Course Work Syllabus

Course Work Syllabus and Assignment


                                                COURSE WORK

1. Research Methodology 100 Mark
2. Computer application 100 Mark
3. Quantitative Techniques 100 Mark
4. Research & Publication Ethics 100 Mark
5. Review of Published Research work 100 Mark
6. Assignments, PPT & Class Lectures 100 Mark


Minimum qualifying Mark 50% of the Aggregate Marks.

Assignment for Ph. D. Scholar

Research scholar is expected to prepare the following assignments:

Research Methodology and Computer application


Q.1 What is Research and describe the type of Research? Write about you research topic and explain?
Q.2 Explain the Component of research problem and step of scientific research.
Q.3 What is Research Methodology explain it in contest of your research topic?
Q.4 What is Data, explain type of sources to collect data and information?
Q.5 Describe difference between Schedule and Questionnaire.
Q.6 What is sampling explains it in contest of your research?
Q.7 What is Computer and explain the use of computer in Research Work?
Q.8 What is INFLIBNET and how it is useful for research scholar?
Q.9 What is Internet and use of internet in research?
Q.1 Explain – (Answer in 50 Word only)
A. Primary Data
B. Secondary Data
C. Sampling Errors and Treatment
Q.2 Explain –
A. Statistical Analysis
B. Probability Theories
C. Hypothesis tests
D. Sample Test

Review of Literature and Synopsis

 Part- A

 1 Submit your steps of synopsis of your research topic.-
  1. Introduction
  2. Review of Literature
  3. Research Methodology
  4. Significance of Research
  5. Objective
  6. Chapter Plan
  7. Hypothesis
  8. Reference and Bibliography
Part –B

Q.2 Explain (Answer in 50 word only)

  1. Review of Literature and its
  2. Data
  3. Information
  4. Collection of Data
  5. Sources of Data and Information
Research and Publication Ethics (RPE)
  1. Introduction to philosophy
  2. Ethics with respect to science and research
  3. Publication ethics: definition, introduction and importance
  4. Open access publications and initiatives
  5. Use of plagiarism software like Turnitin, Urkund
Note: – Assignment should be submitted on A4 Size plain paper and font should be  in Time New Roman. Heading and subheading will be consider in 16 and 14 font  size  and general text in 12 only.


Module I:
Introduction to Research: Definition, Scope, Limitations, and types, objectives of Research, Research Process.
Module II:
Sampling Designs techniques: Concepts, Types and Techniques, Sample Size Decision Data, Collection, Secondary and primary Data, method & Techniques, Designing questionnaire, Data Preparation: Tabulation, Coding, Editing.
Module III:
Scaling techniques: Concept, types of Scales, rating Scales & ranking scales construction techniques, multi-dimensional scaling.
Module IV:
Attitude measurement & observation: and report preparation motivational research, observation type and layout of research report, precautions in preparing the research report, bibliography and Annexure in report, drawing conclusions, giving suggestions and recommendations to the concerned persons.
Module V:
Types, steps of report writing, precautions in report writing.


Suggested Readings:


  1. Research Methods for Business scholars: Saunders Lewis, Thorn Hill, and Pearson Education,2009
  2. Research Methodology   Methods   and   Techniques: C.R.Kothari, New Age International Publishers,2012
  3. Business Research – Cooper 7 Schindler, Tat McGraw Hill – 2006
  4. Marketing Research – Beri, Tata McGraw Hill, 1993, 2nd edition
  5. Optimization techniques in Engineering, PHI, 2001
  6. Design of techniques for Science and engineering, springer,2008
  7. Experimental Designs in Behavioural Research – 1989 – K.Broota – New Age Int. Publisher
  8. Methods in Social Research – Goode & Hatt – 2006 Surjeet publications
  9. Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation: Sharan B. Merriam , Elizabeth J.  Tisdell, 4th Edition


