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Certificate Course on Research in
Social Sciences
On Consent
Kusumika Ghosh

Doctoral Researcher at School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland and Master degree holder in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Former Research Associate on
“Conflict Transformation and Peace-building in Northeast India” with the North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati. and The Partition Museum, Amritsar. Former researcher with the ‘Forced MigrationDesk’ at the prestigious Calcutta Research Group. Co-author of “Landscape of Conflicts and Peace in the Northeast: Role of Religion”. Kusumika has extensively worked as a capacity building mentor with Catalyst, conducting workshops with Loreto College, Gokhale Memorial Girls College, Women’s Christian College, St. Xavier’s College and has successfully mentored aspiring researchers for CCRSS Cohort I in 2019 and CCRSS Cohort II in 2020

  • Comprehensive e-learning resource support on Research Methodology will be
    provided to help participants hone research skills better.
  • Live Online 15 hours Mentorship and hand-holding through WhatsApp groups.
  • On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate of
    Course Completion by Kusumika Ghosh and Sauraveswar Sen, Founder and Chief Mentor, Catalyst Learning Services
  • The Research Papers will be reviewed, presented in public and published on a recognised publishing platform

Introduction to Research and its relevance in social science. Having a career in research;
Research as an essential, employable skill.

Introduction to research methodology. Difference between qualitative and quantitative methodologies; Ethical considerations. Drafting a research proposal. How to do literature review.

Drafting a questionnaire; Identifying respondents and sampling; Learning data entry and tabulation on MS Excel.

Orientation on writing an academic paper. How to do citations in academic work


Paper Presentation to stakeholders via Live Webinar. Discussion and feedback on the papers; Orientation on getting published in academia.

=> Social Workers

=> Aspiring Business and Social Entrepreneurs

=> Scholars and Academicians

Payment Terms:

Rs 2000 to be paid as enrolment fees by any one of the following methods :

  • NEFT or IMPS via Netbanking in favour of Catalyst Learning Services, Current A/C Number 39830165845, SBI Dhakuria Branch, Kolkata IFSC : SBIN0001405.
  • PayTM to Wallet or Bank Account Payment of +919874710395
  • Google Pay to Wallet or Bank Account Payment of +919874710395
  • Cash Deposit at any SBI Bank branch to Catalyst Learning Services, Current A/C Number 39830165845
  • Deadline of Registration is 8th October 2021.
  • Remember to take a screen-shot or photo of your payment mode/slip to upload it in your registration form

A payment receipt will be emailed to the registered email-id of the participant on validation of the payment

For any queries, Call +919874710395

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"CCRSS was my first proper experience of doing field research. It was a very enriching experience. Not only did we learn the steps taken to do research but also were guided through every step of it. Actually stepping out and interviewing people, analysing the results and finally presenting it in a room full of influencing people was something that has stayed with me. Being part of a group and learning the very core essence of research was what drew me to sign up for the course and I wasn't disappointed. Our research was not just limited to finding the problems but also connecting with people with whom we can build up a solution. I believe being part of the research Cohort will be immensely helpful for future opportunities in the social work field. I look forward to more such experiences."

Torsha Chatterjee, Pursuing Sociology Honours, Jadavpur University, Kolkata


"The course provides a much needed insight into research methods which is vital for anyone seeking to pursue a research-oriented career. Not only does it provide one with a strong base but also focuses on holistic learning by allowing for field study and experience in actual academic writing. For me, it cleared many misconceptions I had and provided me with practical experience in something that had only been textbook knowledge before. Citations, for example, are something we are accustomed to doing for every answer, but the actual rules citation and the different methods of doing it were unknown to me. CCRSS has provided me with valuable skills and a firm base for future research and academic writing through expert instruction and I would highly recommend this course to everyone."

Soumyasree Bhattacharya, CCRSS Cohort I (Gokhale Memorial College, University of Calcutta)


"Being part of the first cohort, we really had no idea what to expect from a course on research and writing. But as we gradually went ahead, we were given a very hands-on approach to conducting research and how ethics and integrity play a very crucial role in collecting information - which added practicality to our course. Our field work built team spirit and we learned how differently things play out on the ground. The course gave us technical skills integral to research work and was a very thrilling experience overall.“

Lavanya Mitra, CCRSS Cohort I (Loreto College, University of Calcutta)


"The course was absolutely amazing. It kept us on our feet and kept our minds in gear. Kusumika is very interactive and inspiring. I don't think we could have gotten a better mentor!“
Yoshita Agarwal, CCRSS Cohort I (Gokhale Memorial College, University of Calcutta)


"The certificate course helped me understand the foundations of research . It helped me connect with different individuals and I learnt to work in a team. Most importantly I realized that if we are all connected we can contribute constructively even in times of a pandemic“
Srishti Sharma, CCRSS Cohort II, Masters in Clinical and Community Social Work, CHRIST University, Bengaluru

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