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GUIDELINES

NON-TEACHING CREDIT COURSE

Problem Identification and


Project Management (PIPM)
(Registration, Conduct, Supervision, Progress Monitoring, Assessment &
Grading)

AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR


PRADESH
GAUTAM BUDDHA
NAGAR
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CONTENTS

Sl. No. Description Page No.


Introduction 3
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Objectives of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) 4
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Credit Units 5
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Student Learning Outcomes 5
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Issues in Conducting of PIPM 6
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Guidelines for Conduct of PIPM 6
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Assessment Plan and Continuous Assessment 11
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Plagiarism 13
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Submission of Final Report 14
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Students Not Meeting the Eligibility Criteria 14
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Procedure for Examination of Cases for Special Consideration 15
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Final Assessment 15
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Components of Final Assessment 17
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Report Requirements 19
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Guidelines for Writing the Report 19
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Improvement of Scores & Grade 22
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Detailed Guidelines 22
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1. INTRODUCTION

The academic philosophy of Amity University revolves around student centric learning,
which takes into consideration their varied learning needs and significantly accelerates their
retention of both knowledge and skills. It inspires and gives the chance to the student to
operate, manage and monitor his/her own learning process under the supervision and the
guidance of a faculty supervisor , so that he/she could train himself t o be independent and
develop oneself to be a good professional.

Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) has proved to b e g r e a t tool to a c h i e v e


the objectives of student centric learning. Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) is a
scholarly research project/design project that shows evidence of critical analysis and
understanding of the topic. Project is also design based where a student/group of students
work on various aspects of an integrated design.
Following are the attributes of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM):

 Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) is a part of Programme Structure


and is compulsory
 have 4 credit units assigned to it
 not conducted as regular class lecture, lab practical or tutorial
 is self exploratory, application oriented work oriented in nature
 is done under the supervision/guidance of faculty guide
 is conducted during VII semester
 allows students to pursue their area of interest to greater depth
 help students to be innovative, creative and through independent study/team work
 The course is conducted at institution either independently or in joint collaboration
with industry, other research labs or universities in India and abroad

2. OBJECTIVES OF PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT


(PIPM):

There are certain phases of every student’s professional development that cannot be
effectively taught in the academic environment. These facets can only be learned through
direct, on-the-job experience working with successful professionals and experts in the field.

The Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) can best be described as an
attempt to institutionalize efforts to bridge the gap between the professional world and the
academic institutions. Entire effort in Problem Identification and Project Management

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(PIPM) is in terms of extending the program of education and evaluation beyond the
classroom/ laboratory of a university or institution.

The objectives of the Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) are:

To provide an opportunity to students to demonstrate the ability to plan and devise,


select and use a range of methodologies and tools to the Chosen/Given project,
applying the theoretical knowledge to a real life situation.

Experiential Learning outside classroom through self exploration, practical experience,


Industry, field experience, live experience, research, design projects etc.

The learning process in the Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM)
seeks out and focuses attention on many latent attributes, which do not surface in the
normal classroom situations.

Research and its importance in experiential learning through Problem Identification and
Project Management (PIPM). These experiential learning attributes through Problem
Identification and Project Management (PIPM) include:

– Intellectual ability,
– Professional judgment and decision making ability,
– Inter-disciplinary approach,
– Skills for data handling,
– Ability in written and oral presentation,
– Sense of responsibility
– Developing professional Skills
– Application of theory, concepts in given industry /practical / field scenario

3. CREDIT UNITS

a. The credit units of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) is given below:

b. S 1. Course c. Credit
d. 1 . e. Problem Identification and Title
Project Management (PIPM) f. 4Units

b. To earn 4 credit units for a Problem Identification and Project


Management(PIPM),a student must put in self efforts:

i. 4 credits × 55 to 60 hrs / per credit = 220-240 hrs


ii. – No. of days required in Full-time mode : 220hrs/8hrs per day =
28-30 days

c. Therefore, faculty guide must ensure the minimum efforts put in by students
commensurate with the prescribed credit units of a course.

