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Study Report Guidelines


The Formal report is the outcome of detailed investigation of the problem undertaken by the student.
Students are supposed to prepare a written report. The report should be written in students own
words.
1. Students are required to submit one spiral bound copy of the report.
2. All the students are required to follow the instructions summarized below for report writing:
a. The cover page of the Study Report should be in accordance to the format prescribed
b. The size of the report would be between 30-40 pages. The typed pages of the report should be
on A4 size paper with 1.5 line spacing. All the students are required to use the Times New Roman
of font size 12 (except in heading and subheadings) throughout the text of the report.
c. Not a single sentence should be copied from the original source, unless it is being quoted with
due acknowledgement. Giving a list of references does not entitle student to copy sentences from the
sources. All exhibits/tables/diagrams etc., taken directly from other sources must be acknowledged.
d. In case of any verbatim or narratives, enclose them in quotes with full references.
4. Report Structure
In general final project report should comprise of the following components:-
Cover page
Certificate from Faculty Guide along with declaration of student.
Acknowledgement
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures & Graphs
Following chapters should be included after the above components:

Chapter I Introduction to Topic and Organizations


Chapter II Literature review: This section of the research report would mean writing the relevant
theory, concept and research findings from the already published and available sources related to
research topic.
Chapter III Relevancy of the Study: This chapter will deal with the explanation of what will be the
new contribution by your study. In a sense it explains the gap you have observed and understand
while conducting literature review.
Chapter IV Problem Identification and Study Objectives
Chapter V Methodology: This chapter will be about the description of your research architecture. It
will talk about steps of your research process, research design, data collection methods, sampling
design, data analysis plan, formulation of hypothesis related to your research topic etc.
Keeping the problem statement in mind, take into account the following aspects
Research Design
Research Population;
Sample;
Sampling methodology; Sample size;
Research Instruments
Data Collection (state sources of information and sampling methods, strengths
and weaknesses of these methods);
Data Analysis (explain how the information collected will be organised and
analysed);

Chapter VI Data analysis and interpretation


Chapter VII Recommendation and Conclusion
Bibliography
The following framework is to be referred while undergoing the Project:- (Chapter I)
Industry Overview
I. Define the Industry (what does it include etc.), also list the various segments
II. Define the geographic scope
III. Followed by Porters Five Forces Analysis
Market Value Analysis and Segmentation
I. The market size in terms of value (last 5 years and if available a forecast)
Explain the growth, decline, peaks and troughs
II. Also, give the value by the segment and create a pie illustrating the contribution
Trend Analysis & Competitive Landscape
I. What are the growth drivers and challenges for the industry
II. What are the leading trends in the industry and how will they affect the market
development in the coming years (positive or negative)
III. Is the market consolidated or fragmented?? (Mention the leading players and their
market share, at the end a SWOT analysis)
Future Outlook
I. How is the industry expected to develop in the coming future
Both in terms of market size, changes in business models, change in
competitive landscape (M&A activities)
Company Analysis
Brief about the Company
I. Company Introduction Principal business activity, revenues (last two years),
number of employees, key management
II. Organizational Structure
Products and Services and Company Segments
I. Various product and customer segments and their contribution to the revenue
Business Strategy
I. Includes organizational strategies like new product development, geographic
expansion, restructuring, etc.
Issues and Challenges
I. Various macro level issues and challenges faced by the company and its response to
the same