Management Traineeship Segment

Management Traineeship Segments (MTS)-Batch(16-18):

The focus of MTS component is to partner with all our partners and enterprises that have an unstinting commitment to rural sector. The MTS is planned to be a problem solving segment wherein students will apply their analytical and decision making skills on specific project based problems/challenge assigned by organizations engaged in various aspects of rural business and development.

The students will work under active guidance of experienced senior managers supported by faculty guides form KSRM to help them to make decisions under real & more demanding situations.

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Scope of MTS:

The host organizations can assign project(s) on problems/issues/situation which require better understanding, insights and analytical abilities for their resolution.

Indicative Project Themes:

In last two years we have received projects in

In last two years we have received projects in

  • Agribusiness
  • Climate Change, Disaster and Natural Resources Management
  • Health, Education and CSR
  • ICT and Governance for Development
  • Livelihood
  • Marketing
  • Rural Banking and Financial Inclusion
  • Sustainable Agriculture

MTS Deliverables:

During the course of MTS students are expected to rigorously research the problem, analyze data, and produce outputs in terms of solutions in line with the objectives of the projects. After the completion of MTS field work the students are expected to make presentation of their project to host organization and submit the draft reports.

The study findings are again presented in MTS seminars conducted at KSRM under the supervision of internal faculty and external examiner. Based on the suggestions received during the seminars and comments of the faculty guides, the draft reports are revised and a copy each is submitted to school and host organisation. The students are evaluated for their projects independently by the host organization and KSRM.

Process of Project Allotment:

The selection of projects by the students is done in the following manner:

  • Step I: The list of projects received from the host organizations along with necessary details and preferences for students (in terms of educational background, language proficiency and gender choice if any) is shared with the students.
  • Step II: The students are allocated projects based on predefined criteria of student preferences, agreeable to all the students. This ensures transparency in project allocation.
  • Step-III: The organizations are accordingly informed about the students allocated to their projects along with the other necessary details. Generally there is an optimum fit between the project requirement and student preferences. The organizations are offered choices of pre-screening of students provided the screening process is completed at least one week before the students are allocated their respective projects (Step II).

Once the allocation is complete, KSRM shares student information with the host organizations and facilitate their interaction prior to reporting if necessary.

MTS Schedule:

The time schedule from beginning to end for the upcoming MTS is indicated in the following table:

MTS Datelines : 17th November 2017 to 19th January, 2018

1 Receiving Project Offers from Host Organization 10th October, 2017
2 Allocation of Projects and Host Organizations    6th November, 2017
3 Reporting of Students at Organization   17th November, 2016
4 Draft report submission and presentations to Host Organization 17th / 18th January, 2018
5 Relieving of Students from Host Organization 19th January, 2018
6 Reporting at KSRM, debriefing with Faculty Guides and finalization of reports / presentations  22nd January, 2018
7 MTS Project presentations at KSRM        24th – 25th January, 2018
8 Submission of Final MTS Report at KSRM   31st January, 2018


Management Traineeship Research Segment – Batch (16-18)

Sl. No. Organization Title Students
1 TechnoServe 1. Technical Assistance of Farmer Producer Company Through Value Chain Intervention, Bihar2. Value Chain Analysis of major agricultural commodities in Bihar 1. Akash Sahu2. Bhagaban Murmu

3. Devidatta Sahu

4. Saibal Paul

2 Senrysa Technologies Private Limited Business opportunity of assisted E-commerce in Rural India 1. Pravat Roy2. Manaly Pani
3 AMPL Market research and Competitor analysis for Two wheeler loan, Tractor loan & Agricultural equipment loan in Odisha. 1. Hifza2. Dinesh

3. Hariom

4. Bedprakash

4 Foundation for Ecological Security Strengthening Natural Resource Governance: Collective action Plans and Coordination in Andhra Pradesh 1. Mutta Swapna2. Param Saubhagya
5 Access Livelihood Consulting Developing Design and Business Plan for Setting-up New Generation Handloom Retail Store (Hyderabad, Telangana)  Rakesh
Value Chain Analysis and Business Plan for promoting Desi poultry in Gondia of Maharashtra. (Gondia, Maharashtra) Somsubhra 
Brand Development for Maval Dairy Farmers Services Producer Company Limited (Hyderabad, Telangana and Pune, Maharashtra) SonaliPrashant
BAIF 1. Study to explore scope and steps for starting a custom hiring center as a rural women led business enterprise at Munger and Nalanda in Bihar 1. Sadhana,2. Minati

3. Ajit

2. Potential mapping study for vegetable value chain establishment and marketing through farmer’s group in a cluster at Munger in Bihar 4. Mansuk5. Ramachandra
3. Potential mapping study to be able to establish a Dairy enterprise / milk collection center in a cluster at Champavat in Uttarakhand 6. Nandakishore7. Samaya
7 Livolink Foundation Designing promotion plan for Gram Panchayat Migration Resource Center 1. Baijyanti2. Ghasiram
8 CIMMYT Tracking rice production practices and estimation of yield through digital data collection tool in Bihar and eastern UP hubs of CSISA. 1. Jyotiprakash Guru2. Sanjeeb Panda


9 Ambuja Cement Foundation (i) (Rajasthan)a. Value chain study of high value crops

b. Assessment of goat based livelihood for western Rajasthan

1. Sangmesh Biradar2. Deepak Kumar Mahanta


(ii) (Maharashtra)a. Value chain assessment and business plan for gadhchandur farmers producer company

b. Impact assessment of smart village

3. Dipayan Sadhukhan4. Md. Imran Alam
10 Dilasa MELD End Term Evaluation (4 districts) 1. Bhaktabandhu2. Surendra

3. Gautam

4. Panu

For further Communication, please contact

Prof. Sumita Sindhi
MTS Coordinator, KIIT School of Rural Management
KIIT University, Krishna Campus, Campus – 7
At / Post: KIIT, Patia
Bhubaneswar – 751 024, Orissa Mobile:91-94375-21291
E-mail: [email protected]