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FORMAT FOR WRITING THE SIP REPORT

A summer project is a substantial piece of work, normally between 10,000 and 12,000 words
long, that gives an account of a student’s in-depth analysis into a business or managerial issue by
integrating the learning of various functional areas of management. The report should adhere to
the following format:
1. Inside Cover page.
Title of the Project: Write a title which reflects your work. Specify the product and
Company Name.
2. Contribution Page (see details under ‘Additional Points to Note’ below)
3. Table of Contents (and lists of figures and tables)
4. Executive Summary (One page)
Highlight the decisions, supporting evidence for your decision, and research processes. It
should be an abstract of the full document that you are going to present in the main body
of the report and it should simultaneously create interest among the readers to go through
the entire report. It can be organized along the following format.
a. Objectives
b. Results, including key trends/issues affecting future scenario.
c. Conclusions
d. Recommendations, based on point “b” above

5. Body (Not more than 50-60 pages in double space)


a) Introduction

i) Background

ii) Relevance

iii) Literature Review

iv) Objectives
b) Methodology
i) Project Design
ii) Data Collection methods
iii) Sampling
iv) Field work
v) Analysis

c) Results and Discussion


d) Conclusions and Recommendations
e) Limitations
f) Further Scope of Study
6. Annexure
a) General Tables
b) References
c) Other support material.
Additional Points to Note:
i. All pages must be numbered.
ii. All figures and tables must also be numbered in a continuous sequence.
iii. Tables and Figures (Charts) in the text should be placed on the same or the next page
where they are first referred to.
iv. Only A-4 size papers should be used for the report. Any software output (e.g., SPSS
outputs) should be properly edited and formatted/printed on A-4 size papers.
v. The report should be typed in font size 12 points in Arial with double line spacing.
vi. The report should be brief, specific, and to the point.
vii. Please limit the main body of the report to 50-60 pages, excluding the exhibits, table,
charts and appendices.
viii. The report should contain the full references for the secondary sources of
information. If it is an internet site, specify the date of access and the full web-site (or
the IP) address. Such as: “http://www.loyaltycardsindia.com/HOME.html accessed on
April 20, 2013.”
ix. Reference from Research Journals should be mentioned in standard format as:
Salmi, J (2000), “Tertiary Education in the 21st century: Challenges and
Opportunities” Washington DC:World bank.

x. All submissions must contain the name and roll number of the student on the cover
page. All group submissions must contain the names and roll numbers of all members
of the group. Submission must indicate the specific contribution made by each group
member on the first page after the cover/title page.
xi. Any questionnaire or any other instrument used must be attached in Annexure.
Declaration by the Student

I am, Mr./Ms. (name of the student ______________________ Roll


No._____________________have completed my summer internship at (name of the
organisation with location) and has submitted this project report entitled (name of the project)
towards partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Post Graduate Diploma in
Management 2017-2019.

This Report is the result of my own work, no part of it has earlier comprised any other report,
monograph, dissertation or book.

Signature

Name of the student


Certificate

This is to certify that Mr./Ms. (name of the student _____________________________


Roll No._____________________has completed his/her summer internship at (name of the
organisation with location) and has submitted this project report entitled (name of the project)
towards partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Post Graduate Diploma in
Management 2017-2019.

This Report is the result of his/her own work and to the best of my knowledge, no part of it
has earlier comprised any other report, monograph, dissertation or book. This project was
carried out under my overall supervision.

Date:

Place:

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