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GAUTAM BUDDHA UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

RESEARCH PROJECT MANUAL

For
MBA Programme

IV Sementer

and
Integrated dual degree (BBA+MBA) programme

VIIIth Semester
Research Project Report (MB-514)
Research Project Report (MB-406)

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Instructions for Research Project Report
The research project report is an important part of a Integrated dual degree (BBA+MBA)
programme and provides an opportunity to a student to demonstrate his/her ability to work
independently on a well-defined problem in a coherent, well-organized and critical manner.
An integrated MBA research project is a critical investigation of a specific problem or issue.
A student needs to demonstrate an innovative, academic approach to problem solving.

The aim of the research project is to produce a major piece of research that advances
knowledge in the subject area of business management. The research project encourages
students to explore areas that have not been investigated previously, ideally incorporating
managerial problems or a business scenario that have important organizational implications.

All students will be allotted supervisors in their respective areas. The student along with the
consent of the supervisor identify the research area based on literature or may be given some
field work. The progress in work shall be monitored by the supervisor and progress seminar
would also be conducted for all the students during this semester.

The general and specific guidelines to complete the project in proper manner are mentioned
in subsequent sections as following.

I. General Guidelines
1. The project report has to be in the printed form with font size 12 Times New Roman with
1.5 spacing. For headings use font size 14. The margins must be 1 inch on all sides.

2. The total length of report, excluding annexure, should be 60 -65 pages (suggested). Keep
in mind that the length is not important, but the content is.

3. The certificate from faculty supervisor is compulsory in the given format.

4. Students are required to meet his/her supervisor on regular basis for the discussion and
updating the progress of the research work. Seven times meeting in-person is compulsory
in whole semester. Students who will unable to fulfill this condition may lose some
marks.

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5. All students have to submit two hard bound copy (black colour), and a soft copy in the
form of CD (pasted at the last page) of project report to the undersigned. Name of student
and Roll number should be written on the CD or CD cover.

6. A certificate of plagiarism check signed by student and supervisor need to be attached


along with the project report.

7. Students are required to strictly follow a uniform format for the research project report as
given below:
Project Report Format
1. Cover page and Title Page (Format enclosed)
2. Declaration by student (Format enclosed)
3. Certificate from the faculty supervisor mentor (Format enclosed)
4. Acknowledgement by Student and duly signed by them
5. Executive Summary
6. List of symbols and abbreviations
7. Table of contents
8. List of tables and figures
9. Introduction to topic
10. Literature review
11. Conceptual Framework (Optional)
12. Research methodology (Including objectives of the Study)
13. Data Analysis and interpretation
14. Findings and Conclusion
15. Managerial implication/ theoretical implication
16. Suggestions
17. Limitations
18. References (as per attached style)
19. Certificate of plagiarism check
20. Annexure (Data tables and others)

8. 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.
A typical illustrative list given below relates to the citation example quoted above.

REFERENCES
a. Ariponnammal, S. and Natarajan, S. (1994) ‘Transport Phenomena of Sm Sel – X Asx’,
Pramana – Journal of Physics Vol.42, No.1, pp.421-425.

b. Barnard, R.W. and Kellogg, C. (1980) ‘Applications of Convolution Operators to


Problems in Univalent Function Theory’, Michigan Mach, J., Vol.27, pp.81–94.

c. Shin, K.G. and Mckay, N.D. (1984) ‘Open Loop Minimum Time Control of Mechanical
Manipulations and its Applications’, Proc. Amer. Contr. Conf., San Diego, CA, pp. 1231-
1236.

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II. AWARDS/ RECOGNITION:
One best project will be selected for award/recognition. During final presentations one
best project will be recommended by each panel. These shortlisted projects will then be
evaluated by a screening committee. Shortlisted projects will again be presented before
the panel out of which one best will be selected for award/ recognition.

III. IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission of final topic of the study January 22, 2018


Progress review presentation First Week of March , 2018
Submission of first draft of report (to faculty
First Week of April , 2018
guide)
Submission of final report April 15, 2018
Submission of final PPT to the Supervisor April 20, 2018
Final presentation Last Week of April , 2018

IV. SUGGESTIVE PLAN

To complete the project within a given time frame students are expected to follow the
given suggestive plan:

Week (s) Work to be completed


1 Topic finalization
2-3 Literature survey & Research methodology
4–5 Data collection
Progress Review presentation
6-7 Data analysis & Interpretation
8 Compilation of first draft of report
Submission of first draft of report
9-10 Submission of Final of report
Final Presentation
Submission of final PPT to the mentor

Note: If any student fails to follow the aforesaid guidelines he/she will not able to complete
his/her project in this semester.

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Integrated MBA VIII sem and MBA IV sem
Research Project (MB-406/ MB-514)

Name of Student:

Roll No.:

Title of the Study:


________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Signature of Student:

Name and Signature of Supervisor:

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Declaration by Student

I………<NAME OF THE CANDIDATE>….Roll No...…….…………………………………

hereby declare that this project work is the result of my own research and no part of it has

been presented for any other degree in this university or elsewhere. I am solely responsible

for any error and plagiarism or copied material found in this work.

Date: …………………….

Place: ……………………..

Student Signature: ………………………………….

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Certificate from the Faculty Guide

This is to certify that the project titled “……….TITLE OF THE PROJECT……………..” has been

done under my supervision by “…………..NAME OF THE CANDIDATE and Roll No.-------------

of Integrated MBA X semester. Student would be solely responsible for any plagiarism or copied

material found in this Project Report.

Name and Signature of the Faculty guide

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Project Title------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Research Project Report submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the


Requirements for the degree of
Integrated Dual Degree Programme BBA-MBA (2014-18)
MBA (2016-18)

By

……….Students Name…….

……….Roll No…….

Under the Supervision of


Name of Faculty member

To the
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
GAUTAM BUDDHA UNIVERSITY

April, 2018

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Gautam Buddha University

School of Management

Semester: Integrated MBA VIII Semester

MBA IV Semester

Research Project - Marks Allocation

Project Research project /Field Training (MB-406)


Internal Mid-semester End-Term
Components Total
assessment evaluation evaluation

Marks 40 20 40 100

Presentation of Research project /Field Training (MB-499)


Internal Mid-semester End-Term
Components Total
assessment evaluation evaluation

Marks 40 20 40 100

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Gautam Buddha University
School of Management
Semester: MBA IV Semester and Integrated MBA VIII Semester
Student Interaction with Supervisor Report (Attendance)

Date Brief about discussion (filled by the student) Remarks by faculty member

Note. Students are required to interact with his/her supervisor in person on regular basis.

Student signature
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(FOR MENTOR USE ONLY)

Date of submission of first draft of report: ……………………………………………………........

Overall Remark: -
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………..........................................................…….…

How many times student had interacted with you during this project work: _____________

Name and Signature of Faculty Supervisor

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