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SUMMER TRAINING

PROGRAM
PGDM Batch (2014-16)
Summer Training Program
Guidelines

ALMANAC
SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM (Batch 2014 2016)
(Duration 08 Weeks, Credits 08)
Sl.
No

Date

1.
2
3.

29 Apr -2 May 2015


4 May 2015
5 11 May 2015

4.
5.
6.

26 -30 May 2015


23 27 June 2015
29 June 3 July 2015

4 July 2015

6 July 10 July 2015

13 July 15 July

Activity
Submission of Joining Report(Faculty Guide)
Commencement of Project
Submission of Synopsis/Project Proposal to faculty
Guide
Initial Evaluation by Faculty Guide
Second Evaluation (Non Guide)
Feedback Submission(From the Corporate Guide)
Total
End of Project
Submission of Hard bound copies + CD to office of
controller of A&E
Final
Evaluation

(Ext Panel VIVA VOCE)

Total
gGrand Total
Project Evaluation Scheme
Project Report = 100 marks VIVA = 100 marks
* Evaluation by Faculty Guide
** Evaluation by Non Guide Faculty
*** Evaluation by Corporate Guide
****Evaluation by External/Industry Panel

Marks
Weightage
-----10*
30**
50****
10***
100

100****
100
200

= 90 Marks
= 50Marks
= 10 Marks
= 50 Marks

Note: A weekly monitoring of the students shall be done by individual faculty guides and their
progress shall be recorded on the data sheets provided. Any observation/lapses on the part of
students shall be immediately brought to notice of Summer Training Program office for further
action.

(Dr. M.Madana Mohan)


Program Chair

(Dr. Sabyasachi Rath)


Dean

SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM WORK


1.

INTRODUCTION

As a student of PGDM you are required to undertake a major individual piece of research work - the
Summer Training Program. The aim of the Summer Training Program is to give you the opportunity to
learn independently and show that you can identify, define and analyse problems and issues and
integrate knowledge in a business context. It is an important part of the programme that tests your
ability to understand and apply the theory, the concepts and the tools of analysis to a specific problem
situation. This Summer Training Program handbook has been compiled to clarify the framework of the
project and suggest some ways of assuring success.
The only precise rule on what constitutes an acceptable project is that it should be an ordered critical
exposition, which affords evidence of reasoning power and knowledge of the relevant literature in an
approved field falling within the subject matter of the programme - Management. The emphasis
should be on applied research and the investigation of some practical problem or issue related to the
situation in which an organisation or system operates.
Please note that the Summer Training Program must not be treated as just another assignment. The
project provides the opportunity to judge the students time and self-management skills and his/her
ability to successfully undertake a long and in-depth study. Hence it is not only the product that is
important, but also the process itself. Students must therefore ensure that they maintain regular
contact with their faculty guide and also that they provide the faculty guide with drafts of their work
at regular intervals. Finally, to keep yourself up-to-date and under control as regards your project, it is
imperative that you meet your faculty guide regularly.

2.

DEFINITIONS AND OVERIEW OF SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM

The Summer Training Program is a practical, in-depth study of a problem, issue, opportunity,
technique or procedure or some combination of these aspects of business. Typically, you will be
required to define an area of investigation, carve out research design, assemble relevant data, analyse
the data, draw conclusions and make recommendations. Your project should demonstrate
organisational, analytical and evaluative skills, and, where appropriate, an ability to design a suitable
implementation and review procedure.

3.

GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM

The purpose of the Summer Training Program is to give students the opportunity to carry out an indepth study of an applied nature, synthesizing various elements, yet pursing one area of interest in
depth. Your project report should make clear what you have attempted and why you have attempted it;
the methods that you have used to collect, collate and analyze the information obtained; and how you
have evaluated it. Any recommendations made should be supported by the evidence presented and by
logical argument using deductive and inductive reasoning. For an Summer Training Program to be of a
high quality it is imperative to avoid detailed description devoid of analytical content. You should
ensure through the entire period that you work on your dissertation that it meets these requirements.
4.

CHOOSING A TOPIC

The topic for Summer Training Program is identified by student in consultation with the faculty
guide.
5.

SCOPE OF THE SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM

An acceptable Summer Training Program will normally fall into one of the following categories:

Exploratory- a study that involves carrying out original research in order to meet the
organizations continual need for new information for forward decision-making. The main
issues may be human, economical, functional etc, but the construction and/or application of
some kind of research instrument are the focus of the study. The analysis of the research
findings (e.g. clients responses to questionnaire about changing product specifications) should
take place, resulting in proposals about how to manage relevant aspects of the organisations
future.

