Developing Corporate skilling strategies to enhance women’s employability - 2019

This research report on ‘Developing Corporate Skilling Strategies to Enhance Women’s Employability Through CSR Programmes’, is funded by Hero MotoCorp Limited and is in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). In this study we have leveraged both primary and secondary data, ranging from NSDC’s government and corporate funded skilling initiatives, their impact on employability, effectiveness of training eco-system and contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility for enhancing Female Labor Force participation rate (FLFPR) in India. The findings of this report are thought provoking and help us understand reasons for India’s dropping FLFPR, we also discuss a few remedial measures.
The country’s Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR), was at its peak in 2005, at 36.8%, and has been declining ever since. It was only 26.9% in 2018 – the lowest among all the G20 countries except Saudi Arabia. In comparison, the world average FLFPR is higher, at approximately 48.5%, Brazil’s is 53.08%, Russia 56.31%, China 60.87% and South Africa 47.9%.
To analyse and identify the gaps, areas of improvement, and the measures to increase the
participation of women in the workforce, we have attempted a comprehensive study involving the NSDC’s training partner eco-system and trainees under the government-funded and fee-based skilling programmes, skilling experts, working women and have also assessed the corporate sector’s contribution to women-centric programs through their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Overall, this study assesses the impact these skilling initiatives have had on the employability of women in India.

Impact of Truck Unions on Manufacturers - 2019

Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing have conducted a “Study on Impact of Truck Unions on Manufacturing” in collaboration with TCIL. This study covers Pan India (125 districts). We have evaluated responses from 225 manufacturers. Manufacturers using truck unions find 20% gap between perception and expectation. Feedback on the draft report has been obtained from TCIL and some new dimensions are being investigated now.

Cold Chain Development for Fruits-&-Vegetables in India: Study of a Kinnow Supply Chain

->The objective of the project was to identify the potential of cold supply chain in Fruits-and-Vegetable distribution in India

->The project analyzed  the ‘Potential of cold-chain for Fruit-and- Vegetable Distribution in India’ with a case study on a particular supply chain for 'kinnow' fruit. The data (costs and revenues) for the supply chain was collected and the profitability was calculated for all stakeholders investing in cold chain. The impact of food wastage and carbon in the supply chain was also studied.

Analyzing The Potential Of Increase In Acreage For Kinnow, Maize, Wood, Turmeric And Moong As Per The Draft Agriculture Policy For Punjab - 2014

->In view of agriculture sector crisis in Punjab, the importance of research in the realm of ecologically sound farming practices is foremost. While ecological sustainability is important, the economic viability for the farmer needs to be taken into account. In this context, Punjab Mandi Board commissioned Indian School of Business to undertake a research study analyzing the potential of increase in the production of selected five commodities as mentioned in the Agriculture Policy for Punjab-2013 (Draft) in terms of their existing markets and the potential to expand in the wake of proposed area expansion under alternate crops.  Given the nature and magnitude of crisis in the farm sector in the state, this research is a pioneering attempt to critically analyze the diversification strategy recommended as per the draft.

Inefficiencies In Agriculture Supply Chain In Punjab And Opportunities For IT Interventions- 2012

->Agriculture is a critical sector of the Indian economy. An average Indian still spends significant amount of his/her total expenditure on food, while close 60% of India’s work force is still engaged in agriculture for its livelihood. Though India is one of biggest producer of various commodities, it is still home to children who are malnourished. Through this report, we have studied the inefficiencies in agriculture supply chain of key commodities in the state of Punjab and we have given our recommendations for improvements through IT interventions.

Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR) in the Manufacturing Sector in India

The government's ambition is to enhance the manufacturing sector's share of the country's GDP to 25% by 2025, from its current 16-17% level. This plan is part of a government's grand plan of creating a five trillion-dollar economy by 2026-27. It will involve the significant participation of females in the manufacturing labour force. FLFPR in the manufacturing sector has been historically low and has received limited attention. Our research aims to un-derstand the challenges of women working in the manufacturing industry and develop a set of data-driven recommendations to enhance FLFPR in the industry. The scope of the study will be to:

  • The current contribution of women in the manufacturing sector
  • Identify the challenges of women participating in the manufacturing sector
  • Identify measures for reskilling and upskilling of Indian women in the manufacturing sector
  • Study the need for leveraging Industry 4.0 to enhance FLFPR.

The project is complete, and we intend to release the report shortly. 

Impact of PMKVY-2 on Skilling & Employment

Shri Charanjit Singh Channi, then Honorable Minister for Technical Education & Industrial Training Government of Punjab, released an in sightful research report titled “Impact of PMKVY-2 on the Skilling & Employment” at a special ceremony at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Mohali campus on 19th March 2021. The strategic research study was jointly prepared by Punjab Skill Development Mission, Government of Punjab, and MIGM.

It highlights the on-ground impact of skilling initiatives driven by the Central government and the state government in the State of Punjab under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY-2) The link to the report is It is our intention to expand the research to other states of India.