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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                   First Semester

                            MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

1.    Discuss the concept of ‗Management as Profession‘.

2.    Explain the various characteristics of planning.

3.    Explain the process of Decision-making.

4.    Discuss the features of a Good Organisation.

5.    Distinction between Formal Organisation and Informal Organisation.

6.    What is Departmentation? State the importance of Departmentation.

7.    Explain the characteristics of an Ideal control system.

8.    Define staffing. Explain the importance of staffing in management.

                           PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

9.    ‗‗Management is a force which leads, guides and directs any organisation in the
      accomplishment of pre-determined objectives‘‘. Explain.

10.   ‗‗Planning involves a choice among alternatives‘‘. Do you agree?

11.   What is Functional Organisation Structure? Discuss its advantages and
      disadvantages.

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12.    Explain the term decentralisation.         What    are     the   advantages   and
       disadvantages of decentralisation?

13.    Define communication. What are the common barriers to communication?

14.    What is meant by co-ordination? Explain the need and importance of co-
       ordination.

15.    Explain the span of control. Discuss, if wide spans are ideal.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

             M.B.A. (P.M.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                     First Semester

                          ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

                                     (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                              Answer any FIVE questions.

16.    What do you mean by organisational behaviour? Explain its elements.

17.    What are the main components of attitudes?

18.    Explain five personality model.

19.    What are the factors affecting individual performance on motivation?

20.    Explain different types of power.

21.    Explain theories of group formation.

22.    What are the steps for making communication effective?



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23.   What are the contingent factors in organisational design?

                             PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                             Answer any FOUR questions.

24.   Explain personality theories?

25.   Explain perceptual selectivity.

26.   Explain communication network.

27.   Explain theories of motivation.

28.   What are the factors determining the resistance to change? How to overcome
      these changes.

29.   What is stress? Explain its causes and effects.

30.   Explain organisational model.



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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                      First Semester

                            MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks
                          SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

31.   Define Managerial Economics and explain its importance.

32.   Explain the Scope of Managerial Economics.

33.   Explain the various types of price elasticity.

34.   What do you mean by price and Demand?


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35.   Discuss the Accounting view vs. Economic View.

36.   Explain :

      (a)   Linear isoquant

      (b)   Right angle isoquant

      (c)   Convex isoquant

37.   What is profit? Explain the way for improving profit performance.

38.   Explain Inflation and Deflation. State its difference.

                         SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                              Answer any FOUR questions.

39.   "Managerial economics is economics applied in decision-making". Explain.

40.   State and explain the Law of Demand. What are its exceptions?

41.   What is Direct-cost and how it is differ from indirect cost?

42.   Define a production function. Explain and illustrate isoquants and isocost
      curves.

43.   Distinguish between economic profits and accounting profits with suitable
      examples.

44.   Explain the current trend of Inflation in India.

45.   Explain the nature and managerial uses of production function.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                    First Semester

                              QUANTITATIVE METHODS

                                    (2005 onwards)



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Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.
46.   Explain the relationship between cost, volume and profit. Also explain the
      importance of ―relevant costs‖ for decision making.
47.   State the dual theorem and explain its implications.
48.   Explain how variations in costs and locations affect transportation models.
49.   Explain clearly various ingredients of a decision problem. What are the basic
      steps of a decision-making process.
50.   Obtain the solution by using Gauss Jordan method for the following
      simultaneous equation.
      x1  3x2  9

      2x1  5x2  16 .

51.   What is the probability of taking
      (a)   White ball
      (b)   Red ball from a bag containing 18 white balls and 8 red balls.

52.   ―Simulation is a valuable tool in a situation where the mathematics needed to
      describe a system realistically is too complex to yield analytical solutions‖.
      Elucidate.

