Case Study Research Segment

Case Study Research Segment(CSS) 2017-19 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.

The MBA (RM) flagship programme of KSRM was launched in 2007 and since has evolved as a robust academic programme in the field of Rural Management in the country with innovative experiential learning components. The nine batches of KSRM students numbering 462 were placed with over 85 organisations and are actively engaged in the process of Rural Change. The tenth batch will complete the programme in March, 2018 and are in the process of being placed with our partner organisations and other organizations who got linked to KSRM recently. The eleventh batch of MBA (RM) – Batch (2017-19) is preparing to participate in the Case Study Research Segment from 26th March – 24th May, 2018.

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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 three components are designed in a progressive manner, with Action Research Segment (ARS) in first semester, Case Study Research Segment (CSS) of 10 weeks in second semester and Management Traineeship Segment (MTS) in the third 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: 26th March – 24th May, 2018

Sl. No. Objectives Dates
1 Receiving CSS offers from the Host Organisations 5th March, 2018
2 Allocation of projects from host organization 12th March, 2018
3 Orientation of students for CSS 21st – 23rd March, 2018
4 Reporting of Students at the Organisations 26th March, 2018
5 Presentation and Report Submission to the Organizations 23rd May, 2018
6 Relieving of students from Host Organisations 24th May, 2018
7 Reporting at KSRM, debriefing with faculty guides 26th May, 2018
8 Presentation in KSRM 29th – 31st May, 2018
9 Submission of Final Report at KSRM 11th June, 2018


Allocation of MBA(RM) 2017-19 Batch Students

1 NABFINS Scoping study for NABFINS for business expansion under B&DC and Direct Lending vertical in the state of Odisha Lokanath Das
2 NABFINS Scoping study for NABFINS for business expansion under B&DC and Direct Lending vertical in the state of West Bengal Aritra Mitra
3 NABFINS Scoping study for NABFINS for business expansion under B&DC and Direct Lending vertical in the state of Bihar Abhishek Pattanayak
4 Development Credit Bank Scope of business for DCB branches in Karnataka for agri loans Prashant Kumar Singh
5 Development Credit Bank Business Correspondent Business through DCB Bank- A Complete Overview Gourav Chakraborty
6 Development Credit Bank A Study of Financial Inclusion by SHGs through BC Model and Impact Assessment Vicky Kumar
7 Ambuja Cement Foundation Market study and market linkage of organic produce for Dev Bhoomi organic cooperative Abhijeet Swain and Dibya Santanu Nayak
8 Ambuja Cement Foundation Market development plan for cattle feed production unit by a FPO Biswajit Ghosh
9 Ambuja Cement Foundation Formation of FPO under RACP Project Somesu Ranjan Mohapatra
10 Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan JAL VAIBHAV PRAKLP (2 Villages, Need assessment) and (12 Villages, Baseline) Antaryami Karjee, Chaudhari Vivek Prakash, Gonshai Murmu, Kunal Sunil Babar
11 APMAS Importance of market linkage in making FPOs sustainable and impact of SOC (Sector Own Control) in improving SHGs. Arindam Adhya and Sameer Samuel Toppo
12 GoCoop Action Plan On North East India Report (APONIR) For Fashion & Lifestyle Industry – In Association With United Nations India & Img Reliance Akram Khan and Shubham Kumar
13 Deepak Foundation Developing sustainable model for Laboratory Establishment at Madhuban Sub Center District Giridhi Jharkhand Sunit Kumar Bharti
14 Deepak Foundation Vocational training for visually impaired, physically challenged, and children in need for care – Gujarat Nitish Kumar
15 Deepak Foundation Study on identifying the community level barriers in use of Pulse Mill operated by Farmer Producer Company in Naswadi block of Chhota Udepur District – Gujarat Juha Hansdah
16 CHIME Project “Case analysis of CHIME Project, in Shillong, Meghalaya Kaushik Kumar Jana and Pijush Naiding
17 TechnoServe Value and supply chain analysis of litchi and mango in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar Akash Tiwari, Hemant Kumar
18 TechnoServe Scope Study on Marketing of AAPCL poultry feed in Bihar Akashdeep Nayek
19 TechnoServe Value chain analysis of mango in Samastipur District of Bihar Moumita Acherjee
20 Agriwatch Crop Cutting Experiment Monitoring under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Deepshikha, Akanksha Choubey, Jyoti Kar and         Vibhakar Singh
21 Harsha Trust Impact of livelihood on women farmers due to intervention of Harsha Trust Jhansirani Hembram and Naresh Majhi
22 Mrida Cooperative Study of Farmers (Before and after Intervention) Mayank Kumar Dwivedi
23 Mrida Livelihood and Rural Marketing Johnson Kujur
24 FES Livelihood improvement from backyard poultry Rohit Kumar
25 KSRM Tracer Study of KIIT School of Rural Management Alumni: 2007-16 Fatima & Somaya
26 SAME DEUTZ FAHR India Pvt Ltd. Evaluating the potential target area and to identify the sales and marketing strategies for DEUTZ FAHR Tractor Brand Nikam Ketan Ramesh, Patil Yogesh Dilip and Warke Kiran Ashok
27 BRLPS Impact of cluster facilitation team – MGNREGA on Empowerment of Rural Women / Communities Shiv Ch. Jha
28 BRLPS Impact on education with reference to solar study lamp Namita Kumari
29 OLM Assessment of product availability and value chain gaps with a clear focus on household baseline study. Binod Tudu and Dillipsingh Purty
30 OLM Feasibility analysis of Tasar rearing in two blocks of Keonjhar district Namrata Pradhan and Priyanka Mohanty
31 Livolink Foundation Livelihood Outcomes of South Odisha Phase -1(A Comparative case study of Control and Treatment village) and Feasibility study of Value chain intervention planned in south Odisha Phase – 2 Nibedita Naik and Amrita Naik
32 Livolink Foundation Livelihood Outcomes of South Odisha Phase -1(A Comparative case study of Control and Treatment village) and Feasibility study of Value chain intervention planned in south Odisha Phase – 2 Bidyadhar Baskey and Dharamananda Bhoi
33 Kaushalya Foundation UKPCL and IGLCD best practices Amrita Mishra & Dhokade Manisha Shankar Rao
34 Kaushalya Foundation 10 best practices of pulses and scope and impact of entrepreneur Piyu Rani Mal and Deepa Pramanick
35 Samunnati Profiling of FPOs in Bihar Pradeep Kumar and Ravi Shankar
36 Seva Mandir Impact assessment of lift irrigation (solar) on agriculture and livelihood Bhola Sankar Dharua
37 Seva Mandir Impact assessment of DBI channel line on agriculture and livelihood Kuanra Purty
38 Vedanta Bridging gap in health services through CSR and potential for convergence, Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda Akash Kumar Parida and V. Praveen Kumar


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
E-mail: [email protected]

Mob. 9556430163