Module I:
Classification of computers, computer memory, Types of software’s: Application and system software’s, operating systems and types, single user, multi user, multi tasking and single tasking, Application of computers for business and research.
Module II:
Data Communication and Networks
Data Communication Concepts, Local area network, internet, intranet, Extranet, Web e- mails, search engine- enterprise: E- Communication and E- Collaboration.
Module III:
MS Office and its application:
File handling in window, various of MS office, MS word: Test formatting, Mail merge, Macro, MS Excel: Features, Various Formulas And M.S Power Point: Creating Presentation and effects.
Module IV: SPSS
Introduction to SPSS: Definition, Objective and features, Data analysis using SPSS: Data entry, creating variables, switching to data analysis: Frequencies, Recording into different variables, cross tabulations and layers.
Suggested Readings:
  1. Computer Fundamentals- V. Rajaraman, PHI, 2006
  2. Computer Fundamentals- Sinha and Sinha BPB Publications, 2009
  3. Introduction to Computers- Norton, TATA McGraw Hill, 2006
  4. Computer fundamental and Introduction to IBM PC- Dr Pankaj Nagar, Manish Soni, Ramesh Book Depot, 2008
  5. An Introduction to database system- Desai, Galgotia Publication, 2002
  6. Fundamentals of Computers- V. Rajaraman, Prentice Hall
  7. Computer Fundamentals, P.K. Sinha, BPB Publications, New Delhi, 1992


Module IApplication of Central tendency
(Application of central tendency and central dispersion, Co- efficient of correlation, coefficient of determination and non – determination, calculation of standard of estimate.)
Module IIForecasting techniques
Multiple correlations and multiple regression, Time series analysis
Module IIIParametric Test
Theory of estimation: Point and interval testing of Hypothesis Large and Small sample Tests; parametric Test: t- test, F Test, Chi- square test, ANNOVA, Probability distribution, Binominal, Poison and Normal Distribution.


Suggested Readings:

  1. Mathematical Statistics – Gupta & Kapoor – Sulthanchand & Sons, New Delhi,2005
  2. Quantitative Techniques, Kothari CR, Vikas Publishing New Delhi, 2002
  3. Operations Research, Kapoor V.K, Sultan chand & sons New Delhi, 2006
  4. Quantitative Techniques, Khandelwal & M. Gupta, Tata MC Grew Hill publishing Co. Ltd. New Delhi, 2004
  5. Quantitative Techniques, Agarwal N.P. Dhanpat Rai Pub. New Delhi,2000
  6. Quantitative Techniques, D. M. Mithani, S.K.Katarik Pub, 2006



  1. Introduction to philosophy: definition, nature and scope, concept, branches 2. Ethics: definition, moral philosophy, nature of moral judgments and reactions


  1. Ethics with respect to science and research 2. Intellectual honesty and research integrity 3. Scientific misconducts: Falsification, Fabrication, and Plagiarism (FFP) 4. Redundant publications: duplicate and overlapping publications, salami slicing 5. Selective reporting and misrepresentation of data


  1. Publication ethics: definition, introduction and importance 2. Best practices / standards setting initiatives and guidelines: COPE, WAME, etc. 3. Conflicts of interest 4. Publication misconduct: definition, concept, problems that lead to unethical behavior and vice versa, types 5. Violation of publication ethics, authorship and contributor ship 6. Identification of publication misconduct, complaints and appeals 7. Predatory publishers and journals PRACTICE


  1. Open access publications and initiatives 2. SHERPA/ROMEO online resource to check publisher copyright & self-archiving policies 3. Software tool to identify predatory publications developed by SPPU 4. Journal finder / journal suggestion tools viz. JANE, Elsevier Journal Finder, Springer Journal Suggester, etc.

Paper VI Research and Publication Ethics (RPE) -II


Group Discussions  1. Subject specific ethical issues, FFP, authorship 2. Conflicts of interest 3. Complaints and appeals: examples and fraud from India and abroad. Software tools.
Use of plagiarism software like Turnitin, Urkund and other open source software tools


  1. Databases (4 )
       1.Indexing databases 2. Citation databases: Web of Science, Scopus,
  2. Research Metrics (3 )
  3. Impact Factor of journal as per Journal Citation Report, SNIP, SJR, IPP, Cite Score 2. Metrics: h-index, g index, i10 index, altmetrics


Review of Published Research Work


  1. Patent (US, British, Indian)
  2. Use of Internet, sights (DOAJ) etc.
  3. Use  of Research Journals/ E–Journals (Springer, Wiley, Elsevier Academic)
  4. Use of e – Library, Pro quest, ebsco etc.
  5. Use of various Libraries like Central Library, British Council, American Library & Arunodaya University Library
  6. Use of EBSCO_HOST online Database for Academic Libraries.
  7.  Refer links of various e-journals given in  AU website.
  8. Emeralds
  9. National Digital Library of India (NDL)