As a part of team RRAC, I got a chance to work on different aspects of research and analysis. I worked jointly in the case study and the editing vertical. My task was analyzing the various case studies and editing them for the final review. I got to learn many skills by being a part of this committee. From these activities, I believe I was able to contribute towards the fostering of the research culture in the university. The work has greatly enhanced my knowledge about the rural sector and the field research that happens in organizations. Apart from the research work done, I got to learn different tools and analysis work done by the other verticals namely survey and village report. The committee work has improved my knowledge about case writing and presentation skills.
From the day I joined the committee to the present day where I am, it’s been a learning process for me in Rural Research and Analysis Committee (RRAC). I was made a part of the editing team. In the second team meeting, we were assigned to work on survey sheets that were surveyed by our senior batch across India during their ‘Rural Living and Learning Experience’ (RLLE) program. It was like learning about the whole of Rural India in one go. It included what all problems people are facing there, are they provided with the government support, do they get food to eat, how they earn their livelihood, do they have shelter over their head, do they have proper sanitation facilities, do they have bank accounts, have taken any bank loan, if yes then from which source, formal or informal source. After that, we worked on selected village reports and edited them in a much more presentable way. We brought out relevant information from those reports so that it can be further synthesized. RRAC has also helped me in improving my knowledge related to the rural domain, communication skills, and confidence level.