DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 5TH AND 6TH SEMESTER PROJECT REPORT




GUIDELINES AND FORMAT FOR PREPARING PROJECT REPORT FOR V/VI SEMESTER

DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING



1. ARRANGEMENT OF CONTENTS:

The sequence in which the project report material should be arranged as follows:
1. Cover Page (see Appendix 1)
2. Title Page (see Appendix 2)
3. Bonafide Certificate (see Appendix 3)
4. Certificate (see Appendix 4)
5. Abstract (see Appendix 4)
 
6. Table of Contents
7. List of Tables
8. List of Figures
9. List of Photographs
10. List of Graphs
11. List of Abbreviations and Nomenclature
12. List of Symbols,
13. Chapters
14. References
15. Appendices

Each project report must adequately explain the research methodology adopted and the directions for future research in chapters. The project report should also contain the following: Copy of the Approved Project Proposal Proforma and Synopsis. Promising Certificate of originality duly signed by the student.

2. PREPARATION FORMAT:

Cover Page & Title Page – A specimen copy of the Cover page & Title page of the project report are given in Appendix 1& 2.

Bonafide Certificate – The Bonafide Certificate shall be in double line spacing using Font Style Times New Roman and Font Size 14, as per the format in Appendix 3.

The certificate shall carry the PROJECT COORDINATOR signature and shall be followed by the name, academic designation (not any other responsibilities of administrative nature)department and full address of the institution where the coordinator has guided the student. The term
„PROGRAMME  COORDINATOR‟  must  be  typed  in  capital  letters  between  the  coordinator’s name and academic designation. Project coordinator may be of same Programme, or Interdisciplinary or other Institution or from Industry.

Abstract – Abstract should be one page synopsis of the project report typed single line spacing, Font Style Times New Roman and Font Size 12.

Table of Contents – The table of contents should list all material following it as well as any material which precedes it. The title page and Bonafide Certificate will be listed in the Table of Contents but the page numbers of which are in lower case Roman letters. One and a half spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head. A specimen copy of the Table of Contents of the project report is given in Appendix 4

List of Tables – The list should use exactly the same captions as they appear above the tables in the text. One and a half spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head.

List of Figures, graphs, Photographs – The list should use exactly the same captions as they appear below the figures in the text. One and a half spacing should be adopted for typing the matter under this head.
 
1. The figures, photographs and tables occurring in a chapter may be serially numbered as Fig. 1.1, 1.2 etc., where the first digit represents the chapter, the second digit represents Figure number.
2. The photographs may be represented as Photo 1.1, 1.2 etc., the first digit representing chapter and the second digit represents Photograph number.
3. The tables may be represented as Table 1.1, 1.2 etc., the first digit representing chapter and the second digit represents table number.
4. The graph should clearly indicate the points, which are used for drawing the curve or curves.
a. All the letters in the graphs should be written with stencils.

List of Symbols, Abbreviations and Nomenclature –One and a half spacing should be adopted or typing the matter under this head. Standard symbols, abbreviations etc. should be used.
List of Equations-All the equations used in the thesis should be properly numbered chapter wise
[ eg. Eq.3.1 or eq.3.1 or 3.1 or (3.1)].The equations shown should be clearly referred and identified as Eq. or eq. followed by equation number. Repetition of the equations should be avoided. If needed, it may be referred by its number. Equations should never be mixed up with main text. It should be shown as separate object and Equation Editor can be used.

Chapters

The following is suggested format for arranging the project report matter into various chapters,each chapter may be further divided into several divisions and sub-divisions:
1. Introduction
2. Exhaustive Literature Survey/Review of Literature
3. Define the problem.
4. Body of project (Developing the main theme of the present investigationproject work)
5. Results and Discussions
6. Conclusions
7. Future Enhancements / Recommendations
8. Summary
Body of the project may include-(Design/ Input Data/Structure/Questionnaire/Analysis/Solution/Sampling/Tools/Techniques/ Processing and Analysing Data)

Each chapter should be given an appropriate title. Tables and figures in a chapter should be placed in the immediate vicinity of the reference where they are cited. Footnotes should be used sparingly. They should be typed single space and placed directly underneath in the very same page, which refers to the material they annotate.

