The objective of the FDP was to motivate the faculty and research scholars in their research area and to face the research challenges that may arise by giving brain storming for topic ideas, citation analysis, potential ideas for improvement etc. and to help the researchers in writing their research proposals and to give them more ideas about various funding sources. The various sessions in the three day workshop was handled by Dr. K. Satheesh Kumar, Asst Professor, Department of Futures Studies University of Kerala, Kariavattom. Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair who heads the State Inter University Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, University of Kerala, Dr. Praveen Nair Head, CFD Section, Propulsion Research Group, VSSC, Trivandrum , Dr. B. Premlet, Former Professor, Department of Physics TKMCE and Dr. U.T.S. Pillai Sr. Principal Scientist, Materials Science and Technology Division CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology.