Research and Consultancy

SJPI-NICM offers consultancy services covering various areas of management. SJPI-NICM is committed to provide high quality, cost- effective and timely services to business undertakings. The institute contributes towards designing and implementing policies, systems and processes at the corporate and departmental levels.

The faculty members of SJPI-NICM provides the latest know how through continuous research and interface with business. While consultancy assignments are need-based, the institute offers consultancy in the following areas:

  • Economics and Finance
  • Operations Management
  • International Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Detailed Project Report Preparation
  • Marketing Intelligence

Research

Core functions of Department of Research and Consultancy at NICM-SJPI are:

  • To conduct in-house studies on areas related to management, cooperation, agriculture and rural development.
  • To Provide policy inputs to the Government and other policy makers.
  • To have an association with several research committees, expert/working groups set up by various organizations including government, cooperative banks, NABARD, BIRD, Sugar Factories etc.
  • To promote R&D by sponsoring seminars and studies conducted by educational and research Institutions.
  • To bring out Occasional Papers.
  • To prepare Calendar of Programmes for the year.
  • To bring out annual report of the Institute.

The Department conducts in-house studies having diagnostic and policy relevance to the functioning of cooperative organizations especially cooperative banks and credit societies, besides outsourcing quite a few to outside experts/agencies to have a third party feedback. It is supported by the experts and researchers and many of them have been contributing papers to our academic journal and conferences as well.

The department has been associated with several committees and working groups while some of the officers have served on the external as well as internal working groups as members. One major contribution of the department has been the involvement of its faculty in almost all the major assignments for institute’s consultancy activities. The department has also extended faculty support for agencies like NABARD, Agriculture Universities, Cooperative Banks and other organizations in Gujarat State.

In-House Research Studies (Recent Years)

Over 25 evaluation and other study reports including case studies have been prepared by the faculty members of SJPI-MBA and CMD department. Some of the Studies done in-house in recent years are on the following topics:

  • Know Your Customers (KYC) for Cooperative Banks.
  • Role of Micro Finance in women empowerment.
  • Consumer’s perception about organic products
  • Value Chain in Marketing of Spices Products at Domestic as well as international Level.
  • Kisan Credit Card (KCC) in DCCBs and PACs
  • Training Need Assessment (TNA) in Banks and Credit Cooperatives
  • Asset Liability Management in Cooperative Banks
  • Impact of implimenation of Vaidyanathan Committee on Cooperatives in Gujarat
  • Doubling of Ground Level Credit Flow to Agriculture (GoI): An Assessment
  • Commodity Specific Studies for Milk, Vegetable & Fruits Processing, Spices, Cotton, Sugarcane, Mango, Groundnut etc.
  • A Comparative Analysis of cost Effectiveness of Various Models under Micro Credit.

Studies in Pipeline

Solar power, Coping mechanism, Participatory Irrigation Management, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Rural Godowns, Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Agri-Clinic and Agri-Business Centres, Graduation of SHGs into Micro-Enterprises

Ongoing Projects

  • District Human Development Report for Botad District, 2016
  • Village Adoption Scheme, under NIFTEM
  • Guidance and Training to the Cooperative Societies Set up at Piludra and Gochanad Villages.
  • HR and Training Policies for DCCB Surat.

Consultancy

SJPI-NICM offers consultancy services covering various areas of management. SJPI-NICM is committed to provide high quality, cost- effective and timely services to business undertakings. The institute contributes towards designing and implementing policies, systems and processes at the corporate and departmental levels.

The faculty members of SJPI-NICM provides the latest know how through continuous research and interface with business. While consultancy assignments are need-based, the institute offers consultancy in the following areas:

  • Economics and Finance
  • Operations Management
  • International Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Detailed Project Report Preparation
  • Marketing Intelligence

Project Completed

  1. District human development report of Porbandar and Navsari districts,2016
  2. HRD Policy Preparation for the DCCB, Surat.
  3. Recruitment of Clerical Staff for Surat DCCB.
  4. Provided Consulting Services to set up Spice Growers Cooperative
  5. Marketing Societies under the Spices Project by Agriculture University, Dantiwada (Spice Research Centre, Jagudan)
  6. SB Pardi UCB for preparation of HR Policies
  7. Preparation of Business Development Plan for PACs
  8. Market Intelligence for Value Chain and Domestic Marketing and Export of Spices Products from Gujarat State