The Research Forum on Designing Impactful Research: My Experiences in Subsistence Marketplaces by Dr. Madhu Viswanathan Professor at Loyola Marymount, USA was conducted on November 20, 2021. 60 participants attended the session which included KCT BS Faculty, KCT. BS students and faculty from other institutions. Dr Madhu Viswanathan provided a wide picture about the bottom-up approach for conducting research, different avenues such as symbiotic socio-economic enterprise, a cross-section of income-literacy-culture in the area of subsistence market places. The Research Forum was coordinated by Dr. Poongodi B & Dr. Susana D, Assistant Professors.