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4. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

The student learning outcomes are very critical for every course. Therefore, these must b e
clearly defined keeping in mind the programme objectives and course objectives. The
following student learning outcomes are achieved:
Outcome 1: (Scientific foundation) When faced with a technical problem the student should be able to use
applied scientific knowledge
1A: to identify and implement relevant principles of mathematics and computer science.
1 B: to identify and implement relevant principles of physics and chemistry
1 C: to identify and implement relevant principles of engineering science
Outcome 2: (Experimentation) the ability to plan experiments, conduct experiments, and analyze experimental
data.
Outcome 3: (Tools) an ability to use the relevant tools necessary for engineering practice.
Outcome 4: (Technical design) the technical ability to design a prescribed engineering sub-system
Outcome 5: (Design assessment) the ability to develop and assess alternative system designs based on technical
and non-technical criteria
5A: to define overall needs and constraints.
5B: to assess the social and environmental requirements of the system and its impact on the global society.
Outcome 6: (Professionalism) the ability to recognize and achieve high levels of professionalism in their work.
Outcome 7: (Leadership) ability to assume leadership roles and respect human values.
Outcome 8: (Teamwork) the ability to function on teams.
Outcome 9: (Communication) the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively.
Outcome 10: (Ethics and morals) a critical understanding of ethical and moral systems and respect for human
values in a social context.
Outcome 12: (Lifelong learning) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning and
development.

5. ISSUES IN CONDUCTING OF PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND


PROJECTMANAGEMENT (PIPM)

• Lack of Clarity of objectives


• Lack of Clarity about Expectations
• Lack of proper guidelines about conduct of course
• Relationship between objectives, methodology, output, quality and credit units
• Commencement & Duration
• Progress Monitoring & Report
• Role of Faculty & Guidance
• Discipline & deadlines
• Originality of Work / Plagiarism
• Output and Quality
• Evaluation Scheme
• Conduct of back paper of a Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM)

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6. GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCT OF PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION AND PROJECT
MANAGEMENT (PIPM)
The guidelines give a methodical approach to Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM) that will ensure effective supervision and manage student expectations to
improve student learning experience. It aims:

 To provide a systematic approach to Problem Identification and Project Management


(PIPM) across the Institute.
 To provide students taking Problem Identification and Project Management PIPM) with a
valuable learning experience
 To enable students to develop as independent learners
 To promote the dissemination of effective practice
 To support faculty guides in the supervision, progress monitoring and assessment of PIPM
 To enable students to follow prescribed guidelines

a) These Guidelines apply to Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) and provides
information to both faculty-guides and students, on roles and responsibilities, the conduct
& monitoring process, supervision, assessment and submission.

b) The prime responsibility for managing the Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) lies
with the student and the faculty guide. A faculty guide will be identified for each student/group of
students.

c) There will be clarity regarding the role and responsibilities of the student, faculty guide, and external
guide and Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) Review committee.

d) The detailed guidelines are given at serial no. 17.

6.1 Briefing the s tudents about Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) Regulations
& Guidelines

A briefing session for all the students and concerned faculty guides must be organized by the
institutions well in advance so that the students and faculty guides are able to prepare well &
proceed for the course as per guidelines. The briefing for Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM) in final semester for UG students must be done in mid of odd semester
of the academic session so that the students are able to finalize:

(i) the Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) by end of


seventh semester
(ii) the industry/research lab/ external university on their own or with the help of
Institution.

The Guidelines for Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) must also be
uploaded on AMIZONE for students and faculty guides.

6.2 Roles and Responsibilities of students

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 Commit to a schedule of meetings, in order to ensure that the agreed schedule is
adhered to and deadlines met.
 use supervisory time allocated effectively,
 manage tutorial / gap lectures/ briefing sessions effectively by preparing for same in
advance,
 keep appointments which have been arranged,
 to submit regularly Weekly Progress Report (WPR) to Faculty guide
 maintain a record of supervisory meetings,
 act responsibly and professionally during fieldwork /industry internship/work in
external labs etc
 make use of AUPP guidance and documentation to plan and monitor progress of the
Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM), to maximise the benefit of tutorial
support, and to implement the feedback and approved action plan for development of
the project.
 Recognize ethical responsibilities and understand the regulations with regard to
plagiarism,

6.3 Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty Guide/Supervisor

To advise on:
 The topic, synopsis and work schedule of PIPM and its resources.
 To assist the student in identifying problems/issues and suggest/agree on specific
action to address those risk assessment, where appropriate methodologies, referencing /
plagiarism ethical practice, as appropriate information sources, including AUUP material,
 To support planning, monitoring progress of the Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM) structure and presentation of Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM)
 To discuss progress of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM)
 To offer feedback on partial versions of Problem Identification an Project Management
(PIPM)
 To maintain regular supervisory contact.
 To contact any student who fails to attend supervisory sessions
 To advise the student of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) who are
considered exemplary

6.4 Registration for the Course

a) The students are required to register on-line on AMIZONE for the Problem Identification
and Project Management (PIPM) courses as per the guidelines.
b) A student having genuine reason may be permitted for late registration on following
grounds:
i)Ill health - provided the student has informed the institution on time and had
taken sick leave from HoI.

