Template and guideline for conducting project under mg university
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Guidelines and Templates for PROJECT WORK
1. Project work period shall be from 1 st June to 31st July of the year. Duration of the study
will be 8 weeks. It carries 200 marks as per the University norms.
2. Students may identify company for the project work and make arrangements on their
own, to conduct and complete the study. The organization should be one, preferably from
outside the state and the period for the project work should be 60 days. Projects may be
done outside India as well, if the student desires, with the permission of the course
3. No student is allowed to change the organization of training assigned to him / her once
assigned by the office.
4. Objectives of the training are:
To provide an extensive exposure to the student and hands-on experience in a
To ensure that the corporate gets adequate return from the student in terms of the
money and time they spent on them during the training so that there is a mutual
exchange of experience and learning
To provide a platform for the corporate to test the reliability, quality and performance
of the student and make a match for final job offer later, if they deem fit.
5. Projects are to be done on individual basis only.
6. Students are required to do a project work of a problem centered nature and the
dissertation is to be submitted before the commencement of Fourth semester
7. Project work should be done in a nationally or internationally reputed organization.
8. Project study should be in the MAJOR functional area, chosen by the student.
9. Project work should be done strictly under the supervision of an executive allotted by the
organization, who will act as corporate guide. Also there will be an internal faculty guide
from DCSMAT and the student should send weekly progress report to the faculty guide.
10. The student will be required to abide by the rules of the organization where he / she is
11. The corporate organization will be taking a strong view of the punctuality and behaviour
of the student during the training and therefore the student will be required to be on their
best behaviour and inculcate the good norms of the organization where they take the
12. In case the student has to take leave of absence, he / she will have to take permission
from the organization and the faculty guide before they proceed on leave.
13. In case the student has to take up project-based work at the instance of the company,
they should conduct it to their best of their capability. The faculty guide will be always
available for advice and guidance.
14. No student should try to copy or use information in such a way that will project false and
baseless conclusions for the company. All students are required to maintain strict
confidentiality regarding any information they come across in the organization in the
course of their training. In case of malpractice, the student shall be duly penalized.
15. Once the company is identified, students must communicate to the faculty guide through
the Moodle page news forum link, created for the individual student for the purpose. This
must be targeted to be done, before the students leave the campus for their study.
16. Students are to prepare three possible project topics in consultation with the guide. This
may be preferably done, even before they join the organization, by discussing the project
ideas in advance with the company identified, if feasible.
17. One topic to be finalized by the student after discussing with the company officials
18. Students must convey the contact details (Company name and address, name of the
person, e-mail, mobile, company phone) of the company guide to the faculty guide, who
is identified to provide them guidance in their work in the organization, as soon as they
report to the company for the work through e-mail or phone. These details are to be
provided in the first report to be uploaded in the Moodle, as well.
19. Once these details are provided, faculty guide must contact the company guide and
establish communication periodically to ensure that the student is progressing on the
work assigned to him / her.
20. Weekly progress report is to be submitted to guide through Moodle. Weekly report should
state clearly with the headings: (a) Tasks and activities done (b) Tasks pending to be
done (c) Progress being made (d) Any other information
21. A certificate of attendance and company certificate should be obtained from the
organization, before returning to the college campus, as a proof of the successful
completion of the training and the same should be incorporated in the project report.
22. Student should submit an evaluation report (confidential as shown in Appendix 1) from
the organization along with the relieving certificate at the completion of the study.
23. After completion, students to discuss the draft with the guide, incorporate the corrections
and prepare the final report
24. All university requirements to be followed while submitting the report.
25. 2 copies to be submitted by each student.(+ one personal copy)
26. There will be comprehensive viva at the end of the fourth semester along with the
evaluation of the project report.
27. Standard format for the reports as per approved template must be followed. No
deviation will be entertained.
(DCSMAT Letter Head)
2 May 2015
Sub: Project Work for DCSMAT, Vagamon - MBA students
We would like to introduce DC School of Management and Technology (DCSMAT), Vagamon, a fully
residential Business School, which is situated among the tea gardens in Idukki District of Kerala, promoted
by Kerala’s leading publishing house DC Books and DC Kizhakkemuri Foundation. DCSMAT, established in
the year 2002, is a leading management institution in India with NAAC “A” rating accreditation and AICTE
approval. We offer two year fully residential MBA, affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,
We are planning for eight weeks project work for the MBA students in final fourth semester in Industry, from
4th May, 2015 which is a part of their M.G University curriculum. The objective is to make them aware of the
grass root level problems of the corporate world and work towards proposing solutions for them, preferably
in their major functional specialization area.
We would be very grateful, if you could permit Ms / Mr. _______________________________, who is
studying in the MBA batch, to pursue the project work in your esteemed organization.
We solicit your periodic and comprehensive feedback regarding the students during their project work.
