CAPSTONE PROJECT
MBA IIT KANPUR

A two-semester, 36 credit part of the MBA curriculum at IIT Kanpur, is a unique student industry engagement program where students work with an organization to solve real world business problems, under the guidance of a project mentor from the institute and the organization.

The 2-year MBA program at IIT Kanpur aims at creating business leaders and entrepreneurs by leveraging on its strengths in technology, management and social sciences. The MBA program at IIT Kanpur is designed to offer an optimal mix of various domain knowledge like- Analytics, Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations and IT/Consulting

Capstone project in IITK is created with motto: 70% learning comes from hands on job experience. Industry needs leaders who have eye on technological developments and can utilize them with business analytical acumen in this data driven world.

Capstone project is designed keeping these two facts in mind and using this opportunity to solve business problems, help develop new products and services making a collaborative effort towards creating well equipped leaders and delivering business value at the same time. The Capstone Project has been implemented after rigorous feedback from industry, faculty and our alumni.

The broad objectives of the Capstone project are:

  • To inculcate the understanding of sustainability and innovation to bring a student in tune with the changing times and future requirements
  • Enable a student to not only implement function specific techniques and knowledge, but also to learn the integrative skills where knowledge across specific streams can be applied to a real-life problem
  • Enable companies to benefit from the insights and solutions provided by the students while working on Capstone project

It provides scope for short term as well as long term engagement based on the requirement of the project or the problem statement. Engagement may be an extension of an internship program or independent live project. This project runs simultaneous to the curriculum and creates an environment that engages, motivates, and inspires a student to learn more as students can create something vibrant, engaging, and meaningful because they have chosen their area of interest, put their personal touch on it and as a result it bridges the gap between the academic material and what they have created. They then retain the information better because they have designed something from a real-world experience.

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Capstone Project generally progresses in one of the three avenues:

  • Project is started with the selection of problem statement in discussion with industry and organization and based on student’s competence.
  • There can also be a continuation of problem statement adopted during the summer program, if mutually agreed with the organization or as a problem of technical interest as a by-project with fresh start which may lead to a substantial work towards a solution of the problem statement
  • Ideation and problem statement is chosen by student and progress with it while in consultation with faculty and industry mentors.

The timeline for the two semesters is followed as:

Two semester programs starting in August with four evaluations by IIT K faculty mentors and two report submissions at the end of each semester.

CAPSTONE INVITATION AND STUDENT MENTOR SELECTION Mar-2021
CAPSTONE PROJECT BEGINS Aug-2021
MID-SEM PROJECT REVIEW-1 Oct-2021
PROJECT PRESENTATION AND REVIEW-2 Dec-2021
MID-SEM PROJECT REVIEW-3 Feb-2022
FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION Apr-2022
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...and many more

Pending...

Inviting the corporates for latest edition of Capstone (Starting from March, 2021)