Consulting at CMRTC is viewed as a dynamic learning process for the faculty. It provides an opportunity for them to share insights with practitioners and contributes to experimentation and new learning. Consulting brings the faculty in contact with real-life problems, and thus greatly enriches teaching and research. Consulting at CMRTC has been guided by several norms Consultancy is an academic activity. Projects are taken up only if they have a definite learning value. Faculty members do not solicit consultancy projects. The total time spent on consulting is voluntarily restricted, so that other academic responsibilities are met. CMRTC faculty can cater to a wide range of clients ranging from public and private sector corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and departments, cooperative societies, not-for-profit institutions, to international agencies/ clients/ organizations.