Guidelines for Capstone Project I (MGT738) (Major project

Evaluation Parameters
Course Code: MGT738 Course Title: CAPSTONE PROJECT-I L :0 T :0 P :2 Cr. 2

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1. Course Objective: The goal of the course is to develop a research proposal, gain approval on the organizing framework for MGT739 Capstone Project-II and to develop an understanding of the research process. Student will be required to take research mentors’ endorsement of the research proposal as a basis for MGT739 Capstone Project-II to be undertaken in next semester. 2. Panel Evaluation: Three Faculty members will form the panel for evaluating written draft

and viva in two reviews as per the guidelines. Panel will maintain recommendation form for each individual with 2 carbon copies, original be submitted to Capstone Project Coordinator ,one carbon copy given to the student and one retained by the guide. Student is required to bring previous recommendation form in the next review compulsorily. Format of recommendation form (Annexure V1)
3. Parameters of evaluation: split up of 100 marks in detail CA Component and Weightages Panel Evaluation Periodic Reporting/Quality of discussions with Faculty Advisor • Panel Evaluation Frequency and Weightages First Evaluation Second Evaluation 30% 70% 90% 10%

First Review
a) Criteria for evaluation of Research Plan in First Review: Evaluation Component Weightages

Problem definition (Need, scope and objectives of the study) Review of literature References

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Criterion for Periodic Reporting: Student Attendance Sheet is to maintained by the guide to record the frequency of student reporting date wise (twice a week as per the time slot allocated by the guide to the student). During each review. . scope and objectives of the study) Review of literature Research Methodology Research instrument Additional References (b) Criteria for evaluation of oral presentation (viva-voce): Evaluation Component Weightages 50 Question Handling and Power Point presentation 4. the faculty guide should bring register and file for evaluating the periodic reporting. File should also be maintained by the guide for recording the points of discussion with every group date wise and the recommendations made thereof.b) Criteria for evaluation of oral presentation (viva-voce): Evaluation Component Weightages 50 Question Handling and Power Point presentation Second Review a)Criteria for evaluation of the Research Plan in Second Review: Evaluation Component Weightages 05 10 15 15 05 Problem definition (Need.

ii. Declaration in annexure III. 6. the attendance. v. 3. iii. A page number should not be shown on the inside title page even though it is counted as i. Topic submission form as in annexure of page. 2. Page number should be placed at the bottom. details of meetings covering the work done as on date and expected to be done till the next meeting and give their remarks. Certification in annexure II.5 line spacing for all text in the main body of the thesis. 5. Pedagogy: • The students would start working on the research proposal soon after the allocation of the research topics. 12 point size. • Each student shall meet the respective Faculty Advisor at least once a week for consultation and to apprise him/her of the work done.Criterion for award of Periodic Reporting marks out of 10 Below 75% 75-80 80-85 85-90 95.. Title page of synopsis should be as per annexure I. etc. Use 1. Designation and Sign of Course Planner Approval of HoD-F Approval of HoF . Use Times New Roman font. 3…. iv. Preliminary pages should be numbered: i. Draft should contain page numbers (1. Recommendation form in annexure VI Name .5” (wider for binding) Top. For Correct format of References refer to Annexure IV 7. Paper Size must be A4 and margins should be maintained on all pages as follows: Left margin = 1. for text. • The faculty members would maintain a attendance sheet of register to record the date of meetings. 4. right & bottom margins = 1” 2. 0 2 4 6 8 10 General Guidelines for Layout and format for all written drafts 1. vi.) starting from Introduction Chapter.100 95-100 5.

Peer Rating has been introduced. so students need to remember their group number assigned in the allocation list. Allocation list of groups with the guides should be made available (school wise) as additional file in announcement section of UMS a month before the 1st review. Important dates be decided school wise and communicated to COD-F Tentative list of topics to be submitted by the group (after consultation with all the members of the group) to the guide on or before – _______________ Final topic submission to the guide on or before – _______________ Department reporting the students about the amendment required in the topic.Detailed Guidelines MGT 738 focuses on the 1st half of the capstone project for MBA 3rd semester students. • Online Topic Submission: Topic Submission by the group will be made online through a link in UMS. after the completion of the course of seminar.____________ Re-submission of topics (only in case where amendment was required) _________________ • Evaluation Criterion: Faculty guide – 10% for periodic reporting Panel Evaluation – 90% on the basis of Written Report (50%) & VIVA (50%) Detailed criterion is mentioned in the evaluation parameters. In this all group members will give weight (W) to each member depending on the amount of work done by each member (out of 10). Latter half of the capstone project will be continued in MGT 769 in MBA 4th Semester Following guidelines should be taken care during its implementation. A group of 3-5 students have been allocated a single project under one guide. • Group Coding: Group number will be assigned to each group. • Peer-rating: To ensure that every student gets the marks equivalent to the work done by him/her towards the project. There must be minimum difference of 2 . similar to the link made for each subject code. • Group Project: Capstone project will be a group project. It will contain 2 reviews. The link will also act as a medium for communicating between the students and the guide. All reviews or communication regarding the project will be made as per group number.