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c) The student will be allowed to register late for Problem Identification and Project Management
(PIPM) at ASET or approved external organisation upto a certain period with certain
late registration charges as per following conditions:
i) Upto 10 days after the date of registration for course with late registration
Charges of 500/- .

ii) From 11th day to 15th day of the date of Registration with late registration charges of
1000/-.

iii) 16th day to 20th day of Registration with late registration charges of 2000/-
provided student meets the requirement of minimum duration of the courses

iv) After 21st day to 30 days of Registration with late charges of 5000/- provided
student meets the requirement of minimum duration of the courses.

d) The late registration charges may change from time to time as recommended by
Finance Committee.

e) The students who have not registered for the Problem Identification and Project Management
(PIPM) course as per regulations will not be permitted to submit any report and will
be treated as having failed in the course. Further, student will not be promoted to next
year/will not be awarded degree as the case may be.

6.5 Allocation of Faculty Guide

a) Each student/project group shall be assigned a faculty guide for the Problem
Identification and Project Management (PIPM) well in advance in a formal manner
depending on the number of students/no of groups per faculty member, the available
specialization among the faculty guides by Institution/department Project Committee.
b) Incase a student/ project group is undertaking Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM) in collaboration with an industry or research lab or other
university, the students/ project group will have two guides – a faculty guide from
the institution and an external guide from the concerned organization. In Such
cases of joint guidance, the main guide will be faculty guide.
c) The allotment / allocation of supervisor shall not be left to the individual students or
teacher.
d) The external guide must be provided with brief guidelines for performance
monitoring and assessment of the student of Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM).
e) The faculty guide from Amity university must closely interact with the external guide
and monitor the progress of the student in Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM) wherever applicable. Faculty guide must also strengthen the
relationship with the collaborating organization of the student for future collaborative
research and placement of the student in that organization.

6.6 Briefing Sessions/ Tutorials/Gap Lectures for students

Briefing Sessions/Tutorial/Gap Lectures are very important for undertaking the Problem
Identification and Project Management (PIPM). Therefore, it is mandatory for the students
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to attend the same whenever institution/faculty guide have scheduled the s a m e :
During such sessions students should expect to:
discuss ideas and concerns.
be guided on resources and the development of a topic / area,
be provided with direction to help them to manage the process,
be provided with advice on academic style, format and the scope of Problem
Identification and Project Management (PIPM). be provided with general feedback be
provided with feedback on their Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM)
and apply the comments they receive through processes of reflection/evaluation and
action-planning to other parts of their development work.

6.7 Approval of Topic, Synopsis and Work Schedule


a) Student will finalise the broad area /topic, synopsis and work schedule of his / her
Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) in consultation with the faculty guide
by the end of seventh semester.

b) The work / project Schedule (Project Plan) to be prepared using GANTT or PERT
chart as per attached appendix.

c) The area/topic, work schedule of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) will
be approved by the Institution/ department Problem Identification and Project Management
(PIPM) Committee . The student will make a presentation before the Project Committee
on specified date, time and venue. The final list cleared by the Project Committee and
approved by HOI/HOD will be sent to Academic Office in AUUP HQ and CoE, before
the date of first Weekly Progress Report.

6.8 Conduct and Progress Monitoring of Problem Identification and Project


Management (PIPM)

a) The students will undertake Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) as
per the course requirement and work schedule.

b) The students will regularly report to their faculty guide for their weekly progress as
per the prescribe format of Weekly Progress Report (WPR).

c) The student is required to submit regularly Weekly Progress Report (WPR). A


Sample format of WPR is attached.

d) Faculty guide will mark the status of Weekly Progress Report (WPR) received and
quality of work done on AMIZONE. Faculty guide will also give feedback to
students.

e) The student will also maintain daily diary of the work done which need to be
submitted to the faculty guide.

f) The student will maintain the record of interaction and feedback by Faculty Guide as
per the attached Appendix-.
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g) Periodic progress Review by a faculty board will be done. For this institution will
announce at the time of registration for the course.

