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                                DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   First Semester

                             MANAGEMENT CONCEPT

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum :100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Discuss the various approaches to the study management.

2. Explain briefly the concept of MBO.

3. Explain the process involved in delegation.

4. What is authority? Why do people accept authority?

5. Write short notes on :
     (a)   Job Analysis.
     (b)   Job Specification.

6. What are the common barriers to communication in an organisation?

7. Define bench marking. Enumerate its significance.

8. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external sources of
recruitment.

                            PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9. What is planning? Elucidate the process involved in planning.

10. Suggest a scheme of departmentation for a large business house with a network
of sales all over India.




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11. Explain briefly the contribution given by Henry Foyal to the field of
management.

12. ‘‘Organisation charts provide a broad picture of positions of authority and their
relationships in the organisation structure’’. Critically examine the statement.

13. How would you determine the training needs of an organisation?

14. Outline briefly the different styles of leadership.

15. Describe the positive and negative aspects of an informal organisation. What
should a manager do to harmonise informal organisation with the formal
organisation.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

             M.B.A.(PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                     First Semester

                          ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

                                     (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Define Organizational Behaviour. Explain its Scope?

2. How might environmental factors determine Individual Behaviour.

3. Define Perceptions. Explain the steps in the Perceptual Process.

4. What do you understand by Attitudes? What are their functions?

5. What are Group Norms? How do they develop?

6. List out the barriers that check effective communication. How do you overcome
these barriers?


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7. What is an Informal Organization? How does it differ from a Formal
organization?

8. What are the causes for industrial disputes? How are they resolved?

                           PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Bring out the challenges and opportunities for an OB Manager in the Current
Scenario.

10. Explain briefly the different models of Individual Behaviour.

11. Write notes on : (a) Type Theory and (b) Trait Theory of Personality.

12. Discuss the various Leadership styles.

13. What is Power? How does it differ from Authority? Outline the political
strategies of Power.

14. Define the term Stress. What are its sources? Bring out the impact of stress on
Performance and Satisfaction.

15. Define Organizational Development. What are its techniques? Bring out the
methods for helping employees for unfreeze their attitudes and behaviour.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

       M.B.A.(Pro and Magt) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   First Semester

                           MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                         SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain the nature of managerial economics.



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2. Discuss the concept of opportunity cost.

3. Define demand. Point out various kinds of demand.

4. State the factors determining the cost of production of a firm.

5. Distinguish between fixed cost and variable cost.

6. Bring out the managerial uses of production function.

7. Describe the methods of measuring economic profits.

8. What is national income? Point out its importance in a developing economy.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss the role and responsibilities of a managerial economist.

10. Critically examine the ‘Law of Demand’.

11. Explain the various economics of scale. Discuss sargent florence’s principles in
this regard.

12. Distinguish between cost control and cost reduction. What are the essential for
the success of a cost reduction programme?

13. What is discriminating monopoly? Is it anti-social? Discuss.

14. Explain the various approaches to profit forecasting.

15. Critically analyse Hawtrey’s theory of trade cycle.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                    First Semester

                            QUANTITATIVE METHODS



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                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Obtain the solution by using Gauss Jordan Method of the following simultaneous
equation.
       x1  3x 2  9
      2x1  5x 2  16

2. What is break even analysis? Explain with suitable example.

3. Explain “degeneration” of transportation problem.

4. Explain objective function, decision variables and constraints of LPP.

5. What is the probability of taking
     (a)   white ball
     (b)   red    ball   from    a    bag    containing     16   white      balls   and
           10 red balls without looking onside.

6. Explain decision tree and its uses.

7. Where do you use simulation models? What are its advantages?

8. Explain pay-off and loss tables with examples.

                             PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

9. ‘Business requires quantitative analysis for better decision making’ – Discuss.