B = 35. All the fractions will be rounded off to the higher side. B = 7. In a group of three members. Marks of A = 8*30/10 = 24 Marks of B = 7*30/10 = 21 Marks of C = 10*30/10 = 30 Panel has assigned following marks (out of 50) based on Viva – A = 30. weights assigned to A = 8. C= 40 Final Marks of A = 24 + 30= 54 Final Marks of B = 21 + 35 = 56 Final Marks of C =30 + 40 = 70 Annexure I [TITLE OF SYNOPSIS] ……………………………………. Roll No. Name of Student2 Registration No.g. Roll No.. Submitted to Lovely Professional University Submitted by: Name of Student1 Registration No. Roll No. Each member marks for written report will be calculated as per the formula = W* M/10. E.between the lowest and highest. Roll No. ……………………………………. ……………………………………. Weights must be written on the front page of the report and signed by all the members of the group. Name of Student4 Registration No. Peer Rating will be made in each review of the capstone.. C = 10 Panel has assigned 30 marks (out of 50) to the written report. Panel will assign marks (M) to the group out of total marks based on written report. Supervisor: Name of the Faculty Advisor Designation . Name of Student3 Registration No..


___________________________________ (Name & Signature of the Faculty Advisor) Date: ._________________(student name).Annexure II TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN This is to certify that the Synopsis titled “________________________________________” carried out by Mr. Phagwara. His Synopsis represents his original work and is worthy of consideration for making a research project in the next term. S/o or D/o____________(Father’s Name) has been accomplished under my guidance & supervision as a duly registered MBA student of the Lovely Professional University.

Annexure III DECLARATION I. data or works done by others and cited within this synopsis has been given due acknowledgement and listed in the reference section. _______________________ (Student’s name & Signature) Date:__________________ • Individual declaration will be given by each student of the group separately and should be attached in the synopsis. . "________________________________(student's name)”. hereby declare that the work presented herein is genuine work done originally by me and has not been published or submitted elsewhere for the requirement of a degree program. Any literature.

e. 2. music. maps. 2. If your list is full of errors you will lose marks. Provide all the relevant details. For example: if you make a photocopy check that you have the page numbers. Whenever you quote someone else’s work. This will ensure that it is easy to locate a reference within your reading list. Tip – Saving Time Make sure that you get all the reference information you need while you still have the source material (e. This can make your own arguments more convincing.e. ideas and arguments. pictures. book) in front of you. Use a consistent format for your references. What do I need to include? The most important parts of a reference are as follows: . When you summarise someone else’s work. plagiarism. internet resources. etc. When should I include references in my work? 1. your tutor may be led into thinking you are trying to take credit for someone else’s work i. Again. 2. This means that the marker/tutor does not waste time if they wish to consult the items you have listed. official publications.It is a basic academic requirement to show details of the sources of your information.You may support your arguments with the opinion of acknowledged experts and use data from reputable sources. This gains you marks. You will waste a lot of time if you have to have to go back and find this information later. What are the most important points about my list of references? 1. stealing from another person’s work. if you interview someone make a note of the date. dissertations and theses. 3. journal articles. chapters in books. Keep it accurate. charts. i. Why should I include references in my work? 1. images.g. When you rewrite or paraphrase someone else’s work. Doing so means that you cannot be accused of plagiarism. Without full references. pictures and illustrations.It shows the range of reading which you have done. conferences and their papers. Why should I give such detailed information? The purpose of the details provided is to make it easy for someone else to follow up and trace the materials which you have used.Annexure IV HOW TO WRITE REFERENCES This section is an introduction to writing references and covers the most common types of material in both print and electronic form: books. 3. if some of the important information is missing you will lose marks. if you print a web page make a note of the full web address and the date on which you accessed it. This makes it is easy for the marker to identify the items which you have listed. This does not just include words but tables. 3.

7. e. (a) When quoting directly from someone else’s work give: Author(s) followed by the year in round brackets. “As with any investment.).. GENERAL RULES (i). in your assignment.usually the Publisher.usually the Subtitle. The place of publication (if known). Encyclopaedia Britannica (2003) Anon. Any additional information helpful to locate the works (such as a web address.g. 5. etc. No. etc. 8. a catalogue number. the title of a series. arranged the item. (2006) (c) If the author produced more than one work in the same year: Use letters to indicate this (probably it is best to arrange the items alphabetically by their title first): e. translated. or Title followed by the date in round brackets.1. Anyone who edited. book etc. page numbers etc. 6. e.g. Verma (2007) describes how the business is exposed to risk by working capital.g. Singh (2004 a) Singh (2004 b) (d) When referring to or summarising put both the author(s) and year.usually the Title. 4. Any additional information about the name of the item: .). 3. How do I Cite an Item in the Text of my Project? Researcher need to provide the following information if you mention another piece of work.g.g.The Author(s) or Originator(s). The person(s) who ‘wrote’ the work: . Authors . e. 9. Physical details of the item such as Vol.” Verma (2003) (b) If there is no author give either: A statement that the work is anonymous (Anon)followed by the year in round brackets: e. The date when the work was made available or published (not necessarily when it was written. The person who puts the work into its physical format: . working capital exposes the business to risk. The name of the work: . 2.

