FDP by Dr. Ankitha Shetty, Assistant Professor-Senior Scale; Department of Commerce, MAHE

June 14, 2024

On 14th June 2024, Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) hosted a one-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Research Design and Methods. The program was conducted by Dr. Ankitha Shetty an Assistant Professor-Senior Scale from the Department of Commerce at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). It aimed to enhance the research capabilities of faculty members at MSNIM and equip them with advanced skills in research methodology.

Event Details

  • Date: 14th June 2024
  • Venue: Governing Board Room, MSNIM
  • Organizer: MSNIM Faculty Development Committee
  • Speaker: Dr. Ankitha Shetty, Assistant Professor-Senior Scale, Department of Commerce, MAHE
  • Participants: Faculty members of MSNIM

Key Highlights

  1. Introduction to Research Design: The FDP began with an overview of research design principles, emphasizing the importance of a well-structured research framework. The speaker discussed different types of research designs, such as qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches.
  2. Methodological Approaches: The session delved into various research methods and techniques applicable in different academic disciplines. Topics included sampling methods, data collection techniques, survey design, case studies, and experimental research.
  3. Statistical Tools and Analysis: Faculty members received insights into statistical tools and software commonly used in research analysis. The speaker demonstrated how to use statistical software for data interpretation, hypothesis testing, and results presentation.
  4. Ethical Considerations: Ethical considerations in research, including integrity, confidentiality, and informed consent, were discussed to ensure adherence to ethical standards in academic research.
  5. Hands-on Exercises: The program included hands-on exercises and case studies where participants applied research design principles and methods discussed during the sessions. Practical examples helped faculty members understand real-world applications and challenges in research.


The Faculty Development Program on Research Design and Methods at MSNIM underscored the institute’s commitment to promoting research excellence among its faculty members. Such initiatives are crucial in fostering a culture of continuous learning and scholarly development within the academic community. MSNIM looks forward to organizing more FDPs and workshops to support faculty members in their research endeavors and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in management and related fields.