Department of PSYCHOLOGY

Syllabus for
Master of Science (Psychology-Human Resource Development and Management)
Academic Year  (2021)

 
1 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPR111 ACADEMIC WRITING - 2 2 50
MPR131 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR - 4 4 100
MPR132 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - I - 4 4 100
MPR133 ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND METHODS - 4 4 100
MPR134 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS - 4 4 100
MPR136 HR ANALYTICS - 4 4 100
MPR151 PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING PRACTICUM - 4 4 100
MPR181 COMMUNITY SERVICE - 2 2 50
2 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPR211 PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR - I - 2 2 50
MPR212 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE - 2 2 50
MPR231 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - I - 4 4 100
MPR232 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - II - 4 4 100
MPR233 MENTAL HEALTH AT WORKPLACE - 4 4 100
MPR234 HR ADMINISTRATIVE AND LABOUR LAW - 4 4 100
MPR235 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS - 4 4 100
MPR281 RESEARCH LAB - I - 2 2 50
MPR282 WINTER INTERNSHIP (FIELD PROJECT) - 0 2 50
3 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPR311 RESEARCH LAB - II - 2 2 50
MPR323 PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR - II - 2 2 50
MPR331 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - II - 4 4 100
MPR332 COGNITION AND BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE - 4 4 100
MPR333 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT - 4 4 100
MPR334 BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY - 4 4 100
4 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPR481 BLOCK INTERNSHIP REPORT AND PROJECT - 0 12 200
MPR482 RESEARCH PROJECT - 0 4 100
      

    

Department Overview:

The Department of Psychology offers a range of programmes that include Open Electives, Undergraduate programmes, Post Graduate programmes with seven specializations and Research degrees in psychology (PhD). Through these programmes, we encourage students to consider careers and life missions that integrate psychological understanding into life. Our programmes integrate scholarship with professional practice and we offer courses that are cutting edge in the field of psychology. Students who complete programmes in Psychology from the University demonstrate high degrees of self-awareness are service-oriented and are encouraged to embrace humane values in their vocation. The Department realizes its vision to promote high academic standards through a continuous and dynamic curriculum review process based on feedback from regional, national and international peers, practitioners, potential employers, alumni and students. A variety of student-centered teaching and training pedagogies are practised by the faculty members. Prominent among them is the use of seminars, experiential methods, laboratory training, conferences, workshops, field-based studies, film-based discussions, journal clubs, and professional development activities. All postgraduate students of he department prepare a publication ready research manuscript by the end of the third semester. Through its several MOUs with International Universities, the department organizes joint conferences, webinars, faculty and stude

Mission Statement:

The department adopts the vision of the University "Excellence and Service" and its Mission as "a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make an effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment". In doing so it strives to is to promote high academic standards and scholarship in psychology, by creating an optimal and enriching learning environment, foster ongoing professional and personal development, and contribute effectively to societal needs

Introduction to Program:

The programme provides students an opportunity to apply psychological principles in human resource development and management.

Program Objective:

By the end of the programme students should be able to:

PO1. Disciplinary Knowledge: Exhibit competence in the discipline Analyze seminal pieces of work in the area Apply disciplinary principles to conduct academic inquiry Evaluate aspects of social reality using the principles of the discipline

PO2.Critical Thinking: Recognize and examine the social structures underlying our society and how they shape our existence Reflect upon lived experiences with reflexivity Analyze and engage with their social surroundings, problematize and raise questions based on academic inquiry

PO3. Research Skills Exhibit problem solving skills, reflective thinking Apply analytical and scientific thinking Demonstrate technical skills in terms of handling data, working with various research related software Conceptualize, design, and execute research project/s

PO4. Communication and social Interaction: Communicate effectively across media in varied contexts Collaborate as members or leaders in teams in multidisciplinary settings Work in multicultural spaces

PO5. Effective Citizenship: Act with an informed awareness of issues Engage with the community effectively using expertise drawn from the discipline Undertake initiatives that encourage equity and growth for all

PO6. Ethics: Recognize and respect different value systems including one's own, Take cognizance of the moral implications of our decisions Use ethical values aligned with the values of th

Assesment Pattern

The department follows a pattern of 70 % marks for Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and 30 % marks for End Semester Examinations (ESE).

Break up of continuous internal assessment for 4 credit courses is as follows

CIA 1: 30 marks
CIA 2: 30 Marks
Class participation: 5 marks
Attendance: 5 marks

 

Attendance Percentage

Marks

95% -100%

05 marks

90% - 94%

04 marks

85% - 89%

03 marks

80% - 84%

02 marks

76% - 79%

01 mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For two credit courses the breakup of CIA is as follows


CIA1:20 marks
CIA 2:20 Marks
Class participation and Attendance: 10 marks

Minimum pass marks for the CIA of a course is 50 % and a pass in each of the CIA is mandatory to be eligible to write the End semester examinations. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA before moving to the next CIA. The students who fail a CIA will have to apply for repeat CIA immediately after publishing the results of each of the CIA components. In such a case an application should be made, to the Office of Examinations and obtain necessary approvals forwarded through the HoD and Dean. The number of chances for repeating each CIA is one. Students who fail the CIA in a semester have to apply for CIA repeat of the whole course in the subsequent semester

The end semester examinations shall be conducted for 2 hours and evaluated out of 50 marks which are then converted to out of 30 marks. Minimum of 40 % marks is required to pass in the ESE of each course and an overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course(CIA+ESE) . Student failing a course due to less than minimum in ESE shall repeat the ESE while his/her internal scores shall remain valid.

Permission for admission to the ESE is granted only if
• A student has passed in CIAs for that course.
• A student has at least 85% of the attendance in aggregate at the end of the semester.
• The Vice Chancellor is satisfied with the character and conduct of the student.

 Grading Pattern

Percentage 

Grade 

Grade point

(10 point scale) 

Grade point

 (4 Point scale) 

Interpretation 

80-100 

O

10

4

Outstanding

70-79

A+

9

3.6

Excellent 

60-69

A

8

3.2

Very Good

55-59

B+

7

2.8

Good

50-54

B

6

2.4

Above Average

 

Examination And Assesments

Formative and Summative assessments are conducted by the department to ascertain the readiness for learning and the attainment of learning outcomes. Assessments are examinations are based on competency frame work and principles of outcome-based education. Attainment of learning outcomes/ expected competencies is evaluated using either holistic or analytic rubrics, grading schemes or attainment criteria specified to the students at the beginning of the semester. Learning outcomes (Course outcomes) of each course are mapped to programme outcomes and programme specific outcomes. Assessments and examinations follow the principle of constructive alignment and outcomes are mapped to higher order thinking skills. Most common frameworks used in this programme include Revised Blooms Taxonomy, and Structure of Observed Learning outcomes (SOLO) and ICAP framework.


Assessment is based on the performance of the student throughout the semester.

Credit Structure
Normally 15 hours of classroom teaching in a semester is considered as one credit for theory courses.

• Courses with 30 hours per semester will earn the candidate 2 credits.
• Courses with 45-50 hours per semester will earn the candidate 3 credits.
• Courses with 51 hours and above per semester including practical will earn the candidate 4 credits.
• Dissertations/Practical equivalent to one course will earn the candidates 4-6 credits.

MPR111 - ACADEMIC WRITING (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course description: This course will introduce students to the domain of academic writing and its intricacies. Every student regardless of his or her area of interest will be made to use an academic style of writing at different levels and at various points in time. This course will, therefore, seek to impart such knowledge about the styles of writing used in the current academic scenario. It will provide students with opportunities in the classroom setting to practice such styles, both individually and in collaboration with others. In doing so, it will allow students to delve deeper into the scientific literature, while also preparing them for efforts in research. The insights gained from such a course can be used by students as a foundation in their specialized line of work.

Course objectives:

  • To help the learner gain familiarity with different academic writing styles used in contemporary scientific journals.
  • To gain a better understanding of in-text and reference citations, APA formatting.
  • To introduce the concept of plagiarism and its types to avoid such academic forgery. 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Scientifically acknowledge different sources of information in their writings
  • Write a document in APA format
  • Avoid plagiarism

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction to Academic Writing
 

An overview of the current status of academic writing and its importance; different approaches and processes; key issues: plagiarism, biases and frequent errors

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Guidelines and rules in Academic Writing
 

Introduction to style and formatting guidelines from the American Psychological Association (APA); specific guidelines pertaining to in-text citations, references, and structures of academic papers

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Forms of Academic Writing
 

Abstract writing; summarization; review of literature; scientific poster presentations; reflective, analytic and descriptive reports; book review; film review; tables and graphs in academic papers.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:4
Experiential Learning as Assessment Strategies
 

Individual/Group presentations on forms and issues in Academic Writing; classroom assignments in generating abstracts, posters, reviews, etc

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. American Psychological Association (2019), APA guide to electronic references (7th Ed.).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  2. APA. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Hartley, J. (2008). Academic Writing and Publishing: A Practical Guide. Taylor and Francis. ISBN 0 203927982
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.


