FAQs - Faculty

  • How can I choose a project?
    Ans. List of available projects is generally shared with the faculty advisors who provide their consent to be a part of the ELP. Faculty can then choose the projects depending on their areas of expertise on a first come, first serve basis through an online bidding system. However, final decision of project allocation lies with the ELP Steering Committee.
  • How will students choose their Faculty Advisors and Projects?
    Ans. Once the ELP projects are assigned to faculty advisors, students are required to contact them on an immediate basis to have details about the allocated projects. Details of faculty advisors and the projects are generally uploaded on the ELP website soon after they are distributed among faculty members. Students are required to Fill out the 'ELP Enrollment Form', get it signed by the respective faculty advisor, and send it to the ELP coordinator as soon as they discuss the project details with the faculty.
  • Do we need to visit the company's premises during ELP?
    Ans. Yes, at least 3 visits are required during the entire term i.e. before the commencement for formulating the TOR, midway along the project for a review, and for final presentation and grading.
  • How will students' attendance be ensured?
    Ans. Students in a group will prepare a weekly attendance log sheet which will be signed by the company representative and the faculty advisor. The log sheet will be submitted to the you, every week.
  • How will we keep track of the Project status?
    Ans. The ELP faculty advisors will use the monthly report format provided to keep track of their groups.
  • What is the Grading Criteria for ELP?
    Ans. Due to varied nature of projects, each faculty advisor is required to devise his/her own method and criteria of grading the students, keeping in view that 80% of the grade lies with the faculty and 20% with the company.
  • What are the milestones in the ELP Course?
    Ans. There are 3 milestones: Formation of Terms of Reference (TOR), Mid-Review Presentation and Final Review Presentation.
  • Can we revise the TORs after they have been finalized?
    Ans. TORs can be reviewed and revised even after their finalization if there is a substantial increase in the output of the project. Faculty needs to make a judgment call in this regard.
  • How is the faculty paid for participating in ELP?
    Payment method for faculty:
    • Full time faculty:
      Full-time faculty will be given 1 course waiver in lieu of six projects
    • Visiting Faculty:
      Payment = (No. of assigned projects/6) X (Supervisory rate) X 28 (Each session of 75 minutes)
  • Does IBA require documentation from student groups?
    Ans. Yes, students are required to submit their TORs, mid-review presentations/reports, and final reports and presentations to the ELP office via LMS after the endorsement of their faculty advisor and company supervisor.