7. ASSESSMENT PLAN AND CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

a) The institute will define the assessment plan and tools keeping in mind the Program
Learning Outcomes (PLOs), Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Course objectives.

b) The assessment will have clearly defined Continuous Internal Assessment and Final
Assessment weightage, which have various components to assess various learning
outcomes.

c) The weightage of CIA and Final Assessment will be as under:

S.N. Continuous Internal Final


Credit Units
Assessment Assessment
1 30 70 4 Credit Units

d) The breaks up (components and their weightage) of continuous internal assessment are
given as under:

Marks
S. No. Title
(CIA = 30%)
1 Timely Registration 01
2 Topics & Synopsis Approval 01
WPRs
3 (No. of WPR Submitted) 6
(Satisfactory WPR) 5
2 Periodic Progress Review by a board of
4 05
faculty through presentation
5 1st Draft on time (Project Plan) 01
6 2nd Draft on time (Project Plan) 01
7 Final Report Assessment 10

7.1 Project Plan Assessment:

The faculty guide will assess the project report as part of IA/CA as under:

S.No. Parameter Weightage (10)


1. Introduction and Statement of the Problem 1
2. Goals and Scope Definition 1
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3 Project Management Approach and Techniques 3
Assumptions and constraints
4 1

5 Future scope and Limitations outlined 1


6 Quality of work and written expression 2
7 Student Learning Outcomes 1

7.2 Submission of Continuous Internal Assessment Marks

a) The institution will send the CIA marks along with all the reports from AMIZONE
and supporting documents of all students to CoE.

b) CoE will declare the list of students eligible for the final assessment after
examining all the cases.

8. PLAGIARISM

a) The Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) report must be written in
students
the wordsown words.all
of others, However, if required
the debts to cite
(for words, data, arguments and ideas) have to be
appropriately acknowledged.

b) It is mandatory that each project report shall be checked for plagiarism through Turnitin
or similar software before submission. The content that is based on existing published
work must come from properly quoted material and from the references cited section.
After checking the accuracy of the citations and references of such content the
plagiarism report should not return similarity index of more than 15% in any
circumstance. However, if the matching text is one continuous block, the index of 15%
could still be considered plagiarism. Any report with higher than the student must
explain this percentage matching. The details of copyrights, professional ethics are given
in Plagiarism Prevention Policy of the University.

9. SUBMISSION OF FINAL REPORT

The most important aspect o f the courses is the final report. Therefore following must
b e ensured for producing quality report.

a) The student will start the project report/plan as per the prescribed guidelines.

b) The students will submit 1st draft o f the plan to the guide for guidance. Followed by
the submission second of draft of report plan making necessary changes as
suggested by the guide.

c) The final project plan shall be submitted after checking plagiarism through
Turnitin or any other format subscribed by University. Copying material should
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not be more than 15% provided source i s mentioned in the report along w i t h
p r o p e r acknowledgement and referencing as per plagiarism policy of the
university.
d) Following will be submitted along with final project plan:
o WPR
o Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) Dairy
e) A student will be eligible to submit his plan a n d f i n a l assessment provided
he/she meets following conditions:
a. Online Registration for the c o u r s e
b. Approval of Topic, Synopsis and Project Plan by the guide/project committee
c. 90 % of WPR were submitted
d. 80% of the WPR were satisfactory
10 STUDENTS NOT MEETING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The students who are not eligible to submit the report will re-submit the final project
plan as per the following guidelines:

Parameter Action
Online Registration for the
Re-do the course
course not done

Has not taken the approval of


the Topic, Synopsis and Project Re-do the course
Plan by the faculty guide
Penalty in Continuous Internal Assessment marks as
under:
80 - 89% = 10 marks deducted
< 90 % of WPRs were submitted
75 - < 80% = 12 marks deducted
70 - < 75% = to be permitted by Vice Chancellor on
recommendations of Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM) Review Committee with cap of B+ in
grading or deduction of 15 marks from

Continuous Internal Assessment.


< 70 % = Re-do the Problem Identification and Project
Management (PIPM)
<80-75% = 10 marks to be deducted
<75-70% = to be permitted by Vice Chancellor on
< 80% of the WPRs were
recommendations of a committee with cap of B+ in
satisfactory
grading or deduction of 15 marks from Continuous
Internal Assessment.

Similarity index more than 15 % If in plagiarism report the similarity index is >15%, the
as per Plagiarism Prevention student is required to re-write the report, provided it
Policy. meets all the other criteria.

