COSMAR, the Consortium of Students in Management Research, is an annual International Research Consortium organized by the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. COSMAR began as the National Doctoral Consortium (NDC) in 2000 and has since then evolved into its present form. COSMAR has always been a purely not-for-profit student-driven academic event.

Objectives of COSMAR

  • To catalyze and showcase quality research in management.
  • To become a high-quality interaction forum for researchers working in different areas of management and allied disciplines.
  • To evolve into a credible and first-choice thought centre for management researchers, theorists and practitioners.
  • To provide an excellent opportunity for networking among researchers, academicians, management practitioners and industry executives.

Over its previous editions, COSMAR has attracted some of the best research in management and allied disciplines from institutions of high repute and academic standing from all over the country such as the Indian Institutes of Management [IIMs], the Indian Institutes of Technology [IITs], the National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Statistical Institute [ISI], Indian Institute of Science [IISc], Institute of Rural Management Anand [IRMA], Jawaharlal Nehru University [JNU], Management Development Institute [MDI] Gurgaon, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research [IGIDR], Xavier Labour Relations Institute [XLRI] Jamshedpur, Xavier Institute of Management [XIM] Bhubaneswar, and Institute for Social and Economic Change [ISEC], to name a few.

Papers selected for conference presentation in COSMAR 2009 were considered for publication in the prestigious South Asian Journal of Management. For COSMAR 2010, we have received submissions from a wide spectrum of institutions encompassing the length and breadth of the country, including the IITs, the IIMs, the NITs, IISc, IRMA, IGIDR, TISS, and ISEC.

COSMAR 2010 Prize Winners:

  • First Prize: Gaurav Singh Chauhan – IIM Indore.
  • Second Prize: Faiz Hamid – IIM Lucknow.
  • Third Prize: Manish Kumar – IIM Lucknow.
  • Third Prize: Tuheena Mukherjee – IIT Delhi.
  • Jury Appreciation Award: Ulka Kelkar – IISc Bangalore.