MPR131 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course is an introduction to organizational behaviour.  The course covers theories and research done in the area of organizational behaviour. It attempts to familiarize students with a micro and macro-level understanding of the organisation and its effect on behaviour, interaction patterns, social and group-level dynamics, emotions and cognitive functioning of units in the organization. However, the psychological understanding (social, cultural and organizational) of these facets shall be focussed on in order to make it congruent with the philosophy of this course. Diverse theories and case studies are included in this course. Students are expected to read diversified literature comprising articles from high quality journals, textbooks and reference book and develop their scientific understanding about the concepts.   

 Course objective

  • To gain familiarity with the concepts of organisational behaviour.
  • To develop an understanding of the individual and group dimensions.
  • To understand the diversified human forces and to provide a platform to learn about the technological changes and its significance on human behaviour.

 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Manage and develop human resources in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of individual and group dimensions and their implications in organizations.
  • Evaluate why employees behave the way they do, and also thereby predict how they are going to behave in the future.
  • Analyze the critical issues in the current organizational context and understand organisational ethics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a rational manner by giving scientific explanations about their behaviour, leading to positive results and productive environment in the workplace. 

 

 

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
Evolution and Emergence of OB
 

Defining Organizations and Organizational Behavior. Historical background for modern organizational behaviour. Theoretical Frameworks; Micro and macro perspectives.  Models of  Organizational Behavior. Contributing disciplines to OB.   Challenges and Opportunities of today’s organizations: The role of Information Technology.  Total Quality Management. Learning Organizations.  Organizational Technology

Competencies: Professional practice- External trends

Ethical behaviour in organizations.

Contemporary issues at the workplace: Violence, Sexual harassment, Absenteeism, Attrition. Case studies and exercises

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Individual at workplace- 1
 

Motivation concepts and applications: Content, Process and Contemporary theories of work motivation. Managing work motivation. Goal setting. Management By Objectives (MBO).

Attitude- Attitude definition, work attitudes. Changing attitudes. Values- organizational values and work values. Job Satisfaction- Influences, Outcomes and Consequences. Organizational Commitment- Outcomes. OCBs

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
The Individual at Workplace-2
 

Learning: Theories and its organizational applications- Reward systems (Pay, Recognition & Feedback) and Behavioural Performance Management/OBM.  Personality:  Personality determinants, Type and trait theories (“Big five” personality traits & MBTI), Personality- job fit theory, Personal effectiveness.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Groups and Teams
 

Foundations of Group behaviour- Nature of groups. Dynamics of informal groups, Dysfunctions of groups and teams. Understanding teams and teamwork: Types of teams, Team building, Effectiveness and Cohesiveness. Individual and Group Decision making: Models and styles of Decision making, Decision Making Biases, Group DM techniques, Creative DM techniques. Communication: Goals of organizational communication. Communication networks, Directions and dynamics of communication

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Kreitner, R. & Kinicki, A. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 8th edn. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw  Hill.

2. Luthans, F. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 11th ed. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill International Edition.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Michener, H.A., Delamater, J.D., &  Myers, D.J. (2004). Social psychology (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning.

2. Morgan, C.T, King, R.A. (1986). Introduction to psychology. 7th ed. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill publishing company limited.

3. Pareek, U. (2007). Understanding organizational behaviour. 2nd. Ed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

4. Robbins, S.P. (2009). Organizational behaviour. 14th ed. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited.

5. Newstrom, J.W. (2007). Organizational behaviour – Human behaviour at work. 12th edition, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd: New Delhi.

6. Slocum, J.W. & Don Hellriegel. (2007). Fundamentals of organizational behaviour.  Thomson Learning: India

7. Sinha, J.B.P. (2013). Culture and organizational behaviour. New Delhi: Sage

8. Sinha, J.B.P. (1990). Work culture in the Indian Context. New Delhi: Sage

9. Wilson, F. (2004) Organization behaviour and work: A critical introduction perspective. New York: Oxford University Press

10. Schneider, B., Ehrhart, M. G., & Macey, W. H. (2013). Organizational climate and culture. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 361-388.

11. Weick, K. E., & Quinn, R. E. (1999). Organizational change and development. Annual review of psychology, 361-386.

12. Suitable articles from Journals  such as a) Journal of applied psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of management journal, b) other important journals articles from Sage, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley etc

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

MPR132 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course has been conceptualized in order to give students an insight of the theoretical and practical perspective, concepts, issues and practices in Human Resource Management. The course is divided in two parts and will be completed over two semesters. The present course that comprises the Part I component highlights on the key functions of planning, acquiring and training resources through a scientific approach by understanding the HRM Model and practices.

Course Objectives: 

This course will help the learner to

  • Gain familiarity with evolution and models of HRM
  • Understand the key functions in the area of Planning, acquiring and training resources
  • Learn about the global environment, diversity issues and best practices in the organizations

 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate competence in applying the scientific model to HR practices
  • Analyze and Evaluate the key functions of planning and acquiring resources
  • Design training modules by analyzing needs and recommending outcomes 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Human Resource Management
 

History and evolution of the concept of HRM

HRM: Definition, nature, scope, objectives and importance,

Models of HRM, Policies, procedures and programs of HRM.

Role of an HR practitioner.

HRM: Line and staff aspects. HRM: current challenges and limitations

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Human Resource Planning (HRP)
 

Human Resource Planning: Objectives, Importance, Process of HRP, Methods and techniques of HR

Job Analysis: Nature and use of job analysis, methods of job analysis, Process of job analysis. Job Description (JD), Job Specification (JS) and Role Analysis. Job design: Nature, techniques for designing jobs

Job Evaluation: Concept, Nature, Methods of job evaluation, limitations

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Acquisition and Management of Human Resources
 

Recruitment: Definition, Process and methods, policies and procedures, limitations, external Vs internal recruitment.

Selection: Purpose, processes and methods.

Induction and placement: Aims and objectives of placement, induction/orientation. Internal mobility: Concept, transfer and employee separations.

Career Management: Nature and concept, stages of career management

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Training and Development of Human Resources
 

Training: Process, Need and significance, Models

Training Design and methods: Techniques and method, E-learning, Creative training, Instructional design, Executive development

Training Evaluation: Competency Mapping, Logic Model

HRD in India: HRD in Indian industry

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Dessler, G. (2009). A framework for human resource management, 5th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing.

2. Rao, V.S.P. (2005). Human resource management: Text and cases, 2nd ed. Excel books.

3. Nick, P. B., & James, T. W. (2012). Effective training - systems, strategies and practices. Pearson.

4. Bhatia, S.B. K.  (2009). Training and development: concepts and practice. New Delhi: Deep and Deep publication private limited.

5. Noe. R. (2012). Employee training and development. New York: McGraw-Hill Education

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Decenzo, D. A.  & Robbins, S.P., (2002). Human resource management. John Wiley and Sons Inc.

2. Pareek, U. (2010). Training instruments for HRD. New Delhi: 3rd Edition, Mc Graw Hill.

3. Pulliam, P.P (2015). ASTD Handbook of Measuring and Evaluating Training, Viva Books, NewDelhi.

4. Page, R. & Tickell. M (2014). Learning and Development: 1st Edition, London, Kogan Page.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. TThe student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

MPR133 - ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND METHODS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course has been conceptualized to provide an examination of the application of psychometric testing in organizations for the purpose of organizational diagnosis. This paper helps to understand the human systems, collecting valid data about human experience and feeding the information back to the system.  This forms the basis of knowledge for the use of psychological assessment in the practice of diagnosis under organizational development. The paper ensures that student build skills to be able to critique psychometric instruments with respect to normative data provided in a technical manual, be aware of multicultural concerns related to testing, and integrate test scores into a meaningful communication in the form of a psychological report. At the institutional level, the course focusses towards developing professional excellence by enhancing the practical skills along with their analytical ability with critical and solutional-oriented thinking.

Course objectives: This course will help the learner to

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of Organizational Diagnosis
  • Understand the intersection of theory, method, data and values
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various psychological assessments
  • Interpret and report psychometric properties of tests such as reliability, validity

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of organizational diagnosis
  • Compare the various modes of data analysis methods of assessment
  • Critique the psychometric tests used to engage in the process of diagnosis
  • Engage in the practice of design thinking for problem solving

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Organisational Diagnosis
 

Importance of Organisational Diagnosis; Definition; Significance of a paradigm and relevance of Theory and Practice; Historical origin of organizational diagnosis-Models; Contemporary status of organizational diagnosis.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Embedded Intergroup Relational Theory
 

Laws of Embedded intergroup Relations, Empirical Supports, ethical practices, Methods of data collection and Modes of data analysis

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Psychological Assessment in Organizational Setting
 

Psychological Assessment & Testing: Definition and Purpose of psychological assessment in an organizational setting. Advancements in the area of assessment: Use of computers.

