Management Traineeship Segment

Management Traineeship Segments (MTS)-Batch(15-17):

The focus of MTS component is to partner with all our partners 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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Scope 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:

In last two years we have received projects in

  • Agribusiness
  • Climate Change, Disaster and Natural Resources Management
  • Health, Education and CSR
  • ICT and Governance for Development
  • Livelihood
  • Marketing
  • Rural Banking and Financial Inclusion
  • Sustainable Agriculture

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 draft reports are revised and a copy each is submitted to school and host organisation. 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 : 28th November, 2016 to 31st January 2017

1 Receiving Project Offers from Host Organization 29th October, 2016
2 Allocation of Projects and Host Organizations    5th   November, 2016
3 Reporting of Students at Organization   28th November, 2016
4 Draft report submission and presentations to Host Organization 28th January, 2017
5 Relieving of Students from Host Organization 31st January, 2017
6 Reporting at KSRM, debriefing with Faculty Guides and finalization of reports / presentations  2nd February, 2017
7 MTS Project presentations at KSRM        8th – 9th February, 2017
8 Submission of Final MTS Report at KSRM   15th February, 2017


Management Traineeship Research Segment – Batch (15-17)

Sl. No. Organization Title Students
1 Technoserve Value Chain Analysis of major agricultural commodities in Bihar Jagtap, Abhishek, Rajesh and Souradip
2 AMPL 1. Understanding client preferences and consumer behavior through client satisfaction study and client drop out analysis2.Market research and demand survey for Consumer Durables and emergency loan Panchali, Rishi, Rakesh, Sadanand, Shriya
3 Ambuja Cement Foundation Value Chain Assessment and Business Plan Development for Farmer producers’ Companies Amit, Sushrut, Sultan and Sekhar
4 Access Livelihood Consulting Market Research & Business Plan for Fellowship Bidyadhar and Sanjay
5 BRLPS Value Chain Analysis of FPOs Vikash, Rohit, Pushkar and Suchi
6 NABFINS Assessing the Quality of Loyalty List of Business and Development Correspondent in three Districts of Maharashtra Ankit Sukhwal
Assessing in mapping potential for direct lending in three districts of Chhattisgarh. Tushar Bhaskar
7 Samunnati Profiling of FPOs in Karnataka Ritesh and Ankit Chhapria
8 Development Alternative 1. Mapping of Potential Sector for Rural Livelihoods in Sonebhadra district of (UP) and suggestsuitable businesses for tribal community in Vindhyan region.2. An Explotary analysis of community/ institutions for effective use of natural resources andpotential income generation activities in shivpuri district of M.P. (2) Netra & LaguraShikha & Sonali
9 SRIJAN, India
  1. Future trading through NCDEX a risk mitigation tool for farmer (2)
  2. Viability analysis of marketing Farm fresh product to Corporates in Houses nearby Kota and Bundi District (2)


Bulu & GovindaAnand & Subhasmita
10 Jindal Stainless Corporate Management Services Pvt. Ltd. Study of farmers cultivating ground nuts in three villages, present practices, interventions envisaged and the possible outcome. Avinash .
11 Kalinga Kusuma Financial Literacy for Tribal Women and Adolescents Dolly & Kapura

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