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ELP Overview

Experiential Learning Projects (ELP) program is an academic driven management consulting intervention under which our senior students’ groups from the BBA and BS-Accounting & Finance (BSAF) programs, help organizations in analyzing the issues that warrant investigation, conduct primary & field research, and develop options for cost effective implementable solutions. The aim of this program does not only entail the acquisition of industry knowledge, but also embodies an effort to help our students integrate their functional learning in an integrated holistic manner and apply it to resolve the problems faced by different organizations.

Parameters Corporate Internship Experiential Learning Program (ELP)
Tenure/Duration 6-8 weeks 4 months long
Scope Task oriented Goal-oriented
Objective Focus on orienting students to the industry workings and corporate culture Focus on solving problems/challenges identified by companies
Academic Weightage Mandatory academic requirement for graduation Graded Component
For BBA: 12 Credit hours / 4 courses
For BSAF: 6 credit hours / 2 courses
    Total
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total Number of Students Participated in ELP 259 207 275 300 294 1,335
Total Number of Projects Undertaken 55 40 52 65 64 276
Total Number of Faculty Advisors Involved 20 15 24 19 13 91*
Total Number of Partnering Companies/NGOs 44 30 39 52 46 211
*Few faculty members served as ELP Faculty Advisors in multiple years
Area of Investigation No. of Projects Total
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
New Ventures/Feasibility Studies 21 06 26 13 25 91
Marketing Strategy/Market Research 13 16 09 16 11 65
Strategic Analysis & Management 05 06 03 16 06 36
Human Resource Structuring 03 03 03 02 05 16
Management Control Systems 08 02 01 01 05 17
Supply Chain Management 02 01 03 03 03 12
Others 03 06 07 14 09 39
Total 55 40 52 65 64 276
ELP Start Date January 15, 2020
ELP Duration 4-5 months
ELP group size 4-5 final semester students
ELP Supervision IBA Faculty Advisors
ELP working arrangement Depends on the company. Students will be available for project from Monday-Friday with classes to be held on Saturdays/evenings only. Some companies require students to attend office 5 days a week, while others require once a week arrangement.
ELP Stipend Depends on the company. Primary objective is to give them industry experience; monetary benefits are secondary.

Companies could help engage our student groups in a relevant project within their organization in areas not restricted to but that may include:

  • New Ventures / Feasibility Studies
  • Management Control Systems
  • Human Resource Restructuring
  • Strategic Analysis & Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Resource Mobilization strategies
  • Financial Management
  • Process Re-engineering and Change Management

However, we will welcome other projects or problems/challenges that organization deems of interest.

These projects are conducted under close supervision of IBA faculty advisors. A group of 4-5 students along with a faculty advisor is assigned to each project.

As a first step towards ELP, the Project Detail Form is shared with companies to obtain details of the project and to gauge their interest in this program. The form serves as a starting point of the project wherein an initial understanding of the problem/project is shared by the client organization with the IBA. In consultation with the IBA Faculty Advisors, the client organization further develops and/or hones the project plan to meet the requirements of the ELP.

Afterwards, students in consultation with the companies develop the ‘Terms of References (TORs)’ covering the nitty-gritty of the projects. Students start working on project from January for a period of 4-5 months depending on the project scope.

Companies

Company Responsibilities

Company Responsibilities

Consent Form

Project Registration Process

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Key Dates & Timeline

Key Dates & Timeline

Students

Registration Process

Registration Process

ELP Enrollment Form

ELP Forms

ELP Review Status Form

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Key Dates & Timeline

Key Dates & Timeline

Faculty Advisors

Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria

Project Details

Project Details

Key Dates & Timeline

Key Dates and Timeline