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Important:
The students not meeting the eligibility criteria, shall be required to provide detailed
justification for special consideration by the NTCC Review Committee.
The students re-submitting the thesis due to plagiarism shall be eligible for the grade earned
by him provided he/she has submitted same atleast 10 days prior to the final assessment of
the batch. If the student fails to submit the revised thesis in the prescribed time he / she shall
not be awarded more than B+ grade.
The students who shall re-do the NTCC shall be awarded grade not more than B+.

11. PROCEDURE FOR EXAMINATION OF CASES FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

a) To e x a m i n e t h e cases for consideration b y Vice Chancellor, t h e PIPM


Review Committee for the Academic Session will be constituted at the University
level as per norms prescribed in the regulations of NTCC.

b) The r e c o m m e n d a t i o n of HoIs of all such cases after detailed explanation


given by students must be submitted to the CoE office atleast 10 days prior the
Final Assessment Date for examination to be decided by NTCC Review
Committee after consideration by the Vice Chancellor.

12. FINAL ASSESSMENT

a) The final assessment of NTCC need to be done only of those students who
have qualified on the basis of Conduct and progress monitoring guidelines &
Submission of report as per the guidelines as stated above.

b) The Final assessment will be treated as end semester examination. It is


mandatory for the students to appear for final assessment as per scheduled date
and time. If fail to appear in the students final assessment as per schedule,
he/she will be treated as absent. For such cases same rules will be applicable as
those for theory examination. The assessment of I category students will be
done within one month of final assessment of the batch.
c) The breakup of final assessment / external marks is as follows:

Component Marks
Presentation 35
Viva 35
Total 70
d) While evaluating the PIPM, institution, faculty guide and board of evaluators will
consider the following aspects:

I. Institution:

i) Institutional Project Review Committee must check the eligibility of all the
students before sending the list to CoE.

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ii) Guidelines for the students and board of evaluators must be prepared and approved
by competent authority/academic Council.
iii) Only eligible students will be assessed as per the approved list provided by CoE
board-wise & according to approved guidelines.
iv) Date of evaluation will be announced by CoE on the recommendations of HoI.
v) A board comprising 03 members from the department will be constituted. Two
faculty members from any of the Institutions of AUUP and one service
external expert from Industry/academia at the faculty guide will not be the
member of the evaluation board for his/her own students.
vi) The institution will send the budget along with the list of external expert for
assessment board to CoE for necessary approval as per the University
regulations and Guidelines.
vii) The assessment guidelines must be provided to evaluators.
viii) The Format for evaluation will be provided along with the list of students, for
each evaluator.
ix) The duly signed evaluation sheets along with attendance sheets and printout of
consolidated marks from Amizone will be submitted on same day.
x) Faculty guide/ any other member of the institution will not try to influence the
board evaluators for favouring /punishing any student appearing for final
assessment.

II. Board of Evaluators:

i) The board of evaluators will assess the eligible students only as per the prescribed
guidelines and assessment sheets.
ii) The evaluation will be done separately by each evaluator and duly signed copy of
same will be submitted before leaving the evaluation room.
iii) The evaluators will be paid the honorarium as per the university policy.

III. Observer

CoE will appoint an observer and submit the report as per the regulations of the
University.

13 COMPONENTS OF FINAL ASSESSMENT

Weightage
Sl. Paramet (Marks)
No. er (50%)

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Introduction and Statement of the Problem
Does the introduction provide a general overview
of the issues surrounding the study?
 Is the problem under investigation clearly stated?
1.
1.  Is evidence used to demonstrate the significance 10
of the problem?
 Are important terms defined?

Scope and Objectives:


 Is the scope of the project well defined
2  Are the objectives of the projects clearly defined? 5
 Are related studies critically examined and gaps
identified?

Project Management Approach


Is the PERT /Gantt Chart given?
Is requirement analysis and fesibility study done
3 properly? 20
Is the Work break down structure well
designed?
Is resource planning done?
Is Risk Management is properly done defined
Future scope and Limitations outlined
Have all potential weaknesses of the study
4 been described? 5
Are the limitations appropriate to the
methodology?
Presentation and Communications
5 Is Presentation in line with the
project plan?
Did relied on notes or presented as fluently in own 25
words?
Was the quality of presentation material upto
mark?
Were the communication and presentation
skills upto mark?
Were the queries handled properly?

Student Learning Outcomes 5


Have the students learning outcomes met?
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14. REPORT REQUIREMENTS

The final report/project plan is important component of PIPM. Therefore must adhere
to following parameters (word length, No. of Copies, binding type etc) depending upon
the credit units associated and course objectives.