10. Solve by using Graphical method
      Max Z  4x1  3x 2
     Subject to
      2x1  x 2  100
       x1  x 2  800
             0  x1  400
             0  x 2  700



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11. Solve the following transportation problem
                             From         To          Supply
                                          A   B   C
                                   I      6   8   4     14
                                   II     4   9   8     12
                                   III    1   2   6      5
                              Demand      6   10 15

12. A factory can maintain its machine using a one man crew or a two man crew.
The time taken by one man crew are 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 hours with probabilities of 0.2,
0.3, 0.35 and 0.15 respectively. The time taken by two man crew are 0.75, 1, 1.5 and
2 hours with probabilities of 0.25, 0.35, 0.2 and 0.2 respectively.
     Cost of labour is Rs. 10 per hour and overhead expense is Rs. 5 per hour per
     crew. Decide whether 1 men crew or 2 men crew is more economical using
     simulation by taking 10 random numbers as under.
                Random nos for 1 men crew : 1 24 65 34 57 62 83 75 22 04
                Random nos for 2 men crew : 94 12 68 32 8 12 77 53 90 26


13. There are two independent investments A and B probability of success of
Investment A is 0.7 while that of B is 0.3. Both require critical capital of Rs. 5,000
and both return nothing of unsuccessful. You have only Rs. 5,000 with you and
hence can choose to inverse in A and then stop or if successful choose to invest in B
or Vice versa or not invest at all.

     Success on A would yield Rs. 9,000 while success in B would yield Rs. 10,000.
     Draw decision tree and determine the best strategy.

14. Write the dual problem for

     Maximize Z = 2x1  2x 2

     Subject to 2x1  4 x 2  1
                  x1  2 x 2  1
                  2 x1  x 2  1
                         x1  0 x 2  0

     Explain how duality principle is useful.

15. A business man has 4 courses of action each of which can be followed by any of
the four possible events. The conditional pay off (in Rs.) for each action-event
combination are given below.
                      Action        Pay off   Conditional on events


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                               P     ce       R           S
                       A1     +8     +4       +14         –6
                       A2     –4    +10       +12         +7
                       A3     +14    +6        0          +4
                       A4     +13    +8       +6          –3
     Determine which course of action is to be selected
     (a)   Using Minimax criterion
     (b)   Using Max-Min criterion



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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                    First Semester

                                   BUSINESS LAWS

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum: 100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.


1. The unloading of a ship was delayed beyond the date agreed with the ship
Owners owing to a strike of dock lobourers. On a suit by the ship owners for
damages, the plea of impossibility of performance was raised. Advise the ship
owners.

2. Define Bailment and state its characteristics.

3. Explain :
     (a)   Goods
     (b)   Price
     (c)   Document of Title to Goods.



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4. How far can partner of a firm be considered as an agent of the other partners?

5. Differentiate Private Companies and Public Companies.

6. Write out fundamental principles involved in life insurance contract.

7. Explain :

     (a)   Irrevocable Agency

     (b)   Agency Coupled with interest.

8. State the legal position of finder of lost Goods.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Explain the meaning of contingent contract. What are the rules relating to
contingent contracts?

10. Discuss the duties of an agent under the Indian Contract Act.

11. What are the objectives of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986?

12. Write the differences between Bill of exchange and a Promissory note.

13. Define a contract of marine insurance. What are the essential features of such
contract?

14. List out the various legal formalities involved in incorporation of a public limited
company.

15. A ship, which was insured under a time policy, was sent to sea unseaworthy in
two years. Her hull was in an unfit state for the voyage and her crews were
insufficient. The assured knew of the insufficiency of the crew, but not unfitness of
the hull. The ship was lost because of the unfitness of the hull. Is the insurer liable
to pay for the loss?



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

               M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Second Semester

                  FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                          Maximum : 100 marks

                            SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                              Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Define Management Accounting. Explain the scope of Management Accounting.

2. Distinguish between Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.

3. Define Double Entry system and what are its advantages.

4. What is ratio analysis? Explain the advantages of ratio analysis along with its
limitations.

5. Explain briefly about solvency ratios.

6. What is capital rationing? Bring out its significance.

7. What is Z.B.B.? What are its advantages and limitations?

8. Write short notes on :
     (a)   Discounted ‘pay-back’
     (b)   N.P.V.
     (c)   Excess present value index
     (d)   Cash flows.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss the methods of analysing financial statements.

