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Name : ________________________________________ Registration No. : ________________________________________ Learning Center : ________________________________________ Learning Center Code: ________________________________________ Course : ________________________________________ Subject : ________________________________________ Semester : ________________________________________ Module No. : ________________________________________ Date of submission : ________________________________________ Mar s awarded : ________________________________________

Directorate of Distance Education Si im Manipal University II Floor, Syndicate House Manipal 576 104

Signature of Coordinator Signature of Center Signature of Evaluator



(Page 2) Important Note to the Students: The student must submit all the assignments given per course per semester to the learning Center. Assignment mar s will be accounted for your Internal Assessment. Assignments should be submitted within the time given. Please answer all the Assignments on ruled sheets. Write in your own handwriting. Write in your own words. Do not copy. Assignments which are not original / copied shall be awarded zero mar s. Write neatly and legibly in the prescribed format. Comments by the Subject Evaluator: (Subject expert will give comments on overall content, reliability, correctness and appropriateness of information provided)

Suggestions for improvement: (Subject expert will give areas of improvement and possible ways/ methods to follow to improve)



16. Project Guidelines for Fourth Semester of MBA Course Curriculum Introduction: This guide will provide you all the information you need to now for developing a project dissertation. As the Project wor is very important part of MBA course curriculum, it has been mar ed for four credits. The following guidelines may be adopted: - MBA and MBA specializations 1. The duration of the project is for eight months starting from 3rd Semester with synopsis preparation and ending with evaluation during the 4th Semester. 2. It must be a live project either done at the place of wor or some other organization. 3. The project must be ta en up under a guide at your LC. It must be approved by the LC. 4. The project must be completed and submitted at the LC. 5. It must relate to the specialization pursued.





The Project Flowchart:

Selection of Project title: The title selected should be coherent with the stream of study or specialization A list of suggested topics is provided at the end of this document. However, the student and the guide have the freedom to identify an appropriate topic

The title should be specific and focus towards the objectives of the project 1. Prepare Project Synopsis:

The project synopsis needs to be submitted within 15 days post registration to the third semester. It needs to be prepared with the following components: . Should be of approximately 500 words . Should have an introduction . Should outline the methodology to be used . Should mention the tools / techniques to be used for data analysis . References and bibliography need to be given 2. The actual Project study may ta e 60 wor ing days to be completed. 3. Submit a draft project wor to the LC:

The draft project wor should be submitted 20 days after the study has been conducted. The draft should constitute the following: . Title of the project . Introduction . Literature review / related research outcomes (a brief review of similar or related studies conducted elsewhere. ( should not be more than 500 words ) . Description of study methodology . Wor done:- visits to company; list of functionaries met; documents received from company; registers and files seen; observations made; field visits; number of samples collected/questionnaires filled; . Boo s, sites, journals, magazines referred 4. After receiving a feedbac from LC, ma e necessary corrections and proceed to the next step.

5. Submit the final report: The final project report should be submitted in 30 days after the submission of the draft project wor .









The final project report should consist of the following components: . Cover page . Title page . Ac nowledgement . Bonafide Letter (from the company where the project was underta en) . Table of contents . List of Tables . List of Figures . List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature . Chapters o Introduction o Aims and objectives of the study o Literature review / related research outcomes (should not be more than 500 words) o Methodology used: Data collection method, research tools used, sampling methodology, validity of the data o Data analysis and interpretation / Research findings o Recommendations and conclusions o Limitations of the study and scope for further research if any . References/Bibliography Format for Bibliography: Boo s: Author.s or Editor.s Names, Title of the Boo , Place of Publication, Publisher, Year of Publication, Page number Example: R.C.Goyal, Hospital Administration and Human Resource Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall Publication, 2008, Pg. 75 S. K. Joshi, Quality Management in Hospitals, New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers, 2009, pg 89-93 Journals: Author, Article Title , Periodical Title, Date of Publication, Page Numbers of the article.





Example: Bronwyn Fryer, The Layoff , Harvard Business Review, March 2009, pg 17-24. Keila Rooney, Consumer Driven Healthcare Mar eting: Using the Web to get up close and Personal , Journal of Healthcare Management, Chicago: July 2009. Vol 54, Pg 241 6. Viva Voce / Presentation: Viva will be conducted as per the schedule given by the Office of Additional Registrar Student Evaluation. The power point slides for presentation should be submitted along with the final project report. The student should demonstrate or ma e a power point presentation of their project at the Learning Centre to the University approved External and Internal Examiners. Please be in touch with your LC for actual date of project evaluation. The project wor terminates with the viva voce / presentation. A summary of the project is to be submitted. Executive summary: Should be 500 words, besides being a part of the project report, a copy of the executive summary should be submitted separately also. The following are the constituents of the summary: o o o o o Title Statement of the problem Methodology used Main findings / outcome of the study with respect to objectives Recommendations

Project Duration: Activities Semester 3 Semester 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 1




