Online FDP on Pedagogy and Research Methodology

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Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV) is happy to announce an Online Faculty Development Program on Pedagogy and Research Methodology. We invite applications from interested faculty members, PhD (or FPM) students and researchers in management and allied areas.

IIMV has been conducting several major Programs like Two-Year Post-Graduate Program in Management, Two-year Post-Graduate Program for Executives (PGPEx, equivalent to MBA), Two-Year Post-Graduate Program in Digital Governance and Management (equivalent to MBA), Fellow Program in Management (equivalent to Ph.D.). In the past, IIMV conducted several Faculty Development Programs (FDPs), Management Development Programs and TEQIP Programs. However, the ongoing pandemic presented an opportunity to design an online Program for the faculty members, research scholars, who wish to hone their teaching, research, analytical and basic computational skills required both for research and academics.


The objective of this online Program will be to enhance teaching, research, and basic computational skills of faculty members. Apart from learning different aspects of pedagogy and research skills, the participants will be exposed to an introductory level, of a statistical software-R, which is used for basic data analysis.

Why Should You Attend?

This program is mainly designed for management faculty members and researchers working in schools, universities, colleges and other government and private professional training institutes. The program would give the participants an edge to perform more effectively in academia.

Who Should Attend?

Highly motivated

  • Teachers (UG and PG level),
  • Research scholars (pursuing Ph.D. and with Ph.D),
  • Research associates/Academic associates (with M.Tech/M.Sc.)

working in management schools, universities, colleges and other government and private professional training institutes.


The FDP is divided into two modules. In the following, we present the topics which will be covered in Module 1 and Module 2:

Module 1: Pedagogy and Scholarly Writing

  • Case Based Teaching
  • Case Writing
  • Communication for Teachers
  • Scholarly Writing

Module 2: Research Methodology

  • Research Design and Sampling
  • Introduction to R Software
  • Preliminary Data Exploration
  • Statistical Inference

Program Delivery Mode & Software Requirement:

  • Zoom Software: The online FDP will be in Device-to-Device (D2D) mode on the Zoom platform. The participants are required to login for attending the sessions from their computer. A stable 4G/Broadband internet connection will be required.
  • R Statistical software: Participants will be exposed to a statistical software, R, which can be freely downloadable from

Certification Options

Candidates can apply for admission to one of the two possible certification options A or B.

Certificate Option A - Certificate of Participation in the Faculty Development Program in Pedagogy and Research Methodology:
This certificate is awarded to those who complete the full program that includes both the modules: Module 1 (Pedagogy and Scholarly Writing) and Module 2 (Research Methodology).


Certificate Option B - Certificate of Participation in Faculty Development Program in Research Methodology:
This certificate is awarded to those who complete only Module 2, that is (Research Methodology).


The FDP is divided into two modules. Module 1 of the FDP will be conducted (tentatively) between April 26, 2021 to April 30, 2021. Module 2 will be conducted between May 3, 2021 to May 7, 2021. There will be two sessions each day from 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm and 7.45 pm to 9:15 pm.


First Step: The candidates are requested to register and pay online with all required details. Here’s the registration fees for Indian and foreign participants.

Depending on chosen certificate option, a registration fee of Rs. 10620/- (for Option A) or Rs. 5310 (for Option B) including GST shall be charged.

Please pay appropriate fee according to your participation category. Your fees according to your participation category can be found below.

   Certificate Options   Indian Participants  Foreign Participants 
 Fee (All Taxes Inclusive)  A  INR 10620    USD 150
   B  INR 5310   USD 75

The final date of submission is 20th April, 2021.

On receipt of payment of registration fees and duly filled registration form, the participants will receive a confirmation and invitation email by 23rd April, 2021. The aspiring participants is expected to fill up the online application form with all required details & pay the full amount within the final date of submission."

Program Directors

Bhargab Chattopadhyay
(Director, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Ph.D. (University of Connecticut)

Dr. Bhargab Chattopadhyay joined IIM Visakhapatnam (IIMV) as a faculty member in the Decision Sciences Area in IIMV. Prior to joining IIMV, he was associated with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas and Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara.

At IIMV, he has been teaching several Decision Science courses in the PGP, PGPEx, PGPDGM and Doctoral Program. His research interests revolve around Inference, sequential analysis and change point detection and its applications to different fields like Psychology, Actuarial Science, Image Sensing etc. He published papers in various international journals like Econometrics, Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research. He has been invited for seminars in Statistics department of universities in the US, Singapore, Costa Rica, New Zealand apart from different institutes in India. He is now the Associate Editor of Sequential Analysis Journal. Apart from teaching data analytic courses, he has been conducting extensive training session in Faculty Development Program, Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP).

Chandreie Mukherjee
(Co-Director, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Ph.D. (Pondicherry University)

Dr. Chandreie Mukherjee joined IIM Visakhapatnam as a faculty member in Communications Area. She has obtained her Ph.D. in English from Pondicherry University and was awarded the university gold medal during her Masters in English & Comparative Literature from the same University. Before joining IIMV, she was working with Vellore Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh, as Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages. Her research interests lie in the domain of Indian Writing in English, English Language Teaching, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies, Communication Studies etc. She has been conducting extensive training programs and workshops on communication skills for Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP), Hindustan Shipyard, CBSE School Principals, Indian Oil Officers etc. She has also published several research papers in reputed journals and attended conferences both in India and abroad.

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