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Fundamentals of Research Workshop

  • Monk Prayogshala 4116, Oberoi Garden Estate, Off SV Road, Powai Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400072 India (map)

What is Research?  

Research systematically investigates a given problem by gathering information. It involves a set of processes that helps answer certain questions and reach a conclusion. The question could be anything from, “Why do people get addicted?” to “How do emotions influence our decisions?”   

Why Do You Need it?  

  • Research is an important part of the undergraduate, and postgraduate curricula in India and abroad. 
  • Research can be pursued by individuals in any educational or vocational field, including Arts, Commerce, and Science.  
  • Knowledge of the basics in research helps to understand and critically analyse scientific work.
  • Research helps to answer questions in a scientific manner rather than basing your conclusions on intuition, “common sense” or others’ views.  
  • Various vocations often require employees to analyse current happenings, which if not taken up scientifically would lead to invalid conclusions.    

How do we teach Research?  

The workshop aims to cover the diverse elements of empirical research. The workshop uses practical problems and examples from daily life to elaborate on the content. Participants’ ideas will be built upon and the workshop will be contextualized to suit their needs and/or interests. The aim of the workshop is to expose participants to the field of research through activity-based learning. Participants will be given take-home exercises, which will enable them to apply the workshop content to their research careers.

Resource Person: Rupa Kalahasthi, Research Assistant, Monk® Prayogshala® 

With experience in diverse clinical settings, Rupa is a practising psychologist since 2014. Her passion for research is reflected in her stint as a data analyst at a UK-based firm. She also holds the position of a Research Assistant at Monk® Prayogshala® where she contributes to writing research papers and conducting workshops.  


  • Junior College Students

  • Undergraduate Students

  • Postgraduate students

  • MPhil students

  • PhD students

  • Professionals

  • Faculty pursuing Research or practice OR 

  • Any person with basic understanding and interest in research.


The workshop will be held for two days at 4116, 4th Floor, Oberoi Garden Estates, C Wing, Off Saki Vihar Road, near Chandivali Studios, Powai, Mumbai – 400072.

Nearest stations: Kanjurmarg (Central); Andheri (Western) Saki Naka (Metro Station) 

Bus routes: 319, 335 


2nd May (Saturday, 2 pm to 8 pm) and 3rd May (Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm), 2015

Registration Fee*

Students (up to Post Graduation):  Rs. 3,500/- (all inclusive)  

PhD/Professionals/Faculty:  Rs. 6,000/- (all inclusive)

Early Bird Discount for Students*

The first 6 students for each workshop will get Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000/- waived off the Workshop fee on first come first serve basis.

Early Bird Discount for Professionals*

The first 3 professionals for each workshop will get Rs. 1,500/- waived off the Workshop fee.


  • Student IDs required to avail discount.
  • Early Bird Discount closes 7 days before the scheduled date of the Workshop.
  • Discount Terms valid as on date. Monk® Prayogshala® reserves the right to modify discount terms at any time, without prior notice.

Payment Details

You can make your payment through DD/cheque/NEFT.

Kindly prepare a crossed cheque/demand draft payable at Mumbai favouring "Monk Prayogshala". Alternatively, kindly deposit the amount to the below mentioned bank account: 

Payee: Monk Prayogshala 

A/C No.: 50200005107861 

Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd. 

Bank Branch: Powai, Mumbai Branch 

IFSC Code: HDFC0000239

Contact Us

For enquiries, please contact Kimberly Rodrigues at the coordinates below:

Phone: +919167226458