Classification of psychological tests: Behavioral observation, self- report, Standardized/ non- standardized, Objective/ Projective, Dimensions measured.

Assessment Principles: Objectivity, Standardization, Reliability, Validity, Norms

Ethical & Social Considerations in Testing: Ethical principles by APA, User qualifications, Testing Instruments and Procedures, Protection of Privacy, Confidentiality, Communicating test results.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Methods of Assessment and Application
 

Instrument selection, Administration, Scoring and Communicating Results

Questionnaires: Characteristics, Functions and Types.

Interview: Types and functions of Interview, Factors affecting Interview, Advantages and Disadvantages, Important sources of error in Interview.

Observation: Purposes and Types of Observation, Rating Scales: Meaning and Types of Rating scales, Application of various psychological assessments in an organizational setting.

Design thinking strategy

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Alderfer, C. (2010). The Practice of Organizational Diagnosis: theory & Methods. Oxford University Press.

2. Aiken, R.L. & Groth- Marnat, G. (2006). Psychological testing and assessment. USA: Pearson Education.

3. Anastasi, A. & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing. N.D.: Pearson Education.

4. Kaplan, R.M. & Saccuzzo, D.P. (2007). Psychological testing: Principles, applications, and issues. Australia: Thomson Wadsworth.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Clayton P. Alderfer and Ken K. Smith. (Mar. 1982) Studying Intergroup relations embedded in Organizations. Administrative Science Quarterly Vol. 27, No. 1), pp. 35-65 

2. Gregory, R.J. (2005). Psychological testing: History, principles and applications. New Delhi: Pearson Education. 

3. Singh, A.K. (2006). Tests, measurements and research methods in behavioural sciences. Patna: Bharati Bhavan.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%    

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE.

 End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

MPR134 - RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course equips students with competent knowledge base in scientific thinking and scientific method as a model for research and provides theoretical foundation on quantitative and qualitative research methods. The four modules comprise both the traditions of research methodologies in human resource development. Apart from sensitizing the students to the importance of interdisciplinary research, this course introduces foundations of basic research methods thereby lays the foundation to conduct an individual research project in the next semester. The course has a combination of lectures, case study discussions and research article reviews that associates theory with practice. 

Course objectives:

  • To provide an introduction to the methods, methodological foundations and measures in business research.
  • To learn the fundamental principles of quantitative and qualitative research methods, demonstrate how to design and conduct research, the methods of data collection, analysis of data, and preparation of a research proposal.
  • To identify the problem, develop objectives/hypothesis/research questions, specify dependent and independent variables, check for the validity and reliability of studies, and design research projects.
  • To introduce students to a broad range of research designs used in business research from laboratory and field.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Define research and business research, understand the ontological and epistemological positions, explain and apply research terms
  • Describe the quantitative and qualitative research process and design, reflect on the research skills and ethical components.
  • Explain the importance of research and theory in business psychology and organizational behaviour.
  • Identify and distinguish the analysis technics that can be used in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Analyse the quantitative data using descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS, and interpret the findings
  • Understand the importance of research ethics and integrate research ethics into the research process
  • Assess and critique a published journal article and the methods used in it
  • Construct research proposal, reports and manuscripts

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Foundations of quantitative research methods
 

Nature and purpose of business research

Epistemological and ontological positions. Quantitative research-definition and main steps

History of quantitative research in I/O Psychology. Ethical issues.

Research designs: Experimental, Cross-sectional, Longitudinal, Case study, Comparative designs.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Sampling and methods of data collection in quantitative research
 

Introduction to sampling

Sampling techniques- probability and non-probability sampling techniques. Types of probability and non-probability sample.

Data collection methods- structured interviewing, self-completion questionnaires, structured observation, content analysis.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Qualitative Research Methodology
 

History of qualitative research in I-O Psychology. Traditions in qualitative research methodology

Qualitative research process

Various methods of collecting qualitative data: participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, life history and oral history, documents, diaries, photographs, films and videos, conversation, texts and case studies.

Methods of data analysis. Thematic analysis, content analysis, narrative analysis and discourse analysis.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:21
Descriptive Statistics, Parametric and Non-parametric statistics
 

Definition and purpose of psychological statistics

Data Processing: Classification, Summarization, Tabulation of data, Presentation (Tabular and Graphic, Frequency Distribution).Probability distribution and Normal curve, Levels of significance

Descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency and variability

Inferential statistics: Correlation: product-moment, spearman's rank correlation, Regression analysis.The t-tests: Independent, Paired and one-sample t-test; ANOVA: One way, Two-way and repeated measures ANOVA; Post hoc tests; Multivariate analysis: Factor analysis. Non-parametric Statistics: chi-square, One-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Two –independent samples Tests: Mann-Whitney U, Several independent Samples: Kruskal –Wallis H and Median test; Two Related Samples: Wilcoxon, Sign Test; Several Related samples: Friedman, Kendall’s W

Analysis skills in MS EXCEL and SPSS

Reporting data different models of reporting

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Bryman, A. & Bell, E. (2007). Business research methods. New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. Bhattacharay, D.K. (2007). Human resource research methods. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  3. Cooper, D.R & Emory, C.W. (1995). Business research method. Chicago: Irwin.
  4. Cooper, D.R. & Schindler, P.S. (2006). Business research methods. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw-Hill.
  5. Curnock, A. (1996). Quantitative methods in business. UK; Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Gravetter, F.J.,&Forzana, L.A.B(2009). Research methods for behavioural sciences.United States: Wordsworthcengage learning
  2. Kerlinger, N. (1996). Foundations of behavioural research. India: Prentice Hall
  3. Nakkiran, S. & Natarajan, V. (2010). Research methods in cooperatives. Delhi: Abhijeet Publications.
  4. Ritchie, J.&Lewis, J.(eds.).(2003).Qualitative research practises: A guide for social science students and researchers. New Delhi: Sage
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

MPR136 - HR ANALYTICS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

The course introduces the students to the concept of HR analytics and its application to enhance the Efficiency and effectiveness of an Organization and its workforce from a Business perspective. 

Course Objectives

  •  To ensure the students understand the process of collecting and analyzing Human Resource data in order to enhance the Workforce performance of Organizations.
  •  It introduces the student to the theory, concepts, and business application of human resources, research, data, metrics, systems, analyses, and reporting.
  •  The course helps the student to develop an understanding of the role and importance of HR analytics, and the ability to track, store, retrieve, analyse and interpret HR data to support informed decision making from a Business perspective.

 

Learning Outcome

  •   The course will help the students to link HR analytics based reports and application of it to enhance the efficiency of the Organization to make informed decisions with regard to its workforce and Business.
  •  It will make them adept in application of statistical analysis to generate HR analytics Reports.
  •  It will ensure they will be able to learn Descriptive and Predictive analytics that can be applied to make Business based decisions. 
  •  It will help them to learn HR Analytics’ Techniques and tools that will help them build the required competence to take up the new HRBP and other emerging disruptive / innovative HR roles.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to HR Analytics
 

Introduction to HR Analytics, evolution of HR analytics, uses, issues, impact on business, impact on HR. HR Goals and sustenance in business. Recent trends of analytics and case studies.  Applications of basic statistical analysis in HR analytics. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
People Analytics
 

Recruitment and selection analytics. Organisational effectiveness analytics- team building, employee engagement, job satisfaction/organizational commitment, attrition analytics, performance management (Dyads, Triads & Team effectiveness in performance); Diversity and inclusion analytics. Competency Development - Cognitive Behaviors and Functional.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Descriptive, Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics
 

Data to insights, LAMP model, HCM21, types of data, Forms of reporting - descriptive to perspective, HR metrics and tools - Employee Data Primary Sources, Employee data secondary sources, Efficiency & Effectiveness metrics, General employee data fields. 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
HR Data Visualization
 

Data Visualization best practices, Popular tools available for visualization, Storyboarding and importance of insights, Interactive and static dashboards and reports, Sample HR Dashboard. HRM role and recent trends in business strategy.

Text Books And Reference Books:

 

·       Edwards, M.R, Edwards,K. (2019). Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric, 2nd edition.New York: Kogan Page.

 

·       Bhattacharya, D.K. (2017). HR Analytics: Understanding Theories and Applications, First Edition.

 

·       Ramesh, S., Singh,K (2017). Winning on HR Analytics: Leveraging Data for Competitive advantage. Los Angeles: Sage  

·       John R., Mattox (2016). Learning Analytics: Measurement Innovations to support Employee Development. London: Kogan Page.

         Jean Paul, I., Jesse, H. (2016). People Analytics in the era of Big Data: Changing the way you attract, acquire, develop, and retain talent. New Delhi: Wiley.