Arrangement of Paragraph in a Chapter:

1. Each paragraph in a chapter should be properly numbered for example, 2.1, 2.2 etc., where first digit represents the Chapter Number and second digit the paragraph number. There is no need to indicate the number for the first paragraph in a chapter.
2. Sub-paragraphs, if any indicated as 1.1.1, 1.1.2 etc. i.e. first digit representing the chapter, the second representing the paragraph and third representing the sub-paragraph.
 
Don‟t underline the headings or subheadings or side heading. Instead use the bold letters.

Appendices –Appendix showing the detailed data, design calculations, derivation etc, Appendices are provided to give supplementary information, which is included in the main text may serve as a distraction and cloud the central theme. Appendices should be numbered using Arabic numerals, e.g. Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc. Appendices, Tables and References appearing in appendices should be numbered and referred to at appropriate places just as in the case of chapters. Appendices shall carry the title of the work reported and the same title shall be made in the contents page also.

Bibliography or List of References– References should be numbered from 1st chapter to the last chapter in ascending order and should be shown in square brackets. The bibliography list should be made strictly in alphabetical order of the name of the authors. The listing of references should be typed 4 spaces below the heading REFERENCES in alphabetical order in single spacing left – justified. The reference material should be listed in the alphabetical order of the first author. The name of the author/authors should be immediately followed by the year and other details. A typical illustrative list given below relates to the citation example quoted above.
[Chapter]Author Name, „Title of the book or paper‟, Publisher name, (year), Page No REFERENCES
1. [1] Ariponnammal, S. and Natarajan, S. ‘Transport Phonomena of SmSel – X Asx’, Pramana(1994) – Journal of Physics Vol.42, No.1, pp.421-425.

Table and figures –In the references By the word Table, is meant tabulated numerical data in the body of theproject report as well as in the appendices. All other non-verbal materials used in the body of the project work and appendices such as charts, maps, photographs and diagrams may be considered as figures.

TYPING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. The impression on the typed copies should be black in colour.
2. The project report should be submitted in A4 size(29 cm x 20 cm).
3. Bond paper should be used for the preparation of the project report.
4. Typing should be done on one side of the paper with character font in size 12 of Times New Roman.
5. Single line spacing should be used for typing the general text.
6. Subheading should be typed in bold Font size 12 and heading bold Font size 14.
7. The layout should provide a margin of 1.50 Inches on the left, 1.00 Inches on the top, bottom and right.
8. The page numbers should be indicated at the top-middle or bottom-middle of the each page.
9. Heading s should be in bold should not underline the heading/subheadings and should not put colons ( : ) in headings or subheadings.
 
Header

When the header style is chosen, the header can have the Chapter number and Section number (e.g., Chapter 2, Section 3) on even numbered page headers and Chapter title or Section title on the odd numbered page header


Number of copies to be submitted by group:(3+1) Three (One for Library, One for department, One for Internal Guide.)&One copy for each batch member. The certificate should consists of names and roll numbers of all batch members for the above three copies. The certificate should consist of batch member name and his/her roll number for his personnel copy. Additional Soft copy of Project in the form of CD to the Library / Coordinator

Binding specifications

1. The project report should be hard bound Rexene of Grey colour for Civil engineering reports using transparent ors sheet cover should be printed in black letters and the text for printing should be identical.The dissertation shall be properly bound, using. The bound front cover should indicate in suitable embossed letter the following:(See the sample format of front cover Appendix 1)
2. Two blank papers should be provided at the beginning and at the end.

/*NOTE: do not number this page. Certificate and declaration pages are not numbered but by default they are roman i and roman ii pages. See the format in appendix*/

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