53.   Explain how the linear programming technique can be helpful in decision-
      making in the areas of marketing and finance.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

54.   Discuss the usefulness of quantitative methods in decision-making process.

55.   A company has three operational departments (weaving, processing and
      packing) with capacity to produce three different types of cloths namely
      suiting, shirtings and woollens yielding a profit of Rs. 2, Rs. 4 and Rs. 3 per
      metre respectively. One metre of suiting requires 3 minutes in weaving, 2
      minutes in processing and 1 minute in packing similarly, one metre of shirting
      requires 4 minutes in weaving, 1 minute in processing and 3 minutes in
      packing. One metre of woollen requires 3 minutes in each department. In a
      week, total run time of each department is 60.40 and 80 hours for weaving,
      processing and packing respectively.




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      Formulate the linear programming problem to find the product mix to
      maximize the profit.

56.   Use graphical method to solve the L.P.P
      Maximize Z  2x1  4x2
      subject to
      x1  2x2  5
      x1  x2  4

      where x1 , x2  0 .

57.   Use Vogel‘s approximation method to obtain an initial basic feasible solution of
      the transportation problem.

                                         D       E       F       G     Available

                                   A     11     13       17     14     250

                                   B     16     18       14     10     300

                                   C     21     24       13     10     400

                        Demand 200 225 275 250

58.   The automobile company manufactures around 150 scooters. The daily
      production varies from 146 to 154 depending upon the availability of raw
      materials and other working conditions :

             Production
             (per day) :     146       147    148    149      150    151     152   153    154

             Probability :   0.04      0.09   0.12   0.14     0.11   0.10   0.20   0.12   0.08

      The finished scooters are transported in a specially arranged lorry
      accommodating 150 scooters.
      Using following random numbers
      80, 81, 76, 75, 64, 43, 18, 26, 10, 12, 65, 68, 69, 61, 57.
      Simulate the process to find out
      (a)   What will be the average number of scooters waiting in the factory?
      (b)   What will be the average number of empty space on lorry?

59.   A business man has two independent investments A and B available to him,
      but he lacks the capital to undertake both of them simultaneously. He can
      choose to take A first and then stop, or if A is successful then take B, or vice-
      versa. The probability of success on A is 0.7 while for B it is 0.4. Both
      investments require an initial capital outlay of Rs. 2,000 and both return
      nothing it the venture is unsuccessful, successful completion of A will return

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      Rs. 3,000 (over cost), successful completion of B will return Rs. 5,000 (over
      cost)
      Draw a decision tree and determine the best strategy.

60.   Explain joint, conditional and marginal probabilities.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                   First Semester

                                 BUSINESS LAWS

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

61.   What is consideration? What are the essentials of valid consideration?

62.   What is fraud and mistake? Explain their effect on contracts?

63.   Distinguish between condition and warranty legal definition of warranty.

64.   What is delivery of goods? Explain the rules regarding delivery of goods.

65.   Define the term ‗‗Bailment an Pledge‘‘. Explain its merits and demerits.

66.   What is partnership deed? Explain its contents.

67.   Distinguish between transfer and transmission of shares.

68.   Explain Life insurance, Fire insurance and Marine insurance.

                           PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

69.   Define coercion and undue influence.

70.   What are the rights and duties of buyer of seller?


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71.   Explain the relation of parties of an agency towards outsiders.

72.   Explain the fundamental principles of insurance.

73.   Write a note on different types of dissolution of a firm.

74.   Explain in detail the different kinds of companies.

75.   Differentiate between memorandum and articles of association.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION
             M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.
                                   Second Semester
                 FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
                                    (2005 onwards)
Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                          SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

76.   What is Trading Account? What purpose does it serve?

77.   What is a Contra entry? How is it distinguished from other entries in the cash
      book?

78.   Explain briefly about Money measurement concept and Realization concept.

79.   What are the different methods used for analysis of financial statement?

80.   List out the various objectives of ratio analysis.

81.   Write a short note on profitability ratios.

82.   Distinguish between Funds from operation and Cash from operation.



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83.     What is single entry system? State its limitations.

                                 SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                                    Answer any FOUR questions.

