SCMS Centre for Socio-Economic Research, Consultancy and Training


About the Institute

SCMS Centre for Socio-Economic Research(SCENSER) is an initiative which came out of the thrust which SCMS gives for research on topics having high Socio-Economic relevance in Indian Society. The unit now rechristened as SCMS Centre of Research, Consultancy and Training (SCRCT) is the research, consultancy and training division of SCMS Group. It started its operations in the year 2003 and has a separate Head, ably assisted by a team of experienced professionals. The centre undertakes research studies, market surveys, feasibility studies, management consultancy and human resource development and training in India and abroad.

Some of the Management Development Programmes held recently were for State Bank of India, Kerala State Financial Enterprises, Carborandum Universal, MILMA, Coconut Development Board, India Post, Allianz Cornhill, IndianOil Dealers and for Managers of Retail Outlets. Some of the training programmes under planning are for ONGC Executives, HPCL Dealers etc. National Skill Development in Retails and Stores Operations are also under consideration by Kudumbashree, a State Mission Programme.

About Us

SCMS Group

School of Communication and Management Studies (SCMS) was established in 1976 with the objective of preparing the younger generation to occupy responsible positions in organization, to widen their horizon of knowledge and to equip them with all the necessary skills to become managers and mass communication experts. SCMS Group under the dynamic leadership of Dr. G.P.C. Nayar has sharp focus on rendering high quality education whether it is undergraduate studies or Doctoral programmes. The core management team consists of academicians and administrators with years of experience in running professional institutions of excellence in management and technology and meet regularly to provide proactive guidance to the institutions under the group. The Group has ten institutions with a total asset base of Rs.1890 crores.

Major institutions under the SCMS Group includes: SCMS Cochin School of Business, SCMS School of Technology & Management (SSTM), SCMS School of Engineering & Technology (SSET), SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology Research & Development (SIBB- R&D), SCMS School of Architecture (SSA), SCMS College of Polytechnics, SCMS Water Institute, SCMS Center for Socio Economic Research Consultancy & Training etc.

SCMS Center for Socio Economic Research Consultancy & Training

SCMS Centre of Research, Consultancy and Training (SCRCT) are the research, consultancy and training division of SCMS Group. It started its operations in the year 2003 and has a separate Head, ably assisted by a team of experienced professionals. The centre undertakes research studies, market surveys, feasibility studies, management consultancy and human resource development and training in India and abroad. At present this unit of SCMS Group is headed by Dr. V. Raman Nair, Group Director. The SCRCT programme activities are coordinated by Dr. Sengottuvelu, C, Professor and Head- Consultancy.

Management Development Programmes

Research, Consultancy and Training

Within a span of 12 years, SCRCT has earned a name as the leader in this field in Kerala. It has a handful of assignments any time of the year from India, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, or USA. SCRCT is a consultant to Asian Development Bank for South Asia Region.

  • State Bank of Travancore: Research on ‘Customer Service Study of State Bank of Travancore’, covering 26 branches, 640 customers, 29 managers and 138 officers.
  • District Rural Development Agency:Study and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Madappally and Pampady Blocks under SGSY Special projects as envisaged in the detailed Guidelines for SGSY released by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
  • Kerala State Co-operative Consumers Federation Ltd: Research on Operational Strategies.
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC): Research project for studying the impact on various projects like, Mobile tele-oncology, M-Care and Rural Tele-Medicine
    • C fore: Kerala-wide pre-poll survey between 10th and 26th March 2011, a similar kind of survey was conducted in 2006 also and the findings had proved very realistic.
    • Micro Finance, Gender and Poverty – A Multi -Country Study on Research and Training on Micro finance.
  • Waste Management: Scientific study conducted on wastes management in the Cochin Corporation area.
  • “Patient Logistics Management System - Design and Implementation”. Project executed as part of Rural Innovation Fund (RIF) promoted by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation.
  • Study on a Public Consumer-based Organization in Kerala Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. (Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow).
  • Study on a Public Consumer-based Organization in Kerala Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. (Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow).
  • Collaborative Study on Innovative Project Management of Perambra SHG Project with Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
  • Study on ‘Functioning of Marketing Channels in the Indian Telecommunication Industry’ with IIM, Kozhikode.
  • Project on Studying the “Impact of Karshaka (Farmer) Information System (KISSAN)” with Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala, and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITMK), Techno Park, Trivandrum
  • Allianz Cornhill: One year Executive Development Programme for aspiring managers.
  • Kerala State Financial Enterprises: Refresher programme for Senior Managers and Assistant managers customized to their requirements.
  • State Bank of India: One week wealth management programme for Relationship Managers of State Bank of India.
  • Kerala State Co-operative Consumers Federation Ltd: Research on Corporate & operational strategies.
  • Climatic and Environmental Changes and Risk Reduction; A Chair has been set up for Climatic and Environmental Changes and Risk Reduction, in association with Ms.CleoPaskal, Associate Fellow of Energy, Environment and Development Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs, a UK-based NGO working in the field of climate change.
  • Traffic Improvement in Kochi City: A detailed engineering and logistics survey in 2010 to recommended possible measures for alleviating the perpetual and acute problem of traffic congestion in Kochi City.
  • Global works International Corporation: Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Project to conduct a Socio economic Survey.
  • Coconut Development Board, Govt. of India: A project has been entrusted for developing new products, a delicious low fat cream from tender coconut.
  • State Bank of Travancore: A study on “Customer Service” on all India basis
  • Gujarat Co-operative Milk Federation Limited
    • A study on “Retail penetration and consumer perception of Amulbeverages”ii) A study on “Market potential for Amul Liquid milk (Sachets) in Coimbatore
    • A study on demand estimation of paneer and forming strategies to tap market for frozen paneer in Bangalore.

    • PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd:

      • A study on exploring the potential for Tropicana (Juices) range in the institutional channel.
      • A study on consumer preference towards slim can with special reference to Chennai
    • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (MHR, Govt. of India): Research Project entitled “Development a Profile of Short Duration Migrant Laborers in Ernakulam District” A project funded by ICSSR.
    • Coir Board, Govt. of India: Empanelment for “Brand building and development of domestic markets for Coir Products” under process.
    • Coconut Development Board, Govt. of India: A three day leadership training programme conducted for the members of Coconut Producers Societies (CPS) from Allappuzha District in Kerala (so far 4 batches covering more than 90 participants attended) during 2013-14.
    • Consultancy Development Centre (CDC), DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology,Govt. of India:MoU Signed with CDCin 2013 as KMPI to participate in their capability building and Knowledge Management Programmes. CDC has supported two events under “Building Capacities for Consultancy Development & Knowledge Management with Partner Institution (KMPI)” Programme of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC). The first event two day National Conference on Knowledge Management was held on 28-29 August, 2014 and CDC approved for Rs1,00,000/= funding. The second event two National Workshop on Water Management and Audit was held on 25-26 February, 2015 and CDC approved for Rs.50,000/= funding. Both the programmes were well received and acclaimed programmes held in SCMS Campus.
    • India Post :This centre has organized workshop on Marketing Skills for Executives of India Post during 2013-14, more than 40 India Post Officials attended the programme
    • MDP for IndianOil Dealers on Total Dealership Management: SCMS Cochin School of Business is organizing a two day Development Programme for IndianOil Dealers –Total Dealership Management in association with Marketing Division, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Kerala State Office. So far, ninetraining programmes have been completed covering more than 295 Dealers. This programme has been rated by the participants with excellent ratings

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) FOR MDPs BY SCMS-COCHIN

What is Management Development Programme (MDP) ?

MDPs are designed with the objective of providing practicing managers. They can be broadly organized under few categories

1.In house Training (IHT), 2.Entrepreneurial Development Programme(EDP), 3.Programmes for Communication and Personal effectiveness(PCPE) and 4.Out board Training programmes (OBT)

How does one request for a Programme?

Please send in your requirement by email to the current Centre Coordinators to raman.nair@scmsgroup.org and scms@scmsgroup.org

Is the brochure on the net? How do I download?

The brochure for each programme will be on our website as and when it is announced. You could download the brochure.

Where are the programmesheld ?

On Campus - Usually programmes are held at our Corporate Office premise at SCMS-COCHIN Off Campus programmes – Depending upon the requirement the trainers can be sent to the preferred location for an off campus programme

How can one reach SCMS-COCHIN?

The SCMS-COCHIN is situated besides the NH 47 near Kalamaserry, the hub of Industry and commerce at Cochin, Kerala and is strategically positioned with rail, road and air connectivity

What does Kochi offer us?

Kochi, the commerce capital of Gods Own Country-Kerala- provides all facilities of a metropolitan city with unique access to various tourist destinations and getaways. Please refer www.keralatourism.org also.

Are MDP residential?

Optional, but advisable where it is essential because the lecturing methodology involves group exercise, case studies; role-plays simulation games, lecture cum demonstration, evening & pre-dinner sessions. The residential programmes could be organized at Hotels and outside venues.

What facilities do you offer at SCMS-COCHIN?

  • industry experienced Faculty
  • Interaction with Industry and Corporate captains
  • Library
  • Internet
  • Food
  • Sports / Recreation

Do I get a certificate for the programme?

Yes. We will provide you a certificate for the programme

What is the methodology for training in executive development?

Pedagogical / Andragogic tools are matched to bridge the performance problems of individuals and organizations. We emphasize on learning by doing and participating. We have an assorted mix of exercises, role plays, simulation games, case studies, presentations to supplement the conventional lectures / demonstration methods.

What is the normal group size?

A typical group varies from 20 to 40 (exceptions are sometimes made). However an optimal group size could be about 25.

How is a typical programme day scheduled?

A normal day starts at 9:00 hours and goes on to 17.00 hours. The programmes where life skills like Yoga, meditation etc. are involved could start well before 7:00 am. Classes involving faculty are generally in the mornings; group exercises, seminars, presentations by participants are normally scheduled during afternoons. Preparation for the following days classes take place in groups or on individual basis in afternoons and evenings.

How do I sponsor a group?

Programmes are organized either on functional/Sectoral basis. Alternativelyprogrammes can be organized on an industry/organization basis after evaluating the client needs. You can download the MDP form from our website

What does the programme fee include?

The programme fee normally depends on and includes professional charges for initiation and conduct of courses. The other costs like food, boarding, cost of material are normally incremental.

How do organizations / individual pay fees(Mode for payment)

The payment has to be made in crossed cheques /D.D payable to SCMS-COCHIN,Prathap Nagar, Muttom, Ernakulam-683106.

Contact:
Director,
SCMS Centre for Research ,Training and Development
SCMS-COCHIN, PRATHAP NAGAR,
Muttom, Aluva, Cochin-683106.
Tel: +91 484 2623803, 2623804, 2623887
Fax: +91 484 2323885
mail: scenser@scmsgroup.org/scms@scmsgroup.org
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