 

·       Bauer, T., Erdogan,B., Caughlin,D., & Truxillo.D. (2020). Human Resource Management:  People, Data and Analytics. New Delhi: Sage Publication.

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Laursen,H.N., Thorlund,J. (2016). Business Analytics taking business intelligence beyond reporting. Second Edition, NewYork:Wiley

 Waters,S.D., Streets,V.,McFarlane,L.A., & Johson-Murray,R. (2018). The practical guide to HR Analytics: Using data to inform, transform, and Empower HR decisions.              First Edition. USA:Library of Congress in publication data.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MPR151 - PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING PRACTICUM (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: The course introduces the students to various psychometric tests commonly used in the workplace. Aptitude tests, interest tests, intelligence tests, personality tests, motivation tests and creativity tests are explored. The course aims to teach the students how to analyse, interpret and write the report of psychometric tests. Projective tests, interpersonal tests and organizational and management tools are also covered. The course intends to give students hands-on experience in test construction based on the theories learnt and also train them in item analysis and item validation.

 

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the concepts and theories related to psychometric testing.
  • To gain knowledge in administering, reporting and interpreting results.
  • To understand and apply the process in the construction of a psychometric tool.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to

  • explain the concepts related to psychometric testing 
  • exhibit knowledge in administering, interpreting and communicating the results.
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge in developing a psychological test.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Individual and group tests
 

Intelligence & Aptitude

Personality & Career Interest

Learning & Motivation

Creativity

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Organizational
 

Interpersonal Relations

Leadership

Work Culture

Stress & Well being

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Test Construction
 

Steps in test construction, Item Writing: types of items, General guidelines for item writing

Item Analysis: Meaning and Purpose, Item difficulty, Item validity, Internal consistency,

Item analysis of Power and Speed Tests

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Reliability & Validity
 

Administration on fresh sample, computing correlation coefficient, computing validity coefficients

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Kaplan, R.M. & Saccuzzo, D.P. (2012). Psychological testing: Principles, applications, and issues.    Australia: Thomson Wadsworth.
  2. Aiken, R.L. & Groth- Marnat, G. (2006). Psychological testing and assessment. USA: Pearson Education.
  3. Anastasi, A. & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing. N.D.: Pearson Education.
  4. McIntire, SA and Miller, LA. (2007). Foundations of psychological testing: A practical approach. Sage Publications.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Singh, A.K. (2017). Tests, measurements and research methods in behavioural sciences. Patna: Bharati Bhavan
  2. Whiston, S.C.(1999).  Principles and applications of assessment in counselling.
  3. Gregory, R.J. (2005). Psychological testing: History, principles and applications. New Delhi: Pearson Education
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MPR181 - COMMUNITY SERVICE (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

In this course, students will spend four hours a week or a total of 30 hours during the semester involved in supervised community service. Students are encouraged to work alongside NGO’s or other professional bodies. Students will engage in activities such as children, adolescents and youth teaching/tutoring, community organization, psychological assessment and mental health awareness. Reflections on their interactions are an integral part of this course. Student engagement will be assessed by the supervisor.

Course objectives

This course will help the learner 

  • To choose a community-based organization that they are interested in working with. 
  • To support organizations to help the community.

 

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course the students will be able to:

  • Identify community-based issues.
  • Provide assistance in community intervention programmes.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:2
Introduction
 

Community service: The concept, Objectives and Scope; Need for community and Academia (University) interface. The role of a psychologist in community service: Social Psychologist, Community Psychologist & Counselor. Outcomes of community service: Personal outcome; Social outcome, Learning outcome and Career outcome.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Field work
 

Students in groups will partner with various NGO’s and organizations working in the areas of education, development, interventions and mental health. As part of the course requires the students will be involved in the community-oriented activities of the organizations they affiliate with. The NGO’s or Organizations along with the faculty coordinator will be responsible for the process delivery. These placements will offer students hands-on experiences in working with various issues in the community and facilitate meaningful learning. 

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:13
Reflection
 

Reflection is a core component of Community service. It is a period of critical thinking performed by the student and is based on a specific or overall experience of the student.   It guides students towards greater personal development by coming to a better understanding of their own values, opinions, and assumptions. The types of reflection which can be used are, class discussion, brainstorming, sharing of critical personal and group incidents, directed writings, experiential research paper, student portfolios and so on. The students are expected to discuss in groups at the end of this course using the following guidelines.

Reason for choosing the organization

•The planning phase of service-learning initiatives

•Logistics for the initiative of the action

•Stakeholders/beneficiaries 

•Execution of the action initiative

•Specific learning outcome

•Evaluation 

 

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Pawar, M. (2014). Social and Community Development Practice (1st ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE India.
  2. America’s Promise—The Alliance for Youth (2004). Connecting Communities with Colleges & Universities.  909 North Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria,VA 22314-1556.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Bringle, R. G. & Hatcher, J. A. (1996). Implementing Service-Learning in Higher Education.   The Journal of Higher Education, 67(2), 221-239.
  2. Swaminathan, M., & Baksi, S. (2018). How Do Small Farmers Fare? – Evidence from Village Studies in India. New Delhi: Tulika Books.
  3. Sarkar,S. (2015). Social Problems in India (1st  ed). Kalpaz Publications.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks



All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MPR211 - PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR - I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course aims at combining the theoretical and practical concepts included in the course structure. The students will be able to gain knowledge by exploring the contemporary issues, debates in the field of Human Resource Management and understand how Psychology can be applied in industrial setting. This course helps in the overall development of the student wherein they are encouraged to develop their understanding of the various HR concepts. The students will be presenting seminars on selected concepts by examining the issue closely. This course improves the knowledge level of the students about the various topics and also learn how to execute a seminar programme.

Learning Outcome

After completing the course, the students will be able to:

  • reflect on contemporary issues in Human Resource Management
  • organize a training programme
  • articulate the latest developments in the field of HRM
  • critically analyze the various issues in HRM

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Professional skills
 

Experts from the field of Management and Psychology would conduct seminars on the current trends. Professional skills include Business Etiquette Communication, Consulting Skills and Business Plan, Advanced Statistical Skills, Learning and development and Six Sigma Practices in organisation.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Application of skills in Organisation
 

Workshops would be conducted for the students by Professionals on the required skills at the workplace. Business Storytelling- Presenting the data and emphasise on organisational culture,  Designing Training, Engagement and Career Planning, Balanced Score Card and BlockChain Management in HR / HR Practices

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Kreitner, R. & Kinicki, A. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 8th edn. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw  Hill.
  2. Luthans, F. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 11th ed. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill International Edition
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Michener, H.A., Delamater, J.D., &  Myers, D.J. (2004). Social psychology (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/ Thomson Learning.
  2. Morgan,C.T , King,R.A. (1986). Introduction to psychology. 7th ed. New Delhi : Tata McGraw Hill publishing company limited.
  3. Pareek, U. (2007). Understanding organizational behaviour. 2nd. Ed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  4. Robbins, S.P. (2009). Organizational behaviour. 14th ed. New Delhi: Prentice- Hall of India Private Limited.
  5. Newstrom, J.W. (2007). Organizational behaviour – Human behaviour at work. 12th edition, . Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd: New Delhi.
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)
CIA 1: 20 marks
CIA 2: 25 Marks
Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MPR212 - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Organizational leadership is the core to any given situation. The practices and systems in an organization are directly influenced within the culture it operates. It is important to understand how culture coevolves as the organization grows and ages into success. There are different demands of leadership with the evolving culture and one needs to understand how these are important. 

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course, a student will be able to: 

  • develop an understanding of the organizational design, structure and functions.
  • understand and develop a cognitive framework of the influence of culture on organizational behaviour
  • build an Indian worldview of being aware of leadership functions within one’s culture
  • equip students with an understanding of the varied forms of leadership and practices

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:7
Organizational Structure and Design
 

What is organizational structure? Foundations of Organizational structure, Organizational Designs, Framework of designs, Technology and new work designs, Workspace design and redesign. New forms of Organizations, understanding emerging environments.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Organizational Culture
 

Introduction to culture, Types of culture, Framework for mapping culture (Greet Hofstede, Clyde Cluckhohn, TE Hall). Creating and sustaining culture, Changing organizational culture, Creating Innovation in organizations.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Organizational Leadership
 

Introduction to Leadership, Functions of Leadership, Importance and Characteristics, Leadership style. Theories of leadership, Indian Philosophy and leadership (Vedas, Upanishads and Thinkers)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:7
Leadership and Power
 

Concept of Power, Influence tactics in workplace, sources of power, diagnosing power and dependence, Interpersonal influence, Organizational politics and behavior, managing politics, Positive psychology of Leadership

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Roa, V S P.  (2009). Organizational Behaviour. First edition. Excel books, New Delhi.
  2. Robbins, S. (2000). Organizational Behaviour. 9th Edition. Prentice-Hall, New Delhi
  3. Schein, E. (2004). Organizational Culture and Leadership. Third Edition. The Jossey-Bass business & management series), USA
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Pareek, U. (2007). Understanding organizational behaviour. 2nd. Ed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  2. Robbins, S.P. (2009). Organizational behaviour. 14th ed. New Delhi: Prentice- Hall of India Private Limited.
  3. Newstrom, J.W. (2007). Organizational behaviour – Human behaviour at work. 12th edition, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd: New Delhi.
  4. Slocum, J.W. & Don Hellriegel. (2007). Fundamentals of organizational behaviour.  Thomson Learning: India
  5. Sinha, J.B.P. (2013). Culture and organizational behaviour. New Delhi: Sage
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)


CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MPR231 - ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces to the students the concept of Organizational Development (OD) and the theoretical models explaining it.  This course also aims at making the students understand the process of organizational diagnosis. The course also explores the dynamics of power, politics and ethics while implementing change.

