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ICSSR Sponsored 10 Days Research Methodology Course by CSRE, SoE

The Ten-Day Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences is a comprehensive program sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), under the Ministry of Education, New Delhi. The course is organized by the Centre for Studies and Research in Education (CSRE) at the School of Education (SoE), Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. The program is scheduled from 31st July to 9th August 2023

About Research Methodology Course (RMC)

The continuous improvement and maintenance the standard of quality research is a key concern in higher education in India. Bringing high quality in research needs sound knowledge and understanding of research methodology. It is imperative for the researchers to understand research methodology and various applications of contemporary qualitative and quantitative techniques for conducting research. Research methodology courses for the researchers are meant to impart and train them with theoretical and practical knowledge of research framework resulting in better opportunities for producing substantial and impactful research outputs in concerned areas. Through this RMC, CSRE SoE., Central University of
Gujarat aims to prove wide opportunities for social science researchers’ for improving practical knowledge in research methodology, qualitative data analysis, and quantitative data analysis skills using statistical software.

Objectives of the RMC

The objectives of the course are to-

  • develop among participants a comprehensive understanding towards application of scientific research methodology.
  • provide an overview of the concepts and theories of research methodology used in scientific research (Quantitative and Qualitative).
  • get exposure of various research methods, and their process and step involved in research.
    develop scientific understanding among the researchers about different tools and techniques of a research connecting it with their on-going research.
  • provide hands on training to the participants about use of statistical techniques in data analysis using SPSS and other statistical software in the field of social sciences.
  • strengthen knowledge among researchers regarding qualitative data analysis technique.
  • enhance the analytical skills among researchers for writing research reports.

Topics to be covered in the RMC

• Research concept, types, steps, and review of related literatures.
• Variables, objectives and hypothesis.
• Population, Sampling and research tools.
• Quantitative and Qualitative research and types.
• Para-metric and non-parametric test in research.
• Physical experience through field visit of INFLIBNET, Gandhinagar.
• Qualitative data analysis and triangulation.
• Research proposal.
• APA style of report writing and referencing.
• Research reports and publication ethics.

Expected Outcomes of the RMC

After completion of the course the researcher will be able to –
• explore thrust areas of research leads to the sense of inquiry and capability of research.
• identify various sources of the research problem.
• recognize various sources and applications of review of related literature.
• demonstrate and applying skills and competencies of various research methods and process of research.
• identify and label different types of variables.
• formulate research objectives and hypothesis.
• develop an efficient research-design based on identified variables.
• justify sample and sampling techniques in research.
• identify and select appropriate research tools and techniques.
• demonstrate statistical calculations and interpretation of results.
• exposure to INFLIBNET and its services through field visit.
• communicate the research clearly and precisely through research proposal, report and publications.
• demonstrate reference writing skill in different style.
• inculcate research and publication ethics.

Eligibility Criteria

The course is meant for only research scholars currently pursuing their M.Phil.-Ph.D./ Ph.D./PDF in social sciences disciplines in UGC recognized Universities and research institutes across India are eligible to apply.


The intake for the course shall be maximum of 30 (10 from local, 10 from Gujarat state other than local, and 10 from outside the Gujarat state) participants from social science disciplines.

Registration Fees:

There is no registration fee for the selected participants

Accommodation & Travel Allowance

• Accommodation will be provided to the outstation participants only.
• Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments for all participants will be served.
• Travel allowance by the shortest distance will be reimbursed to the outstation participants only as per the ICSSR guidelines and subject to the production of original ticket(s) of Train (second /sleeper class) or regular Bus fare subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/- per participant (to and fro). No local conveyance would be reimbursed.

How to Apply

Interested candidate can apply for the course by filling and submitting an online registration form by attaching a signed and scanned copy of registration form (see last page) (the original registration form should be produced on the first day of RMC) and the scanned copy of registration form along with the following documents are emailed

1. M.Phil.-Ph.D./Ph.D. /PDF Registration certificates.
2. Coursework completion certificate (if applicable)
3. If applicable, Caste certificates (as per the govt. of India).
4. A write up stating the reasons for participation in the course (in 500 words).

Registration link

Participants can also find RMC brochure and registration link by visiting the Central University
of Gujarat official website:

Important Dates

Last Date of Registration: 10.07.2023
Intimation to selected candidates: 15.07.2023
Dates of the Course: 31st July to 09th August 2023

Venue: Central University of Gujarat, Sector 29 Campus, Gandhinagar, 382030

Course Director

Prof. G. R. Angadi
Centre for Studies and Research in
Education, School of Education


Dr. Shamim Aara Hussain
Assistant Professor
Centre for Studies and Research in
Education, School of Education

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