IDP/UDP Guideline

General Guideline

What is UDP?

User Defined Project (UDP) is the project that a group or individual student decides to make on their own through their creativity without approaching through external sources. The UDP is to be done on your own with taking help of internal guide.

What is IDP?

Industry Defined Project (IDP) is a project performed by individual student or group for their last year project from industry. This is to be engaged during both semesters at industry where you are engaged for the project. The solutions to the problems and obstacles are solved by the external and internal guide.
The project assigned by industry is to be approved by the College Faculties and by GTU also. The project comprises of overcoming the existing problem to various issues faced during some work held before taking the project.

Teaching Scheme

In 7th Semester, teaching scheme is 0-0-4, with 4 credits worth of 150 marks.
(Out of 150 marks, 50 marks are to be given for Problem Definition. The college, through internal evaluation, will assess the Industry Defined problems, submitted by students during the first week of the seventh semester. The remaining 100 marks are for the practical exam, to be conducted by the University.)

In 8th Semester, teaching scheme is 0-0-4, with 4 credits worth of 150 marks.
In the 8th Semester out of 400 marks 300 marks are for the practical exam by the University and 100 marks are for Internal Practical exam.

1. The format for problem definition may be specified by dept. /college. The common form for the problem definition can be downloaded from GTU website. (Click here)
2. Each final year Project will be a Major Project. It will be divided into two Semesters of work.


  1. Each defined project needs to be from Industry/Research organization/Govt.organization/socio-technical issues.
  2. Project identification should be based on “Shodh-Yatra” carried out by the students after completion of B.E Semester 6th Examination but before starting of the 7thSemester.
  3. Problem definition for the project needs to be submitted by every student in the first week of the 7th Semester to his/her college.
  4. Each definition will be evaluated in the beginning of the 7th semester itself by the College.
  5. Every College should send all the Problem Definitions in the specified format to GTU before September.

Guidelines for the students

  1. The students are required to identify their problem during the summer of 2011 and they are required to follow all the rules and instructions issued by department, for safety and other requirements.
  2. Each student or student group would work under the guidance of the Faculty from the College. In case any problem/other issue arises for the smooth progress of IDP discovery/Practical Training, it should be immediately brought to the notice of theUdisha Club Co-ordinator /Faculty /Department/Principal or Chairman of your Sankul.
  3. The students are required to submit the Problem Definition (in the specified format) to their Head of the Department in their College during the first week of the 7th semester.


FAQ for Final Year Project

  1. The final year project is divided into two semesters (7th & 8th) which should be based upon a real-life problem of an industry
  2. If a faculty member, using his experience, gives a problem to a student for his/ her final year project, the student can use the problem to write the IDP. However the IDPproposal, will have to be submitted in the required format.
  3. The students will scout for the Industry Defined Project(IDP) before commencement of the first semester of the final academic year. Within two weeks of commencement of academic session, the student will take review inputs from the faculty member, who is to be his Guide for the project. He will then submit a report on the problem to the HOD. The IDP is mandatory for all branches.
  4. The final year project will be designed to develop a better product or a better process.
  5. The number of students per group for a project has to be decided by the colleges.
  6. Any student can go to any industry in or outside his Sankul. (25 GTU InnovationSankuls have been established across the State).
  7. The students can take inter-disciplinary projects during the final year after consultation with the corresponding Guide in respective colleges.
  8. The pre-final year students may seek the help of Udisha Club Patrons / Co-ordinatorsfor assignment to an appropriate industry.
  9. The pre-final year students have to contact the corresponding Udisha Club Members and Departmental Coordinators of their college for any necessary assistance for scouting IDP. The Principals of the colleges are required to coordinate with Sankul Co-Chairman (Academic) for any assistance. The Sankul Co-Chairmen of eachSankul may have established linked with the industry clusters in the region.
  10. The students can choose an industry not mentioned in the list provided for reference by GTU Innovation Council.
  11. The students have to mention the name of the industry / source of the industry defined project while submitting the project definition immediately after commencement of the academic session during the first semester of the Final Year. (In some cases, the industry may jointly mentor and evaluate the progress of the project during the academic year).
  12. GTU Innovation Council will award for the best 3000 (1000 each in degree Engineering, Dip Engg and Masters) problems/project definitions.
  13. Those students who have already undergone the training or industrial visit can define a project definition from the respective industries, based on the training or industrial visit.
  14. The detailed format for industry defined project scouting is posted at the GTU website. A Department may modify the format for all its students. The students will have to submit the problem / project definition to the concerned college in soft copy. The problem definition should have content as per the given guidelines including details of previous attempt to solve such problems / projects and the proposed ways to solve the problem / process by the concerned student or the team of students in particular college while developing it in his/her final year.