Research Cell

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Writing High-Quality Research Papers for Scopus Indexed Journals



    Research is an integral part of a successful academic career, and it is given considerable importance in all the B-schools and Universities, across all the streams. In today’s dynamic academic environment, publishing good research papers is not only a requirement but also an opportunity to flourish as a professional. TIMSR Research cell organized a five-day faculty development program on “Writing High-Quality Research Papers for Scopus Indexed Journals”, from 21st June 2021 to 25th June 2021, via an online platform, Zoom. The FDP was inaugurated by Dr. M. L. Dutt, Former Professor & Division Head, Institute of Banking & Personnel. He gave insights on the importance of writing quality research papers. The topics discussed during the workshop were, How to finalize a Research Topic, Insights on Literature review and Introduction for a research paper, Processing data is SPSS, Exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, SPSS AMOS for model validation, Mediation Analysis & Academic Writing, Measuring the Quality of Research and Insights from Reviewer’s Desk of Scopus Indexed Journals. The resource persons for the program were, Dr. Smita Jape, Associate Professor; Dr. Meenakshi Malhotra, Assistant Professor; Prof. Krunal K Punjani, Assistant Professor and Prof. Mahesh Bhanushali, Assistant Professor, V.N. Bedekar Institute of Management Studies. A Valedictory address was given by Dr. Chandrahauns Chavan, Professor and Former Director of JBIMS. He expressed his views on the importance of research paper writing and the publication process. He also enlightened the participants with important tips on writing a quality research paper. The program followed with a Question & Answer session and a vote of thanks by Dr. Yesha Mehta.

  • Mapping of Question Paper with Course Outcome



    TIMSR Research cell organized a session on the topic ‘Mapping of Question Paper with Course Outcome’ on January 13, 2021, as a part of the Faculty Development Program. The session was conducted by Prof. Shraddha Luniya, (Assistant Professor) to help the faculty members to gain insights into an outcome-based education. The session started with a discussion on the structure of the question paper for the MMS program. Prof. Shradha also talked about the selection of CCE (continuous concurrent evaluation) parameters that should be in alignment with the Course Outcome (CO). She further emphasized the requirement to design the question paper by using the blooms taxonomy, in order to assess all the Course Outcomes. The session concluded with a Question & Answer session, followed by a vote of thanks.

  • Continuing Management Education (CME)



    TIMSR Research cell, as a part of Continuing Management Education (CME) series organized a session on January 13, 2021 on the topic ‘KSA and Semester Plan’ by Dr. Yesha Mehta, Asst. Professor to help faculties gain insights into the TIMSR Teaching Learning Process and to enable them to gain an understanding about KSA – Knowledge, Skills and Attitude. The session included discussion on the structure of semester plan. Dr. Yesha mentioned that sessions and semester plan must have an appropriate mix of seminars, group discussions, presentations, case studies, class tests and internal assignments, etc. to ensure the best delivery of the syllabus to enable participative learning, critical and problem-solving skills in the students. The session followed with Q & A and vote of thanks.

  • Awareness on CO – PO and Rubrics



    TIMSR Research cell organized a session on the topic “Awareness on CO – PO and Rubrics” on January 12, 2021, as a part of the Faculty Development Program. The session was conducted by Dr. Sushil Kumar Pare, (Associate Professor) to help the faculty members to gain insights into the outcome-based education. The session included the discussion on the Context of Blooms Taxonomy, Mapping of Bloom’s Taxonomy with Course Outcome and Mapping and Attainment of Program Outcomes and Course Outcome. Dr. Pare further discussed Rubrics for all assessment tools. The session concluded with a Question & Answer session followed by a vote of thanks.

  • Continuing Management Education (CME)



    The case method of teaching has gained popularity in several management and professional disciplines and has become an integral part of the pedagogy. It prepares student to step into real life situations, analyze circumstances and take decisions. This reinforces the further need to design and develop case studies by faculties. TIMSR Research Cell, as a part of Continuing Management Education (CME) series organized a knowledge sharing session on ‘Case Writing Workshop’ by Dr. Yesha Mehta, Asst.Professor on January 12, 2021. The session included a discussion on how to write a case and teaching notes. Further, there was discussion on how the faculty should use or teach the case in a class. The session followed with Q & A and vote of thanks.

  • Online Faculty Development Program (O-FDP) on Digital Education Tools



    VUCA world has made it mandatory for everyone to enrich their technical skills to utilize technology optimally. There are several ways teachers can utilize the technology and resources already available to support online learning and ensure students receive a quality education. Larger understanding of technology enables designing class by blending technology and knowledge at the same time engaging students in step by step learning process.

    TIMSR’s Research cell organized a five-day faculty development program on “Digital Education Tools for Teaching” from June 23-27, 2020. The FDP discussed about how online learning can be made more engaging and interesting, how to design the lessons using various online tools for conducting activities and tracking the performance of the students. The FDP started with discussion of nuances on online teaching. The resource persons for the program were: Dr. Chandrakant Varma, Associate Professor, Prof. Jaideep Dasgupta, Asst.Professor and Dr. Yesha Mehta, Assistant Professor. The participants were given exposure to Zoom, Google forms and quiz, TED-ED and Hot Potatoes. The programme incorporated both theoretical components as well as rigorous hands-on practical training sessions.

