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BUSINESS STUDIES PROJECT(2013-14)

Project Work in the Business Studies has been introduced by CBSE with the purpose to help
students understand the framework within which a business operates, and its interaction with
the social, economic, technological and legal environment.Project Work will help to expose the
students to life beyond textbooks giving them opportunities to refer materials, gather
information, analyse it further to obtain relevant information and decide what matter to keep.

OBJECTIVES-After doing the Project Work in Business Studies, the students will be able to do the
following:

 get an opportunity for exposure to the operational environment in the field of
business management and related services;

 inculcate important skills of team work, problem solving, time management,
information collection, processing, analysing and synthesizing relevant information
to derive meaningful conclusions;

 get involved in the process of research work
FIELD VISIT PROJECT
The objective of introducing Field Visit project among the students is to give a first
hand experience to them regarding the different types of business units operating in
their surroundings, to observe their features and activities and relate them to the
theoretical knowledge given in their text books.

STUDENTS NEED TO PREPARE A PROJECT BASED ON A FIELD TRIP VISIT TO ANY ONE
TOPIC FROM THE FOLLOWING:
1. Visit to a Handicraft unit.

2. Visit to an Industry.

3. Visit to a Departmental store.

Hints for the project
1. Visit to a Handicraft Unit.
The purpose of visiting a Handicraft unit is to understand nature and scope of its business,
stake holders involved and other aspects as outlined below-
a) The raw material and the processes used in the business: People /parties/firms from
which they obtain their raw material.
b) The market, the buyers, the middlemen, and the areas covered.
c) The countries to which exports are made.
d) Mode of payment to workers, purchasers etc.
e) Working conditions.
f) Modernization of the process over a period of time.
g) Facilities, security and training for the staff and workers.
h) Subsidies available/ availed.

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2. Visit to an Industry .
a) Nature of the business organisation.
b) Determinants for location of business unit.
c) Form of business enterprise: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Undivided Hindu
Family, Joint Stock Company( a Multinational Company).
d) Different stages of production/process
e) Auxiliaries involved in the process.
f) Workers employed, method of wage payment, training programmes and facilities
available.
g) Social responsibilities discharged towards workers, investors, society, environment
and government.
h) Levels of management.
i) Code of conduct for employers andemployees.
j) Capital structure employed- borrowed v/s owned.
k) Quality control, recycling of defective goods.
l) Subsidies available/availed.
m) Safety Measures employed..
n) Working conditions for labour in observation of Labour Laws.
o) Storage of raw material and finished goods.
p) Transport management for employees, raw material and finished goods.
q) Functioning of various departments and coordination among them (Production, Human
Resource, Finance and Marketing)

3.Visit to a Departmental store
a) Different departments and their lay out.
b) Nature of products offered for sale.
c) Display of fresh arrivals.
d) Promotional campaigns.
e) Spaces and advertisements.
f) Assistance by Sales Personnel.
g) Billing counter at store – Cash, Credit Card/ Debit Card, swipe facility. Added attractions
and facilities at the counter.
h) Additional facilities offered to customers
i) Number of floors, shops occupied and unoccupied.
j). Nature of goods dealt in: local brands, international brands,
k). Service business shops- Spas, gym, saloons etc.
l)Innovative facilities.
m). Parking facilities

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