 

 

Learning Outcome

After completing the course the students will be able to:

1.     Demonstrate fundamental knowledge about the concepts in Organisational Development

2.     Understand the various steps involved in Organisational Development

3.     Be aware of the process of Organizational Diagnosis and the steps involved.

4.     Understand the role of Change agent

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
Organizational change
 

Forces for Organizational Change. The sequential process of Organizational Change

Main roles in change management, Understanding and managing resistance to change.

Effective implementation of change in organizations, Approaches to Managing Organizational change, Contemporary change issues.  

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction and Overview of OD
 

Defining Organizational Development (OD) Characteristics of OD, Evolution and of OD,

The OD Practitioner, Client- Consultant relationship. Ethics in OD, Recent trends in OD

Case studies. Issues faced in OD- Power politics and organization development.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Process Change and Models
 

Organisational change- need and benefits, strategies for change  Theories of planned change- Lewin, Action research, General model of planned change.

 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Process of OD
 

Entering and contracting, Diagnosing organizations: diagnosing groups and jobs, Diagnostic models and skills, Collecting and analyzing diagnostic information, Feeding back information.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Cummings, T. G. & Worley, C. G. (1993). Organization development and change. West Publishing Company, St Paul.

2.     French, W. & Bell, C. (1999).  Organization development: Behavioural science interventions for organization improvement. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Brown, D.R. & Harvey, D. (2006). An experiential approach to organization development, 7th international ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education

2.     Ramnarayan,S.,  Rao,T.V., & Singh, K. Organization development: Interventions and strategies  Ed). New Delhi: Sage Publications.

3.     Sing, K.(2005). Organizational change and development. 1st  ed., New Delhi: Excel Books

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MPR232 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course is designed to give students an insight of the theoretical and practical perspective, concepts, issues and practices in Human Resource Management. The course is divided in two parts and will be completed over two semesters. Part I will introduce the basic concepts of HRM and help students learn the basic process of human resource department. Part II deals with more key aspects of human resource management. This paper is a continuation of HRM 1 from the first semester. The paper continues to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and the various HR functions.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Understand the role of an HR manager in the contemporary organization 
  • Understand the processes involved in planning employee compensation, job evaluation, performance appraisal, health and safety, trade unions and collective bargaining, human resources auditing etc.
  • Apply the knowledge of the above at the workplace while dealing with similar HR functions. 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Employee compensation and benefits, Evaluation
 

Compensation:  Nature of compensation, Objectives and levels of compensation

 

Pay systems: Principles and elements of wage and salary system, Nature and development of pay systems, Variable pay or pay for performance systems

Incentive plans: Individual incentive plans, group or team-based incentive plans, organization-wide incentive plans, incentive schemes for indirect workers, fringe benefits

Performance appraisal: Nature and use of performance appraisal, the process of performance appraisal, methods of performance appraisal, potential appraisal, performance appraisal practices in India. Competency mapping

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Employee relations/Industrial relations
 

Employee relations: Concept and nature, framework, approaches and processes

Employee participation and empowerment, employee communication

Employee Health and Safety: Need and importance, Risk assessment, Accidents – Causes and Prevention, Work stress – Causes and Management

Employee welfare and social security: Importance and types of welfare facilities, the concept of social security, types of social security and social security in India

Employee Grievance and Discipline: Nature and concept, models of grievance procedure, approaches to employee discipline, disciplinary methods

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Employee and labor issues
 

Trade Unions: Definition, objectives, functions, Union structure, Growth of Trade Union Movement, Union problems and current trends in Unionism

Collective Bargaining: Nature and concept, types of bargaining, the process of collective bargaining, collective bargaining in India, essentials for effective bargaining

Industrial Disputes: Nature and concept, forms of industrial dispute, causes of industrial dispute, prevention and settlement of industrial disputes

Issues of organizational justice

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Employment and HRM services
 

Personnel records, HR audit and research

Human Resource Accounting (HRA) HRM and change

Competencies: Business Acumen and organizational effectiveness, employee health, well being and wellness, reward design and implementation, labor and employee relations

 

 

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Decenzo, D.A., & Robbins, S.P. (2002). Human resource management.John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  2. Dessler, G. (2009). A framework for human resource management. 5th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Dessler, G., &Varkkey,B. Human resource management. 11thed, Pearson Education.
  2. Rao, V.S.P.(2005). Human resource management: Text and Cases, 2nd ed. Excel books.
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MPR233 - MENTAL HEALTH AT WORKPLACE (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course focuses on creating awareness about the mental health issues that may be present in the workplace and its impact on work. It also focuses on how mental health issues can be addressed, and how and why referral has to be done.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • deal with the mental health problems encountered in the organizations.
  • have adequate knowledge about the principles of ethical practice applicable to workplace counselling.
  • understand the first aid that can be carried out in mental health problem among employees in an organization and also the need for referral

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to mental health
 

Definition of mental health, Myths about mental illness and stigma attached to mental illness National mental health policy; In-house Mental Health and Wellness Programme; ethical and legal issues related to mental health; Psychological first aid; Role of HR department in dealing with a person with mental health issues. Multicultural issues in the workplace that may contribute to mental illness; Psycho-education. Work-life balance of employees.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Mental illness and its Effects on the organization
 

Common mental health issues in the workplace – depression; anxiety; Bipolar affective disorder; Schizophrenia; Personality disorders; Substance abuse.

Impact of mental illness on the organization - Burnout, absenteeism, employee turnover, reduced productivity.  

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Stress and its impact on Health and work
 

Meaning and Definition; Types of stress – Eustress and Distress; The physiology of stress; Sources of stress – within the personage; gender; personality; motivation; within the family—addition to the family, marital strain, divorce, illness, disability and death; Sources in the community and society—jobs and stress; environmental stressors

Theories of stress – Early Theory (Walter Cannon); stress as a stimulus (Holmes and Rahe), stress as a response – General Adaptation Syndrome (Hans Selye) and stress as an interaction (Lazarus)

Moderators of the stress experience – personality, social support, locus of control

Sources of Chronic Stress.

Stress-related illness – acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder migraine headache, digestive system disorders; asthma; hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, cancer Psychoneuroimmunology – autoimmune disorders ; 

Measurement of stress; Rating scales – life events(Holmes and Rahe), Daily hassles; physiological measurements – EMG; GSR;  

Coping with stress – emotion-focused and problem-focused coping.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Mental health interventions at work place and Organizational practices to improve employee mental health and productivity
 

Screening- Mental Status Examination (MSE). Process of referral to mental health professionals. Stress and burn out related interventions; Managing emergencies at the workplace- Crisis interventions. CBT,  JPMR, Yoga, Meditation, Art-based interventions, Gestalt therapy- empty chair technique.

Mentoring- Dimensions of mentoring, Forms of mentoring, Process of mentoring, Mentoring in Organizations:, Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Get the Most Out of Their Relationships

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.     Carroll, M. & Walton, M. (eds.) (2003). Handbook of counselling in organizations. London: Sage Publications

2.     Coles A. (2003). Counselling in the workplace. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

3.     Carroll, M. (1996). Workplace counselling. London: Sage..

4.     Foster, B. & Seeker, K.R. (1998). Coaching for peak employee performance: A practical guide to supporting employee development. New Delhi: Wheeler Publishing.

5.     Jerome, Paul J. (1998). Coaching through effective feedback: A practical guide to successful communication. New Delhi: Wheeler Publishing.

6.     American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5thed.). Washington, DC:  Author.

7.     World Health Organisation. (1992). ICD-10 Classifications of Mental and Behavioural Disorder: Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines. Geneva. Author.

8.     Ahuja N (2002). A short textbook of Psychiatry (5th edition). New Delhi. Jaypee Brothers.

9.     Sadock, B.J. & Sadock, V.A. (2003). Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (9th. Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Orlans, V. & Edwards,  E. (2001). Counselling the organisation. Counselling at Work. Summer.