e. (iii) Title .) Corporate Author? A corporate author is a group which takes responsibility for writing a publication. Editors Editors are treated the same as authors except that Ed. e. (Ed. A. b) Two Authors List the authors in the form above with “&” between them. Hussain. P. A government publication should begin with the country. & Khan. if the information in the book reads “1989 reprinted in 1990. is put in brackets after the editor or editors names.g. then a comma and space and then personal name(s) or initial(s). then any committee or subcommittee. an international organisation. 1995.g. If there are a number of different reissues or reprints of the item give the earliest date of the edition you are referring to.g. & Brown.d.] or [undated] or [no date]. e.. e. Singh. Great Britain. e. 1996. T. Walker. It could be a society and professional body. J. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (ii) Date The date of ‘publication’ should be included. Patel. V. et al. T.g.g.g.g. If it is not possible to ascertain the date put the following: [n. This translates as “and others”. then the department. Department for Education and Skills e. Pryce-Jones. A. 1992. or Eds. e.g. d) More than three authors should be listed with only the first named followed by the Greek term “et al”. 2000” give 1989. J. Mohammed. e.a) Single Author Family name first. a government department or any other group. c) Three Authors: List the authors as above with a comma after the first and “&” after the second.

E-Mail. University of Himachal Pradesh. e. (1998). Web Site. Verma . etc. New York.The title should be copied from the item itself if possible and should be in italics. be taken from the title page and the back of the title page. for Paris. Unpublished PhD thesis. physical format (e. Impact of Market Orientation on Corporate Success.g.g 3rd ed (v) Place Where appropriate you should include the place where the item was published. New Delhi (India) If there is more than one place of publication given choose the first one. In this case you should put it in square brackets [ ]. if possible. e. More detail is given in the section DETAILED EXAMPLES (i) Books (or reports) Information about a book should. R.g Sultan Chand & Sons If the item is unpublished it may still be possible to give the name of the body responsible for issuing the work.).g. If there is no title on the item you may need to invent a descriptive title.g. (iv) Edition If there are different editions of the work you should give details of which edition you are using. internet address. London give “Paris” (vi) Publisher If the item is published give the name of the publisher as it appears on the item. e. Lecture. e. .g. (vii) Other Information You may wish to include other information about the item such as its ISBN. e.

(2006). 60-61. P. These could include publications published annually. P.safaribooksonline. pp. HR Magazine. New Delhi: Pearson Publishers Ltd.g. weekly or daily.g. 13. Business World..It is usually laid out like this: Kotler. You need to include the address of the website at which you viewed the work and the date on which you viewed it. G. 1-23. Author Date of Publication Title Edition Place of Publication Publisher Pages (ii) Electronic Books Electronic Books should be treated very similarly to print ones. quarterly (4 times per year). Vol 50. B. 12th Ed. viewed on 11/03/2008] (iii) Journal Articles Publications that are published regularly with the same title and often a volume and/or part number are usually known as serials. The reference from journal should be laid out like this: Author Year Article Title Journal Title Kumar. Popular serials e. Sebastopol. & Leary. are usually called magazines but more academic publications are often known as journals. e. bimonthly (every 2 months). Roshan. (2003) Financial Analysis. pp. CA: Cisco Press [available at: http://proquest. J. No Volume Part/Issue Page Numbers . (2005) Changes Ahead in Health Care Management. Marketing Management.

Note:   All references should be given alphabetically. J. e. Barger. It may be dated and the main site (of which the page is a part) may also have a publisher and may also give an address in the “about us” or “contact” section.html [viewed 11/07/2006].(iv) Web Sites A web page should be treated similarly to a print work in that it may have an author or editor and a title. . (2000) A biography of Leopold Paula Bloom http://www. The literature reviewed should be arranged as per the requirement of theme. You should include the address of the web page and also include the date on which you viewed the

No.Name of Student 4. ________ _______________ Roll No. No.Name of Student _______________ Roll No. ___________ Registration. ________ _______________ Roll No. ___________ Registration. No. Name of Student 2 Name of Student 3. No. ___________ Registration.Annexure V Topic Submission Form for Students Group Number (as allocated in the list) ______________ Name of Faculty Guide: _______________________ 1. ________ Topic for Capstone Project (Approved by Faculty Guide) ______________________________________________________________________________ . ________ _______________ Roll No. ___________ Registration.

_____________ Name of the student 4 __________________ Roll No. _____________ Name of the student 3 __________________ Roll No. ____________ Reg No. ____________ Reg No. biometric) Member 1 _________________________________________________________ Member 2 _________________________________________________________ Member 3_________________________________________________________ • • Panel to maintain 2 carbon copies of the form. . Original to Capstone Project Coordinator . ____________ Reg No. _________ Name of the student 1 __________________ Roll No. All students of the group have to carry previous recommendation form. ____________ Reg No.Annexure VI Lovely School of ___________ Review of Capstone Project Recommendations made by the panel Group No. _____________ Recommendations: _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Panel Members ( Name. copy to the group and one retained by the guide. _____________ Name of the student 2 __________________ Roll No.

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