The research orientation programme was divided in three phases. The first phase consisted of lecture series by renowned academicians from IITs, IIMs, research organizations and funding agencies. There were sessions on introduction to research; developing paper, report, project proposal writing, presentation skills; avoiding plagiarism; ethics in research; intellectual property; patent drafting; ICT Tools for research; integrating teaching and research; finding funding agencies for research grants; creative thinking and research. In the second phase, the participants carried out different activities and assignments, based on their learnings of the first phase. During the third phase of the programme, the participants worked with assigned mentors and came out with research paper /project proposal, etc.