2.     Herriot, P. (2001). The employment relationship: A psychological perspective. London: Routledge

3.     McLeod, J. (2001).  Counselling in the workplace: The facts. A Systematic Study of the Research Evidence. Rugby: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

4.     Oher, J.M. (ed.) (1999). The employee assistance handbook. New York: Wiley.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course. (CIA+ESE)

MPR234 - HR ADMINISTRATIVE AND LABOUR LAW (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This paper will introduce students to different laws governing and regulating the relationship between individuals, unions and management. This will further help them to understand and manage different relations in the industrial scenario. The Administrative policies to be compliant with so as to engage in learners in ethical practices and adhere to the governance standards. 

Learning Outcome

After the completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Be familiarized with relevant administrative policies and labour laws in the organization 
  • Understands the relations of labour laws with industrial relations and human resource management
  • Comprehend the application of these laws in various HR functions
  • Engage in ethical practices in organizations.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
General Administrative Policies
 

Constitution of India (Framework, Ordinance, Legislative Powers, Types of writs) Interpretation of Statues (Need, General interpretation, primary and other rules), Code of Civil procedures (Elementary knowledge of structure, basic judiciary terms) Indian Penal code and criminal procedure codes ( employment-related codes), Right to Information, Taxation in India.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Industrial and Labour Laws
 

Objectives, Scope and application; The Factories Act, 1948, The Mines Act, 1952,

Shops and Estabishment Law, Plantation Labour Act, 1951, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition Act, 1986), Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation Act, 1986), Trade Union Act, 1926, Industrial Disputes Act, 1947-I, i)Industrial relations code 2020 , ii)The Code on Wages, 2019 (the “Code on Wages”); iii)The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (the “OSH Code”)

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Labour Legislation
 

Introduction to Labour Legislation

Philosophy of Labour Laws, Labour Laws, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Labour Laws: Concept, Origin, Objectives and Classification,

International Labour Organisation and Indian Labour Legislations

Indian Constitution and Labour Legislations, Labour Policy, Emerging Issues and Future Trends

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Employee Welfare and Benefits
 

Social Security Legislation: An Overview, The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923, The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961,The Employee’s Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act, 1952, The Code on Social Security, 2020 (the “SS Code”);Health Insurance, Long-term disability, Retirement and gratuity, Paid time -offs, workers compensation, EAP’s, Child care and fitness, Mental health policy, educational benefits, current practices in Industries

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Malik.P.L(2011). Industrial law.India: Eastern Book Company. 
  2. Singh. B. D(2009). Labour laws for managers. India: Excel Books. 
  3. Tandon. M.P Civil Procedure Code. Allahabad Law Agency, Allahabad 
  4. Dr D K Singh (Ed). V. N Shuklah’s the Constitution of India; Eastern Book Company, Lucknow.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Bareja. J. K.(2011).  Industrial law.India:  Galgotia Publications Pvt Ltd
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern: 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MPR235 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course provides a foundation to managerial economics and gives an understanding of the basic economic principles used in managerial decision making.  It throws light on the analytical tools of economics applied by the business organizations to deal with a dynamic business environment and complex decision making process.  It deals with basic aspects of the functioning of market through the analysis of the economics of consumption and production. This course also deals with the basic features of Indian economy and draws out the role of macroeconomic variables and policies in managerial decision making.

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course the students will be able to:

 

·       To understand the changes in the economic environment of India

·       To understand the economic reforms and their impact on the business scenario in India

·       To analyse the real business problems in relation to various market structures

·       To apply various micro and macroeconomic principles and tools in business decision making

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Managerial Economics
 

Micro and macroeconomics- Introduction to Managerial Economics – Definition and characteristics – Objectives scope and utility of managerial economics- role and responsibilities of managers– scarcity and economic problem – Economic approaches to economic problem – methodologies of economics- economic models- circular flow- production possibility curve- economic concepts applied in business analysis

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Consumer and Producer Behavior
 

Demand analysis – individual and market demand- determinants- types- law of demand- exceptions- demand distinctions- elasticity of demand- types – degrees – methods for measuring elasticity – demand forecasting – methods.

Market equilibrium- supply analysis – individual and market supply- determinants- types- law of supply- elasticity of supply - types – measuring elasticity of supply.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Production, Cost and Revenue Analysis
 

Theory of production – production function with one variable input- law of diminishing returns – production with two variable inputs- law of returns to scale- economies and diseconomies of scale of production.

Cost analysis – cost concepts- cost-output relations- breakeven analysis and cost control, short and long run cost curves - revenue concepts.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Market Structure
 

Market structure- types of markets- perfect competition – monopoly- price discrimination- monopolistic competition- product differentiation- oligopoly- cartels- price leadership- Kinked demand curve - price rigidity.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:16
Macroeconomics in Managerial Decision Making
 

Major macroeconomic variables- national income analysis – concepts - methods of measurement- problems in measurements- business cycles – phases and theories of business cycles- inflation, deflation and disinflation- unemployment- types- trends in India’s labour market- contemporary macroeconomic debates.

Basics of Indian economy- economic reforms in 1991- India as a fast emerging economy- the challenges and prospects ahead.

Text Books And Reference Books:
  • Salvatore, D. (2012). Managerial economics in a globalized economy. New York: TATA MCGraw Hill
  • D.N. Dwivedi, Managerial Economics, Vikas Publishing House, 8th Edition, 2010
  • Trivedi, M.L. (2010). Managerial economics - tehory and applications . New Delhi,India: TATA MC graw Hill.
  •  Damodaran, Suma. (2011). Managerial Economics (2nd ed.). New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.
  •  Dutt, R. & Sundaram.K.P.M.(2009). Indian economy. S. Chand Publications
  •  Mishra.S.K &  Puri.V.K,(2006) .Review of Indian economy. Himalaya Publishing House
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  • Stiglitz J., Principles of Microeconomics, Norton Publishers 2nd Edition, 1998.
  • Peterson, HC and W.C. Lewis Managerial Economics, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi.
  • Salvatore Dominique, Managerial Economics in a Globalised Economy, Mc-graw- Hill, New York.
  • Watson, D.S., Price theory and uses, Scientific Book agency, Calcutta, 1986.
  • Xavier V.K, Pious Thomas and Emmanuel P.J, Managerial Economics, Magi’s Publications, Bangalore, 2008.
  • Ahuja, H L, (2017). Managerial Economics: Analysis of Managerial Decision making. S Chand publicaiton, New Delhi.
  • William J Baumol (1982). Economic theory and Operational analysis, Prentice Hall. New Delhi.
  • Joel Dean. Managerial Economics, Prentice-Hall, 1976.
  • Koutsiannis A, Modern Microeconomics, Macmillan,London, 1973.

·   

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) – 70%

End Semester Examination (ESE)- 30%

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 Marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class Participation: 5 Marks

Attendance: 5 Marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE.

MPR281 - RESEARCH LAB - I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

As a part of this course, each student is expected to conduct a research project on any of the issues in relation to organizational psychology and human resource management. The faculty mentor will serve as the research supervisor. Students are required to consult their research supervisor once in every week and conduct their research work. Faculty supervisors will monitor the progress at all stages of the research project.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Understand the application of psychological research in the field of human resource management
  • Identify research areas in the field of organizational psychology and human resource management
  • Gain introductory knowledge and skills in research methodology
  • Develop research proposal by conceptualizing and reviewing the related literature

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Research proposal-I
 

Orientation to Research Proposal Writing, Selection of research topic, Presentation of Problem statement, Orientation on research methods and designing a proposal. Orientation on Review of Literature.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Research proposal-II
 

Method chapter orientation- sampling, research design, procedures, ethical consideration. Proposal writing- Scientific writing. IRB approval process and journal identification and selection.

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Singh, A.K. (2017). Tests, measurements and research methods in behavioural sciences. Patna: Bharati Bhavan
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Gravetter,F.J.,&Forzana, L.A.B(2009). Research methods for behavioural sciences.United States : Wordsworthcengage learning
  2. Kerlinger, N. (1996). Foundations of behavioural research. India: Prentice Hall
  3. Nakkiran, S. & Natarajan, V. (2010). Research methods in cooperatives. Delhi: Abhijeet Publications.
  4. Ritchie, J.&Lewis,J.(eds.).(2003).Qualitative research practises: A guide for social science students and researchers. New Delhi: Sage
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MPR282 - WINTER INTERNSHIP (FIELD PROJECT) (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:100
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course aims at building practical knowledge and skill in the field of human resource management and development. The student will be able to engage with an organization for a brief period to have an overview of the actual systems and processes one would have to associate with. This course helps the overall development of the student wherein HR concepts theoretically learnt could be understood from a field perspective.

