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Capstone Project

NITTTR via Swayam

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The dictionary meaning of ‘Capstone’ is the greatest achievement. Therefore a capstone project is considered to be an important milestone in any professional programme. Final year students’ project in conventional technical curriculum is generally constrained to cognitive domain of knowledge only, whereas a capstone project takes care of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain of knowledge leading to a tangible product or process. A capstone project enables the learner to design, develop and troubleshoot a problem. The primary goal of capstone project course is to provide an opportunity to the learner to integrate principles, theories, skills already acquired during their studies in previous courses included in the programme and encourage them to conduct complex, open-ended project for solving real world problems. Capstone project may be of various types like i) Social, ii) Entrepreneurial or iii) Technology – focused. This on-line course will focus on various aspects of technology-based capstone projects and will help the professionals, particularly the serving and would be technical teachers to provide guidance to learner’s capstone projects.


  • Week 01 & 02: Introduction, Capstone Team Formation and Team Communication
  • Week 03- 06 : Capstone Project Selection, Proposal Preparation and Presentation, Project Development, Examples
  • Week 07: Assessment Principles and Project Evaluation Criteria
  • Week 08: Intellectual Property
Learning Outcome: After completion of the course, the participant will be able to
  • Gain familiarity with the basic elements of a capstone project
  • Understand what a capstone project team is
  • Understand the phases of engineering design process
  • State the cost impact of the design errors
  • Understand the basis of conflict management associate with teams
  • Apply principles, theories, and skills already acquired during previous courses
  • Solve real world engineering problems by integrating both technical and non-technical competencies
  • Understand how to assess the team performance
  • Learn how to write a capstone project proposal
  • Use a SWOT tools to evaluate a project
  • Recognise the importance of market research in project selection
  • Understand the meaning of intellectual property
  • Understand what a patent is and test its viability

Taught by

Dr. Prasanta Sarkar


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