Human Resource Development

By Prof. KBL Srivastava   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 9839
The course aims to equip students to develop themselves into a critically reflective and capable HRD practitioner, or a manager who can facilitate the learning of others. The major objective of the course is to explain and demonstrate the contribution of HRD in an organization and enable student to develop an ability to decide learning and training needs; and have competence in the design and delivery of learning programmes. Organizations are made up of people: their knowledge, skills, attitudes and interconnections. In order to survive and thrive, organizations need to facilitate the growth of all of these as part of a HRD strategy. Human Resource Development (HRD) is a key activity that systematically leads to the growth and development of people in organisations, and makes organisations more effective. The process of identifying needs and designing and delivering HRD interventions that are part of the course are crucial skills for all managers. The course will focus on the role of HRD in designing and implementing appropriate strategies in line with the business goals of their organization. The course will include topics related to design, development, implementation and evaluation of HRD programmes. In addition to HRD Process, it would cover a number of HRD interventions like coaching, mentoring, and counseling. The course will also address the competency mapping framework of HRD, role of HRD in career planning and development, organizational learning process and making organizations a learning organizations. Finally it will discuss about its role in developing ethical behavior and the future of HRD in Indian organizational context.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :  MBA/MBA(HR) , All master level students interested  in Employee development and growth issues

INDUSTRY SUPPORT   :   All companies
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 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

Week 1:   Introduction to Human Resource Development: Emergent of HRD, Critical HRD roles, challenges for HRD
Week 2:   HRD in global perspective, HRD- Performance link, Strategic perspective of HRD
Week 3:   HRD Process Model: identification of HRD needs and Design and development of HRD programmes
Week 4:   HRD Process Model: Methods of Implantation, Evaluation of HRD programmes
Week 5:   Employee coaching and performance management: Coaching to improve poor performance, coachinganalysis, coaching discussion, coaching skills
Week 6: HRD interventions: Mentoring for employee development: Role of mentoring in development,understanding the role and responsibilities of mentor, mentee, implementing the mentoring process,mentoring relationship,
Week 7:  Employee counseling for HRD: Overview of counseling programmess, employee assistance programme, stress management, employee wellness and health promotion
Week 8:  Competency framework of HRD: why competency mapping? Understanding the competency mapping framework, steps in competency mapping
Week 9: Career Planning, management, and development: Career development stages and activities, role of individual and organization in career planning, Issues in career management
Week 10: Intellectual capital (IC), its measurement and management: Components of IC, measurement models  of IC, IC index and challenges for HR 
Week 11: HRD, Organizational Learning, and learning organizations
Week 12: The future of HRD and HRD Ethics: Research, practice and education of HRD for innovation and talent  development and management, Role of HRD in developing ethical attitude and behavior and development,  Ethical problems with HRD roles 

Books and references

1.      Werner and DeSimone (2006). Human Resource Development. Thomson Press, Network.
2.      David Mankin (2009). Human Resource Development, Oxford University Press: Delhi.
3.      Rosemary Harison (2000). Employee Development. University Press: Hyderabad.
4.      John P. Wilson (2005). Human Resource Development. Kogan Page.

Instructor bio

Prof. KBL Srivastava

IIT Kharagpur
Dr Kailash B L Srivastava is Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Joint Professor in Vinod Gupta School Management, and specializes in the area of Human Resource Management and Development and Organizational Behaviour at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He holds a first class Master’s degree in Psychology from Gorakhpur University and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and has around 28 years of teaching, research, and training experience. He has taught earlier at BITS Pilani, and T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal, and also served as visiting faculty in XLRI, Jamshedpur (2002), and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (2005), and UNU Tokyo (2013). He has published over 48 papers in national and international journals and contributed 26 chapters in edited books. He has attended many national and international conferences, including IIRA in Berlin, ICP 2008 at Berlin, and Personality at work in Lunenburg, Germany ICP 2012 at Cape Town, SA and Yokohama in 2016. He has carried out a number of sponsored research and consultancy projects. He has supervised 17 Ph D theses in the area of Human Resource Development, Knowledge management, HR Issues in Mergers / Acquisitions, Emotional Intelligence, and Learning Organization. He is also a member of the editorial board of many national and international journals. He has conducted many management development programmes in areas of behavioural/ soft skills and human resource management and development, KM and innovation in learning organization, performance management, and research methodology. He is a board member of the Academy of International business (India chapter), and President of the National Academy of Psychology, India for 2016-17. His current consulting and research expertise are in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management, OD and change management, Organizational Culture, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Knowledge Management, Psychology of well-being, and corporate affairs. 

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: 29 October 2022 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 8 assignments out of the total 12 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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