The Research Wing undertakes various activities over the academic year to inculcate research orientation amongst the faculty and students. Some of the activities are listed below:

Research Seminars

It is said that “Alone We are Smart, Together We are Brilliant (Steven Anderson, Educator)”. IMI Bhubaneswar believes in this search for excellence and recognizes the fact that we can all gain through the shared knowledge. In this context IMI Bhubaneswar started Monthly Research Seminar Series. The faculty members/research scholars present their previous or ongoing research and receive feedback from their colleagues. Faculty members from other institutes are welcome to attend these research seminars.

The table below gives the snapshot of the research seminars held in 2018




S. No.



Presentation Title



Prof. Rahul Gupta Choudhury

Contextual Factors, Strategy and Marketing Mix Decisions of Firms.

Prof. Santanu Das

Modelling Volatility and conditional dependence of crude oil, oil subtitles and market portfolio using Copula-GARCH approach.



Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar

Rethinking Marketing Management Pedagogy



Prof. Sourabh Sharma

Competency Evaluation for Social Media Usage: A comparative Study of Male and Female.



Prof. Arun K. Rath

India and Antarctica: Geo Political



Prof. Aman Dua

The assessments of quality multimodal transportation for containerized exports.



Prof. Rajesh Katiyar

How to use Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) technique.



Prof. Ranjit Roy Ghatak

Barriers to Customer Resource Contribution in Value Co-Creation: An Interpretative Structural Modelling Approach.


Research Workshop


The Institute conducts a number of Research Workshops to enhance research skills amongst faculty members – not only for IMI Bhubaneswar but also for researchers and faculties across institutions. Some of these workshops are offered as Management Development Programs and as Faculty Development Programs; where as some of them are offered gratis to the world at large.


Focus of these research workshops include development of research skills, usage of analytical softwares, strategies for getting published in quality research journals, strategies for developing research networks etc. Please see our MDP Calendar for a detailed list. The recent FDPs conducted at IMI Bhubaneswar are:


  • 2-Day FDP on “Structural Equation Modelling for Research” on 23-24 September, 2016
  • AICTE sponsored 2-week FDP on “Multivariate Data Analysis for Advanced Research” during 03-16 December 2017
  • 3-Day FDP on “Financial Time Series Analysis Using R” on 7-9 March, 2018
  • 1-Day FDP on “Understanding R Software for Research” on September 17, 2018
  • 3-Day FDP on “Financial Time Series Analysis Using R” on 13-15 December, 2018

Software Skill Development

Research, in today’s world, requires an immense knowledge of analytical and other softwares. The Research Wing at IMI Bhubaneswar focusses on providing software skills to the researchers. Some of the softwares which are regularly used at IMI Bhubaneswar are listed below:

SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. Long produced by SPSS Inc., it was acquired by IBM in 2009. The current versions (2015) are officially named IBM SPSS Statistics. SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. It is also used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations, data miners and others. In addition to statistical analysis, data management documentation are features of the software.

IBM SPSS Amos allows researchers to build attitudinal and behavioral models that reflect complex relationships. The software Provides structural equation modeling (SEM)—that is easy to use and allows researcher to easily compare, confirm and refine models. Researchers can use Bayesian analysis—to improve estimates of model parameters.

EViews is a statistical package, used mainly for time-series oriented econometric analysis. It is developed by Quantitative Micro Software (QMS), now a part of IHS. The current version of EViews is 9.0, released in March 2015. EViews can be used for general statistical analysis and econometric analyses, such as cross-section and panel data analysis and time series estimation and forecasting.

Prowess is a database of large and medium Indian firms. It contains detailed information on over 26,000 firms. These comprise of all companies traded on India's major stock exchanges and several others including public sector enterprises. Prowess provides detailed information on each company covering 1,500 data items and ratios per company. The total income of all companies in the Prowess database is about 78 per cent of India's GDP.


The ACE-Equity database provides access to financial information of more than 38,000 Indian companies. This includes Historical Financials & Share Price Data of over 15 Years, Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash flows, Annual reports, Business Activity classifications, Data on IPO, Data on F&O, FII Investments, and Global indices etc.


Besides the commercial softwares – IMI Bhubaneswar also believes in promoting open source software and uses the following on a regular basis


IMI Bhubaneswar is fully equipped to transfer the software knowledge to other researchers. If you or your institution are interested please contact us for a customized quote.