Explanatory- a study, which would involve studying relationships between different variables
like a cause & effect relationship study.

Descriptive- a study that would need an in-depth portrayal of an accurate profile of events or
situations from the business environment.

6.

ORGANISATION OF SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM

This section presents some of the norms associated with a Summer Training Program. It is strongly
recommended that you follow these guidelines. The final report should be presented in the following
sequence:
Title page
Students Declaration
Faculty Guides Certificate
Acknowledgements
Abstract
Table of Contents:

List of Tables

List of figures

List of Appendices

Chapter 1. Introduction: This chapter includes the research problem, need for study/significance
of the dissertation, objectives, hypotheses, methodology scope, sample design, sources of
information, tools and techniques of analysis, structure of the study with sound
justifications/explanations.
Chapter 2. Literature Review: This chapter should reflect the students understanding of the
relevant theoretical and empirical background of the problem. Focus should be more on the logical
presentation of the empirical evolution of conceptual and methodological issues pertaining to
research problem. Also highlight the methodological clues drawn through this review for your
project.
Chapter 3. The company/Organisation/System: This chapter should contain a brief historical
retrospect about the entity of your study.
Chapter 4 & 5: Present your data analysis and inferences
Chapter 6. Summary and Conclusions: Gives an overview of the project, conclusions,
implications and recommendations. Also specify the limitations of your study. You may indicate
the scope for further research.
Bibliography: List the books, articles, websites that are referred and useful for research on the
topic of your specific dissertation. Follow Harvard style of referencing.

Appendices
Your documents should be appropriately numbered. It is usual for Page 1 to start with the Introduction.
The sections prior to the Introduction are usually numbered with small Romans, i.e. i, ii, iii. It is easier
if appendices are numbered in a separate sequence (suggest A, B, C) rather than as a continuation of
the main report.

General Guidelines for Typing (Project Report)


1. NUMBER OF PAGES:
Maximum 50-70 Pages (5% of variations are accepted)
2. TYPING

INSTRUCTIONS:

Border Indents

Top, Bottom & Right 1


Inch.. Left 1.5 Inch.
Page Numbering Bottom centered
Font Type Arial
Font Color Black only
Font size Uniform & Consistent throughout the report : 12
(Regular) Chapter Heading 16 (Bold)
Titles Heading 14 (Bold)
Write-Ups- 12 Regular
Line Spacing 1.5

Graphical Presentation Colour/Black & White


Graphical Number Each and every Table / Exhibit / Figure must be assigned its reference
number. E.g. Table 1.1, Fig 1.1, etc.
Note:
a. All pages must be bordered. The border should be a thin line.
b. The VVISM logo should be used on each page in the right side while company logo
should be used on the left side of each page.
3. PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Paper A4 Size (Executive bond paper)

Annexure I (Hard bound Copy)

TOPIC NAME
Submitted in partial fulfilment of PGDM
PGDM BATCH 2014-16

Submitted To
Name of the Faculty Guide
Submitted By
Name of the student
(REGD. NO)

Annexure I (Inner Copy)

TOPIC NAME
Submitted in partial fulfilment of PGDM
PGDM BATCH 2014-16

Submitted By
Name of the student
(REGD NO)

Faculty Guide

Dean

Annexure II

Declaration

hereby declare that the project titled _________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________is
an original work undertaken by me, under the guidance of----------------------

(Faculty Guide name).

The report submitted is a bona-fide work of my own efforts and has not been submitted to any
institute/university/conference or published before.

Signature of the student


(Name of the student)
Date:
Place:

Annexure III

Certificate from the Company/Organization


(This letter has to be on the companys official letterhead)

TO WHOMESOEVER IT MAY CONCERN

This is to certify that Mr./Ms________________________________________________ student of


Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems and Management, Hyderabad has successfully completed
his/her Project with us titled ------------------ for a period of ---------days/weeks from ----to ------.
As per our assessment he/she is hard working and his/her performance has been
satisfactory/good/excellent during the training program. We wish him/her all the very best for his/her
future endeavor.

Signature
(Name of Concerned Person) // Corporate guide
Designation
Date:
Place:

Office Seal

Annexure IV

Faculty Guide Certificate


I

Prof. ____________________________________________________________

certify Mr./Mrs. ____________________________________________________ that


the work done and the training undertaken by him/her is genuine to the best of my
Knowledge and is acceptable.

