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Conducting Live Projects

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Objectives
To create an understanding of live projects To help students understand the necessity of live projects To provide guidelines regarding how to do live projects

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Benefits
Provides students an opportunity engage with the Corporate world Interacting with industry professional gives students
An opportunity to understand how corporations work Understanding of their expectations from students with respect to knowledge, skills & attitude
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Content
What is a Live project? Role of:
Oyster Learning Industry Mentor Students

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Live Project

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Live Project
Live projects provides students exposure to dynamic corporate situations and problems Opportunity includes
Working on primary data collection and analysis Continuous interaction with the concerned industry officials to obtain insights
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Sample of a Live Project


A live project can be on
Analysis of savings account of two different banks

The project following:

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What are the different types of bank account? What is the difference between savings and current account?

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Sample of a Live Project


Comparative analysis of popularity of savings account of any two banks
o It will be done with the help of questionnaire, which will be filled by the target audience

Prepare a report consisting the following:


Purpose Of Study objective of the project defining the

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Sample of a Live Project


Research Design: Include the research techniques used i.e. questionnaire or from different secondary sources Sample Design: Including the sample size (number of people) who have filled the questionnaire Analysis of the report containing pie charts, bar charts & other presentation tools

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Role Of Oyster Learning

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Role Of Oyster Learning


Oyster Learning will :
Assign an Industry Mentor Support the Mentor in assigning the projects to students after dividing them in groups Work as an interface between Industry Mentor and Students to resolve any concerns

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Role Of Industry Mentor

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Role Of Industry Mentor


Industry Mentor will:
Explain the Project in Detail and help the student to understand the functional and industry perspective Also extend email based support in clearing their concerns Explain the importance of an activity scheduler and ask them to create their activity scheduler State the learning outcomes Guide them on acceptable methods of collating information for better learning. Also help the students to touch base with right kind of industry professionals to get accurate data for their project

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Role Of Industry Mentor


Assess the students by way of a pen and paper test and presentations made post the project and also on the quality of the activity schedule that they have implemented and documented Explain the procedure that has to be followed to connect with customers and consumers such as Taking appointments Conducting surveys Data aggregation Carry out project analysis using analytical tools
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Role of Students

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Role of Students
Work in groups of 4 to complete the analysis and generate a report for the projects assigned Distribute roles within the group
Create the activity scheduler for the project, get appointments with customers and consumers and coordinate within the group Carry out Data collection and collation Conduct Secondary research and Data Analysis Make Presentations

Group will be expected to work together as a team to complete all the Prepare a questionnaire and get the same filled from target group of professionals as per the project requirements
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Role of Students
Engage with Industry professionals to gain real world understanding and also develop relationships Make a presentation to the industry mentor Obtain feedback from the Industry mentor on the same

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How to make an Activity Scheduler


Post briefing from the Industry Mentor Each Group is expected to make an scheduler which will consist of the following
Day by day detail of what they will do to complete the project which will include
o The secondary level knowledge points that they will put together to help them understand the particular subject well o The methodologies and processes of acquiring primary data from the customer or consumer

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How to Get Appointments


Try and touch base with the concerned industry professional over the phone
Give him a briefing about your project Be to the point in telling him how he can help in your project Do send him an email regarding your telephonic conversation stating the date and time of meeting as given by the professional
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How to Get Appointments


Once you are through with your meeting with him ask for his colleagues or friends contact details
Who are in the same industry who can help you in your project work

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How to Make a Survey Form?


Survey should not be very lengthy, refrain from adding too many questions Questions asked can be :
Open ended: Questions subjective answers having

o What are the additional facilities your bank provide with your savings account?

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How to Make a Survey Form?


Close ended: Questions having a YES Or NO answers
o Do you have a savings account?

Likert Questions Help you assess how your customers feel towards a certain issue, product or service

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How to Make a Survey Form?


o Example: ABC corporations product have to improve on quality
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor dis agree Disagree Strongly disagree

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Some Dos For Students

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Dos
Be professionally dressed when meeting an industry person Never be late for an appointment with the industry professional Working in group means all group members should contribute and not only couple of members

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Dos
Be honest while getting questionnaire filled from concerned professionals the the

If industry professional asks you some data which you are not sure of, then admit the fact rather than doing guess works

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Dos
Primary data should always be collected from relevant target group Divide the group members and assign individual tasks to cover more ground

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Assessments

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Assessments
Students would be assessed in the following manner
Pen and Paper Test Project Presentation Activity Scheduler

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Pen and Paper Test


Multiple Choice Questions format Checks Knowledge and Application of Knowledge levels. The test will be of 30 minutes duration Total of 30 questions.

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Project Presentation
At the end of the Live Project each project group would make a presentation which summarizes their research findings.
Students would be assessed on the following parameter:
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Analytical skills Functional Knowledge Application of Knowledge through the Project Objection handling skills Presentation skills PPT making skills Team work skills
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Activity Scheduler
Students would be assessed on the basis of the work that they have done as documented by the Activity Scheduler
Knowledge of the Topic, Project and Function Application of knowledge and demonstration of skills Clarity of thought Logic & Reasoning
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Certification

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Certification
Students would be awarded a Certificate upon completion of the Live Project Program. The final certificate will be awarded upon
a.Completing the Activity Scheduler b. Performance in the Pen and Paper Test c. Performance in the Final Presentation

Certificates at 3 levels based on performance slabs


Gold Standard Silver Standard Bronze Standard

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