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Typing On One side of page only. The text will follow line spacing of 1.5 lines.
Table and figures, tabular material as necessary and appendix material
as appropriate may be single space.
Centered material is to be centered between the left and right margins.
The first line of all paragraphs of running text will be indented
Pagination 0.5inches.
Each page must be numbered, except the Title
Page.

The pre pages—including the Copyright Page, Faculty Guide


Approval Page, Acknowledgement, Table of Contents, List of Tables, List
of Figures and Abstract (if any) —will be numbered with lower-case
Roman numerals (ii, iii, iv, etc.) centered from the bottom edge of the page.
The first page that will show a page number is page ii.

All remaining pages carry consecutive numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.). The


page number will be placed in the upper right-hand corner of the page,
Arrangement of right
Every aligned.
Project Plan should have three parts: the pre pages, the main text, and
Contents the reference material.

Each part has several sections, which are normally arranged in the order
as discussed below.

1. Preliminary
Pages a. Title
page
b. Declaration
c. Faculty Guide Certificate
d. Acknowledgement(s)
e. Table of
Contents f. List of
Tables
g. List of Figures
h. Abstract
2. Text (usually divided into chapters and sections)
3. Reference
Tables Material
and Each a. figure should be placed immediately after the paragraph in
table of
figures which it is mentioned. If it has a separate page, this page should be the
one following the page on which the table/figure was first mentioned.

Tables and figures that must be positioned horizontally (landscaped)


will face the outer edge of the page, with the widest margin at the binding
edge.

Tables and figures are numbered in separate series. Each table and
figure, including any in the appendices, has a number in its own series.
Each series is numbered consecutively within chapters (e.g., Figure 10.1,
Figure 10.2, and Figure 10.3).

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Word length, or word equivalent, should be specified in the module guide.

CREDIT Word length Report Retention


S.No. No. of Copies Binding Type
UNITS (excluding) details
Up to one month of
deceleration of final
Up to 3000 02 copies
1 4 credit Plastic folder result of semester by
words
institution

Word length will be exclusive of Preface Copyright Page, Faculty Guide Approval Page,
Acknowledgement, Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, Certificates etc.

15. GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE REPORT

Language English (unless other wise specified in the course curriculum)


Paper size A4

Margins The text of the document must be justified.

The left and right margin of 1.25 inches. The top and bottom margin of 1.00
inch.

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Each table and figure will be separately numbered.

All titles/captions of Table & Figures will appear in the pre pages in the List
of Tables and List of Figures.

References In the text, give the surname and date in parentheses, e.g. (Edwards, 2010).
At the end of the study, provide a section headed ‘References’ in which the
references are listed alphabetically by family name. Include references for
electronic sources of information e.g. web pages. For further detail,
refer serial no. 17.

Any books, articles, websites or other published sources (retrievable data)


that have been used (cited in the text) either in direct quotation or by
reference, must be listed in the References. Personal interviews/raw data
(not retrievable) do not appear in the reference list.

The first line of the citation starts at the left margin and the second and
subsequent lines of that citation are indented 0.5 inches.

The referencing style to be used as per the forma. The format for the
references shall be given separately by each faculty of Study/institution.
Appendices Appendices contain supplementary or illustrative material or explanatory
data too lengthy to be included in the text or not immediately essential to
the readers’ understanding of the text.

Appendices should be lettered in the order in which they are referred to in


the text.

Each appendix will be listed with its title in the Table of Contents (e.g.,
APPENDIX A. TITLE OF THE APPENDIX).

Standard Formats

Various formats to be used as per the General Guidelines for NTCC of the University are as
under:

Format for Title Page


Format for Declaration
Format for Faculty Guide Certificate
Format for Table of Contents

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16. IMPROVEMENT OF SCORES & GRADE

The students shall be allowed to improve his / her Score / Grade as under :

a) The student who has passed in the NTCC but failed in semester where semester has
only NTCC, the student may be allowed to re-do the NTCC again. The student shall not
be given grade more than B+.
b) The student shall apply to repeat the NTCC to his HOI within fifteen days of result
declaration.
c) HoI shall send the recommendation to CoE for NTCC Review Committee for approval
of Vice Chancellor.

d) The student shall repeat NTCC in corresponding semester or immediately after the final
semester result declaration or during extended period. The students shall register for
the NTCC course as per the university guidelines.
e) The students shall complete the mandatory time required for the course.The date of
registration, submission of Continouns Internal Assessment, final report and final
assessment of NTCC shall be announced by CoE along with block examination calendar
and with supplementary examinations.
f) The student shall do the NTCC on a new topic and shall be assigned the faculty guide as
per the guidelines.
g) The progress monitoring, continuous assessment, submission of report and final
assessment shall be done as per the guidelines. The previous marks of Continouns
Internal Assessment shall be treated as NULL and VOID once the new Continouns
Internal Assessment is submitted by the Institution for new NTCC.

