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One Week Course by IIT Kharagpur on Formulating research proposals

One Week Course by IIT Kharagpur on Formulating research proposals

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is organizing a short-term self-sponsored course on formulating research proposals for a period of One Week starting from 3rd July to 10th July 2023

Introduction / Overview

A well-formulated research proposal forms the essence of high-quality research. Formulating research proposals requires skills and techniques that enable researchers to achieve their research objectives. Thus, the course will begin with an overview of research methods and end with hands-on training for formulating a research proposal. The course will initially introduce types of research methods and steps in social science research. The techniques of data collection will be discussed to understand the context of the study. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods will be discussed. The course also aims to introduce ethics of research to the participants which arise while conducting research. By the end of the course, participants will have a research proposal developed based on their interest.


Program Objectives

The goal of the course is to develop the participant’s ability to design and formulate their research plan. It will provide them with the skills to use various approaches in research. On successful completion of the course, participants will have developed a proposed research project. The target participants of the course include people interested in conducting independent research. The course will be useful for academicians, students, independent researchers as well as individuals associated with Non-Governmental Organisation. It will provide them with a holistic understanding of formulating a research project and ‘doing research’. After attending the course, participants will be able to formulate their own research proposals and design their research.


What you will learn

Program Content

Introduction to research methods: Types, steps, designing a research question, choosing a research topic

Techniques of data collection: Determining the right research techniques, and types of sampling, choosing the technique relevant to the topic

Why conduct field research: Field Research and steps involved, observation and collecting data in the field, preparing a research proposal

Analysis of data: Developing codes and concepts, Content Analysis, Quantitative data analysis, Survey Research, Conceptualization and measurement techniques, Challenges in interpreting the results

Ethics of research: Data Sharing, research funding and publication Group discussion on research methods Presentation by the participants on the research proposals developed


Program Schedule and Venue

1 week, 3– 10 July 2023 (10:00AM – 2:00 PM)

IIT Kharagpur –Humanities and Social Sciences (ONLINE MODE)


Who will benefit (Eligibility)

BA, MA, MPHIL, PHD Diploma students in Sociology/Anthropology/History/Development Studies/Geography/Political Science OR in a MA/Msc/MPhil program (preferable with Sociology/Anthropology/History/Development Studies/Geography/Political Science Hons)


Program Features/Structure

Classroom lectures – 40%

Assignments- 20%

In-class Activities: 40%


Last day of Registration 2nd July 2023


Program Fee

INR 500 for IIT Kharagpur students

For others –

INR 1,000/-Outsider student

INR 1500/- Faculty

INR 1500/- Industry

INR 1000/- IIT Kharagpur non-faculty


How to Apply

Use the link: to apply ONLINE.


For More Information Contact :

Dr. Archana Patnaik

Assistant Professor




2 thoughts on “<strong>One Week Course by IIT Kharagpur on Formulating research proposals</strong>

  • Somya Mallik

    Will certificate be provided after completion of the course work?


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