84.     The summarized Balance Sheet of Shanthi Products for the years ended on
        31.3.2000 and 31.3.2001 are given below :

‗000                31.3.2000   31.3.2001       Assets        31.3.2000    31.3.2001
   Liabilities          Rs.         Rs.                       Rs. (‗000)   Rs. (‗000)
                      (‗000)      (‗000)
Share Capital             500         500   Buildings               180          200
General                                     Plant                   210          276
 Reserve                  200         220   Other fixed
P & L A/c                  40          32   assets                   30           45
Long term loan              –         100   Investments              50           50
Creditors                 158         172   Stock                   200          190
Provision for                               Debtors                 170          195
 tax                       45          30   Cash at bank            103           98
                          943       1054                            943         1054

        Prepare a statement of sources and application of funds after taking into
        consideration the following additional information relating to the year-ended
        on 3 1.3.2001.
        (a)      Dividend amounting to Rs.30,000 was paid during the year.
        (b)      Provision for taxation made Rs.12,000.
        (c)      Machinery worth Rs.15,000 (book value) was sold at a loss of Rs. 3,000.
        (d)      Investment costing Rs. 10,000 was sold for Rs.12,000.
        (e)      Depreciation provided on assets :
                 Land and Building Rs. 5,000 ; Plant and Machinery Rs. 20,000.

85.     ―Management Accounting provides immense help in management decision
        making‖ – discuss.


86.     A company is considering an investment proposal to install a new milling
        control at a cost of 50,000. The facility has a life expected of 5 years and no
        scrap value, the tax rate is 35%. Assume the firm uses Straight Line Method of
        (SLM) depreciation method and same is allowed for tax, the estimated Cash
        flow before tax (CFBT) from the investment proposal are as follows




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                                    Year            CFBT
                                      1             10,000

                                      2             10,692
                                      3             12,769

                                      4             13,462
                                      5             20,385

      Compute :

      (a)    Pay back period

      (b)    Accounting Rate of Return

      (c)    NPV @ 10% discount rate and

      (d)    IRR.

             The discount factor is
       Year :                1        2         3            4       5
       Discount factor : 0.909      0.826     0.751     0.683      0.621


87.   Distinguish between Single entry and Double entry system of book keeping.


88.   The following balances have been extracted from the books of Mr. SJ. Prepare
      trading and profit and loss account for the year ended 31st December, 2000 and
      a balance sheet as on that date.

             Debits          Rs.             Credits               Rs.

      Purchases             71,280 Capital                        60,000

      Computer              18,380 Creditors                      13,000

      Cash at bank             4,000 Bills payable                10,220

      Cash in hand             2,838 Discount received            22,000

      Furniture                1,540 Sales                        60,720

      Rent                  12,540 Returns outward                11,432



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      Bills receivable        6,720 Rent due                  320

      Trade charges            920

      Debtors                34,156

      Discount allowed        5,200

      Wages                   1,800

      Salaries               16,780

      Returns inwards         1,000

      Adjustments :
      (a)   Closing stock on 31st December Rs. 25,600.
      (b)   Rs. 6,000 paid to Mr. Red against bill payable were debited by mistake to
            Mr. Green‘s account and included in the list of sundry debtors.
      (c)   Depreciate furniture @ 10% p.a.

      (d)   Provide for doubtful debts at 5% on debtors.

      (e)   Goods costing Rs. 1,500 used by the proprietor.

      (f)   Salaries outstanding Rs. 12,000.

89.   Discuss briefly the nature and conditions on applicability of ratio analysis for
      inter-firm and intra firm comparison.

90.   The following ratios and other data relate to the financial statements of
      ShaJee Ltd. for the year ended 31.12.2006
       Working capital ratio                         1.75 : 1

       Acid test ratio                               1.27 : 1

       Working capital                               Rs. 33,000

       Fixed assets to share holders‘ equity ratio   0.625 : 1

       Inventory turn over                           4 times

       (based on closing stock)

       Gross profit ratio                            40%




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      Earning per share                                Rs. 0.50

      Average age of accounts receivable               73 days

      (based on calander year 365 days)

      Share capital (no. of shares)                    20,000

      Earnings for the year as a percentage of
      share capital                                    25%

      The company has no prepaid expenses, Deferred revenue expenses, Intangible
      assets or long- term liabilities. Prepare profit and loss account and balance
      sheet.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                    Second Semester

                             BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

                                      (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                          Maximum : 100 marks

                             PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)
                             Answer any FIVE questions.
91.   Defined mixed economy. Explain its merits.
92.   Describe the charging value of Indian culture.
93.   Briefly describe the role of public sector in India.
94.   Mention the objectives of industrial licensing policy.
95.   State the need for foreign capital.
96.   What type of assistance provided by IDBI to industries? Explain.
97.   Point out the main feature of India‘s Five Year Plans.
98.   State the reforms made to adopt liberalisation and globalisation.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

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                            Answer any FOUR questions.