17. COURSE-WISE DETAILED GUIDELINES:

Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM)


(Mandatory Course)

Course Code: Credits: 4

“Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) (Course Code)” is a


Mandatory Course in 7th Sem in which the student will plan the project that he/she will do
in 8th Semester and students will continue the same project as “Major Project” in 8 th
Semester.

The objective of Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM) is to enable the
student to take up investigative study in the broad field of Engineering, either fully
theoretical/practical or involving both theoretical and practical work to be assigned by the
Department on an individual basis or upto a maximum of four students in a group, under the

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guidance of a Supervisor. This is expected to provide a good initiation for the student(s) in
R&D work. The assignment to normally include:

 Survey and study of published literature on the assigned topic;

 Working out a preliminary Approach to the Problem relating to the assigned


topic;

 Conducting preliminary Analysis/ Modelling/ Simulation/ Experiment/


Design/ Feasibility;

 Submitting a Plan on the Study conducted for presentation to the Department

 Final Evaluation by a Departmental Committee.

To achieve the above objectives following activities have to be completed as a part of PIPM
in 7th semester:

1. Students need to attend the training programme on Project Management Techniques.


(Details in Annexure I).

2. The formation of groups, selection of project and choice of supervisor.

3. The project is to be done by students individually (preferable) or in a group of


maximum 4 students.

4. The synopsis of the project plan is to be submitted to Programme Leader. The Synopsis
must be clearly printed in A4 size paper (maximum of 4 pages) duly signed by all members
and supervisor. (refer to the attached format)

5. Synopsis of the project plan will be reviewed by a departmental committee for approval.
Synopsis may need modification to improve the quality of project.

Guidelines for students in Choosing a Project.


1. There has to be some novelty / innovation in the objective of the project.
2. The B. Tech project must have design issues / steps involved. Implementation of an existing
circuit or model is not acceptable as a B. Tech Project.
3. Simulation projects should have design steps / algorithm / flowchart.
4. Students can select a project on their own and finalize it after consulting the supervisor or
Students can choose project from the Project bank.
5. Before Finalizing a Project the economic and technical feasibility is to be carefully
analyzed.
6. Projects that will lead to publication in conferences/journals will be highly appreciated
/ graded.

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7. Interdisciplinary projects are highly encouraged. In that case there may be a co-
supervisor from the other department.
8. Live projects in Industry / Research Institutes are encouraged. In that case there will
be two supervisors, one internal and one external supervisor.
9. The project chosen should not be similar to that of any other group of current /previous batch

Grading

A student is awarded a letter grade in Problem Identification and Project Management (PIPM)
indicating his/her overall performance

S: Satisfactory
U: Unsatisfactory

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Annexure 1

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES


1 Introduction to project management 2 hrs
Relevance, Software projects versus other types of project, Activities covered by Software project management,
contract management and technical project management, activities, plans, methods and methodologies, categorizing
Software projects, Objectives, Stakeholders
2 Step Wise project planning 2 hrs
Project scope and objectives, project infrastructure, project characteristics, project products and activities, Estimate
effort for each activity, Identify activity risks, Allocate resources, Review/publicize plan, Execute plan and Lower
levels of planning
3 Life Cycle Models 2 hrs
The Waterfall Model, Iterative Enhancement Model, RAD, Prototyping Model, Spiral Model, Incremental Delivery, V-
Process
4 Prototyping 1 hr
5 Requirement Analysis 2 hrs
Requirement Elicitation, Requirement Analysis, Requirement Documentation
6 Project Size and effort estimation 2 hrs
LOC, Albrecht function point analysis, COCOMO: a parametric model
7 Risk management 2 hrs
Categories of risk, Risk identification, Risk assessment, Risk planning, Risk Management
8 Managing people and organizing teams 2 hrs
Understanding behavior, Organizational behavior: a background, Motivation, Decision making, Leadership, Stress
9 Monitoring and control 1 hr
Introduction, Visualizing Progress, Earned Value Analysis

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AMITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Project Synopsis
B. Tech (……)
Project Title:
Academic Session: 2014-15
Project Guide:
Project Team:
Programme:- Year/Semester:-
S. No. Enrollment No. Name Signature

