Practical: Development of Concept Note (DoCN)

Full Marks: 30

Pass Marks: 15                                                                                               Teaching Hours: 45


  • Mid-term examination should be conducted by Campus/College.
  • This course offers students to engage in concept note development (DoCN) for the partial fulfillment of the requirement which is compulsory to all. For it, students should be in close coordination with their assigned subject teachers for the completion of the task. The potential area of the task can be on the topic related to contemporary development issues i.e. micro-enterprises, agriculture (smart agriculture, livestock framing, irrigation system, agriculture production and marketing), drinking water and sanitation, health and hygiene, waste management, community development, federalism, good governance, human resource management, natural resource management, migration, remittance and development, community forestry, climate change, land use pattern, budget distribution and their proper use, role of cooperatives, indigenous knowledge, tourism, rural entrepreneurship and innovation and so on.
  • The final proposal/concept note should be submitted to the respective teacher of campus/college. The students should compulsorily present their accomplished task for final evaluation and approval in the presence of respective faculty members and external.
  • Students should bear the expenses of proposal writing/concept note and other related activities/field work as fixed by the respective campuses/colleges.

Proposal/Concept Note Format:

  • Face-Sheet/ tittle page (with research title, submitted to- department/campus, submitted by-name of student, T.U. Regd. No. and class roll no.)



  • Background of the study, Statement of the problem, Objectives of the study, Significance of the study, Limitations, Literature review, Methods and materials, Expected Outcomes, and Estimated Budget
  • References
  • Appendix

Page Format:      Margin- Standard (Left side 1.5 inches, Right side Top down 1 inch) Font – Times New Roman, titles font size-14, text font size-12, 1.5 line space, pages: 10 – 12 (if concept note max. 5 pages) at Microsoft Word.