This internship would provide the students with an opportunity to- 

Expose themselves to a business environment, to familiarize themselves with the industrial setting

Observe the dynamics of the workplace setting

Orient themselves to the experience of work-life

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student will be able to

  • understand the functions of the human resource management and process in detail. 
  • relate to theories and design application strategies scientifically.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:100
Internship at an Organisation
 

To understand and familiarize with the organisation functions and processes. The students have to adhere to the guidelines of the organisation and follow the outlines given by the institution. The outline for the internship consists of

Personnel learning and induction in the organization

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Methods of learning and induction
  • Learning need assessment
  • Evaluation of learning techniques
  • E-learning & Career management

Employee compensation

  • Nature of compensation
  • The pay system in the industry
  • Incentives, bonus and benefits provided to the employees

Studying data on the financial and economical environment in an organization

  • Studying a balance sheet

Performance management

  • Nature of performance appraisal
  • Methods of performance appraisal

Employee relations

  • Employee involvement forms
  • Communication channels- Personnel information system, House journals
  • Legal issues and the role of the legal advisor
  • Types of disciplinary methods
  • Discipline/ Grievance management

Statutory provisions in the industry

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Luthans, F. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 11th ed. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill International Edition.
  2.  Dessler, G. (2009). A framework for human resource management, 5th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing.
  3.  Rao, V.S.P. (2005). Human resource management: Text and cases, 2nd ed. Excel books.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Decenzo, D. A.  & Robbins, S.P., (2002). Human resource management. John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  2. Pareek, U. (2007). Understanding organizational behaviour. 2nd. Ed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  3. Robbins, S.P. (2009). Organizational behaviour. 14th ed. New Delhi: Prentice- Hall of India Private Limited.
Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

 

MPR311 - RESEARCH LAB - II (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

As a part of this course, each student is expected to conduct a research project on any of the issues in relation to organizational psychology and human resource management. The faculty mentor will serve as the research supervisor. Students are required to consult their research supervisors once every week and conduct their research work. Faculty supervisors will monitor the progress at all stages of the research project.

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1.Understand the application of psychological research in the field of human resource management

2.Develop research skills in organizational research

3.Identify research areas in the field of organizational psychology and human resource management

4.Gain knowledge in research methodology

5.Complete a research project by conceptualizing, reviewing, collecting data and discussing the results

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Review of Literature
 

Choosing the right sources and articles- Searching for articles- Critiquing articles-Identifying the research gap, writing the review of literature.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Methodology and data analysis
 

Understanding research designs-types – pros and cons of research designs-writing the methodology (experimental and non-experimental)- organizing data-creating the data set/master table -Introduction to software for data analysis-Analysing using SPSS – Documenting the results and APA style presentation of results .

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Discussion, Conclusion and References
 

Presenting the inference from the data in writing – discussing the data with comparison to existing studies – documenting the relevance, impact, and scope of the results -conceptualizing the results with existing theories or models (if any)- Summarising and concluding the entire study with the key findings of the research- Documenting all references- APA style referencing -Use of referencing software for reference management.

Preparing the manuscript  in APA style -following publishing guidelines

Text Books And Reference Books:

Bryman, A. & Bell, E. (2007). Business research methods. New York: Oxford University  Press.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Gravetter,F.J.,& Forzana,L.A.B(2009). Research methods for behavioral sciences .United States :Wordsworth cengage learning

Kerlinger, N. (1996). Foundations of behavioural research. India: Prentice Hall

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

 

MPR323 - PROFESSIONALIZATION SEMINAR - II (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course aims at combining the theoretical and practical concepts included in the course structure. The students will be able to gain knowledge by exploring contemporary issues, debates in the field of Human Resource Management, and understand how Psychology can be applied in the industrial setting. This course helps in the overall development of the student wherein they are encouraged to develop their understanding of the various HR concepts. Experts from the field present various topics to the students.

Course objectives: 

•This course will help the learner to gain a familiarity with the recent trends in human resource.

•To increase the knowledge level on the latest developments in the field of HRM.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

•Demonstrates the understanding of the contemporary issues in HRM.

•Analyzes the various issues in HRM.

•Demonstrates the increase in knowledge level on the latest developments in the field of HRM.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Seminar
 

Sessions on the professionalization seminar in this course would involve the students learning any contemporary issue related to any of the below topics. 

•Business Etiquette & Communication

•Business Story Telling

•Consulting Skills and Business Plan

•Advanced Statistical Skills

•Learning & Development: Designing Training, Engagement, and Career Planning

•Balanced Score Card

•Six-Sigma in HR

•Blockchain Management in HR / HR Practices

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Dessler, G. (2009). A framework for human resource management, 5th ed. Pearson/ Prentice Hall Publishing.

Kreitner, R. & Kinicki, A. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 8th edition. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw Hill

Luthans, F. (2008). Organizational behaviour. 11th ed. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill International  Edition.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Pareek, U. (2007). Understanding organizational behaviour. 2nd. Ed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Robbins, S.P. (2009). Organizational behaviour. 14th ed. New Delhi: Prentice- Hall of India Private Limited.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MPR331 - ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - II (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces to the students the concept of Organizational Development (OD) and also aims at making the students understand about the process of organizational diagnosis. Various OD interventions are introduced to orient the students about the process of implementing OD. 

Course objectives

1.To gain familiarity with the organisational development interventions.

2.Familiarize with the current challenges and understand the strategic objectives.

3.To select appropriate intervention tools and apply them scientifically. 

 

Learning Outcome

After completing the course the students will be able to:

1.Evaluates the effectiveness of the change using psychological measurements. 

2.Designing and implementing psychological interventions for organisational change. 

3.Independently accesses and applies scientific knowledge and skills appropriate to the solutions of problems. 

4.Understand the model of ethical practices.

5.Clearly articulates the expectations and actions to be performed. 

6.Be aware of the various OD Interventions

7.Have an orientation about the recent trends in the area of Organisational development.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
OD Interventions
 

Definition of OD intervention: selecting an OD intervention, Classification of OD interventions.  Motivating change, developing political support.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
OD Intervention 1
 

Human Process interventions:  Interpersonal & Group process approaches, Organization process approaches- Intergroup interventions.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
OD intervention II
 

Human resource management interventions: performance management, developing and assisting members. Techno structural interventions: Restructuring organizations, work design. 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Current OD trends
 

Developing readiness to the digital age, Leadership transformation, OD in the volatile organization, Social entrepreneurs.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Cummings, T. G. & Worley, C. G. (1993). Organization development and change. West Publishing Company, St Paul.

French, W. & Bell, C. (1999).  Organization development: Behavioural science interventions for organization improvement. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Brown, D.R. & Harvey, D. (2006). An experiential approach to organization development, 7th international ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education

Ramnarayan,S.,  Rao,T.V., & Singh, K. Organization development: Interventions and strategies  Ed). New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Sing, K.(2005). Organizational change and development. 1st  ed., New Delhi: Excel Books

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

MPR332 - COGNITION AND BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The present course provides an understanding of the role of cognition and neuroscience in the field of organizational behavior and human resource development. 

The course introduces a range of cognitive processes and their implications for the workplace, as well as cutting edge research in the area of neuroscience and the benefits of integrating this understanding into current organizational behaviour practice. 

 

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1.Understand different cognitive processes.

2.Apply an understanding of cognitive processes and map them different work requirements.

3.Apply an understanding of cognitive processes to assessment and cognitive skill enhancement. 

4.Understand the basics of neuroscience and contemporary trends applied in human resource development.

5.Critically analyze the role of Artificial Intelligence in Human Resource Management.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Cognitive Processes I
 

Introduction to Cognitive assessments in the HR setting; Cognitive Processes: Perception, Attention, Mental Speed, Working Memory, Planning, Set Shifting, Problem Solving.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Cognitive Processes II
 

Cognitive Processes: Reasoning, Decision Making, Game theory, Memory, Visuospatial functions, Creativity; Training and enhancement of cognitive skills.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Applications of Neuroscience
 

Basics of Neuroscience; Stress and the brain; Applications of Neuroscience in HR- Neuromarketing. Neurofeedback; Critical Issues in understanding the role of neuroscience in Organizational Behavior. 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Artificial Intelligence
 

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence; Applications of  Artificial Intelligence in human resource development; Current trends and critical issues in using Artificial Intelligence in Human Resource Management; HR in the digital world.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Matlin, M. W. (2013). Cognition (8th ed.). New York: J. Wiley & Sons.

Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2009). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.

Ashkanasy NM, Becker WJ & Waldman DA. Neuroscience and organizational behavior: Avoiding both neuro‐euphoria and neuro‐phobia. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 2014; 35: 909-19.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Sternberg, R. J., & Mio, J. S. (2009). Cognitive psychology. Australia: Cengage  Learning/Wadsworth.