Abstract/Project summary (at least 250 words):


Methodology to be adopted:-
Resource requirement (Hardware & software etc):-
Justification of the project:-
PERT Chart/Schedule of project completion:-
References: Research papers / books / websites etc.:-
Signature(s) of project team Name and Signature of project guide
Date:

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A Project Plan

On

TITLE OF THE PROJECT

Submitted to

Amity University Uttar Pradesh

in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of

Bachelor of Technology
in
Name of Discipline

by

STUDENT(S) NAME
under the guidance of
Name of faculty

DEPARTMENT OF ………………………………
AMITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH
NOIDA (U.P.)

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April 20XX

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DECLARATION

I/We, ……………………….., student(s) of B.Tech (….) hereby declare that the project titled

“……………………………………………..” which is submitted by me/us to Department of

……………………………., Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh,
Noida, in partial fulfillment of requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Technology in ….. ,
has not been previously formed the basis for the award of any degree, diploma or other similar title or recognition.

Noida

Date Name and signature of Student(s)

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CERTIFICATE

On the basis of declaration submitted by …………….., student(s) of B. Tech ….., I hereby


certify that the project titled “…………………………………………………...” which is submitted to
Department of ………………………………, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University
Uttar Pradesh, Noida, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of
Technology in ….., is an original contribution with existing knowledge and faithful record of work carried out
by him/them under my guidance and supervision.

To the best of my knowledge this work has not been submitted in part or full for any Degree or

Diploma to this University or elsewhere.

Noida

Date (Guide)
Department of ……………….
Amity School of Engineering and Technology
Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida

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Project Plan

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................................................................2
PURPOSE OF PLAN.......................................................................................................................................................................2
BACKGROUND INFORMATION/AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVES.............................................................................................................2
PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.............................................................................................................................................2
SCOPE.........................................................................................................................................................................................2
SCOPE DEFINITION........................................................................................................................................................................2
PROJECTED BUDGET....................................................................................................................................................................2
CONSTRAINTS..........................................................................................................................................................................2
PROJECT CONSTRAINTS...............................................................................................................................................................2
PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPROACH..............................................................................................................................3
PROJECT TIMELINE.......................................................................................................................................................................3
PROJECT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES....................................................................................................................................3
RISK ASSESSMENT.................................................................................................................................................................3
PROJECT RISK ASSESSMENT.......................................................................................................................................................3
LITERATURE REVIEW..............................................................................................................................................................3
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INTRODUCTION

Purpose of Plan

Background Information/Available Alternatives

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Project Goals and Objectives

Sample project goals and objectives:

 Ensure that end users have input into the design process.
 Accomplish project business goals and objectives within defined budget and
time parameters.
 Minimize impact to standard business operations within the affected units.
 Craft a favorable and secure agreement between the Department and the
selected vendor.

SCOPE

Scope Definition

Define project Scope

Projected Budget

Define the project budget and insert it here

CONSTRAINTS

Project Constraints

*0 Define all the project Constraints (if any)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPROACH


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Project Timeline
Insert here

Project Roles and Responsibilities

In case if project is to be done in groups then the role and responsibility of each
member is defined in following table

Role Responsibilities Participant(s)

Risk Assessment

The Risk Assessment (following page) attempts to identify, characterize, prioritize and
document a mitigation approach relative to those risks which can be identified prior to the
start of the project.

Project Risk Assessment

Risk Risk Level Likelihood Mitigation Strategy


L/M/H of Event
Project Size

LITERATURE REVIEW

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Format WPR

Amity School of Engineering & Technology


Project ID --
Project Area --

B.Tech (……….) Final Year

Students Weekly Progress Report (WPR) For Even Semester of session 2010-11

To be filled by Students
Students Name 1. 3.
2. 4.

Roll no. 1. 3
2. 4.
Enrollment no. 1. 3.
2. 4.
Project Title finalized, if Yes, give name, if NO,
give reason
Synopsis submitted
Literature review
Technical & Economical Feasibility
Bill of Material
Project Progress Schedule (PERT Chart)
Design of critical components
Fabrication work (give %)
Experimental work (give %)
Result and Analysis
Report writing
Signature of students
Work done in this week

To be filled by Guide (strike off whichever is not applicable)


Performance of students is satisfactory
Performance of students is unsatisfactory
A warning to be issued to student(s) (Name)
Student was not well (Name)

Date Signature of Guide

Date: Signature

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