99.   Describe the powers and functions of SEBI.

100. Briefly explain the problems of unemployment in India.

101. Explain the various financial assistance provided by the EXIM Bank.

102. State the role of fiscal policy in a development economy.

103. Explain the traditional functions of R.B.I.

104. Describe the reforms of industrial policy, 1991.

105. Discuss the strength and weaknesses of privatisation in India.

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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                  Second Semester

                     ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                         SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

106. Discuss various theories of entrepreneurship.

107. Explain the role and relevance of entrepreneurial development programmes.

108. Discuss the role of non-economic factors in developing entrepreneurship.

109. ‗‗Entrepreneurs are made not born‘‘ Discuss.

110. What do you know about ‗‗Backward area development scheme‘‘?

111. Discuss briefly about entrepreneurial culture.

112. Describe reasons for slow progress of women entrepreneurs in India.


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113. Discuss briefly various theories of motivation.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

114. What do you mean by innovation? How does the entrepreneur‘s behaviour
     helps in the innovation of new ideas and new products?

115. What are the main qualities of a successful entrepreneur?

116. What are the myths and misconceptions about the entrepreneurship?

117. Discuss various factors which motivate and facilitate women entrepreneurs to
     undertake entrepreneurial ventures.

118. What are the special programmes of assistance to entrepreneurship is
     implemented by the government to develop the needs of women, rural and
     small entrepreneurs.

119. Discuss the various environmental factors affecting entrepreneurship?

120. What do most of the EDPs provide to a prospective entrepreneurs?



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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A.(P.M) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                  Second Semester

                  PROJECT FORMULATIONS AND APPRAISAL

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks
                           PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)
                           Answer any FIVE questions.

121. What is the need for planning by Government?

122. State the functions of Project Management Consultant.




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123. What is project? State the features of it.

124. How the backward integration is differ from forward integration?

125. What are the purpose and need for project identification?

126. What are the points required for ‗‗SWOT ‘‘ analysis?

127. What are the promotional measures taken by Government India for
     encouraging exports?

128. What is ‗BOOT‘ contracts? State its types.

                            PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

129. Explain the concept of sectoral project opportunities.

130. How the project is to be classified?

131. What are the steps to be taken while identifying the project?

132. Enumerate the stages involved in project formulation.

133. What is Technical Appraisal? State the objectives and essential of it.

134. What do you mean by financial appraisal? State the reasonableness of cost
     project.

135. Enumerate the components of feasibility study.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                   Second Semester

                           PROJECT SUPPORT SYSTEM

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                          Maximum : 100 marks


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                         SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

136. What are the incentives and subsidies available to small scale industries in
     India?

137. How the marketing intelligence supports the project of the manufacturing
     concern?

138. Explain the functions of project and equipment corporation of India.

139. State the role of World Bank to the Small Scale Industries.

140. State the adoption of pollution control measures for manufacturing new
     products by a firm.

141. Who provides long term finance to the industrial units?

142. How the KVIC helps the entrepreneur?

143. Explain the features of venture capital.

                         SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

144. Describe the role of Government Department for Project Support System.

145. Explain the working of State Finance Corporation relating to Project Finance.

146. What types of incentives and facilities available to exporters?

147. Discuss the major activities of Technical Consultancy Organisations.

148. Briefly explain about the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Parks.

149. State the Executive Management's role in Project Support System.

150. Write a short note on :
     (a)   Export Trade Promotion Councils.
     (b)   Indian Investment Centre.

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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

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                        M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION

                                   Third Semester

                     PROJECT PLANNING AND EXECUTION

                                   (2005 onwards)

Time: Three Hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                            PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

151. Define project management. List its characteristics.

152. Discuss the objectives of project.

153. Explain "Functional" type of project management.

154. Writes notes on:

     (a)   Project scheduling

     (b)   Time monitoring

155. Describe the needs of project cost monitoring.

156. Explain the various steps involved in project implementation.

157. List out the effects on project over runs.

158. What is project audit? Explain its objectives.

                            PART B — (4× 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions:

159. Explain the functional areas of project planning.

160. How will you schedule to match availability of man power and release of
     funds?

161. Discuss in detail about project execution plan.

162. Narrate pre-requisites for successful project implementation.

163. Elaborate 'last control methods'.


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164. Explain the various project reviews.

165. What is the role of auditor's in project audit?




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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION
   M.B.A. (Project Management) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.
                                   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.

166. Explain the steps involved in decision making.

167. Describe the uses of queuing model.

168. What is applied utility theory approach? Explain.

169. Explain the concept and nature of PERT and CPM.

170. Explain different methods of segregation of fixed and variable costs.

171. What are the main factors affecting the prices of computer programs?

172. What are the techniques available for evaluation of projects?

173. What is breakeven chart? How is it prepared?

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

174. Discuss different approaches of decision making.

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175. Explain goal programming model as a method of project selection.

176. How can resource allocation and leveling be done through network?

177. United Automobiles Ltd provides the following cost details.
     Direct Material :                                 Per unit
           X                    Rs. 8
           Y                    Rs. 6
     Direct Wages :
           X               24 hours @ 0.25 per hour
           Y               16 hours @ 0.25 per hour
     Variable overheads 150% of wages
     Fixed overheads Rs. 750
     Selling price :
           X               Rs. 25 p.u
           Y               Rs. 20 p.u.
     State which of the following sales mix you would recommend to the
     management based on maximum profit. Alternatives.
     (a)   250 units of X and 250 units of Y
     (b)   400 units of Y only
     (c)   400 units of X and 100 units of Y
     (d)   150 units of X and 350 units of Y.

178. A project cash flow and abandonment values are as follows :
            Time (in years) Cash flow (Rs.) Abandonment value (Rs.)
                       0                 5,00,000      5,00,000
                       1                 2,00,000      5,50,000
                       2                 2,00,000      3,50,000
                       3                 2,00,000       2,00,00
                       4                 2,00,000        Nil
     At    10%     discount        rate p/v factor for      5   years    =   0.909,
     4 years = 0.826,              3 years = 0.751, 2       years =     0.683 and
     1 year = 0.621.
     When is it advised to abandon the project?

179. How is marginal costing analysis useful for pricing decisions and profit
     planning?

180. Explain the information systems needed for project monitoring.


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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

                      M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION,
                               DECEMBER 2010.

                                     Third Semester

                          PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT

                                     (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                           Maximum : 100 marks

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

181. State the differences between 'Risk' and 'Uncertainty'.

182. Write a note on risk identification.

183. What do you mean by risk quantification?

184. What are the principles of risk management?

185. What is risk retention?

186. How do you avoid project failure?

187. Write a note on negligent risks.

188. Explain sensitivity analysis.

                           PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)
                            Answer any FOUR questions.

189. Discuss the different types of risks.

190. Explain the steps involved in risk management planning.

191. Explain the different strategies of risk response.

192. Discuss the process of risk management.

193. Explain the factors that determine optimal retention risk.

194. Discuss the different types of risk exposure losses.



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195. Write an essay on the risk adjusted capital budgeting.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                    Third Semester

                                 PROJECT FINANCE

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                         Maximum : 100 marks

                           SECTION A — (5 × 8 = 40 marks)

                             Answer any FIVE questions.

196. Briefly explain the institutional framework of project finance.

197. What do you mean by capital gearing?

198. Explain the terms :
     (a)   Global Depository Receipt
     (b)   Internal Rate of Return.

199. What are factors to be considered in economic analysis?

200. Explain the term project financing.

201. State the objectives of financial institutions.

202. Explain the concept of project monitoring.

203. Write a short note on judicious financing plan.

                         SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

204. Explain various methods of project appraisal.



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205. Explain the following terms :
     (a)   Break Even Analysis
     (b)   Return on investment
     (c)   Security margin.