2 3 4 5 6 Synopsis

Conduct Study

Project Draft

Final Project Preparation

Viva / Presentation

The project duration is 8 months. It starts immediately after the registration into the 3rd semester and ends with a viva that will be conducted in the 4th semester. 7. Project Evaluation: Evaluation Pattern for MU 0005 / MF 0005 / MK 0005 / MI 0028 / MA 0031 / ML 0005 / MH 0044. Evaluation Criteria Internal External Synopsis 5 5 Methodology 10 10 Analysis / Findings 25 25 Project Report 25 25 Viva 35 35 Total 100 100

Evaluation Pattern for MB0021 Evaluation Criteria Internal

External Synopsis 10 10 Methodology 20 20 Analysis / Findings 50 50 Project Report 50 50 Viva 70 70 Total 200 200

Suggested Projects topics for MBA but are not limited to: Sl. No. Project Topics PROJECT TOPICS FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 1. A study of performance appraisal / performance management system in XYZ organization 2. Assessment of role stress amongst the employees of XYZ organization

3. Job satisfaction survey at XYZ organization 4. Competency mapping in an organization 5. Training effectiveness in an organization 6. Study of organizational culture OCTAPACE profile. 7. Motivational analysis of organization

8. A comparative study of team effectives in an organization: Team effectiveness assessment measure. 9. A study of Compensation Management System 10. A detailed study of promotion and reward policy of organization 11.

12. Mapping training need of employees: Training Need Analysis PROJECT TOPICS RELATED TO MARKETING 13. Formulation of Mar eting Strategies to Improve Mar et Share of LG Microwave Ovens 14. Improving the Effectiveness & Efficiency of Operations at Cox & Kings India Ltd. 15. Demand Forecasting for Orion-ERP Pac age for ICICI InfoTech in Bangalore, based on Small & Medium Enterprises. 16. Developing a Service Delivery Model to bridge the gap between services expected & provided by ICICI Home Loans. 17. Strategies for Increasing the Occupancy Rate of the Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore 18. A Mar et Feasibility Study for New X-ray Machines from Wipro-GE Medical Systems 19. Distribution Mapping & Dealer Satisfaction Survey for No ia Mobile Phones. 20.





A study of quality of wor

life in an organization.



A Study of Mar eting Strategies & Distribution Channels in North Karnata a for Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Ltd. 21. A Study to improve Awareness level of Trira sha Welfare Scheme among farmers for Tractors & Farm Equipment Ltd 22. A Study to increase Penetration Level & Brand Loyalty among existing consumers of Samsung India Electronics Ltd. PROJECTS TOPICS RELATED TO FINANCE 23. The study on Indian Financial System post liberalization 24. The impact of Global recession on Information Technology sector in India 25. The impact of recent global economic slump on Indian capital mar et 26. A comparative study of bancassurance products in ban s 27. A Comparative study of Equity lin ed Savings Schemes floated by domestic Mutual fund players. 28. A Comparative Study of cost of capital in Automobile/Steel/Pharma/ Finance industry 29. A comparative study of Finance performance of ban s using various ratios. 30. Profitability and Operational Efficiency of Public Sector ban s









31. Profitability and Operational Efficiency of ban s in India 32. A study of wor ing capital management in small scale industries 33. The scope of Microfinance in Indian context. 34. Financial Inclusion- The scope and effect in Indian economy 35. Rural ban ing in India 36. Dematerialization 37. The future of Investment ban s in the post Lehman Brothers era PROJECTS TOPICS RELATED TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 38. Role of software agents as a collaborative tool-Ecommerce 39. Hospital Management System-Database Approach, Mangala hospital, Hassan 40. Automation of Ban ing database, XYZ Ban . 41. Automation of Customer Relation Database, A SAP Product 42. A study on Electronic data storage- Steel factory, Mumbai 43. A webpage design using JAVA-Google page The scope and effect.








44. A study on the identification of high ris groups prone to spinal disorders / diabetes / heart attac s (or any other lifestyle condition) and corresponding prevention recommendations. 45. A study on the wellness practices in a target group (MNC employees, school children, and older adults) and recommendations on wellness practices. 46. A study on the identification of causes of delays in in-patient discharges and recommendations to avoid delays and increase patient satisfaction. 47. A comparative study on patient satisfaction in (executive suites, VIP suites, Out-patient department, General ward, Laboratory services, etc.) and recommendations to increase patient satisfaction. 48. A study on patient satisfaction in any one department in a multi-specialty hospital. (Health screening dept, In-house pharmacy, Out-patient services, billing, etc) 49. A study on the identification of causes of delays in patient transfer (internal/ external) and recommendations to decrease waiting time and increase patient satisfaction. 50. A comparative study on waiting time in various hospital departments and recommendations to decrease waiting time (Out-patient dept, billing, etc). 51. A study on job satisfaction of nurses / paramedic staff in ICU / Operation Theatre/ wards / etc. and corresponding recommendations to improve job satisfaction.