Please e-mail your feedback either to the Course Coordinator or the project guide, whose contact details
may be obtained from the student directly.
We also use this opportunity to invite you to visit our campus at your convenience.
Dr. Balakrishnan Menon
Sub: Project Work of DCSMAT, Vagamon - MBA students – Feedback from the Company
Season’s Greetings from DC School of Management and Technology, Vagamon!
We are very grateful to you for having facilitated Ms / Mr. _______________________________, who is
studying in our institution, in the MBA program, under the M.G University curriculum, to pursue and complete
the project work, in your esteemed organization.
We solicit your comprehensive feedback regarding the student. Please e-mail your valuable feedback to us,
in terms of:
Project progress made by the student
Quality of work being conducted
Usefulness of the project to your department
Regularity and diligence of the student in conducting the work
Any other point, you may want to bring in.
With Thanks and Regards,
Name of the Faculty Guide
Appendix 1 – Evaluation Report from the Organization
Name of Student
Period of Study
: From _____________________ to _____________________
To be filled by your Supervisor at the organization (Kindly tick in the appropriate box)
Very serious &
Needs to improve
Yet to develop
Needs to focus
for hard work
To be improved a
OVER ALL PERFORMACE
(Please put your marks: out of 100)
Other Remarks or Suggestions:
Signature of the Supervisor:
Pleas Note: Student is required to bring this form in a sealed envelope, duly filled by the
supervisor at the organization
(Project Report – Front pages)
(Same Project Title should appear everywhere it is mentioned)
(Do not put company Logo)
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the award of the Degree of
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
of the Mahatma Gandhi University.
Under the guidance of
Name of faculty guide
Month and Year
DC School of Management and Technology
Pullikkanam, Vagamon, Idukki 685503
Tel: 04869 – 248322, 248323
I hereby declare that the Project work ‘……………………………………………
submitted to Mahatma Gandhi
University is a record of the original work done by me and no part of it has been
submitted earlier for any Degree, Post Graduation or similar of any other university or
Place : Pullikkanam
Certificate on DCSMAT Letterhead
This is to certify that the project work titled ……………………………………
bonafide record of the work done by Mr/Ms………………………………………. , 4th
semester MBA Student of DC School of Management and Technology, submitted in
partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Masters Degree in Business
Administration of Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam, Kerala.
Place : Pullikkanam
Certificate from the Company
This is to certify that Ms. / Mr. ------------------------------------------------ (Reg.
No……….), a student of Master of Business Administration of DC School of
Management and Technology, Vagamon, affiliated to MG University, has done a project
work on “………………………………………………………………………………….”
Under the guidance of Mr. -----------------------------------------------, in our Company
----------------------------------------------------------------------, from --------------------- to
The student was very keenly interested, well mannered and enthusiastic during the period
of the training and project work.
( for -----------------------------------------------------)
This should be an abstract of the whole project work. Briefly mention in one
paragraph, half a page maximum, about a concise summary of the project
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
List of Tables
List of Figures (if any)
List of Abbreviations (if any)
Note for word processing:
Numbering is required for the whole report, for headings and sub headings
Chapters should have Heading 1 format, with numbering
The major headings should be 16 size and sub headings 14 size. All
subsections should be numbered like 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc. (for
subsections of Chapter 1)
Report length: In the range of 60 – 80 pages, excluding Annexes and Certificates
Alignment: Justify (Left and right alignment) for all text and paragraphs
Font: Times New Roman
Font size: 12
Line spacing: 1.5
Double line Page Border
The format specified must be followed strictly and no deviation
will be entertained
Project Report – Follow the format below:
This chapter should provide a background of the problem and what is proposed to be
investigated. The significance of the problem, the objective, the scope of the study, the
contribution of the study and the impact the study will make should be elaborated. A brief
description of the organization should be provided.
1.1 Importance of the Study
1.2 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Limitations (if any)
2.1 Global scenario
2.2 Indian scenario…………
DATA ANALYSIS, RESULTS AND INTERPRETATIONS
Presentation of the relevant data and analysis and discussion thereon from the
main body of the report. The statistical tables obtained based on data
processing and used for analysis should be included in the report.
Only those tables should be included in the chapter, which are relevant to the
arguments, the details left to the appendix. More space should be spent on the
central issues, giving them importance, clarity and emphasis.
FINDINGS, Recommendations, AND CONCLUSION
Demarcate findings that are significant, and findings that are peripheral.
Arguments should be logically developed to build the theme.
A list of published sources consulted during the course of project work and
normally includes all work listed in the text and text notes. The bibliography can
be listed in alphabetical order or split into two separate lists covering books and
Referencing Style: APA style of referencing
Appendix and ANNEXURE
Appendices are listed alphabetically e.g. Appendix A Appendix B etc. and contain the
table and data collected for the study. This section may also include Questionnaire used
for data collection. They are not included in the main chapters but referred to in the
discussion and interpretations.