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It must be noted, for the M.B.A. IV Semester research project, specially, the secondary data used should be relevant to the study and it should relate to not less than 5 to 10 years. In case of trend analysis or period analysis, data relating to the same period should be considered for all variables for e.g. if you are discussing about the growth of the company in the last 10 years say 1994 – 2004, then all the data analyzed for e.g. net value added, turnover, sales or employment should relate to the same period i.e. 1994 - 2004.
A deviation of one or two years here or there in a few variables may be accepted, but no substantial disparity of period is allowed.
List of Tables-The scholar provides the Tales that are used in the body of the Report. Usually the table number is given continuously in roman numerals right from the first chapter till the last chapter of the thesis. For example, 3.16 means 16th table in the third chapter. Some scholars give Arabic number for the Table in serial order from 1st to last chapter. Whatever be the numbering style used, in the list of Tables, the scholar would indicate the Table number, title of the Table and the page number in which the Table is indicated.
List of Figures –This is page in which the scholar would present the list of Figures/diagrams used in the thesis. If the Tables are numbered in roman then the figures Are numbered in Arabic numerals. The chapter number is followed by the figures. Diagram number. For example, III.4 means the fourth figure in chapter III. Like tables, the figures or diagrams are numbered continuously, if no chapter number is indicated continuously.
Photographs / Maps:Short term project, especially (product study report) should be supported with relevant photographs in appropriate number. All photographs should be followed with details. For e.g. an advertisement photograph should be supported with over comments. Maps should be inserted, wherever relevant for e.g. if there is a locational study on bank branches, town map showing the location of branches should be included. Similarly maps showing retail outlets, dealers, if they are in large numbers can be used in case of product study.
Bibliography:Bibliography (for e.g. on topic of product study of computers) should include references related to computer or IT. It should also include reference from general Mgmt areas, the functional areas, for e.g. if the study is on advertisement then it should include advertisement related reference. National newspapers and financial dailies like Economic Times; Financial Express should be consulted and referred to. Name of at least 5 management journals must be included an e.g. of right way of making an entry in the Bibliography:
Kotler, P.(l999) : 'Marketing Management' 'Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.,
Gartner Report, 2000. (For Journals) All names should be alphabetically listed
He should specify items in serial order, its title page, and the page number where it is found. For example,
2.Questionnaire/schedule used for the study,
3.Govt.policy relating to topic of the thesis.
4.Explanatory notes for the mathematical/econometric models used in the study etc.
Whenever the students use questionnaire, schedule, case analysis, structured questionnaire, the detail should be mentioned and the questionnaire should be compulsorily put in the annexure.
Binding:Summer training projects and Research Project Repots should be leather bound in black, with golden embossing. While the product survey report should have spiral binding with Yellow plastic covers in back and front. The cover page should be screen printed on the yellow cover.
NOTE:No fraud or manipulation of space and / or font size should be undertaken in order to increase the volume of the report otherwise the report will be rejected all.
Pages must be serially numbered [printed and not hand written].
There should be no spelling/grammatical mistakes in the entire report.
Draft Reports must be got checked from respective guide well in time before finalisation.
No two reports can be the same. Therefore, individual effort will be required even if the students have worked as a team during their Research Work.
Please note that if the above-mentioned instructions are not fully adhered to, the project report will not be accepted for evaluation/ Viva.
Dates for submission of respective Research/Project Reports will be notified from time to time and strict adherence is solicited.
The declaration and acknowledgement should be signed by the scholar.
Appendices and Annexure should be serially numbered and not at random. Appendices can be numbered A,B,C…… and the Annexure should be numbered 1,2,3…..
While downloading from the Internet, only relevant contents of the article should be taken and not the whole length. The source should be given as footnote.
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