B.Tech. Project Guidelines (Applicable for 2019 and later batches)
BTP Final Report:
- A B.Tech. Project (BTP) can be started any time after the 2nd Year.
- A BTP has to spanned at least over 2 regular consecutive semesters (i.e., Monsoon and Winter) and can spanned at most 3 consecutive semesters. However, in the case of a gap due to semester leave, the student will be allowed to continue the BTP with the consent of the advisor.
- BTP can be done for a total of 8 to 12 credits.
- At most 8 credits can be taken in one semester (As with any course, for 4 credits, it is expected that the student will put in 10+ hours every week on the BTP).
- There is no CGPA requirement for doing a BTP.
- Not more than 1 BTP can be done in the whole B.Tech. tenure.
- A BTP can be done under the supervision of one or more faculty members. The BTP advisor should be a regular or a visiting faculty of the institute. BTPs can be guided only by faculty members with Ph.D. Degrees.
- A BTP may have internal and external co-supervisors. Such a joint co-supervision needs to be approved by Chair, UG Affairs.
- Only online registration process (through ERP) is allowed. Students have to register their project and get it approved by their advisor on ERP project registration window.
- In the case of a change of advisor, the student concerned will have to take the NOC from the current advisor and the consent from the new proposed advisor. Also, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the academic section for the same. Any such change if done without information will be considered invalid and in that case student will lose his/her BTP credits.
- In a BTP, at most 2 students can be allowed to register together. In that case the students have to clearly state the distribution of the work. The work of the two students will be evaluated individually but the thesis does not necessarily have to be different. However, if a faculty would like to engage more than 2 students on a project, then the faculty would be required to divide the project into independent modules and advertise each module as a separate BTP.
- In case a student is incapable of completing the BTP, he will be able to withdraw his BTP by last date of ‘Late Drop’ and will be given a Withdrawal (W) Grade. In case, a BTP is withdrawn after the last date of Late Drop, the student shall be given a Fail (F) grade.
- If a student withdraws his/her BTP before the completion of a minimum requirement of 8 credits spanned over at least 2 long semesters, then the credits earned by the student in the previous semester/s would not count towards 156 credits of graduation requirements.
Presentation / Evaluation:
- Each semester the student has to register for a BTP course with the respective number of credits and with the supervisor /a co-supervisor as the course instructor. For registration for BTP, the student need to register on ERP and the advisor should approve the same on ERP.
- The BTP advisors are required to constitute the BTP evaluation committee with the consent of the faculty members in the beginning of the semester.
- At the end of the semester, the BTP thesis/report must be submitted. The BTP will be evaluated by a committee of (three) faculty members (one or two advisors) and two committee members who will assign the final grade.
- At the end of the semester, the student has to present his BTP in the poster format and submit the BTP report to the advisor and evaluation committee members.
- The student(s) can also request for an extension in the submission of final report, in case he feels that some more work is to be done. However, the BTP committee and BTP advisor(s) will recommend BTP extension only if the student has already done good work in BTP and he/she wishes to further improve the quality of the work or to submit the work for publication.
- The student seeking BTP extension will be required to submit an interim report to the BTP advisor and the BTP evaluation committee. The BTP evaluation committee may also compare the interim report with the final BTP report, which will be submitted by the student at the time of BTP evaluation.
- Despite the BTP extension, students will have to present their work during the poster presentation session scheduled at the end of the semester.
- For presentation, a single BTP may be given a maximum of half an hour and a joint BTP may be given a maximum of one hour. In case of a joint BTP, both the students will be required to present their BTP work.
- In case of the 2nd or 3rd semester of the BTP, student(s) should give a quick review of the work done in the previous semester(s) in the beginning of the presentation.
- The final BTP report has to be written using the specified LaTeX template(s).
- The title page of the BTP report needs to be updated and should clearly mention the BTP category.
- The structure of the final BTP report should be as specified below (any deviation from this structure requires the approval of the UGC chair which needs to be obtained before the late course drop date in the respective semester).
- It is recommended that the interim BTP reports also use the same template and try to follow the same structure (items which are not yet done may be omitted).
- Report for a Research project:
The report may be in a paper format or a technical report format (both using the LaTeX template) and must contain at least:
- Motivation and research problem
- Research approach and work done
- Results obtained
- Report for an Engineering Project:
The report must contain at least:
- Problem for which the engineering solution is proposed and users of the proposed solution
- Architecture, design, implementation, and validation of the solution
- Interaction/feedback/inputs from end users on the solution
- User manual / help (can be an appendix)
- Report for an Entrepreneurship Project:
The report must contain at least:
- Context and opportunity
- Proposed product/service/… and value proposition
- Design, architecture, implementation of the product/service
- Business plan (can be an appendix)
- In a BTP evaluation committee, one of the members (other than the BTP advisor) will be appointed as a Committee Chair, who will assign the final grade to BTP after mutual consultation. If the Chair finds it difficult to finalize the grade by consensus of the committee members or there is a conflict, then the averaging of grades will be done with the BTP advisor having the double weightage and the ceiling of the average will be considered.
- For award of BTP grade, the BTP advisor(s) will upload the final BTP grade in the ERP system and the grades will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with all evaluation committee members in cc. Any grades, if not sent with cc to the evaluation committee members will not be considered.