At the end of Second Semester each student shall undertake a Summer Internship Project (SIP) for 8 weeks. It is mandatory for the student to seek advance written approval from the faculty guide and the Director of the Institute about the topic and organization before commencing the SIP. The SIP may or may not have a Functional Focus, i.e. the student may take up a SIP in his/her intended area of specialization or in any other functional area of management. Ideally the SIP should exhibit a cross-functional orientation. The student shall submit a written structured report based on work done during this period.
SIP can be carried out in:
- Corporate Entity
- Government Undertaking
- Cooperative Sector
SIP may be a research project – based on primary / secondary data or may be an operational assignment involving working by the student on a given task/assignment/project/ etc. in an organization / industry. It is expected that the SIP shall sensitize the students to the demands of the workplace. The learning outcomes and utility to the organization must be specifically highlighted.
The report should be well documented and supported by –
- Executive Summary
- Organization profile
- Outline of the problem/task undertaken
- Research methodology & data analysis (in case of research projects only)
- Relevant activity charts, tables, graphs, diagrams, etc.
- Learning of the student through the project
- Contribution to the host organization
- References in appropriate referencing styles. (APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago Style etc.)
It should reflect the nature and quantum of work undertaken by the student. The report must reflect 8 weeks of work and justify the same. The completion of the SIP shall be certified by the respective Faculty Guide & approved by the Director of the Institute. The external organization (Corporate / NGO/ SME/ Government Entity/ Cooperative/ etc.) shall also certify the SIP work.
The student shall submit TWO hard copies & one soft copy (CD) of the project report before 30th September in Sem III. One hard copy is to be returned to the student by the Institute after the External Viva-Voce.
In the interest of environmental considerations, students are encouraged to print their project reports on both faces of the paper.
SIP shall have a weightage of 6 credits. The Institute shall conduct an internal viva-voce for evaluation of the SIP for 50 marks. The Panel shall comprise of the Internal Faculty Guide & One additional faculty nominated by the Director.
There shall be an external viva-voce for the SIP for 100 marks. The examiner’s panel for the same shall include one external faculty member nominated by the University and one internal faculty member nominated by the Director. The external viva-voce shall be conducted for 15 minutes at least per student.
The Internal & the External viva-voce shall evaluate the project based on:
- Actual work undertaken by the student
- Student’s understanding of the organization and business environment
- Outcome of the project
- Utility of the project to the organization
- Basic analytical capabilities
In Sem IV the student shall work under the supervision of the Faculty and carry out a dissertation and submit a structured report in TWO hard copies & one soft copy (CD). In the interest of environmental considerations, students are encouraged to print their dissertation reports on both faces of the paper.
The student is required to conduct advanced research on a topic related to one (or more) of contemporary issues in management. The topic is chosen in consultation with the student’s supervisor.
The student will prepare and present a detailed research proposal prior to starting the work. It is mandatory for the student to seek advance written approval from the faculty guide and the Director of the Institute about the topic before commencing the dissertation work. A dissertation outlining the entire problem, including a survey of literature and the various results obtained along with their solutions is expected to be produced. The student must submit the completed dissertation and make an oral presentation of the same. Through the dissertation, the student is expected to furnish evidence of competence in understanding varied aspects of the theme/topic selected and a deep understanding of the specialty area. The completion of the dissertation / project shall be certified by the Faculty Guide & approved by the Director of the Institute.
There will be concurrent evaluation for 50 marks and external evaluation of 50 marks.
The student can undergo desk research or field research and can follow the guidelines mentioned in the SIP for preparation of their final hard copy.
The Panel shall comprise of 2 Faculty members (One who has guided the student and the other appointed by SPPU ).