Rural Healthcare and


Suggestions to Improve Involvement

61.

A Study on Medical Representative Triumphs and Trials Recommendation to


Improve Liaison of Medical Reps and Doctors

62.

A Comparative Study of In-house Pharmacy and Retail Pharmacy

63.

A Study on the Identification of the Causes of Delays in Cashless Hospitalisation


and Recommendations to Reduce Time Lags
PROJECT TOPIC RELATED TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

64.

A study on the effectiveness of Project Management in Mining

65.

Importance of Human Resource Management in construction projects

66.

A study on controlling risks in construction projects

67.

Project Cost Estimation for software projects

68.

A study on software project management practices with special reference to


embedded systems

69.

A study on quality management/assurance for software projects


ion

70.

Effect of project risk on project performance : A study at XYZ Inc.

71.

Validity of feasibility studies in Infrastructure Projects

72.

Comparative Study of Project Management Software- MS project and Primavera

73.

A Study on Risk Factors Involved In Outsourcing IT Projects

74.

Role of Earned Value Analysis in Project Management

75.

Risk analysis and management in IT projects

PROJECT TOPIC RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


76.

Market entry strategies and programs for a particular sector/ Company/ Product

77.

Cross cultural issues and managing cross border teams

78.

Strategies adopted by MNCs to cope with Indian brands

79.

Impact of FDI on any particular sector

80.

Multinational mergers and acquisitions

81.

HR policies Global and Local

82.

Transfer pricing- issues and government policies

83.

Impact of HRM practices on operational performance in MNCs

84.

Changes in banking industry after incorporation of FEMA


PROJECTS TOPICS FOR MBA TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

85.

Implementation of 5 S in manufacturing companies in XXXXX city/ town/state

86.

Quality Management in Software Industry A Study

87.

Process Capability Study in BPO companies

88.

A Study on Continuous Improvement Process in XXXXXXX Company

89.

Effectiveness of Six sigma Projects A Study

90.

Application of Quality Control tools A Study

91.

Cost reduction through Quality Approach A study

92.

A Study on Just In Time in XXXXXXX Company

93.

Total Productive maintenance in manufacturing Companies A Study

94.

Customer Satisfaction through TQM Approach A Study

95.

Quality Management in Healthcare sector A Study

96.

A Study on Statistical Process Control in specific manufacturing Company

97.

Application of QFD in Service Industries

98.

Impact of Application of FMEA in Manufacturing Industries in the city of


XXXXXXX

99.

A study on quality management in XXXXXXX bank

100.

A study on TQM implementation in hospital

101.

A Study on TQM implementation in service industries

102.

Measuring quality in service sectors

103.

SPC and its application in service industries

104.

A study on effectiveness of TQM implementation in XXXXXXX industry

105.

Improving quality in small and medium scale industries

PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO RETAIL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT


106.

A study on Indian organized retail sector

107.

Effectiveness of promotional schemes in Retail stores

108.

Study of retail store operations

109.

Emerging retail formats and strategies

110.

Role of FDI in Indian retail sector

111.

A study on retail consumer behaviour-personal, social & cultural

112.

A study on Loyalty programs in organized retail sector

113.

A study on changing consumer preferences towards organized retailing from


unorganized retailing

114.

A study on strategies for promoting retailers brand

115.

An analysis of possible strategies for successful internet based customer services


in retail

116.

Measuring the effectiveness of display system in retail industry

117.

Retail outlet mapping of retail stores & shopping malls

118.

Study on private labels Vs. national brands

119.

A study on effective Supply Chain practices in organized retail sector

120.

Impact of retail IT application on effective store operations

121.

Best HR practices in organized retail sector

122.

A study on customer relationship management practices in retail store

123.

A study on effective retail project management

124.

Analysis of training needs assessment of retail sales executives

125.

A study on pricing strategies followed by successful retailers.

126.

To analyse visual merchandising and space planning in a mall

127.

To identify significance of CRM in retail sector

128.

A study of automotive retail management structure in an organization

PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT


129.

A study on Total Quality Management at XYZ Company

130.

A study on ERP selection process in SMEs

131.

A study on Production and inventory control

132.

A study on the role of internet in supply chains

133.

Analysis and design of service operations using waiting lines

134.

Computer Aided Management

135.

Impact of TPM practices on production performance

136.

Effect of six sigma on manufacturing performance

137.

A study on Quality Measurement in Service Operations

138.

Role of Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing

139.

Aggregate Planning and Master Production Schedule

PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO BANKING MANAGEMENT


140.