 Searle, J. R. (2004). Mind: A brief introduction. New York: Oxford University Press

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MPR333 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course provides an understanding of general management principles and perspectives within the context of strategic management in a functional environment. It focuses on learning the fundamental concepts in strategic management from the responsibilities and role of a general manager, competitive analysis, and approach to the varied evolutions of an organizational system. The course enhances the skills required to carry out general management from a strategic viewpoint.

 

Course Objectives

•Gain familiarity with the strategic principle of management

•Understand the nature of strategic management in the institutional and competitive landscape

•Learn the process and frameworks of strategy formulation and its application

•Familiarise with strategy implementation and control

 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to: 

 

•Demonstrate knowledge in fundamental principles of management

•Understand the strategic formulation

•Demonstrate skills of using various tools for strategic formulation

•Synthesize the strategic principle to engage in strategic implementation from an organizational and competitive context 

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
Introduction to Management
 

Principles of management: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading and Controlling. Introduction to strategic management, nature, and process, levels, and type.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Nature of Competitive Advantage
 

Strategic formulation: Business Vision and mission, evaluating mission, Internal and External analysis (Porter’s five force, SWOT, Value Chain Analysis, Benchmarking) Building competitive advantage.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Strategies
 

Business level strategies: Need for a business model, Types of strategies (Porter’s generic strategies, Cost leadership, Speed and Market focus).

Corporate level strategy: Difference between business strategy and corporate strategy, Types.

Multi business strategy.  Strategy analysis tools (Balanced scorecard, BCG matrix, GE Nine cell, Parenting Framework)

 

Strategy and technology, Strategy in Global environment.

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Implementing Strategies
 

Corporate Performance, Governance, and business ethics Implementing strategies in companies; single industry, across industries and countries.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

 

Reddy, P.N, Tripathi, P.C (2017). Principles of Management, 6th Ed. Mc Graw Hill Publication

 

Jones, R.G, Hill, L.W (2010). Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach, 9th ed. Thomson Press (India)

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

David, FR ( 2011) Strategic Management: concepts and cases. 13th edition. Prentice Hall 

Hitt, Ireland &Hoskisson (2007). Strategic management: competitiveness and globalization: concepts and cases. 7th edition. Thomson learning Inc.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

MPR334 - BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course has been conceptualized to provide an examination of the application of Psychology in the business set up. This paper helps to understand the contemporary issues and trends that impact the success of the Business of Organizations and enhance productivity. This paper ensures that the student enhances practical skills and develops the analytical ability.

Course objective:

This course will help the learner to

 

1.To develop Students’ competencies in applying the psychological principles to manage and lead employees in the Digital era

2.To understand the diversity within organizations and learn to apply the learning to resolve diversity-related issues 

3.To Orient them about Marketing and Advertising concepts and to familiarize the students with the Psychological influences in the decision-making process of the consumer

4.To make students, understand the criticality of an Organization’s Vision, Mission, Values and Ethical Practices in the overall well-being of the employees and the Organization.

 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, students will be able to

1.Learn to independently access and apply scientific knowledge and skills related to Business Psychology

2.Understand how effective and impactful leadership style can contribute to Organizational success in the Digital era.

3.Developing the ability to identify strategies for improving behaviors of individual Employees and success at the organizational level

4.Understand the role of Psychology in Marketing and Advertising that enhance an Organization’s success in a competitive work environment

5.Develop a capability to understand how knowledge of the industry is applied to make ethical business decisions in accordance with the demands of the changing market

Competencies acquired

•Critical scientific thinking 

•Leadership

•Organizational Effectiveness

•Business acumen

•Learning and Development

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Work Psychology and Business Psychology
 

Introduction to Business Psychology: Objectives, Scope, Contemporary Issues, and developing trends in Organizations and Management: Globalization, Organizational Citizenship Behaviour, Automation / ML and Artificial Intelligence, Gig Economy, Criticality of Cognitive Behaviours across levels. 

Introduction to human factors and Ergonomics: Understanding workspace designs, ergonomics methods, and techniques, the influence of environment on human error and performance. Selection and Training for Human Performance. 

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Multigenerational challenges in leading the current workforce
 

Leadership and Team Orientation: Types of Leadership Theories; Current Changes and Trends in Leadership; Leaders as Learning Evangelists; Leading Millennials and Gen Z teams in a multi-generational context towards Productivity.

Leading Teams through Coaching and Mentoring; The Long Distance-Leader – Leading Virtual Teams (Virtual and Remote Leadership); Selection and Training for Performance Management.

Managing Diversity brings about Change – Best Practices; Diversity and Change Management in Global Organizations – Understanding the complexity; Building Female Leadership Pipeline.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
 

Psychology of Marketing and Advertising: Definition of Marketing, Concepts of marketing, product, production & selling, the role of marketing in a profit and nonprofit making organization. Dealing with competition - Identification, and Analysis of Competitors

Persuasion and Influence, Consumer Behaviour, The influence of cognition and perception on the business environment, Brand management; Consumer Decision Making Process- Problem Recognition and Information search, Judgment and decision making based on high and low effort. Levels of Consumer decision making, models of consumer decision making, Post decision processes.

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Relevance of Business Ethics
 

Corporate Ethics: Concepts – Building Vision, Mission, Values and Ethics, Ethical corporate behaviour and ethical leadership, Environmental ethics and corporate governance

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Byrne, Z. (2019), Organizational Psychology and Behavior: An Integrated Approach to Understanding the Workplace, 2nd Edition. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Grant, M & Notter, J. (2019). Employee Engagement. Oakton: Ideapress Publishing 

Brown, J (2017). Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and the Will to Change (2nd edition). Hartford: Publish Your Purpose Press.  

Stillman, D and Stillman, J (2017). Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation is Transforming the Workplace. New York: Harper Business. 

 Konz, S and Johnson, S. (2007). Work Design: Occupational Ergonomics 7th Edition. Scottsdale: Holcomb Hathway.

 Sharp, B. (2013). Marketing: Theory, Evidence Practice. (Pap/Psc Edition). Australia: Oxford University Press.

Kotler ,P. (2006). Marketing management: A South Asian perspective, 13th edition. Delhi: Prentice-Hall India Pvt. Ltd.

 Schiffman, L.G & Kanuk L.L. (2003).Consumer Behaviour. New Delhi: Pearson Education

 Lilien, G.L, Kotler, P & Moorthy, S.K. (1995).  Marketing Models. Delhi: Phi Learning.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Lindquist, J. D. (2003). Shopper buyer and consumer behaviour threory and marketing  applications. New Delhi: Biztantra Press.

Mathur, U.C. (2005), Corporate Governance and Business Ethics: Text and Cases. New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.  

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

 End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

 

 

MPR481 - BLOCK INTERNSHIP REPORT AND PROJECT (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:425
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:200
Credits:12

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Each student must intern in an organization for about three months to understand the HR practices in various types of organizations. At the end of the internship, the students must submit a detailed internship report. The interns must work under the guidance of an internal as well as external supervisor. The evaluation will be made based on the performance of the interns by the internal supervisor in consultation with the external supervisor.

The students are expected to work individually in an organisation and take up a project work. The topic for the project can be selected based on the broad area of interest of the student or based on the specific requirement of the organisation. Students must submit the project report at the end of internship.

 

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1.      Apply concepts and techniques learnt in their three semesters to real-life problem/situations at work 

2.      Achieve high level competencies and skill to work with the organization 

3.      Develop an appreciation for the linkage between the organization and its macro-environment 

4.      Reduce the gap between theory and practice 

5.      Understand the application of psychological principles in an organizational setting 

6.      Understand possible career options and organizations to interact with and understand the students for eventual future placement

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:425
Internship report and Project Report
 

Students carry out an internship for a stipulated period and submit the report.

Text Books And Reference Books:

NA

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

NA

Evaluation Pattern

CIA - 140 marks

ESE (VIVA) -60 marks

Total - 200 marks

MPR482 - RESEARCH PROJECT (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

As a part of this course, each student is expected to conduct a research project on any of the issues in relation to organizational psychology and human resource management. A faculty supervisor would be allotted as a guide to them from the department. Students are required to consult their research guides once every week and conduct their research work. Faculty supervisors will monitor the progress at all stages of the research project.

 

Learning Outcome

After the completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1. Understand the application of psychological research in the field of human resource management

2. Develop research skills in organizational research

3. Realize the importance and need of organizational research

4. Identify research areas in the field of organizational psychology and human resource management

5. Gain knowledge in research methodology

6. Complete a research project by conceptualizing, reviewing, collecting data and discussing the results

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Research Project
 

As a part of this course, each student is expected to conduct a research project on any of the issues in relation to organizational psychology and human resource management. A faculty supervisor would be allotted as a guide to them from the department. Students are required to consult their research guides once every week and conduct their research work. Faculty supervisor’s will monitor the progress at all stages of the research project.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Hart, C (2006). Doing your Masters Dissertation. New Delhi: Sage Publication.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Evaluation Pattern

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) - 70 %

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components and get a minimum of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)