Management Traineeship Segment

Management Traineeship Segments (MTS):

The focus of MTS component is to partner with all organizations and enterprises that have an unstinting commitment to rural sector. The MTS is planned to be a problem solving segment wherein students will apply their analytical and decision making skills on specific project based problems/challenge assigned by organizations engaged in various aspects of rural business and development.
The students will work under active guidance of experienced senior managers supported by faculty guides form KSRM to help them to make decisions under real & more demanding situations.

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MTS-Brochure-2014-16-Batch_Cover-PageScope of MTS:

The host organizations can assign project(s) on problems/issues/situation which require better understanding, insights and analytical abilities for their resolution.

Indicative Project Themes:

Host Organizations may offer projects on following thematic areas

• Organizing cooperatives /Producer Companies
• Strategic and Business Planning Studies
• SHGs / MFI Institutions with user groups
• Implementation of development projects in Rural areas
• Micro Finance
• Technology Transfer
• Disaster Mitigation
• NGO Governance
• Impact Assessment /Market Research Studies
• Value chain analysis
• Streamlining business processes for rural enterprises
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Any other development issue related to rural economy

MTS Deliverables:

During the course Of MTS students are expected to rigorously research the problem, analyze data, and produce outputs in terms of solutions in line with the objectives of the projects. After the completion of MTS field work the students are expected to make presentation of their project to host organization and submit the draft reports. The study findings are again presented in MTS Seminars conducted at KSRM under the supervision of internal faculty and external examiner.  Based on the suggestions received during the seminars and comments of the faculty guides, the final reports are submitted to the school. A copy of the final report is sent to the host organization for their reference and record.  The students are evaluated for their projects independently by the host organization and KSRM.

Process of Project Allotment:

The selection of projects by the students is done in the following manner:

• Step I: The list of projects received from the host organizations along with necessary details and preferences for students (in terms of educational background, language proficiency and gender choice if any) is shared with the students.
• Step II: The students are allocated projects based on predefined criteria of student preferences, agreeable to all the students. This ensures transparency in project allocation.
• Step-III: The organizations are accordingly informed about the students allocated to their projects along with the other necessary details. Generally there is an optimum fit between the project requirement and student preferences. The organizations are offered choices of pre-screening of students provided the screening process is completed at least one week before the students are allocated their respective projects (Step II).

Once the allocation is complete, KSRM shares student information with the host organizations and facilitate their interaction prior to reporting if necessary.

MTS Schedule:

The time schedule from beginning to end for the upcoming MTS is indicated in the following table.

MTS Datelines : 23rd November, 2015 to 31st January 2016

1 Receiving Project Offers from Host Organization 4th November, 2015
2 Allocation of Projects and Host Organizations 5th November, 2015
3 Reporting of Students at Organization 23rd November, 2015
4 Draft report submission and presentations to Host Organization…..………….…………………………………………………………….. 28th January, 2016
5 Relieving of Students from Host Organization 30th January, 2016
6 Reporting at KSRM, debriefing with Faculty Guides and finalization of reports / presentations 1st February, 2016
7 MTS Project presentations at KSRM 8th – 9th February, 2016
8 Submission of Final MTS Report at KSRM 15th February, 2016


Management Traineeship Research Segment – Batch (14-16)

Sl. No Organisation Project Title Students
1 Technoserve Value chain assessment and Program design on maize in Purnia and vegetables in Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar Ashutosh, Sachin and Jitendra
2 AMPL Understanding client preferences and consumer behavior through Client Satisfaction Study and Client Drop out Analysis Sourav, Madhurima, Tanya and Sunil
3 Foundation for Ecological Security Village Perspective Planning using Community based System Dynamics, Bhilwara (Rajasthan) Kshitija and Reshmi
4 Behavioral Science Center Learning and Migration Programme (LAMP) [for improving quality of education in migration-prone areas under Right to Education Act, 2009 (RTE)] Janardan and Sumit
5 Go Coop Impact of eCommerce on Livelihoods development in Craft sector Malaya and Sanjay
6 Claro Energy Target organizations for CSR funds deployment in solar water pumping systems. Angel
7 CIMMYT Shifting preference for hybrid maize in Odisha: Driving forces, challenges, feasibility & realized economic gains Ashish Panda
8 Niryas Food Products Pvt. Ltd Launch promotion & targeting/uptake strategy for new dairy products brand through consumer survey, retail survey, demand estimation, production & distribution study at Delhi & NCR Sayan and Arindam
9 GACL Project “UDAAN” and Project “Developing Dediyapada Taluka” Rashmi and Sneha
10 SPWD MKSP programme – capacity building of Self Help groups to achieve food security and also economic growth through improved livelihoods. Hrishikesh and Priti
11 American India Foundation (Odisha) Learning Achievement Tracking of students Arpan and Ashish Sharma
12 Centre for Children Studies (CCS) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Pregnant women on Anaemia in Balangir district of Odisha Ritu and Manish
13 NTR Trust •GIS survey of the village and prepare micro development plan of that village•To bring a holistic development of the rural people in the village Mahadev and Vishal
14 Reliance Foundation Effectiveness Of Information Dissemination Services Through Voice Sms For Paddy Farmers Supreeti and Amrita
15 Centre for Children Studies (CCS) Assessment of WASH in Health facilities Dinesh and Batakrishna
16 Water Aid Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) facilities assessment from disaster risk perspective Advait and Riti

For further Communication, please contact

Prof. Sumita Sindhi
MTS Coordinator, KIIT School of Rural Management
KIIT University, Krishna Campus, Campus – 7
At / Post: KIIT, Patia
Bhubaneswar – 751 024, Orissa Mobile:91-94375-21291