Analysis of SARFESAI Act on NPAs on banks

141.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Indian banks

142.

Securitisation in Indian banks

143.

Study of Management of NPAs in SBI Bank (any bank)- strategies for Recovery

144.

Risk Management in Indian Banks

145.

Project finance management services by banks

146.

A Case study of Merchant banking services by banks

147.

Financial Performance (analysis) of banks - by Financial statement analysis like


ratio analysis, trend analysis, Balance sheet analysis for the last five years

148.

Study of Investment and Portfolio management services

149.

A Case Study Of Selected Banks In Public & Private Sector Operating In India
With reference to Products and Services

150.

A study on Asset- Liability Management using Gap analysis (sophisticated


techniques can also be used, provided if branches are using)

151.

Study of Retail Banking products and services-Customer satisfaction at branch


a.
Study of retail liability products such as deposits
b.
Study of Retail asset products such as loans, overdrafts in branches

152.

Study of Working capital Management in Indian banks

153.

Impact of internet banking system or Impact of Technology on Indian banks

154.

An appraisal of Institutional banking services to SME sector

155.

Study on Credit risk management practices in banks

156.

Ratio analysis (comparative study) of SBI & ICICI bank (any two banks)

157.

Performance of EXIM bank products and services

158.

Forfaiting and Factoring services by Banks

159.

A study on Foreign exchange risk exposure in banks

ANNEXURE I
SUBMISSION OF PROJECT SYNOPSIS AND GUIDE ACCEPTANCE FORM
(To be submitted to the project steering committee)

PART A: Synopsis Registration.


I.

II.

Student Details:
1. Name of the program

2. Name of the Student

3. Roll Number

4. Session & Year

5. Name and address of learning centre

Project Details

6. Title of the Project

7. Problem Statement

(About 500 words)

8. Methodology to be used

III.

Guide Details:
9. Name of Proposed Guide

10. Guide registration No. (If available)

11. Designation

12. Affiliation

13. Qualification

14. Total Experience

15. Communication Address

16. Contact No.

17. E-mail ID

PART B: Guide Acceptance


I Dr./Mr./Mrs. ________________________________ working as ________________________
with __________________________ hereby confirm my willingness to guide Mr./ Ms.
_________________________ RollNo. _____________________, attached to Learning Centre
(code)____________________
(Name)
________________________
(City)
_________________________
in
the
topic
___________________________________________________ (title of the project) during the
Spring/ Summer/ Fall/ Winter session of __________ (year) period _________________
(month/year) to _________________________ (month/year). I agree to this timeline and also to
submit the project status/ Internal Assessment marks to the University.
Place:
Date:

(Signature of the Guide)

(Note: A Guide needs to get registered with the University if he/ she is guiding a SMUDE project for the
first time. Guide Registration form can be downloaded from the University Website)

DECLARATION
I hereby declare that this project synopsis is an original work carried by me and will not
submitted to any other University for fulfilment of any course of study.
Place:
Date:
(Signature of the Student)
(*Filled in Application forms to be signed by both student and the Guide. Forms must be scanned in either .pdf / .doc
format and submitted through the EduNxt students Login. For uploading please refer section 3.1.1 of this document)

ANNEXURE II
PROJECT GUIDE REGISTRATION FORM
(To be submitted to the project steering committee)

1. Name

2. Date of Birth

3. Present Employer

4. Designation

5. Contact Details

Affix Your
Latest Photo

i) Residential Address :

ii) Office Address

iii) All communications to be sent to: Residential/ Office address (tick any one)
iv) Contact No.

v) E-mail id

6. Education Qualification (start with highest qualification):


(Please attach photocopies of degree certificates)

SNo

Name of
the Degree

Specialization

7. Area of Specialization/Interest

Year of
Passing

Institution/
University

Class
Obtained

8. Total yrs. of Experience

(Please attach photocopies of Experience letters)


Sl. No

Name of the Organization

Designation

From

To

I hereby declare that the information provided by me is true. I agree with the rules
and regulations given by the University.

Signature

___________________________________________________________________
FOR OFFICE USE
Following details have been verified
Yes

No

1) Qualification
2) Experience
3) Approved for Department / Specialization

Signature
(Faculty in-charge)

Signature
(Chairman-Project Steering Committee)

(*Filled in Registration forms must be scanned in either .pdf / .doc format and submitted along with
credentials (Scanned Degree Certificates) to the email id projects.mba@smudde.edu.in)