Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani ICSSR Sponsored Ten Days Research Methodology Workshop for Research Scholars

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani ICSSR Sponsored Ten Days Research Methodology Workshop for Research Scholars.

Date: 22nd – 31st August, 2022

About the Workshop

The workshop intends to provide a training platform for research students pursuing applied research using qualitative and quantitative research tools. Specifically, the aim is to equip the participants to properly define the research problem, develop it through a suitable approach, select appropriate research tools, and finally give a structure to it.


The workshop will cover the following topics of applied research:

 Primary data collection methods

 Sampling design

 Hypothesis setting & testing

 Handling secondary data including crosssectional, time-series, and panel data

 Hands-on training experience

 Research writing for publishing

This workshop is relevant for researchers pursuing applied research in any area of social sciences.

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Eligibility criteria for participants

Registered Ph.D. students of any Indian University/Institute in any branch of social sciences & humanities including Economics, Management, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology, who require knowledge of research methodology are eligible to apply

About BITS Pilani

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. What started in the early 1900s as a small school, blossomed into a set of colleges for higher education, ranging from the Humanities to Engineering until 1964 when all these colleges amalgamated to culminate into a unique Indian University of International standing.

It has been consistently ranked high, by both governmental and private ranking agencies for its innovative processes and capabilities that have enabled it to impart quality education and emerge as the best private science and engineering institute in India.

The primary motive of BITS is to “train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques, and information”. In recognition of the high standard that BITS Pilani strives to uphold, University Grant Commission, in 2018, has declared it an “Institute of Eminence” (IOE).

Economics & Finance Department The department of Economics & Finance at Pilani Campus is one of the oldest departments of the Institute. The current Masters’ degree in Economics program was started in the year 1964.

At present, it is offering two-tier programs, Integrated M.Sc. Economics with dual Engineering Degree and Ph.D. program of the institute. The Department also offers a Minor in Finance starting in the Academic year 2012-2013.

The focus of the department is to promote quality education, nurture young talents, and enrich intellectual contributions in terms of research output in identified thrust areas.

Our department programs coalesce academic excellence and incisive research with exceptional industry/business connections through a wellstructured Practice School course, a universityindustry program.

The Department offers excellent career development opportunities through a comprehensive curriculum to prepare young minds for employment with Fintech companies, financial institutions, government, stock markets, financial management, investments, and corporate finance.

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How to reach BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Pilani in Rajasthan can be reached either by road or by rail. The nearest railway stations are Chirawa on the Western Railway (16 Km) and Loharu on the Northern railway (24 Km). There are regular bus services between Delhi and Pilani and Jaipur and Pilani. The buses leave Delhi from Inter- State Bus Terminal (ISBT) and Kashmiri gate. From Jaipur, buses leave from Rajasthan State Roadways bus stand, Sindhi camp. The campus is very close to the Pilani bus stand.

Application Process

Interested candidates can apply online using the following application link:

The number of seats is limited to 30. Only 20 outstation and 10 local participants could be accommodated on a merit basis. Selected candidates will be intimated by email.

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Accommodation & Travel Allowance

The workshop will be organized by the Department of Economics & Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. It is conducted at BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan. Accommodation will be provided to the outstation participants free of cost. Travel allowance by the shortest distance (Sleeper non-AC to & fro train fare or bus fare only) will be reimbursed to the outstation participants as per the ICSSR guidelines.

Application Processing Timelines

Application process: 3rd June – 20th July 2022

Selection information: 29th July 2022

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for the selected participants.

Weather in Pilani

In August, temperatures are in the range of an average low of 28.4°C (83.1°F) and an average high of 35.3°C (95.5°F) with expected rainfall.

For any queries Please write to us @ [email protected]

Contact at: 01596–25–5271/5706/5758/5826

Course Director
Dr. Arun Kumar Giri
Professor & Head,
Department of Economics & Finance,
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus,
Rajasthan-333031, India

Co-Course Directors
Dr. Debi Prasad Bal
Dr. Rahul Arora
Dr. Balakrushna Padhi
Assistant Professor,
Department of Economics & Finance,
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

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