  • Continuing Management Education (CME)



    The Continuing Management Session (CME) for all the faculties was held on January 9th, 2020 and was conducted by Prof. Sushil Kumar Pare, Associate Professor, Marketing. The session was designed to motivate the faculties to publish quality journals within a specific time frame and to highlight the importance of finding the right journal for any research work. Suitable techniques were taught for finding the right journal along with discussions on the concepts of Indexes and Citation. The publication databases were distributed to faculty members post the session.

  • Writing Quality Research Paper with High Impact



    Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research organised a faculty development program based on high impact publishing for its faculty on 22nd November 2019. The resource person Mr Ajay Saraf, trainer from Excel Consulting discussed the various components of the high impact research papers. He also helped the faculty members in selecting their topics for a high impact paper and then he demonstrated how a topic would lead to the objectives for a quality research paper.

  • Continuing Management Education (CME)



    Dr. Leena Gadkari conducted a Continuing Management Education (CME) session for faculty members on 10th April, 2019 to share the inputs received in the workshop organised by the University of Mumbai on the topic ‘Research Methodology’. The topics covered included components of research paper, introduction, literature review, objectives, hypothesis, methodology, sampling, conclusion, and referencing.

  • Aligning Technology to Learning Purpose



    Dr. Kiran Kakade, Assistant Professor, HR Department, on "Aligning Technology to Learning Purpose" on March 02, 2019. The session outlined the content that helped faculty to learn Bloom's Taxonomy, aligning course objective with Bloom's Taxonomy, aligning ICT tools with Bloom's Taxonomy in teaching pedagogy.

  • Clarivate Analytics



    Dr Subhasree Nag, Solution Consultant, Life Sciences and Scientific Research at Clarivate Analytics came to TCSC campus to address the faculty on 1st Feb 2019. The session was coordinated by TIMSR research cell.The key points were utility of web of science, endnote and journal citation report for researchers. She accentuated the Role of Web of Science in Research and Publishing including literature review, research trends and research collaborations.

  • Learning Management Systems



    An FDP was conducted on “Learning Management Systems” by Dr.Kiran Kakade, Assistant Professor, HR Department, TIMSR on 16th January 2019. The session outlined the content about instructional technologies including learning management system using MOODLE.

  • ISO Awareness Session



    The ISO 9001:2015 awareness session for faculty and staff was organised on 6th September, 2018. The aim of the session was to create an awareness of ‘How to conduct an effective ISO audit’. The Resource person, Ms Payel Saha (MR-TCET) gave a broad overview of the ISO 9001: 2015 requirements wherein she covered salient aspects such as process driven & risk based approach, requirement in respect of risk mitigation and document maintenance. Participants were made aware of the various clauses of ISO 9001:2015 standard. Thereafter the team members from TCET Prof. Sukruti Kaulgud, Prof. Kalavati Patil, Mr. Uday Waskar showed a role play of ‘How to conduct an effective ISO audit’.
    Faculty and staff members were able to:

  • Know the various clauses and requirements as per ISO 9001: 2015
  • Understand the way to conduct an effective internal audit of ISO
  • Toxic Emotions at workplace: its effects on physical and Mental health



    TIMSR organized an FDP on 29/09/18. The objective of this event was to develop a sense of awareness towards the Toxic Emotions at workplace: its effects on physical and Mental health. The teaching and non-teaching staff got aware of the side effects of the negative emotions on physical and mental health of the individual. Dr. Pradnya Nagle, a physician having more than 15 years of experience delivered the session and made the audience aware about the technical glimpses of the medical science attached to the emotional trauma and how it effects human body.

  • One-week Erasmus programme at UPCT, Spain from 23rd October to 28th October 2017



    Dr Ramakumar Ambatipudi, Director TIMSR and Prof Medha Bakhshi, Head GM Dept, attended a one-week Erasmus programme at UPCT, Spain from 23rd October to 28th October 2017. The visit provided avenues of exchanging ideas and fostering collaboration in joint ventures pertaining to teaching, training and research. It also provided an insight into programme design and structure in the European context and B-school mandates in the global context.

  • ISO 9001:2015 Transitional Training for Auditors



    TIMSR organized an FDP “ISO 9001:2015 Transitional training for Auditors” on 3rd and 4th July 2017 for Teaching and Non teaching staff. The Resource person for the training program was Mr Amod Deshpande from IRQS. Objective of the training was to make staff aware and competent for implementation of ISO 9001:2015 standards for the continual improvement. Participants were made aware of various new clauses of ISO 9001:2015 standard. Various activities were conducted to understand the practical implementation of ISO clauses, conducting internal audits as per 2015 standards etc.

