About the workshop

In the light of vast demand for teaching / research careers, there is a growing enrolment for the doctoral research programmes. New job avenues like data analytics / social media analytics / web analytics / cybercrime analytics / ecommerce are opening up and preferences are given to students with research aptitude.

Understanding of Research Methodology is a prerequisite to start the research work; 10-day workshops like this can provide many opportunities to meet fellow researchers from various institutions and other disciplines as well as Resource persons across the country on a single platform.

This workshop aims to introduce not only Research Methodology along with SPSS as a course to the researchers, but aims to introduce the Basics of Text Analytics through Open Source Softwares like R / R Studio / TROPES / Gephi. In addition to that, Advanced Data Analysis softwares like AMOS / LISREL/ PLS are gaining importance amongst researchers for model building and testing.

Workshops like this, will remove the constraint of theoretical foundation as well as hands-on experience of using software packages. Moreover, Paper Clinic Sessions may provide opportunities for the researchers to discuss the research issues with the respective expert in the elective streams. This will be very helpful to sizzle their research problems / hypotheses.

The Government of India as one the two Central Universities of South India established Pondicherry University under the Act of the Indian Parliament. The President of India is the Visitor and the Vice-President of India is the Chancellor of Pondicherry University. The University is located in a sprawling campus spread over 780 acres of land, facing the Bay of Bengal on the East Coast Road. It is easily accessible from Chennai (168 km) and Bangalore (300 km). The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and signed Memorandum of Understanding with several foreign Universities/institutes. Pondicherry University been accredited by the National Assessment of Accreditation Council - NAAC (An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission) with A Grade in 2018 for a period of 5 years.

The School of Management is the first academic entity of the University established as the centre of excellence in 1986. This School of Management has six departments. It is one of the largest school in the University with more than 60 faculty members, more than 225 research scholars and 1000 plus students.

For the past 31 years, the department has been catering to the needs of aspiring management and research students with a highly competent team of 15 faculty members, DMS serves as a boon to the ardent students who have the striving thirst to learn and practice management. The department been rated high by many rating agencies such as STAR NEWS, Indian Express, Business India, India Today, CSR-GHRD and many others and signed MOU with leading International Universities.

Dec 17-28

Department of Management Studies
Pondicherry University




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Organized by

Chief Patron

Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor


Prof. G. Anjaneyaswamy, Dean, SOM


Prof. R. Chitra Sivasubramanian, Professor & Head
Dept. of Management Studies

Program Director

Dr. R. Venkatesakumar, Professor

Program Co-Director

Dr. B. Rajeswari, Assistant Professor

Advisory Committee

Prof. R. Panneerselvam
Prof. S. Hariharan
Prof. T. Nambirajan
Prof. B. Charumathi
Prof. S. Victor Anandkumar
Prof. Uma Chandrasekaran
Prof. R. Kasilingam
Dr. S. Riasudeen, Associate Professor
Dr. L. Mothilal, Assistant Professor
Dr. K. Lavanya Latha, Assistant Professor
Dr. M. Madan Mohan, Assistant Professor

Important Dates

Submission of Online ApplicationNovember 20, 2019
Acceptance / Rejection of ParticipationNovember 25, 2019
Confirmed Final list of ParticipantsNovember 29, 2019

Workshop Schedule

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Workshop FAQs

The Research Methodology program is designed for M.Phil./Ph.D./PDF Scholars in Social Sciences, who are engaged in active research. The number of participants is limited to 30 (20 external + 10 internal) on a first come first serve basis. The braches of social sciences eligible to attend the program are Anthropology, Religion, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Law Along with Commerce and Management.
Faculty members are invited from IIM, NIT, CDS, Consultants, faculty members of other social science departments of Pondicherry University & other leading institutions, eminent educators and expert speakers from industry.
No participation fee. As the program is ICSSR sponsored, boarding and lodging (on twin sharing basis) will be provided free of cost to the selected participants (University hostel / University guest house / Nearby hotel). Participants must make their own travel arrangements to reach the venue on time on all days. All outstation participants will be paid as per ICSSR norms for a maximum of INR 1000 only on submission of the tickets.
Inputs, both conceptual and practical, will be provided through lectures, discussions, simulations and practical sessions. The Research Program will upgrade the research skills of scholars and people with research orientation. The program is designed in such a way that the participants will be exposed to the advancements in the field of research by using latest softwares like R / R Studio / TROPES / Gephi.
Please mail your question to dmspondyanalytics@gmail.com or rvenkatesakumar@gmail.com

Workshop Location

Department of Mangement Studies

School of Management
Pondicherry University


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