Authors: Mandeep Singh Katre, Aakash Pandey, Avishkar Patel, Bhavya Singhal, Kanupriya Prajapati
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In the academic environment of today, students must do projects as part of their coursework in order to earn a degree, but they often do not know where to begin. Project Guidance and Management System is a web-based application designed to address this issue by enabling students to access and exposure to projects developed by their seniors and mentors. The system aims to serve as a reference tool for students and help them better understand the intricacies of a project. Students can discover from a project list and seek guidance from their mentors and contact developers. The Mentors can manage their students\' project work and choose to accept or reject it, this acts as a check that only legitimate projects are uploaded on the portal providing authenticity. Users can enquire by asking queries and get replied to by the developer. There is an enquiry list which acts as a discussion forum.
Project management systems are crucial in academic settings, as they equip students with essential skills such as time management, collaboration, and problem-solving that are transferable to the corporate world. Students who develop these skills early on are better prepared to navigate the complexities of professional environments and excel in their careers This paper proposes a method to develop strong relationship between students, mentors, and the area of interest for the final year project with the aid of project and research done by seniors and categorized by fields which eases in selecting their final year project. The obtained correlation between the all entities, which is the key contribution of the paper, creates a platform for further research into developing a guidance system that can assist final year projects students in selecting the most suitable research area for their final year project and a management system for mentors to help students in this journey.
II. LITERATURE SURVEY
As we studied many previous papers and the methods used in that, we studied about that and tried to find out the shortcomings. The literature survey reveals that most available project management systems are desktop applications and are not easily accessible to students. Furthermore, most of the literature available is focused on project management for industries, with little attention given to academic projects. As a result, there is a gap in research on web-based project management systems for academic projects. This paper aims to address the gaps in the existing literature by proposing a web-based project management system that is tailored to the needs of academic projects. Specifically, the proposed system is designed to enable students to access and see their senior batchmates' projects, search projects based on different technologies, and receive feedback from mentors as well as ask doubts and queries. The main idea of the "Project Guidance and Management System" is to leverage the existing web infrastructure and provide an easy, accessible, and cost-effective way for students to further their research and learning anytime, anywhere, making the project development process more streamlined and efficient.
III. FIGURES/USE CASE DIAGRAM
At its most basic level, a use case diagram is a depiction of a user's interaction with the system and shows the requirements of a use case. A use case diagram can show the numerous system users and the various methods in which they interact with the system.
Actors/Fields/Users of the System are:
IV. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY
Here is a brief overview of the responsibilities and roles of everyone involved in system:
A. Admin User
The admin user is responsible for managing the overall system and ensuring that it runs smoothly. Some of the key responsibilities of the admin user include:
The developer is responsible for creating and uploading projects to the system. Some of the key responsibilities of the developer include:
The user is the primary user of the project guidance and management system. Some of the key responsibilities of the user include:
A. Requirement Gathering
In this step, the requirements of the project will be gathered from both the student and mentor. The requirements will include functionalities they want, specifications, expectations, and other necessary details.
The design phase includes creating the architecture of the system, defining the database schema, and designing the user interface for all portals. The design phase will also involve identifying the security protocols to be used in the system.
After the system has been implemented, it will be tested to ensure that it meets the specified requirements. The system will undergo various testing phases such as unit testing, integration testing, and system testing to ensure that it is functional, secure, and user-friendly.
Once the testing phase is complete, the system will be deployed on a web server for public access. The deployment phase will include installing the necessary software and configuring the server to host the system.
The maintenance phase will involve monitoring the system to ensure that it continues to function as expected. Any bugs or issues that arise will be identified and fixed promptly. The system will also be updated to incorporate new features and technologies as necessary.
Overall, the proposed methodology aims to create a robust, secure, and user-friendly web-based project guidance and management system that meets the requirements of all users.
The project guidance and management system developed in this research provides an effective and efficient approach for managing student projects. The system's features, including the ability to upload and download projects, submit and answer enquiries, and track project progress, were found to be useful in enhancing project management, documentation, and accountability. Additionally, the system's user-friendly interface and clear workflow were noted as advantages, making it easy for all stakeholders to navigate and use.
Overall, the system has the potential to enhance the success of student projects, streamline project development processes, and improve collaboration among stakeholders. The research findings suggest that the system can be a valuable tool for colleges and universities to manage student projects effectively and efficiently. Further research and evaluation are recommended to assess the effectiveness and impact of the system in a real-world setting.
We would like to take this time to thank all our professors, friends, and other contributors who helped us finish our project.
It is with great honor that we present this project to Dr. Ajay Kumar, our director. We would also like to thank Mandeep Singh Katre, who served as our mentor, for supporting and advising us throughout this process.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our faculty for guiding us during the degree. They were helpful to us whenever we needed them. We also appreciate the non-teaching staff members who assist us in the lab in a variety of ways.
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