206. Explain :
     (a)   Public Issue of shares
     (b)   Debentures
     (c)   Public Deposits.

207. Describe various schemes of assistance provided by IDBI.

208. Write modern innovative technologies in project financing scheme.

209. Write an essay of managerial and technical aspects of project appraisal.

210. Describe the role of the Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction in
     rehabilitation of sick industrial units.



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                               DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                    Third Semester

                  PROJECT CONTRACTING AND CLEARANCES

                                     (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                              PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                              Answer any FIVE questions.

211. Bring out the salient features of Turnkey Project contracts.

212. Briefly explain the principles of project contracting.

213. State the parameters of effective negotiation.

214. What are the delivery terms of contracts?



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215. Explain the process of arbitration.

216. Point out the duties of an agent.

217. Explain the significance of EAR insurance.

218. How do you obtain approval from Pollution Control Board?

                           PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

                           Answer any FOUR questions.

219. Explain the obligations of contractractors and those of clients      created by
     project contracts.

220. What is bidding? Discuss the stages of bid-evaluation process.

221. Discuss the essential contents of a good tender document. What matters are
     finalised in a standardised tender form?

222. Describe the ‗‗INCO terms‘‘ as used in project contracting.

223. What is meant by closure of contract? State the activities involved in closure of
     contracts.

224. Write notes on the following :
(a)   CAR insurance.
(b)   MCE policy. and
(c)   Electronic Equipment Insurance.

225. Elaborate the procedure of getting clearance for establishing an export
     oriented unit.

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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION
           M.B.A. (P.M.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.
                                   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.


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                           All questions carry equal marks.

226. Write short note on Information Superhighway.
227. Explain any four electronic commerce application services.
228. What are the security issues in e-payment systems?
229. List out the benefits of electronic funds transfer.
230. Define the concept of E-Cash.
231. What are benefits of EDI for international trade?
232. State the objectives of market research.
233. Write short note on intelligent agents.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)
                           Answer any FOUR questions.
                          All questions carry equal marks.

234. Define E-Commerce and describe its presence in various sectors in India.
235. Explain the mercantile process model from the view point of Merchant.

236. Discuss the benefits of e-marketing.

237. What is EDI? How does it build up relationship between organisations?

238. Discuss the importance of information filtering.

239. Explain the concept of payment processing through Credit Card.

240. Write short notes on any TWO of the following :
(a)   Encryption methods
(b)   VAN
(c)   Electronic Directories.



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                                DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                   Fourth Semester

                                 PROJECT EXPORTS

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                                  (2005 Onwards)

Time : Three hours                       Maximum : 100 marks

                         SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)
                            Answer any FIVE questions.
                          All questions carry equal marks.

241. What are the advantages of project exports for a nation?

242. Explain the role of EXIM Bank in the promotion of Project Exports.

243. Discuss the features of International Environment and its impact on
     marketing project exports.

244. Describe the essentials of the exporters wise analysis.

245. What are the benefits of Turnkey Projects?

246. Explain the documents involved in Project Exports.

247. Explain the problems faced by Indian Project Exporters in overseas markets.

248. What are the major sources of project exports finance?

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                           Answer any FOUR questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

249. Describe the methods of contracting in the Indian Exports scenario.

250. Discuss the performance and pattern of project exports in India.

251. Explain the promotional measures and incentives of project exports.

252. Discuss the methods of project appraisal used to appraise a proposed project
     export.

253. Explain the institutional framework existing in India to finance project
     exporters.

254. Examine the current Indian consultancy exports scenario.

255. State the policies of ECGC in promotion of project exports.


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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.
                                  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.

