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GUIDELINES FOR WRITING INDUSTRIAL REVIEW PROJECT REPORT Instructions: A group consisting of four members should submit their

report on industrial review. REPORT FORMAT A standardized format for the report will help students present their contributions and findings more systematically. The different items of a report are presented below: 1. Cover page 2. Introductory pages - Acknowledgement - Certificate - Table of contents - List of tables - List of figures
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Text -Chapters - Main Sections - Conclusions

4. Bibliography 5. Appendices Introductory Pages Acknowledgements: In the process of carrying out any project,the students would have received help from different persons and organizations. So, all those helps should be acknowledged under this heading. In an academic research, a sample list of people who are to be acknowledged is as follows: • Supervisor (Industry Mentor) • Organizational head (Industry Head) • Members of the department who rendered their valuable suggestions and criticism during the project period • The executives in different organizations who provided data and literature for the research • Institute Mentor Table of contents: Table of contents is the catalogue of the project report, which summarizes every aspect of the report. List of tables and figures: In project reports, the data and results are presented in the form of tables for quick grasp. Each and every table must be numbered. The numbering should be such that it is internal to each chapter. For example, if the total number of tables in Chapter 4 is 10, then the numbering should be from Table 4.1 to Table 4.10 and similarly for figures.

Mc Kinsey 7’s Model and Porter’s 5 force model for the analysis and making inferences. recent developments and marketing mix strategy. Findings:Drawing inferences based on the comparative analysis Conclusions: The chapter on conclusions summarizes project findings. future venture. Chapters: The text of the report should be divided into different chapters which are as listed below: 1. 2. 3. product line. Suggestions and Recommendations: The students has to give his/her views as suggestion or recommendations to the organization based on the analysis of data collected. Methodology:This chapter focuses on the following aspects: -Title -objective of the study -Limitation -Scope -Data collection methods Comparative analysis: This chapter deals with the application of SWOT. and scope for the future research. Introduction to the industry Introduction to the organization under study Research Methodology Comparative Analysis of the organization under study Findings Conclusions Suggestions and Recommendations Introduction to the industry: The chapter focuses on brief outline about the industry which includes the following aspects: -Origin/History -Growth rate -Industry entry and exit barriers -Scope of industry -Industry Profitability -Contribution to GDP -Government policy Introduction to Organization: It focuses on background-history. Bibliography . objective. distribution network. 4. 6.Text Different items under 'Text' are Chapters. limitations of the study. 5. competitive strategy. 7. organization structure. contribution of the study. corporate strategy. Main Sections and Conclusions. company turnover. vision and mission statements. competitors. market share.

Prentice-Hall of India. Title of the article.' 14 of 1957. . the Copyright Act. it should be given for final typing. respectively. 1960. As separate works. pp. 'Models for warehouse location problem'. Vol. P. 2536. etc. Vo!. R. Volume of the journal. Some examples of such references are as shown below: Gopal. Delhi. Books: If some of the items from a book are referred in a research. magazines. et al. 2. These are illustrated below. Name of the journal. Government publications Ministry of Law. indention. Journal articles: The articles which are taken from journals should be included in the bibliography as per the following format. 6. margins. independent publications. 1993.akrishnan. International Journal of Management and Systems. This section deals with important instructions for typing the report. I. and C. Government of India. the format to include that book in the research report is as given below: Author(s). Materials Management: An Integrated Approach. research studies. newspapers. Year of publication. Oudaya Sankar. Bibliographies range from "works cited" lists at the end of books and articles to complete. pp. it is preferable to use et al. Issue number of the volume.. TYPING INSTRUCTIONS After thoroughly checking the draft of the research report. Name of the publisher. from-to numbers of the pages of the article. the top margin should be 3 inch. 1-8. The references can be classified into journals. books." is bibliographic in nature. The first line of general paragraph is not indented. p. The Manager of Publications. Author(s). Year of publication. 9. while not referred to as a "bibliography. Panneerselvam. A few examples of journal publications are presented below.A bibliography. Sundaresan. If the number of authors is more than two. Margins: The left margin and the right margin of the report should be 1. Indention: The paragraph can be classified into general and indented. they may be in bound volumes such as those shown on the right or computerized bibliographic databases. 10. whereas in indented paragraph. and M. the product of the practice of bibliography. But. 1. The different items which are to be concentrated are paper. The top as well as bottom margin should be 1 inch. 'New heuristics for assembly line balancing problems'. New Delhi. Place of publication. R. spacing between .lines and spacing within a sentence. the first line of the paragraph is indented by 10 spaces from the left margin. International Journal of Management and Systems. 1990. Title of the book.5 inch and 1 inch. in the pages starting with a chapter. is a systematic list of books and other works such as journal articles. No. 1979. A library catalog. Panneerselvam. after the first author.

Between the first quotation mark and the very next word. side heading and indented paragraph. Before and after a hyphen (-) Before and after a slash (/) • • • • • • • Size 50-75 pages (indicative) Font size for the body should be 12 with 1 ½ line spacing with head lines in 14 A4 size executive bond paper Font style could be Times New Roman Foot notes and References can be added at the end of each chapter if necessary Bibliography should be added at the end of the report Bar charts and diagrams can be used wherever necessary Number of spaces 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 The draft of the report should be reviewed for an appropriate number of times so that the errors . between adjacent indented paragraphs as well as adjacent tables. exclamation mark. But there should be double spacing between each neighboring pair of these single spaced items. Between the end quotation mark and the immediate preceding word. tables and footnotes. colon. that is.Spacing between lines the entire report should be typed with double spacing except indented paragraphs. last parenthesis and last bracket. The indented paragraphs. Spacing within a sentence: The details of spacing within a sentence are summarized in Table 1. tables and footnotes are to be typed with single spacing. question mark. Triple spacing should be given for the following cases: • Before each paragraph heading • Before and after each centre heading. semicolon. Details of Spacing within a Sentence Description of item Between words After a semicolon After a colon After a comma After a full stop Before the first parenthesis or bracket Between the fast letter of a word in a sentence and each of comma. centre subheading.

are completely avoided. There should be continuity between chapters and also between sections as well subsections. Each and every table as well as figure should be numbered and it must be referred in the main text. While reviewing the draft. The number of Pages should be restricted to 5075 pages. . as indicated below: • • • • • The text should convey the intended message. A reading of conclusion of a report should give the clear picture of the report content to the readers. The report should be organized in hierarchical form with chapters. subsections etc. • . The report should have appropriate length. main sections. certain guidelines are to be followed.