Signature
Date :

Annexure V

Acknowledgement

Words of gratitude

Name of the student

Annexure VI

COMPLETE PROFORMA GUIDELINES

Abstract
This is a summary of about 300 words (not more than one side of double-spaced A4) that describes
the topic; explains the aims and methods of the study and gives a brief resume of the main conclusions
and recommendations.
Table of Contents
The contents page gives the reader the first view of how the project is structured and how the author
attempted to develop the topic. It lists sequentially the sections and major sub-divisions of the
sections; each identified by a heading and located by a page number.
The following box gives an example.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS

PAGE NUMBERS

List of Tables

List of Figures

ii

1. INTRODUCTION

2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE

16

3. THE INDUSTRY AND COMPANY PROFILE


4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

25
35

5. DATA ANALYSIS & PRESENTATION


4.1 Presentation and Analysis
4.2 Interpretations

40
40
45

6. SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS


7. SUGGESTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS

50
55

8. BIBLIOGRAPHY

60

9. APPENDICES
Appendix A Questionnaire(example)
Appendix B- (If any required)

65
66
67

Your precise structure will have to be tailored to the needs of your own project. If in doubt,
discuss with your project faculty guide at an early stage.

List of Tables and Figures


Throughout the project, it is likely that you will want to present material in tabulated or diagrammatic
form. Some such presentations will bear only indirectly or partially on your arguments, and in such
cases you will need to decide about their proper location. Additional or less relevant information may
be better placed in an appendix.
Whether you decide to locate your tables/figures in the main body of the report or the appendices, it is
conventional to provide special contents pages so that readers can easily find the information. Tables
and figures should be listed on a separate page as shown below.
Examples of List of Tables

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE

PAGE NUMBERS

Redundancies in the Food Industry, by age, 1980-1987

II

Employees Attitudes to Motivational Factors,


by occupation

Employees Attitudes to Motivational Factors,


by gender

III

Examples of List of Figures/Graphs


LIST OF FIGURES/GRAPHS
FIGURES

PAGE NUMBER

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs

II

Vrooms Expectancy Theory

10

Annexure - VII
JOINING REPORT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM

Joining Report
Date : _____________.

(Student Name and Regd. No) , batch 2014-16, a student of Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems &
Management, Boston House,Hyderabad-78 has been given the permission to do his/her Summer
Training Program

programme at our organization for the period of _____________ to

_______________ under the guidance of Name of the Corporate guide). .


Name of the Company.__________________________________________
Address._____________________________________________________
Date of Joining.________________________________________________
Tel No.______________________________________________________
Area Assigned Marketing/ Finance /HR)__________________
Topic of the Project.____________________________________________

Name of the Corporate Guide


Signature
Seal

Annexure - VIII
FEEDBACK ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM
(To be filled up by the Corporate Guide / Departmental Head)
Regd. No:

Name of the Student. ( in full):

Project Title :
Sl No

Parameter

Extent of conceptual reading & Clarity

Comprehension of the project

Seriousness, sincerity & Thoroughness

Excellent Very Good


5
4

Good
3

Average
2

in planning before the study started.


4

Sense of responsibility and Commitment

Time and quality orientation

Initiative, drive and enthusiasm

Communication effectiveness and


keeping the superiors informed about
the progress

Prevention of mistakes and seeking


guidance from the experienced persons

Depth of study in relation to the scope


envisaged

10

Quality of analysis and diagnosis (depth


& breadth)

11

Practicality or recommendation vis


vis purpose of the study

12

Behaviour in the organization

Name ______________
Designation _____________
(Signature of the Corporate Guide / Departmental Head with Date)

Official Seal

Poor
1

Annexure IX

Integrated Project Consultation Diary

Regd. No.

Name: _____________________________________________

Project Title:
______________________________________________________________________
Faculty Consultation
Sl
No

Date:

Corporate Guide Consultation

Consultation Signature
Topic

of Faculty
Guide

Signature of Student:
Date:

Sl No

Date

Consultation
Topic

Signature
Corporate guide

The following sequence has to be followed in preparation of the final report.


First page Annexure I
Second page Annexure II.
Third page Annexure III
Fourth page Annexure IV
Fifth page Annexure V
Sixth page Annexure VI (INDEX) as per the sequence given in appendix VI. All
the chapters shall be organized in the order mentioned thereof.