256. Write notes on the application of software relating to project.

257. Discuss about the processes involved in closing a project in PRINCE 2.

258. Explain the PRINCE 2 processes in controlling a stage.

259. Discuss about the supporting techniques with respect to BS 6079 standard.

260. Discuss about the major BS 6079 planning steps.

261. Write notes on adaptation planning with respect to Euro method.

262. Explain the acquisition process in ISO 12207.

263. Write about the UK National Vocational Qualifications.

                           PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                           Answer any FOUR questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

264. Critically examine the need for project management softwares.

265. Discuss about PRINCE 2 project organization with a suitable example.

266. Explain the project procedures available in PRINCE 2.


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267. Discuss in main elements of project management dealt with by BS 6079.

268. Explain Acquisition planning with respect to Euromethod.

269. Discuss in detail about the supply process in ISO 12207.

270. Discuss about the Association for Project Management.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                  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.

271. Explain fire accident disaster.

272. What is event management.

273. Compare any two disaster identification technology.

274. Write short note on :
     (a)   Geo informatics in disaster
     (b)   Quick reconstructions technology.

275. Explain Man-Made disaster.

276. Discuss the different types of droughts and high light its various casuses.

277. Explain the classification the causes of landslides indicating the places where
     they could occur in India.

278. Write a note on Disaster Recovery.



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                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                            Answer any FOUR questions.

                           All questions carry equal marks.

279. Define disaster management and discuss major causes and characteristics of
     different hydrological disasters.

280. Define Risk and discuss the Risk Management process.

281. Explain briefly about guiding principle for health sector food management.

282. Explain the need of organising medical camps.

283. Describe the nature of floods and differentiate between structural and non
     structural measures of food mitigation bringing out the significance of
     preparedness and response in disaster management.

284. Write a note on the Orissa super cyclone of 1999 and discuss the action taken
     by the Government.

285. Write a note on the Impacts of global warming.

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                              DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (P.M.) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                    Fourth Semester

                        SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks
                          SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                            Answer any FIVE questions.

286. Explain the contribution of SSI to Indian Economy.

287. Discuss the role of small business in industrialization of India.

288. Explain the factors    that determine the working capital requirements of a
     small scale industrial unit.


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289. Discuss the role of women in small-scale industries.

290. Explain the problems faced by small business as regards managerial expertise.

291. Describe the role of SISI in promotion of SSI.

292. Write a note on Industrial Estates.

293. Critically analyse the new policy governing small-scale industries in India.

                         SECTION B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                           Answer any FOUR questions.

                          All questions carry equal marks.

294. Explain the growth of small business through industrial policies.

295. Critically examine the governmental policies and programmes affecting small
     scale business. What changes are required to improve the lot of small scale
     sector?

296. Discuss the institutional framework available to small scale industries for
     financing of fixed and working capital.

297. Explain the contribution of SSI interms of value of output and employment.

298. Describe the main problems faced by small scale industries in India.

299. What is a District Industries Centre? Explain its functions.

300. What are the various incentives offered by the State and Central Governments
     for promotion and growth of small scale industries in India?



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                             DISTANCE EDUCATION

            M.B.A. (PM) DEGREE EXAMINATION, DECEMBER 2010.

                                  Fourth Semester


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                              PROJECT PREPARATION

                                    (2005 onwards)

Time : Three hours                        Maximum : 100 marks

                              PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

                              Answer any FIVE questions.

301. Describe the demerits of case analysis in Projects.


302. What is project? Explain the importance and need for project?


303. Write short note on SWOT analysis.


304. Describe the importance of project Report.


305. Enumerate the importance of PERT in project analysis.


306. What is CPM? Explain its significance.


307. Explain briefly the time and cost monitoring in project control system.


308. Write a note on project disaster.

                           PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

                              Answer any FOUR questions.

309. What is project life cycle? Explain the various phases involved in it?

310. Discuss the features of case analysis? Discuss the various steps involved in it?

311. What is meant by Network analysis? Distinguish between PERT and CPM
     technique of network analysis?

312. Write short notes on :
     (a)   Project identification
     (b)   Project contracting
     (c)   Project risk



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313. What are the salient features of private and public sector project? Bring out
     the difference between them.

314. Briefly explain the issues related to project implementation.

315. Explain the content of project report.



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