52. A study of sic ness absenteeism among various groups of hospital employees (nurses, House- eeping staff, ward boys, CSSD employees, doctors, etc). A comparative study of the same may also be done. 53. A study on wor safety for employees in the radiology department / waste disposal department / lab / house eeping / etc. and corresponding recommendations to improve wor safety. A comparative study may also be underta en between the departments. 54. A study on Waste disposal management in a hospital and recommendations for safe disposal. 55. A study on hospital acquired infections and prevention recommendations. 56. A study on the efficiency of CSSD (or any other department of a multispecialty hospital) 57. A cost analysis study in general ward (or any other department) of a hospital to develop user charges. 58. A comparative study on cost analysis of the various departments in a hospital and cost-cutting recommendations. 59. A study on formulation of mar eting strategies to promote a healthcare service (e.g.: Women Wellness chec -up. promotion). 60. A study on involvement of Doctors / nurses / paramedics in rural healthcare and suggestions to improve involvement. 61. A study on medical representative triumphs and trials. Recommendation to improve liaison of medical reps and doctors. 62. A comparative study of in-house pharmacy and retail pharmacy. 63. A Study on the identification of the causes of delays in cashless








hospitalization and suggest recommendations to reduce time lags.

Template for Preparation of Project Report for MBA course Contents 1. Cover page 2. Title page 3. Ac nowledgement 4. Bonafide Letter 5. Abstract 6. Table of contents 7. List of Tables 8. List of Figures 9. List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature 10. Chapters 11. References/Bibliography 12. INSTRUCTIONS:


About Cover page and Title Page: <TITLE OF PROJECT REPORT> A PROJECT REPORT Under the guidance Of ______________________________ Submitted by ______________________________ in partial fulfillment o f the requirement for the award of the degree Of MBA IN [Finance/Mar eting/Human Resource Management/Information Systems/ Ban ing/Retail Operations/ Operations Management/ Project Management/ Total Quality Management] <MONTH> & <YEAR> Ac nowledgement: Ac nowledgment is the regards given to the people and organization who have helped you in completing the project underta en. Mainly it must consist of Ac nowledgement towards the organization you study and to the company where you have done your project followed by the people who have helped you in the process.







Bonafide Certificate: BONAFIDE CERTIFICATE Certified that this project report titled .. is the bonafide wor of ..<NAME OF THE CANDIDATE(S)>. who carried out the project wor under my supervision. SIGNATURE SIGNATURE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT FACULTY IN CHARGE <Academic Designation> <Department> <Department> <<Full address of the Dept & College >> <Full address of the Dept & College > <<Full address of the Dept. of College>> <Full address of the Dept. & College> Executive Summary: Executive summary should be of one page summary of the project report. It should consist of the statement of the problem, main findings, and recommendations for the further use. It should be typed in double line spacing, Font Style-Times New Roman and Font Size-14. Table of contents: It is the list of all the contents in the report and all the detailed content precedes this table of content. A Specimen is shown below TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter No. Title Page No. 1 Introduction

1.1 1

1.2 5

1.3 10 2 Literature review.


2.1 14

2.2 21

eg4 List of Tables: Give the same name for the table as they exactly appear above the tables in the text. The caption of the Table must be present above the table. 1.5 line spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. Table 1 <Caption of the table> Feild1 Field2 Field3 Feild4 Feild5 Feild6

List of tables 1. Table 1: <caption the table1> 2. Note: By the word Table, is meant tabulated numerical data in the body of the project report as well as in the appendices (If any). All other nonverbal materials used in the body of the project wor and appendices such as charts, graphs, maps, photographs and diagrams may be designated as figures. List of Figures: Give the same name for the table as they exactly appear below the figures in the text. The caption of the figure must be present below the figure. 1.5 line spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head.

Figure 1: < Caption of the Figure>


List of Figures 1. Figure 1: <caption the Figure 1> 2. List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature: 1.5 line spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. Standard symbols, abbreviations etc. should be used. Chapters: Mainly the chapters can be broadly classified into 3 parts 1. Introductory chapter 2. Chapter(s) on the main content of the project 3. Concluding chapter. The main text will be divided into several chapters and each chapter can be further divided into several divisions and sub-divisions. . Each chapter should be given a relevant title. . Tables and figures in a chapter should be placed in the position with respect to the reference where they are cited. . Headers and Footnotes should be used sparingly. The title of the project must be reflected in the left side of the header and chapter name must be in the right side of the headers. Page numbers are to be placed in the right side of the footer. They should be typed single space and placed directly underneath in the very same page, which refers to the material they annotate. NOTE: Always the report must be ended with the concluding chapter and future enhancements References/Bibliography: The listing of references should be typed 4 spaces below the heading REFERENCES in alphabetical order in single spacing left justified. 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. Any website reference must be referred preceded by the publications reference. You find a specimen for a typical reference Instructions: . The text in the printed copies must in blac color. . 1.5 line spacing should be used for typing the general text. The general text shall be typed in the Font style Times New Roman. and Font size 14.


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