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NTCC Guidelines for Dissertation

A substantial, sustained and an independent exercise in research or scholarship produced by an


individual student involving substantial data collection in the field and / or the laboratory with the
work presented as a written report, which demonstrates scholarship at an appropriate level and in
an area relevant to the chosen degree of the student.

Dissertation provides an opportunity to the students to demonstrate the ability to devise, to show
the application of skills of data collection, critical analysis and concept synthesis necessary for
formulation of defensible conclusions. It also provides a platform to demonstrate ability to draw
appropriate conclusions argued from the evidence presented and also a forum to demonstrate the
skills of structuring and present a balanced informed, complete, clear and concise written
argument.

SYNOPSIS MUST BE PREPARED UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADINGS

1. Aims and Objective of the Project (1 page)

2. Background Study (1-2 pages)

3. Methodology/ Planning of work (1 page)

4. Tools and Techniques to be used (1 page)

5. Proposed work

6. References

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SYNOPSIS

1. The synopsis shall be computer typed (Font -Times New Roman, Size-12 point for normal
text and Times New Roman, Size-14 point, Bold for headings) and printed on A4 size paper.
2. The Synopsis shall be typed on one side only with double space with a margin 3.5 cm on the
left, 2.5 cm on the top, and 1.25 cm on the right and at bottom.
3. Vertical spacing 1.5 throughout

4. The diagrams should be printed on a light/white background.

5. Tabular matter should be clearly arranged.

6. The caption for Figure must be given at the BOTTOM of the Figure and Caption for the Table
must be given at the TOP of the Table.

7. The Template of the cover page is the first page of this document.
A Dissertation on
TITLE OF THE DISSERTATION

Submitted to
Amity University Madhya Pradesh

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of


Master of Business Administration
in

Specialization
by

STUDENT(S) NAME
Under the guidance of

Name of Supervisor
Designation

AMITY BUSINESS SCHOOL


AMITY UNIVERSITY MADHYA PRADESH
May-June 201.
AMITY BUSINESS SCHOOL

DECLARATION
I, .., student of MBA/B.COM (.) hereby declare that the dissertation
titled .. which is submitted by me to Amity School of
Business, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, in partial fulfilment of requirement for the award
of the degree of Master of Business Administration/Bachelor of Commerce in .., has not been
previously formed the basis for the award of any degree, diploma or other similar title or
recognition.

Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)

Date Name and signature of Student(s)


Amity School of Business
CERTIFICATE

It is to certify that the dissertation titled ...


which is submitted to Amity School of Business, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, in partial
fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the degree of Master of Business
Administration/Bachelor of Commerce is an original contribution with existing knowledge and
faithful record of work carried out by him/her under my guidance and supervision.

To the best of my knowledge this work has not been submitted in part or full for any Degree or
Diploma to this University or elsewhere.

Madhya Pradesh

Date (Guide)

Amity Business School


Amity University Madhya Pradesh
CONTENTS

Candidates Declaration iii

Certificate iv

Acknowledgements V

Abstract Vi

Contents Xv

List of Figures xxi

List of Tables xxvi

List of Abbreviations viii

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.4.1

CHAPTER II LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER III RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER IV DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

CHAPTER V FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION

CHAPTER VIII FUTURE PROSPECTS

REFERENCES/BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES
General Guidelines

1. The report should be hard bound, Black cover with golden print,
The dissertation report should be prepared on good quality white paper preferably no lower
than 80gsm.
Students need to prepare 3 copy with CD

2. Number of pages and color

Keep the total number of pages (of the chapters) between 50 and 80, not exceeding 80 in any
case.

This does not include the page count of the appendices.

With regard to the text please note:

Color: Black on white

Typing: One side

3. Spacing and Margin

All text, drawings, tables, etc., must be positioned on an A4 sheet with 1 in. margin on
the top, bottom and right side and 1 in. margin on the left side.

Use 1.5 lines spacing with material typed.

Single spacing should be used for typing:


(i) Long Tables
(ii) Long quotations
(iii) Foot notes
(iv) Multilane captions
(v) References

4. Font style and size


All main heading should be: Times New Roman, 16 Pts, Bold
All sub heading should be: Times New Roman, 14 Pts., Bold
Main body content: Times New Roman, 12 Pts., Bold
5. Page Numbering

Pages should be numbered at bottom center (including pages that contain only
figures or tables).
Beginning with the first page of the text of the dissertation (chapter 1), all pages
should be numbered consistently in Arabic numerals throughout the dissertation,
including appendices.
Page indications before Chapter 1 should be done in lower case Roman numerals. The
title page is considered to be page i, but the number is not typed.

6. Tables, Figures and Equations

Figures and Tables


Each sketch, drawing, graph and photograph should have a figure number and title below the
figure etc. Numbering should be sequential, chapter wise. For instance, if there are 20 figures in
chapter 1 spread over all of its sections the figure numbers should run from Figure 1.1 through
Figure 1.20.

Each table should have a table number and caption above the table. Numbering should
be sequential, chapter wise, as in the case of Figure numbers. For instance, if there are 18
tables in chapter 3 the table numbers run from Figure 3.1 through Figure 3.18.

Make sure that figures and tables are complete in other respects such as legends, references
(if any) and coordinate labels with units. Each figure and table must be explicitly referred to
in the text and located where its first reference occurs, preferably after the reference.

Equations
The numbering of equations should be sequential, chapter wise. Numbered equations must be
explicitly referred to in the text

7. PLAGIARISM

The NTCC report must be written by the student himself/herself. However, if required
to cite the work of others, it should be appropriately acknowledged.

It is mandatory that each NTCC report shall be checked for plagiarism through Turntin
or similar software before submission. The content which is based on existing published
work must come from properly quoted material and from the references cited section. After
checking the accuracy of the citations and references of such content, the plagiarism
report should not return similarity index of more than 15% in any circumstance.