Case Study Research Segment

Case Study Research Segment(CSS) 2016-18 Batch

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), an initiative of KIIT University caters to the needs of the rural enterprises, rural development organisations, voluntary sector and corporate houses with rural business interests. It was established on 20th November 2006 at the hands of Late Dr. V. Kurien and Dr. A. Samanta in the premises of KIIT University. Our Vision is to become a leading global academic institution in the field of Rural Management through use of knowledge driven approach. The Mission is to catalyse the process of sustainable and holistic rural development and minimize existing rural- urban divide. Towards this end, KSRM engages itself in number of activities which includes academics, managerial training, field research and consulting to development, public and private sector agencies.

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MBA (Rural Management)

MBA (RM) Programme is designed to balance academics with experiential learning. Class Room Segments (CRS) spread over 56 credits and, Field Work Segments (FWS) of 36 credits within four semesters of the two years of course curricula. They will spend 10 weeks in each field segments. The two FWS components are designed in a progressive manner, with Action Research Segment (ARS) in first semester and Case study Research Segment (CSS) of 10 weeks in second semester Management Traineeship Segment (MTS) in the fourth semester.

Why Case study Research Segment (CSS)?

MBA(RM) Researchers have used the Case Study Research method for many years across a variety of disciplines. The Case Study Research is a research method suitable for many rural and agricultural development situations, which takes place in real settings and requires an interdisciplinary approach.

The development organizations like yours will be more interested in gaining knowledge of people in their natural setting and their interactions with other people in the environment. In such situations, the Case Study Research may offer insights that might not be achieved with other research approaches.

Overview of Case study Research: Models & Methodology

The Case Study Research can be used for intensive study of an object which can be an individual person , a group, an institution, service, event, relationship or other entity.

The object is represented by place and context. The place represents the geographical environment and the context refers to the prevailing social, economic, historical, cultural, and environmental conditions. The contextual conditions are extremely important in understanding the object of study. The case studies are best applied to situations in which the object cannot be studied out of the context in which it occurs naturally. Some of the important features of Case Study Research include:

-   Case Studies are limited in terms of sampling because they focus on small number of objects (samples). The sampling relies on researcher’s ability to identify the cases that are representative of the research problem understudy.

-   Exhaustive collection of data using multi-method strategy of data collection such as analysis of documents, in depth interviews, questionnaires, and observations.

-   The evidence may be qualitative (e.g., words), quantitative (e.g., numbers), or both.

- Simultaneous data analysis with data collection

The Case Study Research Process:

A six steps process is suggested to organize and conduct the Case Study Research successfully. The steps are:

Step 1. Determine and Define the Research Questions

Step 2. Select Cases (Object) and Determine Data Gathering and Analysis Techniques

Step 3. Prepare to Collect the Data

Step 4. Collect Data in the Field

Step 5. Evaluate, Triangulate and Analyze the Data

Step 6. Writing the report

CSS DATELINES: 27th February – 29th April, 2017

Sl. No. Objectives Dates
1 Receiving CSS offers from the Host Organisations 10th February, 2017
2 Allocation of projects from host organization 15th February, 2017
3 Orientation of students for CSS 22nd – 24th February, 2017
4 Reporting of Students at the Organisations 27th February, 2017
5 Presentation and Report Submission to the Organizations 27th April, 2017
6 Relieving of students from Host Organisations 29th April, 2017
7 Reporting at KSRM, debriefing with faculty guides 1st May, 2017
8 Presentation in KSRM 4th – 5th May, 2017
9 Submission of Final Report at KSRM 7th May, 2017


Allocation of MBA(RM) 2016-18 Batch Students

Sl. No. Organization Project Title Students
1 Technoserve Value Chain model of TechnoServe and Traditional Value Chain of Maize: A Comparative study Devidatta Sahu
Value Chain Analysis of major agricultural commodities in Bihar Akash and Param Saubhagya
2 APMAS SHGs potential of urban slums addressing health, poverty and gender to improve MNCH outcomes Swapna and Sadhana
3 NSFI Dairy Value Chain in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand Saibal Paul and Md. Imran
4 Reliance Foundation 1. Fully Water Secure Village Jhalara in Agar – and spin off outcomes beyond farming.
2. Impact of Shiksha Protsahan Kendras in strengthening learning outcomes in Government Primary and Middle Schools in Seoni3. Impact of integrating sustainable farm practices (ISCMP) on lives of marginal farmers and suitability of Nano orchards as replicable model in context of Banswara.
4. Impact of sustainable Agriculture practices on food and nutrition security and livelihood of small and marginal farmers.
1. Deepak Mahanta
2. Jyoti Prakash Guru
3. Dipayan Sadhukhan
4. Biradar Sangmesh
5 Baitarani Initiative Improved livelihood and enhance access to   entitlement through augmented local capacity , natural resources resilience and convergence in Bonai subdivision Panu Murmu
6 CSISA – CIMMYT 1. Effect of various resources conservation technology and better agriculture practices on grain yield in rice and wheat cropping system.
2. Effect of various resource conservation technologies and better bet agronomic practices on grain yield in rice and wheat cropping system3. Direct seeded rice (DSR) using Seed Drill – Service Providers’ engagement and users’ perception in Odisha, India
1. Gautam & Bhagaban2. Prashant & Hariom3. T Srinivasarao
7 Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan 1. Case study on intensive ridge line treatment affects on soil & water conservation & it’s utility as climate mitigation measure
2. Case study on farm bunding activity which create better livelihood for small & marginal farmer.
1. Sonali Gaikwad2. Baijyantimala Majhi
8 Foundation for Ecological Security A study for scoping the NTFP potential and its relevance to the livelihoods of the gatheres in Semiliguda and   Pottangi Block of the district Dinesh & Nandakishore
9 IPE Global Socio-economic profiling of two ICZMP, Odisha stretches – Gopalpur to Chilika and Pradip to Dharma 1. Ajit Kumar Bhumij
2. Bedprakash Pati
3. Rakesh Kumar Sahu
4. Ramachandra Naik
10 Jharkhand NRLM 1. Fund Management and Sustainability of Community based Organisations (Self Help Group, Village Organisations and Cluster Level Federations)2. Structure of capacity building and there governance and management 1. Somsubhra Das Gupta
2. Pravat Roy
11 Niryas Consumer Satisfaction Towards Dairy Product and Creating Brand awareness through Sales & Promotion Sanjeeb Panda and
Mansuk Gudia
12 Rurban Odisha Prepare cluster and component profiling for NRUM, Phase – II, Odisha Manali & BhakatabandhuSurendra & Samaya
13 Centre for Children Studies Status of WASH Equipment and Cleaning Personnel in Health Centres in 10 districts of Odisha and Jharkhand. Hifza Junaid , Minati, Ghasiram


For further Communication, please contact

Prof. Damodar Jena
CSS Coordinator, KIIT School of Rural Management
KIIT University, Krishna Campus, Campus – 7
At / Post: KIIT, Patia
Bhubaneswar – 751 024, Orissa

Mob. 9556430163