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AIMA - SERB Workshop

High-end Workshop, on ‘Building the Foundations of Management Research: A Capacity Building Workshop for Doctoral Students’

27 Aug 2022

New Delhi

Contact Details

Dr. Ganesh Singh, Professor & Programme Director

Kiran Rawat, Programme Coordinator
E-mail:, Phone: 9717870424 / 9818945611

Funded/Sponsored By: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) (Under Accelerate Vigyan Scheme) Department of Science & Technology (GOI), New Delhi-110016.

Organised By: All India Management Association, Centre for Management Education, 15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar - 3 New Delhi-110024

Applications are invited for the High-end workshop, KARYASHALA on ‘Building the Foundations of Management Research: A Capacity Building Workshop for Doctoral Students’

Workshop Duration: 22nd August to 28th August 2022

Eligibility criteria for Participants

The proposed workshop is meant to support motivated doctoral students, who have a strong willingness excel in their research pursuits in management and related fields.

The applicants must produce a letter of authentication from their Supervisor/Head of the Department/Head of the Institute indicating their association with the institute and ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) for allowing their student to undergo training in the workshop, if selected. There is no dedicated format for the same; however, it must be obtained on the institute/university letter head.

The course will be completely free of cost for the shortlisted participants.

The maximum number of participants is limited to 25.

All the selected participants will be given accommodation with catering facilities during the workshop.

The participants will be eligible for TA reimbursement (Train 3rd AC/Sleeper class/Bus fare) for their journey to the host institute from their home institute, both ways, as per the GOI norms. (Ticket/Fare copy submission must)

Applicants must be fully vaccinated (with two doses) against COVID 19. (Certificate verification for shortlisted candidates)

Workshop Description

This workshop is primarily aimed for doctoral students in the field of management, broadly defined. The purpose of this workshop is to offer resources that will help the PhD students in the logic and philosophy of conducting research in Management and related fields. The topics that will be taken up for discussion during the workshop will include What is Good Theory, What is a Good Empirical Test, and The Merits of Different Approaches to Research.

By the time this workshop is complete, the doctoral students will be able to:

1.   Understand the basic philosophical underpinnings of the scientific method (2 Sessions)
2.   Understand how the social sciences interface with other sciences (1 Session)
3.   Develop academic writing skills (2 Sessions)
4.   Write a good journal abstract (1 Session)
5.   Select an appropriate journal for publication (1 Session)
6.   Know about software tools for citing references and preparing bibliography (1 Session)
7.   Write a critical literature review (as opposed to a descriptive one) (2 Sessions)
8.   Develop research proposal writing skills (2 Sessions)
9.   Know how to bag grants for the research projects (1 Session)
10. Distinguish between the characteristics of valid and invalid critiques of research (1 Session)
11. Know the differences between defending the findings of research to fellow academics, business leaders, and policy makers (1 Session)
12. Understand the Basic Research Tools and Methods (4 Sessions)
13. Know about Advanced Research Tools & Methods (8 Sessions)
14. Know about emerging area of research in Management and related fields (1 Session)

Workshop Instructors

The workshop sessions will be engaged by a pool of widely acclaimed researchers and doctoral educators in the field of Management.

How to Apply

Interested students pursuing doctoral level research in Management and related fields can apply online for the workshop

For online registration: Click Here


The participants attending the workshop will be provided with ‘Certificate of Participation’ by AIMA on successfully completing the workshop requirements.

Important Dates

Last date for online application: 13th August 2022 (till 6PM IST)
Confirmation to Shortlisted candidates: 16th August 2022
Workshop dates: 22nd August - 28th August 2022

About Karyashala Scheme

SERB has a vision to position science and technology as the fulcrum for social and economic change by supporting competitive, relevant, and quality scientific research and development. As the premier national research funding agency, the mission is to raise the quality and footprint of Indian science and engineering to the highest global levels in an accelerated mode, through calibrated, competitive support of research and development.

‘KARYASHALA’ is an effort to improve research productivity of promising PG and PhD students from universities and colleges through high-end workshops on specific themes. This programme aims to provide opportunities to acquire specialised research skills. These workshops will primarily be facilitated at organisations/institutions/ laboratories of national importance such as IITs, IISc, IISERs, NITs, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR etc.

About AIMA

The All India Management Association (AIMA) is the national apex body of the management profession in India. AIMA is a not for profit, non-lobbying organisation, working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India.

AIMA has a membership base of over 38000 members and close to 6000 corporate /institutional members, through 67 Local Management Associations affiliated to AIMA; and is represented on a number of policy making bodies of the Government of India and national associations.

Established in 1957, AIMA has contributed immensely to the enhancement of management capability in the country over the years. AIMA offers various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, research, publications, executive education and management development programmes.

Over the past six decades, AIMA has evolved as times have changed and catered to the growing needs of today’s management community. Apart from its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in management, AIMA offers topical and industry-oriented programmes and initiatives to help management professionals and students keep in step with times, while offering state of the art business solutions for organisations and institutions.

As the pioneer of Distance Education, AIMA has always been an early starter, even in the digital space. AIMA was amongst the first mover organisations to offer Internet Based Remote Proctored Tests on a national level; and among the first to shift its service offerings online. AIMA quickly built digital expertise and now has the capability to offer its management programmes and business solutions in the physical, virtual and hybrid mode; as per industry requirements.

AIMA also brings to the Indian managers, the best management practices and techniques through numerous foreign collaborations with professional bodies and institutions. AIMA is an important and long-time member of the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO), which promotes professional management in the Asia Pacific region. India (AIMA) took over the Presidency of AAMO in 2019 and will hold the AAMO Secretariat for the next three years. In addition, AIMA has developed close associations with several leading international Universities and Institutions including University of Berkeley - California, UC Santa Cruz – California, St Gallen Symposium, Horasis, The World Bank to name a few.

Karyashala Organiser

Dr. Ganesh Singh
Professor & Programme Director
15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar - 3
New Delhi, India-110024

For any query, please contact: Kiran Rawat, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 9717870424 / 9818945611

During the workshop, all the necessary protocols related to the safety from COVID shall be strictly followed


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