10. Elucidate briefly the concept and convention of accounting.

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11. From the following two balances sheets you are required to prepare a statement
of sources and applications of fund

                                                 Balance Sheet
                   Liabilities         2006      2007           Assets           2006      2007

                 Share capital         40,000    45,000 Cash                     30,000    47,000

                 Trade creditors       10,000    23,000 Debtors               1,20,000 1,15,000

                 P/L A/c           2,30,000 2,50,000 Stock in trade              80,000    90,000

                                                         Land and buildings      50,000    66,000


                                   2,80,000 3,18,000                          2,80,000 3,18,000


          Additional Information
          (a)   Charge depreciate at 10% on land and buildings.
          (b)   Create provision for debtors at 10%

12.       Prepare a production budget from the following information :

Product         Estimated stock on               Estimated sales during                 Desired closing stock
                     1.1.2008                       Jan. to March 08                         on 31.3.08

                     (Units)                                (Units)                            (Units)

      R               2,000                                 10,000                                3,000

      S               3,000                                 15,000                                5,000

      U               4,000                                 13,000                                3,000

      P               3,000                                 12,000                                2,000

13. Each of the following projects requires a cash outlays of Rs. 10,000. You are
required to suggest which project should be accepted on the basis of Pay-back period
and average rate of return method.

                                                        Cash in flows

                                 Year Project x Project y Project z

                                                Rs.            Rs.         Rs.

                                   1          2,500        4,000          1,000


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                           2       2,500    3,000            2,000

                           3       2,500    2,000            3,000

                           4       2,500    1,000            4,000

                           5       2,500        -              -

14. From the following Trial Balance, prepare trading and profit and loss account
and balance sheet as on 31st December, 2008 :

                                                     Debit           Credit

                                                      Rs.              Rs.

                Capital                                               20,000

                Machinery                            25,000

                Furniture                             1,300

                Opening stock                        24,000

                Motor vehicles                        6,000

                Debtors                              22,850

                Cash in hand                            200

                Cash at bank                          3,200

                Wages                                75,000

                Salaries                              7,000

                Purchases                           1,06,750

                Sales                                                2,40,000

                Bills receivable                      3,600

                Bills payable                                          2,800

                Creditors                                             26,000


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                                                   Debit        Credit

                                                    Rs.             Rs.

                Return inwards                      4,650

                Provision for doubtful debts                        1,250

                Drawings                            3,500

                Return outwards                                     2,750

                Rent                                3,000

                Factory lighting                      400

                Insurance                           3,150

                General expenses                      500

                Bad debts                           1,250

                Discounts                           3,250           1,800

                                                 2,94,600       2,94,600

     Additional information :

     (a)   Closing stock for the year Rs. 26,000

     (b)   Furniture to be depreciated by 5%

     (c)   Write off further bad debts Rs. 350

     (d)   Outstanding wages Rs. 1,000 and salaries Rs. 2,000

     (e)   Prepaid rent - Rs. 500

     (f)   Motor vehicles to be depreciated Rs. 2,000

     (g)   The provision for doubtful debts to be increased to Rs. 1,500 and
           provision for discount on debts @ 2% to be made.

15. From        the          following           information,             prepare   a
Balance Sheet :


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     (a)   Working capital - Rs. 75,000
     (b)   Reserves and surplus - Rs. 1,00,000
     (c)   Bank overdraft - Rs. 62,000
     (d)   Current ratio - 1.75
     (e)   Liquid ratio - 1.15
     (f)   Fixed assets to networth - 0.75
     (g)   Long term liabilities - Nil.




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                                 DISTANCE EDUCATION

             M.B.A.(PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                    Second Semester

                            BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What are the needs of environment assessment and evaluation?

2. Explain the various promotional schemes of Government of India in connection
with Industries located in the industrially backward region.

3. Explain the salient features of industrial licensing policy.

4. Describe the role of monetary policy.

5. Explain the functions and salient features of the Technology Transfer.

6. What do you mean by Legal environment? What are its implications?

7. Discuss the role of political economy in our country.

8. What do you mean by Capital issue control? Explain briefly its significance.

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                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Elucidate the New Economic Policy environment in India on Privatization,
Liberalization and Globalization.

10. State the steps taken by the Government to regulate the economic and industrial
activities.

11. ‘‘India’s five year plan helps us to improve each and every activities’’-Discuss.

12. What are the socio-economic problems? How will you face these problems? What
are its remedies?

13. Elaborate the various economic planning and development in our country.

14. What are fundamental issues? How will it help us for promoting our business
environment?

15. Explain the role of small scale industries in the development of our economy.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A.(P.M) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Second Semester

                      ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                          SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Define entrepreneurship. Distinguish between an entrepreneur and a manager.

2. How would you classify different types of entrepreneurship?

3. “Innovation is one of the important functions of an entrepreneur”. Comment.


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4. State the objectives of entrepreneurial training.

5. What is energy concession? State the industries that are eligible to receive
concessional power traiff?

6. State the problems in the growth of rural entrepreneurship.

7. State the importance of small scale units in India.

8. What are the environmental factors affecting entrepreneurship?

                           SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

9. “Entrepreneurs are born and not made” – Critically examine the statement.

10. Critically examine the various training programmes for entrepreneurship
development in India.

11. Discuss the present position of small scale industries in India.

12. Define women entrepreneurship. Discuss the problems of women entrepreneurs
in India.

13. Explain the different incentives available to SSI units in backward area.

14. Examine the entrepreneurial culture prevailing in India.

15. Write short notes on
     (a)   IRDP and
     (b)   PMRY.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

   M.B.A. (Project Management )DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Second Semester

                   PROJECT FORMULATION AND APPRAISAL

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks


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                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)
                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Describe the need of the project in the globalised era.

2. Enumerate the objective of a project.

3. Describe the difficulties experienced in the process of project identification.

4. Distinguish between project identification and formulation.

5. How will you judge the feasibility of a new project?

6. What are the basic points to be kept in mind while selecting a project?

7. Discuss the importance of social cost benefit analysis in project appraisal.

8. Write short on

(a)   Boom

(b)   Boot.

              PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss various phases of project life cycle.

10. ‘‘Project identification cannot be complete without identifying characteristics of
       the project’’ – Discuss.

11. How will you examine the financial and technical feasibility of a project?

12. Elucidate the methods of appraising the project.

13. Explain briefly the contents of feasibility report.

14. Explain briefly the stages of project formulation.

15. Trace the role of industrial and       educational sector in project and sectoral
      development.


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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION


               M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Second Semester

                            PROJECT SUPPORT SYSTEM

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Discuss the need for institutional support to SSI.

2. Give an account of functions performed by Technical Consultancy Organisations
(TCO).

3. Write a note on NSIC.

4. Explain different strategies of market positioning.

5. Explain the important functions of Export Trade Promotion Council.

6. What are the criteria for preparing judicious financing plan?

7. Discuss the need for incentives and subsidies.

8. Explain the legal formalities to be observed while starting an enterprise.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss the role of Industrial Development Bank of India in financing project.

10. Explain the functions of District Industries Centre.

11. Describe      the organizations that offer training to entrepreneurs.

12. Explain the functions of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.

13. Explain the role of Commodity Boards in export market.

14. Innovation is the hallmark of an entrepreneurship -critically examine.



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15. Write short notes on :
(a)   World Bank
(b)   SIDCO and
(c)   NGO.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

             M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Third Semester

                     PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                              Answer any FIVE questions.

1. Explain the functions of project planning.
2. Distinguish between line and staff organisation.
3. Describe briefly about value engineering.
4. Explain the importance of project scheduling.
5. Give short note on project procedure manual.
6. Discuss the pre-requisites for successful project implementation.
7. Describe about the time and cost overrun.
8. Explain the role of Auditor in Project review.

                             PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.
9. Explain elaborately on project designing and time estimation.

10. Discuss various types of project organization.



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11. Describe the project cost monitoring.

12. Explain in detail about factory design and layout.

13. Give short note on :
     (a)   Work break down structure
     (b)   Project dairy
     (c)   Project execution plan.

14. Discuss the factors affecting project overruns and measures to control project
     overruns.

15. What is cash flow projections? List the needs and importance of cash flow
     projections.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                     Third Semester

                           PROJECT CONTROL SYSTEM

                                     (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                          Maximum : 100 marks

                           SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

1. Explain the different approaches to decision making.

2. What do you mean by simulation analysis? List down its significance.

3. What are the merits of queuing model?

4. Briefly explain the concept of Project Scheduling.

5. Explain any three decision making areas where marginal costing can be applied.


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6. Explain the steps to be taken for rational decision- making.

7. Bring out the uses of Management Information System in resource planning and
    control.

8. Explain the application of differential costing in Project Planning.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

9. Discuss the application of different types of decision making.

10. Illustrate how linear programming model helps for decision making.

11. Explain the application of CAPM approach in decision making.

12. What do you know about CPM techniques? Bring out its merits and demerits.

13. Graphically explain the concept Break Even Analysis. State its merits and
     limitation.

14. ‘Project Monitoring’ is an indispensable one — Discuss.

15. Explain the different types of risk and how these risks are measured?



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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Third Semester

                         PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.


