Major Project (CMA 899)

Course Name: 

Major Project


M.Tech (CMA)




Mandatory Learning Courses (MLC)


(a)  The Major Project carries 20 credits and spreads over TWO semesters, normally during 3rd and 4th semesters  (or as recommended by DPGC).  The progress of the Project Work shall be monitored by the Project Guide.
(b)  The method of evaluation, including intermediate assessment shall be evolved by the pertinent
(c)   The PWEC chairman (A faculty from the programme in the Department, nominated by the Chairman DPGC) should be identified in the third semester itself and the committee consisting of PWEC chairman and guide (s) shall evaluate the project in the Phase –I (third semester). Same chairman will continue for  the phase –II of the project.
(d)   The PWEC for the evaluation of the project in Phase II(end of fourth semester ) shall consist of
i)    PWEC Chairman
ii)   Guide(s)
iii)External examiner (other than the External guide)/ Internal examiner (from NITK itself, but from outside the department). External examiner would be desirable
(e) BEFORE THE VIVA –VOCE EXAM: The student shall submit  a copy of his/her thesis well in  time (at least two weeks before the viva –voce exam) to all PWEC members and to chairman DPGC. The report of the Project Work to Chairman, DPGC, on or before the specified date.  The Report shall be in the format prescribed by the Institute. For the effective assessment of the projects, all the M.Tech projects theses of the department shall be assessed and approved by the concerned PWEC before the Viva –voce examination.
(f)    DURING THE VIVA VOCE EXAMINATION: Appropriate weightage shall also be decided by DPGC for oral presentation (preparation of slides) and for questions and answers.
(g) The date for submission of the thesis would be announced by the Dean (A) and will be announced in the academic calendar. However, the Dean (A) may permit the students to submit the thesis one week prior to the date announced on a case to case basis.
(h)  The final evaluation is done by a Project Work Evaluation Committee (PWEC) constituted by the pertinent DPGC.  There shall be an open seminar followed by a viva-voce examination as part of the final evaluation. After the final evaluation, appropriate double-letter grade is awarded, which will not however be considered for SGPA and CGPA calculations.
(i)   Extension of time beyond the announced last date for submission of the Project Report may be granted by the Dean (A) on recommendation from the Chairman, DPGC.
(j)   If in the opinion of the PWEC, the Project Report is acceptable with minor modifications for the passing grade ‘DD’, the PWEC shall value and instruct the candidate suitably to incorporate the necessary modifications and to resubmit it to the Chairman, PWEC. After such resubmission, the Chairman, PWEC will certify that the necessary modifications have been incorporated.
(k)  The title of the Project Report shall be indicated in the Grade Card.


Mathematical and Computational Sciences

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