Research Grant

SIMS is the only accredited Centre for Corporate Governance of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance in Pune. The NFCG has been established by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and CII with support from ICAI and ICSI.The Centres singular focus is to enhance knowledge on important aspects of good Corporate Governance norms amongst the senior management and boards of companies through dissemination of appropriate programs in association with experienced persons practicing in the field.

SIMS has done the NFCG sponsored research project on “Corporate Governance Practices in to-be-listed SMEs in Pune Region” & it has been granted Rs. 1,00,000/- by the National Foundation for Corporate Governance to carry out this research.

The Research Paper will tried to come out with the following outcomes:

  • This paper shall be of immense help to upcoming to-be-listed SMEs planning to grow in the corporate world and its sustainability. In fact, the objective of the research would be to create larger awareness of corporate governance even before the firm has gone public with it’s issue.
  • It will assist the readers to understand the perspective of good corporate governance in SMEs and the need thereof.
  • It shall help the SME’s to adopt a strategy for implementing techniques to identify inherent weaknesses in the organization, strengthen them and strive for continual improvement, thereby being proactive to minimize / avoid potential losses and risks.
  • It shall educate the readers how better corporate governance practices can contribute to the smooth working of the organization and its growth.

SIMS has received a grant of Rs. 3.30 lakh from NFCG for the year 2014-15.



Developing Vroom's Expectancy model to increase academic library usage using grounded theory approach

Brig. (Dr) Rajiv Divekar

 Dr Komal Chopra and Ms Dipali More


S. No. Ref. No. Title Principal Investigator Co Investigator Amount (INR)
1 SIU/SCRI/MRP Approval/2018/1136 dated 20/3/2018 Impact of Higher education imparted by Indian Universities on the Pro-Sustainability Orientation of Students Dr Hirak Dasgupta Dr Sanjay Pawar Rs 1,40,000
2 SIU/SCRI/Minor Research Approval/2014/16/SIMS1/1489/20.3.2015 To Design an efficient financial management system and training module for sick/ inactive SHGs in Pune( PMC limits). Dr BR Londhe Mr. Rahul Dhaigude, Mr. Venkatesh Iyengar 1,15,000/-
3 SIU/SCRI/Minor Research Approval/2014/17/SIMS3/1489/20.3.2015 To identify financial constraints impeding the growth of tourism in Mahabaleshwar and make recommendations for their removal. Mr. Rahul Dhaigude Dr BR Londhe, Mr. Venkatesh Iyengar 1,25,000/-
4 SIU/SCRI/Minor Research Approval/2014/02/SIMS2/1489 dated 20.3.2015 Waste Management in hospitals of Pune Dr. Suruchi Pandey 70,000/-