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Two-Week ICSSR Sponsored Capacity Building Program on Academic Research and Teaching for Young Faculty Members in Social Sciences, Commerce & Management

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) in Bhopal has a Department of Management Studies (DoMS) is organizing Two-Week Capacity Building Program on Academic Research and Teaching for Young Faculty Members in Social Sciences/Commerce & Management from 19th July, 2024 – 30th July, 2024, the CBP is sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research

About the Programme

The Academic Research Excellence Capacity Building Program for young faculty members in Social Sciences/Commerce/Management has been carefully crafted to empower and enrich the research capabilities of emerging academicians in this field. Its primary objective is to equip young faculty members with the essential skills and knowledge required for excelling in their academic research pursuits and making substantial contributions the realm of social sciences. Participation in this comprehensive capacity-building program will enable young faculty members in social sciences/Management enhance their readiness for rigorous research endeavors, successfully publish their findings in esteemed academic journals, and play a significant role in advancing knowledge within their respective fields. Additionally, this program will foster the creation of a dynamic academic community, promoting collaboration among peers and elevating the overall quality of research within the realm of social sciences/Commerce/Management.

The program encompasses several crucial components, including:

➢ Research Methodology Workshops: These specialized workshops delve into the diverse research methodologies frequently employed in the social sciences, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Participants acquire skills for crafting research studies, data collection, analysis, and the interpretation of research findings.

➢Publication and Writing Skills: Dedicated training sessions focus on refining academic writing prowess, manuscript preparation, and navigating the publication process. Young faculty members receive guidance on structuring research papers, crafting compelling abstracts, and effectively navigating the publication submission process.

➢Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities: These sessions equip participants with the know-how to craft compelling research grant proposals, securing funding for their research endeavors. The program introduces available funding opportunities within the social sciences and teaches effective techniques for presenting research ideas to potential funding agencies.

➢Research Ethics and Integrity: Discussions underscore the significance of research ethics and integrity, emphasizing responsible research conduct, respecting participants’ rights, and steering clear of plagiarism or research misconduct.

➢Data Management and Analysis: Training sessions cover data management techniques and familiarize participants with statistical analysis software typically employed in social sciences research. Participants acquire proficiency in the handling and analysis of research data to extract meaningful insights.

➢Networking and Collaboration: The program provides ample opportunities for participants to connect with established researchers, both within and outside their institution. This fosters the potential for research collaborations and the exchange of valuable knowledge and expertise.

The course has a comprehensive coverage plan, addressing various analytical research methods employed in social sciences Commerce, Management and related disciplines, with a strong emphasis on their practical implementation.

The topics to be explored encompass:

✓ Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

✓ Understanding Theory and Theoretical Contribution, including Theory Building

✓ Formulation of Research Design

✓ Review of Literature

✓ Construction of Questionnaires and Scale Development

✓ Tools and Procedures for Data Collection and Data Cleaning

✓ Descriptive Statistics, Chi-Square Test, and Correspondence Analysis, with a Hands-On SPSS Session

✓ Comparative Means: One-Sample, Independent Sample, Paired Sample T-Test, One-Way ANOVA, with SPSS Hands-On Session

✓ ANOVA and ANCOVA, with a Hands- On Session

✓ Factor Analysis, with a Hands-On SPSS Session

✓ Correlation, Partial Correlation, and Regression, with a Hands-On SPSS Session

✓ Cluster Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, and Reliability Analysis, with a Hands-On SPSS Session

✓ Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), with a Hands-On Session

✓ Moderation Analysis, with a Hands- On Session

✓ Mediation Analysis, with a Hands- On Session

✓ Advanced SEM

✓ Addressing Common Method Bias in social sciences/Commerce’s/Management Research

✓ Emotional Intelligence for Researchers

✓ Meta-Analysis

✓ Systems Thinking for Researchers

✓ Qualitative Research

✓ Case Writing

✓ Writing Research Proposals for Grants and Funding

✓ The Journal Article Writing Process

✓ Common Mistakes in Article Writing

✓ The Editorial Process and Peer Review

✓ Book Writing

✓ Ethics in Academic Writing

✓ Field Trip and Sightseeing

✓ E-Learning Technologies for Effective Research

✓ Reference Management Software, with a Hands-On Session

✓ Article Clinic


This comprehensive course aims to provide a holistic understanding of research methodologies and practical skills, preparing participants to conduct rigorous research and contribute to the academic community effectively.



Eligibility Requirements for Participants:

The course welcomes individuals who are currently serving as Lecturers, Assistant Professors, or Young Faculty Members in the field of Social Sciences/Commerce/Management and related disciplines at a UGC-recognized Indian University, Deemed University, College, Institute of National Importance, or ICSSR Research Institutes. Additionally, those who are actively engaged in economic/Management/Commerce’s and social science researches or have plans to embark on such research endeavors are eligible to apply.


This program is also beneficial for individuals interested in pursuing research projects supported by government agencies and other funding organizations.

Please note that the program has a limited capacity, with a maximum of 20 participants. We strongly encourage participation from both within the state of Madhya Pradesh and from across the entirety of India.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply to Course Director by filling up the registration form on or before 30th June, 2024. The registration form is appended below. The shortlisted participants will be informed by 3rd July 2024.

A duly filled soft copy of the registration form and required documents may please be sent by email at and sent the hardcopy through speed post only.


The following enclosures are required:

  1. Brief CV of the applicant and degrees of Graduation, PG, and Ph.D.
  2. Research statement covering current research problems. (not more than 1 page).
  3. Sent the hardcopy of the filled registration form through speed post only to


The Course Director,

ICSSR Sponsored Capacity Building Programme, Department of Management Studies, MANIT Bhopal, Link Road Number 3, Near Kali Mata Mandir, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 462003.

Participants are required to bring their laptop for practical sessions.

*Applications received after the due date shall not be considered.


Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee for the selected participants.


Duration & Venue of the Workshop:

The Workshop will be conducted from 19th July 2024 to 30th July 2024 at the Department of Management Studies, MANIT Bhopal.


Accommodation & Travel Allowance:

Twin-sharing accommodation will be provided to the outstation participants only. Travel allowance by shortest distance (train fare or bus fare only) will be reimbursed to the outstation participants, as per the ICSSR guidelines.



For any information/clarification, please contact the Course Director:

Dr. N. Sreenu (9425252723)

Course Co-Directors: Dr. Bikrant Kesari (7987734117)

Dr. Hergovind Singh (9165735709)

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