All Practice course in PGDM

Business Research Methods (BRM) will sensitize students about the process of research in the business management domain. The various steps of business research will be discussed, i.e., identifying a scenario, formulating a research problem, literature review, identifying the data source/ collection of data, identify the research method, analysis of data, writing the results and conclusions. The course will also discuss the importance of doing research, the ethical issues pertaining to research, and plagiarism related issues.

The objective of this course is to make students aware of the research process and various types of research methods that can be used to solve business problems. As the outcome of the course, students will have to go through the complete research process and deliver a research paper. The research process will be carried out in consultation with the faculty supervisor and research mentor.

Course Objectives:

  1. To orient students about the research process in business management domain
  2. To describe in detail the various steps involved in writing the research paper
    1. Identify a scenario
    2. Formulate a research question
    3. Literature review
    4. Identifying the data
    5. Identify research method
    6. Qualitative/ quantitative analysis of data
    7. Documenting the results and conclusions
    8. Writing references
  3. To discuss the various ways of conducting literature review
  4. To discuss the different types of data and ways to collect primary and secondary data
  5. To discuss various research methods used in business research
  6. In depth discussion of analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
  7. To discuss about the copyright act, IT act, and plagiarism related issues in research work
  8. To maintain ethics in business research


SIP will sensitize you to the needs of a community and will enable you to identify their social problems through research. You will learn to design solutions for these social problems through a Techno Economic Viability (TEV) study, thereby enabling sustainable social positive and measurable impact - all this by completely immersing into the community.

The objective of this course is to sensitise students on various social issues prevailing in rural areas. This will provide a first-hand experience on the above issues by working with registered NGOs. Here students are required to work in rural areas and understand their social problems. Post SIP, the students are required to consult their respective faculty mentors and come out with the problem definition followed by collection of data, literature review and solving the problem. Students are required to present their findings before the NGO representative, faculty members and external experts. Students are also required to defend their viva and submit their project report. 

Course Objectives:

  • To empathize and understand social issues and problems.
  • To offer solutions those are measurable with social impact on society.
  • To develop/augment an attitude of ‘giving back’ to society.
  • To hone research skills of designing research tools, collecting, collating and organizing data.
  • To develop critical thinking, and problem solving ability in a frugal and constrained environment.
  • To work cohesively in teams and develop inter personal skills.
  • To enhance verbal, presentation and report writing skills.
  • To adapt one’s lifestyle to suit the prevailing environment.
  • To develop the confidence to solve challenges and problems.
  • To learn business, corporate and social etiquette.




The IIP is an integral part of the academic curriculum of the PGDM programme.

 It is a carefully crafted work based learning initiative, to bridge the gap between the skilled manpower requirements of the companies and knowledge and skills of students, through a series of structured interventions that enable students to gain invaluable insights and exposure to the industry.

The four-and-a-half month long IIP has been positioned as the final phase of the Post Graduate Programme as it serves the twin purposes of providing industry with graduates of a high caliber and providing an opportunity to students to apply their learning to real life situations, thereby making them capable and business ready on graduation.

The IIP program of IFIM has won the silver award under the category ‘Effective Industry-Institute Engagement’ as a part of Indian Management Conclave (IMC), 2013.


SIP will sensitize you to the needs of a community and will enable you to identify their social problems through research. You will learn to design solutions for these social problems through a Techno Economic Viability (TEV) study, thereby enabling sustainable social positive and measurable impact - all this by completely immersing into the community.

The objective of this course is to sensitise students on various social issues prevailing in rural areas. This will provide a first-hand experience on the above issues by working with registered NGOs. Here students are required to work in rural areas and understand their social problems. Post SIP, the students are required to consult their respective faculty mentors and come out with the problem definition followed by collection of data, literature review and solving the problem. Students are required to present their findings before the NGO representative, faculty members and external experts. Students are also required to defend their viva and submit their project report. 

Course Objectives:

  • To empathize and understand social issues and problems.
  • To offer solutions those are measurable with social impact on society.
  • To develop/augment an attitude of ‘giving back’ to society.
  • To hone research skills of designing research tools, collecting, collating and organizing data.
  • To develop critical thinking, and problem solving ability in a frugal and constrained environment.
  • To work cohesively in teams and develop inter personal skills.
  • To enhance verbal, presentation and report writing skills.
  • To adapt one’s lifestyle to suit the prevailing environment.
  • To develop the confidence to solve challenges and problems.
  • To learn business, corporate and social etiquette.



Business Research Methods (BRM) will sensitize students about the process of research in the business management domain. The various steps of business research will be discussed, i.e., identifying a scenario, formulating a research problem, literature review, identifying the data source/ collection of data, identify the research method, analysis of data, writing the results and conclusions. The course will also discuss the importance of doing research, the ethical issues pertaining to research, and plagiarism related issues.

The objective of this course is to make students aware of the research process and various types of research methods that can be used to solve business problems. As the outcome of the course, students will have to go through the complete research process and deliver a research paper. The research process will be carried out in consultation with the faculty supervisor and research mentor.

Course Objectives:

  1. To orient students about the research process in business management domain
  2. To describe in detail the various steps involved in writing the research paper
    1. Identify a scenario
    2. Formulate a research question
    3. Literature review
    4. Identifying the data
    5. Identify research method
    6. Qualitative/ quantitative analysis of data
    7. Documenting the results and conclusions
    8. Writing references
  3. To discuss the various ways of conducting literature review
  4. To discuss the different types of data and ways to collect primary and secondary data
  5. To discuss various research methods used in business research
  6. In depth discussion of analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
  7. To discuss about the copyright act, IT act, and plagiarism related issues in research work
  8. To maintain ethics in business research