ITM B-School organised a workshop for the students of PGDM 2018-20 Finance batches (F1, F2 and F3) to make it convenient for the students to download and use Prowess database. The sessions were facilitated by Mr. Bhagyesh Kataria, Business Development Manager at Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), and his fellow colleague Mr. Taufique. The database can be used for collection of data to do Research projects or knowledge enhancement about companies.
CMIE is a leading business information company that started as an independent think tank. It provides services to the entire spectrum of business information consumers including governments, academia, financial markets, business enterprises, professionals and media. Its main function is to produce economic and business databases and develop specialised analytical tool to deliver these to its customers for decision making and for research. It has built India’s largest database on the financial performance of different companies which can be accessed through subscription basis.
ITM Kharghar campus has access to three databases of CMIE i.e., ProwessIQ, Industry Outlook and Economic Outlook. The Economic Outlook provides CMIE’s view on where the economy stands and where it is headed. It is derived from a careful and continuous monitoring of new data releases. The Industry Outlook provides detailed information on Indian industries like demand and supply, prices, financial performance and investments, etc. Industry Outlook provides insights, outlook and forecasts. Prowess dx is the delivery of prowess database designed for academical purposes. It helps in quick and easy downloading of the data in simple text format which covers more than 50,000 companies listed on the NSE and BSE. It covers India Centric Content, Industry Data, Company & Financial Data, IPO/ Stock market data, Mergers and acquisitions and Time Series data since 1990.
To access the CMIE database, one needs a unique username and a password. In case of ProwessIQ, users need to install a setup file and access Knowledge Base. Users can also seek clarifications in the website. Mr Kataria guided the students through the workshop to access Prowess. The students, who need the data for company research and analysis would require the use of Prowess Database. It was a proper path-leading workshop which was helpful for the students and a sheer guidance. The faculty members Prof Geetanjali Pinto and Prof. Uma Ghosh were continuously present throughout the session to guide and mentor the students.
The students of ITM are also thankful to Prof Geetanjali Pinto who arranged the workshop to provide us insight on such an important database available for use at ITM. It was a very knowledgeable experience for the students. They got a close hand-on experience on the usage of CMIE and how to extract the data from it.