Center for Case Development

About the Centre

CDC (Case Development Centre) was established at NITIE in 2014. CDC endeavor is to meet the growing demand for customized industrial engineering and management teaching cases. By working closely with academia and industry, CDC aims to play a key role in bringing first-hand knowledge of business practices to industrial engineering and management education and communicating theory to business practitioners.

Centre Objectives:

The salient objective of the centre is to facilitate learning-teaching in industrial engineering and management through:

  • Faculty by capturing their knowledge and experience gathered by individual’s consulting,
  • training and other outreach activities into case studies.
  • Students by encouraging them with the support of faculty members to convert select capstone
  • and summer projects into case studies.
  • MDPs /UBPs, generating leads for case development
  • Theme based workshops for industry to generate case leads

Key Activities:

The major ongoing and proposed activities of the centre include:

  • To organize annual case teaching, case writing, and video making workshops to facilitate capacity building for case writing and case based teaching method.
  • To work closely with companies for facilitating case writing for NITIE faculty.
  • To promote the case teaching and case development at NITIE
  • To explore mutually beneficial partnership with other Case Development Centres viz. Case Research Society of India (CRSI), ISB, Harvard, Ivey, Asian Case Research Centre (ACRC), NACRA, Darden Case Clearing House, LUMS etc. CDC would also organize case competition with any one or more centres.
  • To facilitate case writing by NITIE faculty members.

Current Activities in centre:

  • Research Projects (Objective, Funding/grant):
  • Primary Cases: One case with Moksh Sanstha, Jabalpur( Work in progress):
  • Secondary Cases: 2-3 Cases (Work is on)
  • Seminar/conference/Workshops: 1 Case Writing Workshop
  • Collaboration: In collaboration with RPG Group for Cases Writing


  • Faculty

    Nikhil K. Mehta

    Centre Co-ordinator

    works as an Associate Professor at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai. He teaches Business Communication, Ethical Aspects of Business, and Organizational Behavior. His broad areas of research include Human Communication, Indian Culture, and Srimad Bhagavad Gita. He has taken the charge of the centre on 23rd February, 2018.

  • Faculty

    Neeraj Pandey

    Associate Professor of Marketing

    Associate Professor of Marketing at NITIE Mumbai. He has authored two Books (Pearson and PHI) besides publications in international journals l. A prolific case writer and teacher, he has published case studies in Asian Case Research Journal, Ivey Publishing, The Case Centre, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies and IIM Ahmedabad Case Unit. He received ‘The Best Teacher’ award by NITIE Mumbai; ‘AIMS-IRMA Outstanding Management Researcher Award’ by AIMS international and ‘Young Management Researcher’ award by Higher Education Forum (HEF). His research and teaching interests are Pricing, Digital Marketing, B2B Marketing and Services Marketing.

  • Faculty

    Som Shekar Bhattacharayya

    is Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology -Indian School of Mines (IIT- ISM) Dhanbad, India

    He has done his Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) (doctoral level degree) in the functional specialization of Strategic Management from Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, India. He has published teaching cases and research papers in international journals of repute. He has for his research been awarded with Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence: Outstanding Paper Award – 2011 and Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence: Highly Commended Paper Award – 2014. He teaches courses on Strategic Management, International Business Strategy and Mergers and Acquisition. For his teaching he has received various awards like NITIE best teacher award 2014 and Business School Award for Best Professor in Strategic Management in India in 2014.

  • Faculty

    Sumi Jha

    Associate Professor of OB and HR at National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

    Her fellowship is on Employee Empowerment. She has conducted several training programmes on Leadership Development, Managerial Skills for Technical Personnel, Managerial Leadership and Team Building, for managers and executives. She has many articles and cases to her credit, which are written for international and national journals, Case clearing houses and conferences. Her research interests are competency mapping, cognitive dissonance, shared leadership, and organisational health.

  • Faculty

    Vivekanand B Khanapuri

    actively involved in different outreach activities such as training & consulting for the industry. He has more than forty publications in the International /National conferences including journal publications. He is also involved in different Sponsored Research Projects. His research interests are Project Management, Strategic Procurement, Business Process Reengineering, Industrial Engineering, Maintenance Management and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

  • Faculty

    Aswini Devadas

    Research Assistant

    works as a Research Assistant in the Case Development Centre. She has completed her M.Tech in Electronics Engineering from K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering. She had completed her B.E. in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.

Contact Information:

Case Development Centre,
Vihar Lake Marg, Near The Residence Hotel, Powai, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400087.
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