  • ISO 9001:2008 Awareness Training Programme



    ISO 9001:2008 awareness training programme for faculty and staff was organised on 4th February 2017. The Resource person for the programme was Ms Payel Saha (MR-TCET). Training programme was designed to help demonstrate commitment to quality and customer satisfaction as well as continuously improving our quality management systems (QMS). This training aimed to create awareness within the organization regarding various basic requirements and provide significant exposure on how these requirements can be interpreted to suit the organization's processes, products, people and customers. Insights were shared on various quality improvement issues through various case studies and examples.

    Digital Transformation of Business


TIMSR organized an FDP on 27th January, 2017.
Objectives of the Event
  • To highlight the digital transformation trends in education
  • To discuss the changes in teaching learning process based on digital aspects
  • To actively collaborate with other institutes of repute in all academic activities
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Different stages of digital transformation in business
  • Digital transformation in class room teaching
  • Different modes, tools and method to be used in digital classroom to gain impactful teaching and       learning process
    • How to Master the Secrets of Charismatic Leadership


    A Faculty Development Programme on “How to Master the Secrets of Charismatic Leadership” was conducted on January 22, 2017. The training partner for the event was Dale Carnegie and the resource person was Mr.Isar Qureshi. The purpose of the programme was to develop initiative of leadership by providing inputs for effective teamwork and to encourage every member of team to find their unique contribution needed in the world of education. It was a participative workshop replete with live examples, group discussions and team activities.

      How to write a book



    • A Faculty Development Programme on “How to write a book” was conducted on 20th January, 2016 in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) . The objective of the programme was to enable the faculty members to understand the basics of how to write a book. The resource person for the programme was Mr. Sumantra Sen CEO JSW Foundation. He discussed the significance of researching and networking to realize the effectiveness of the topic. He also stated that an individual needs to understand why he needs to write a book. Overall the FDP was very interactive and informative on how to build content and connect with right people.

     

    • Maximizing Your Leadership-India December 2015.



      Prof. Dipaali Pulekar Selected and Successfully graduated from 4 days residential Business Executive Education Programme on Maximizing Your Leadership Protential at Harvard Business School, India.

     

    • How to write a research paper



      A Faculty Development Programme on “ How to write a research paper” was conducted on 31st Oct 2015. The objective of the programme was to enable the faculty members to understand how to design hypothesis while writing research papers and the various statistical tools that can be used for analyzing the data.

      The resource person for the programme was Dr M L Dutt,Professor & Div Head, R & D, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. He also explained the importance of research in academics and discussed the importance of choosing the right method of analysis of data. Overall the FDP was very interactive and instrumental in enlightening the faculty with the knowledge on abstract building and data collection methods.

    • Designing Hypothesis and selection of statistical tool


      A Faculty Development Programme on “Designing Hypothesis and selection of statistical tool” was conducted on 21st April, 2015. The objective of the programme was to enable the faculty members to understand how to design hypothesis while writing research papers and the various statistical tools that can be used for analyzing the data.

      The resource person for the programme was Dr. Koilakuntla Maddulety, Associate Professor, NITIE. The programme covered topics like types of hypothesis, types of test like mean, chi-square, standard deviation, z test and t test. He also explained about Minitab statistics software and how to estimate sample size while doing research. Overall the FDP was very interactive and instrumental in enlightening the faculty with the research hypothesis and Statistical tools.

     

    • Methods for testing Hypothesis and data analysis with SPSS

       

      A Faculty Development Programme on “Methods for testing Hypothesis and data analysis with SPSS” was conducted on 18th December, 2014. The objective of the programme was to enable the faculty members to understand the research testing methods and analysis with SPSS and to make them understand the recent advances in Management research.

      The resource person for the programme was Dr.Sachin.S.Kamble, Associate Professor, NITIE. The programme covered topics like gap analysis, types of scaling and testing of hypothesis with SPSS.

      The resource person illustrated some of the data analysis techniques that can be used with an example. Overall the FDP was very interactive and instrumental in enlightening the faculty with the research testing methods using SPSS.

    • Career Development Opportunities for B-school

      Career Development Opportunities for B-school Faculty was conducted on 09th April, 2014. The resource person for the programme was Dr.T Prasad, Associate Professor, NITIE. The programme covered topics like career path for a B-school faculty, use of technology in teaching, live projects and consultancy. The FDP was very interactive and was instrumental in enlightening the faculty about their role clarity, teaching pedagogy and the recent advancements in management education.

    • Case Study Teaching and Writing

      Case Study Teaching and Writing was conducted on 6th and 7th December, 2013. The objective of the programme was to enable faculty members to simulate corporate reality in the classroom and to plan and execute successful case discussions working with the unique dynamics of the case and finally to learn case writing techniques to develop field-based cases. The resource people for the programme were:

      Dr.Dilip M Sarwate, Certified Management Consultant and Visiting faculty, Pune.

      Dr.Neeraj Pandey, Assistant Professor, NITIE, Mumbai.

      Mr.Vijay Bhandari, Management Consultant and Visiting faculty, Mumbai.