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1. What do you mean by ‘Risk Management’? State its objectives.
2. List out the duties of a risk manager.
3. Explain the need for ‘safety audit’.
4. What is threat analysis? Why is it needed?
5. Explain the meaning of Net Income loss exposures. List out its importance.
6. Define ‘Risk Separation’. State its features.
7. Briefly explain the concept of ‘Risk retention’. What are its importance?
8. Write a detailed note on ‘Risk adjusted’ capital budgeting.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.
9. Discuss the steps involved in the risk management process.
10. What do you mean by risk management corporate policy and strategy? Discuss
its significance.

11. How do you identify the risk? Explain the various methods.

12. Discuss the different types of ‘property loss exposures’.

13. State and explain the various risk management techniques.

14. Explain the need for risk retention. Describe the methods of financing risk
retention.

15. List out and discuss the quantitative approaches in selecting risk management
tools.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                    Third Semester

                                 PROJECT FINANCE

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                          Maximum : 100 marks



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                             SECTION A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)
                             Answer any FIVE of the following.

1. What is Financial Institution? Explain its objectives.

2. What is project finance? Explain its importance.

3. Explain the significance of Venture capital.

4. State the importance of pre-sanctions appraisal.

5. What are the utilities and safeguards against pollution?

6. Define Break-even analysis. Explain its applications.

7. What is project appraisal? Why is it needed?

8.   Explain the various causes for Industrial sickness.

                         SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)
                         Answer any FOUR of the following.

9. Explain       the         various     project     financing     scheme      offered
by IDBI.

10. Explain the various factors determining the fixed capital and working capital.

11. What is equity share? Explain its features and merits.

12. Explain the components for evaluating the financial aspects.

13. Describe the methods of appraising the technical and managerial aspects.

14. Elucidate the role of board for industrial and financial reconstruction.

15. Write short notes on :
      (a)   Depository receipt
      (b)   Leasing
      (c)   Commercial papers.



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                                DISTANCE EDUCATION


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            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                  Third Semester

                 PROJECT CONTRACTING AND CLEARANCES

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                           PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

1. What are the essentials of a valid acceptance?

2. Elaborate the importance of the 3 R’s of contracting projects?

3. Explain the importance of Delivery terms in Negotiation.

4. Analyse the importance of EAR policy.

5. Discuss the importance of foreign Exchange clearances.

6. Bring out the scope and nature of state industries department clearance.

7. State the importance of Letter of indent.

8. Why is the approval needed for setting up EOU?

                           PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                           Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Discuss the essentials of a valid project contract with proper examples.

10. Explain the Global tendering, Bidding and pricing terms.

11. How (a) CAR and (b) Boiler Explosion insurance, operate in relation to projects?

12. What are the objectives and scope of sale of Goods Act in relation to projects?
     Explain with proper examples.




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13. ‘‘Agency and power of attorney are the most important aspects in project
       management’’ – Support your answer.

14. Elaborate in detail about the contract practices followed in India, in general.

15. Explain briefly the significances of the following :
      (a)   INCO
      (b)   EAR
      (c)   MCE
      (d)   Forest clearance.



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                                DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                    Third Semester

            E-COMMERCE APPLICATION IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                          SECTION A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

1. Explain the importance of electronic commerce.

2. Describe briefly the Mercantile models.

3. Discuss the significance of credit card based electronic payments systems.

4. Explain the benefits of EDI.

5. Define Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Explain the three types of Electronic
tokens.

6. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of MIME.


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7. Explain the following advertisement on the Internet :

     (a)   Push-based advertising

     (b)   Pull-based advertising.

8. Write a note on Electronic Yellow Page.

                          SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

9. Describe about Electronic Commerce organisation Application.

10. Explain        the          consumer-oriented      applications   of
e-commerce in personal finance and Home Banking Management.

11. Explain the following in detail :
     (a)   Electronic cash (e-cash)
     (b)   Encryption and credit cards.

12. Describe EDI Software Implementation.

13. Explain Internet-Based E.D.I.

14. Explain Advertising on the Internet.

15. Describe about Information filtering.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                    Fourth Semester

                                 PROJECT EXPORTS

                                      (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                          Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

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                             Answer any FIVE questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

1. Define project Exports and explain its nature.

2. What is turnkey projects and explain the recent approach of turnkey projects?

3. What is meant by activity wise analysis and explain its merits?

4. Explain the stages of project cycle.

5. Explain the specific policies in project exports.

6. What are the regulations for Indian investments in abroad?

7. What are the prominent methods of contracting?

8. Explain the role of ECGC in project exports.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Describe the areas in which construction projects are executed.

