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  • Research Project Guidelines 2015

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    Guidelines for

    Graduation/ Research Projects

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    Contents

    Guidelines for ........................................................................................................................................... 1

    Graduation/ Research Projects ................................................................................................................. 1

    1. Objective of Research Project ........................................................................................................... 3

    2. Scope of Research Project ................................................................................................................. 3

    3. Potential areas of research................................................................................................................ 3

    4. Stages of Research Project ................................................................................................................ 4

    5. Calendar for research project: ........................................................................................................... 8

    6. Word of advice .................................................................................................................................. 9

    7. Logistics of approving appropriate topics .......................................................................................... 9

    8. Format for documenting final topics with sponsor details ................................................................. 9

    9. Expected student learning from the Research Project ....................................................................... 9

    10. Expected outcomes/benefits ........................................................................................................ 10

    11. Sponsorship of Project ................................................................................................................. 10

    12. Number of students taking Research Projects - Individual or team projects ................................. 11

    13. Guides .......................................................................................................................................... 11

    14. Evaluation matrix ......................................................................................................................... 12

    15. Criteria for evaluation .................................................................................................................. 12

    16. Details on Jury .............................................................................................................................. 15

    17. Award Categories : ....................................................................................................................... 17

    18. Report Writing ............................................................................................................................. 19

    19. Format of abstract for uploading on website................................................................................ 28

    Reference: Document prepared by Prof Prabir Jana in 2003

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    1. Objective of Research Project

    A research project (RP) is a research based project done by the students in the final Semester (final semester) in partial fulfillment of their degree. The purpose of the project is to integrate the learning of the students of the last semesters through research/experimentation in the chosen area by the applications of technology in apparel manufacturing.

    2. Scope of Research Project

    Students may take up projects within the scope of fundamental research or applied research. Fundamental research is an activity designed to broaden scientific and technical knowledge not directly linked to industrial or commercial objectives. Applied research is designed for the purpose of producing results that may be applied to real world situations.

    Therefore, the Research Projects maybe any of the following 1) Projects which studies the relationship and/or applicability of theories or principles to the solution

    of a problem which is either organization specific or industry specific. 2) A careful investigation or scientific research into a subject in order to discover facts, to establish

    or devise/revise a theory/hypothesis. 3) A survey based research of an industry phenomenon, trend or an issue of concern. 4) Research done with an eye towards making products/software applications that can be

    commercialized, or at least made available for practical benefit. 5) Any research which is used to answer a specific question, determine why something failed

    or succeeded, solve a specific, pragmatic problem, or to gain better understanding.

    The research project is not 1) An additional Industry placement after summer internship. 2) An opportunity provided to factories to get piece meal work done from students, which may not

    fulfill the Departments RP requirements.

    3. Potential areas of research

    Few Suggested Areas for Research Project are: Productivity Measurement and Improvement techniques. Fit analysis Quality Measurement and Improvement Methods. Implementation of any Production or Quality System. Product Development Process for new/unexplored products. Product/Process Re-engineering Sizing Research on new products/technology/processes.

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    Technical evaluation and/or implementation of MIS/ERP/CAD systems. Software Design and Development covering various functions in an apparel firm. System Analysis and Design Retail / Vendor management Merchandising Human Resource Management Corporate Social responsibility E Commerce Compliance issues such as social, environmental and technical Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Process automation for productivity and/or quality improvement etc.

    To ensure appropriate and balanced coverage of various issues/subjects a prescribed percentage of projects to be done in different areas. The Centre Co-ordinator should ensure that the coverage should not only be in terms of above topical issues but also is in terms of four basic types of research i.e. descriptive, analytical, applied and empirical.

    4. Stages of Research Project There are four stages of Research Project

    Stage I Preliminary Identification of Topic Identification of Sponsor Development of research proposal Allotment of Faculty guide

    Stage II Planning

    Literature Study Design and development of Research Methodology Submission of documentation of first three chapters Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Review of Literature Chapter 3 Methodology

    Stage III Execution

    Field work Analysis Report writing

    Stage 4: Assessment & evaluation

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    Stage I: Preliminary

    1) Identification of Topic Student shall identify suitable topics for the project. For this purpose they shall need to do extensive reading of literature available (this includes projects done in similar areas both in NIFT and in other institutes), interact with faculty and industry people. The committee of department faculty members shall collectively provide feedback on the proposed topics submitted by the students. This should be undertaken in Sept- Oct 2014 Students may be advised not to undertake a specific topic due to certain reasons like duplication of topic, limitation of reference material on the subject or perceived difficulty for the particular student in undertaking the project.

    Alternately the faculty of the department may have some topic in mind and offer to the class or directly assign the topic to a student/student group based on subject of the topic and capability of the student.

    Decision of the committee will be final in the selection of RP topic. Since the students have already been associated with the industry they should identify the area of work and the CC and the faculty guide should help them shape the topic as per the objective of the department and research project. Student should formulate clear research proposal.

    2) Identification of Sponsor This shall be done by the students with departmental concurrence. Student may interact with prospective sponsors and obtain sponsorships in tune with departmental policy. The finalization of sponsorship shall be done with endorsement of the departmental head and formal acceptance in writing shall be obtained by the students from the sponsor and deposit the same with the departmental head. As part of GP drive the students are given opportunity to interact the potential Sponsor. The students should identify the one in line with their area of research interest with help of CC.

    3) Development of research proposal

    The student are required to prepare a detailed research proposal which involves introduction to the topic to be investigated, spell out objectives of the project with the proposed methodology to be followed, indicate the plan of work, resources required, budget of expenses, formal details of sponsors etc. Format of the Proposal

    - Introduction and Justification of the topic - Objectives of the research

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    - Review of Literature - Proposed Methodology - Time Plan & Budget - Resources Required in terms of sponsorship, organ