Principles of Human Resource Management

By Prof. Aradhna Malik   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 5873
Management of human resources is the most important function in any organization. It is essential to achieve a balance between caring for one’s employees, helping them work to their maximum potential and achieving the goals of an organization through the work the employees put in. This course is specifically designed to sensitize students who are preparing to enter the workforce to issues related to workforce management.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Elective, UG, Bacher of Business Management, Bachelor of Management Studies, Management Elective during BE. 
PREREQUISITES : Any student who has passed class XII
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 12 Mar 2021
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Exam Date : 21 Mar 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Introduction to HRM
Staffing / Recruitment : Job Analysis and Design, Human resource Planning / Recruitment, Employee Testing and Selection, Interviewing Candidates
Performance Management and Appraisal Process : Performance Appraisal Process / Types of Performance Appraisal / Performance Evaluation / Performance Feedback
Training and development : Training Process / Need for Training / Training Methods / General and Specific Training/ Training evaluation
Managing Careers : Basics of Career Management / Career Planning / Succession Planning/ Career Development / Promotions and Transfers / Employee Commitment
Implications : Implications of the above in real life
Compensation Management : Components of Wage Structure / Wage and Salary Administration / Compensation Structure / Compensation Benchmarking / Internal and External Parity / Competency based pay
Pay for Performance and Incentives : Competency / Performance based pay / Variable pay / Team or Group base pay / Incentives / Managerial Incentives / Fringe Benefits
Benefits and Services : Retirement / Insurance / Flexible benefits
Employee Relations : Ethics, Justice and Fair treatment in HR / Collective Bargaining /Employee Safety and Health / Managing Global Human Resources / International HRM
Strategic Human Resource Management and HR Scorecard :Linking people, strategy and performance 
a. HR – Strategic Partner
b. Creating an HR scorecard
c. Measuring HR alignment

>Final Examination Pattern: Multiple Choice Questions (Just like the weekly quizzes)

Books and references

Gomez-Mejia, L. R., Balkin, D. B. & Cardy, R. L. (2012). Managing human resources (7th Ed.). New Delhi: PHI Ltd.

Instructor bio

Prof. Aradhna Malik

IIT Kharagpur
Prof.Aradhna Malik earned her Masters in Child Development from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India and PhD from University of Denver, USA. She has been serving Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as faculty in the School of Management since 2008. Aradhna teaches intercultural communication, business ethics and organizational behavior to Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level students. Her research and academic interests include, ageing, orality, human technology interaction, intercultural communication, communication disorders, management of public health and neuro linguistic programming (NLP).

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 21 March 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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