10. Discuss the performance of Indian companies in multilateral funded projects
overseas.

11. Explain the role of EXIM bank in promoting project export in India.

12. Enumerate the various strategies for increasing the Indian consultancy exports.

13. Explain the structure of project financing.

14. What are the aspects need to be taken into account by the project exporters for
successful marketing of their projects in overseas.

15. Elucidate briefly the problems of project exports.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.



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                                   Fourth Semester

                      PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

1. Describe the essential features of project.

2. What are the role of a project manager in proper implementation of a project?


3. State the components of a software agent.


4. Explain the six sigma and process improvement.

5. Discuss briefly the methods of bridging.


6. To what extent, project is dependent on foreign technical know how.


7. List out the aims of Euro method.

8. Write short note on ‘‘ISO12207’’.

                            PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

9. Describe the various phases of a project life cycle.

10. List out the methods of planning the projects with storable and non-storable
      resources.

11. How network techniques are useful in monitoring and controlling of projects?

12. Explain the functions of project management institute.




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13. Explain the planning process of BS 6079.

14. What are the various components of PRINCE 2.

15. Write short notes on
     (a)   UK national vocational qualifications
     (b)   Information systems examination board.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                  Fourth Semester

                             DISASTER MANAGEMENT

                                     (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                           SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

1. Distinguish between natural and man made disaster.

2. Discuss the nature of disaster management.

3. How is earthquake caused?

4. Write a note on drug addiction.

5. Explain the nature of event management.

6. Briefly explain the precautions to be observed in preventing disaster.

7. Do hospitals perform services for disaster prevention? Explain.



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8. How would you manage epidemics?

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9. Is there need for a separate study of disaster management? Elucidate.

10. Discuss in detail about the scope of management of food poisoning.

11. How are medical camps organized?

12. Summarise the causes and effects of Tsunami.

13. Outline briefly the various man made disasters with illustration.

14. What is ambulance management? State pitfalls in managing ambulance.

15. Assess the role of Non Governmental organizations in disaster management.



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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                  Fourth Semester

                        SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                          SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

1. Compare the scenario of small scale industries in India during Preindependence
and Post-Independence periods with illustrations.

2. Examine the role of small scale industries in industrialisation of India.



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3. Explain the significance of policies and programmes of Government of India for
development of small business.

4. What is working capital? Explain the factors determining the size of working
capital requirement of a small business.

5. Write a note on Income and capital intensity.

6. Explain the need for efficient human resources in small business. List out the
problems in getting efficient human resources.

7. Discuss the marketing problems faced by small business in the competitive and
globalised trend.-

8. In what ways Government’s credit policies and industrial policies are helpful for
the growth of small business in India.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                           Answer any FOUR questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

9. What is small scale industry? Discuss the significant role of small business in
Indian economy.

10. Critically analyse the public sectors outlays and plan provision for village and
small business in India.

11. What do you mean by location of an enterprise? Discuss the factors governing the
selection of location of small business.

12. Evaluate the pros and cons of various sources of capital available to small
business.

13. Analyse the need for offering various welfare benefits to workforce. Bring out the
problems faced by small enterprises in the name of welfare of workforce.

14. “Labour and Transportation problems are very serious problems in the present
scenario”- Justify this statement by offering various constructive suggestions.

15. Describe the functions and achievements of SISI, NIESBUD, SIDBI and NPC.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2009.

                                   Fourth Semester

                             PROJECT PREPARATION

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

1. Explain the features of a project.

2. Discuss the facets of SWOT analysis.

3. What are the key questions raised in market appraisal?

4. Present a schematic diagram of the feasibility study.

5. Discuss the basic principle of network cost system.

6. Explain briefly about project contracting.

7. Why does the control of projects in practice tend to be ineffective?

8. Explain the nature of agricultural projects.

                           PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

9. Discuss the various stages involved in case analysis in projects.

10. Explain the aspects covered in market survey.

11. Discuss the various issues involved in conducting financial appraisal of a project.

12. Describe and evaluate the various forms of project organisation.



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13. What is meant by project control? Explain the process involved in the project
     control.

14. Discuss the procedure of CPM analysis with the help of a simple example.

15. What are the salient features of public sector projects and private sector
     projects? State the major differences.



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