Training and Development

By Prof. Susmita Mukhopadhyay, Prof. S. Srinivasan   |   IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 2041
An emphasis on learning through training, development and knowledge management is a must do if companies want to gain a competitive advantage and employee expectations. Companies that use innovative training and development practices report better financial performance than their competitors who do not. The role of training has broadened beyond one time learning event to the creation of conditions for learning that can occur through collaboration, online and offline learning or a combination of these methods. The present course deals with the whole horizon of training and development with a blend of theory and examples to make it relevant to the takers of the course.


INTENDED-AUDIENCE: Students in AICTE colleges, Employees of Organizations

INDUSTRY-SUPPORT: Industry recognition is high as training and development is a core activity of organization for competitive advantage. All companies will be interested.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty Domain - Advanced
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 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 Employee Training and Development
Week 2: Strategic Training
Week 3: Training needs assessment
Week 4: Learning and Transfer of Training
Week 5: Program Design
Week 6: Training Evaluation
Week 7: Traditional Training Methods
Week 8: Technology Based Training Methods
Week 9: Employee Development and Career Management
Week 10: Social Responsibility: Legal issues, Managing diversity, and Career challenges
Week 11: Future of Training and Development
Week 12: Managing Disruption in organizations through Training

Books and references

  1. Employee Training and Development (SIE) | 7th Edition
  2. Raymond A. Noe and Amitabh Deo Kodwani (Author) McGraw Hill

Instructor bio

Prof. Susmita Mukhopadhyay

IIT Kharagpur
SusmitaMukhopadhayay, Associate Professor, VGSOM (Ph.D.,Calcutta University, Fellow ISI,  Kolkata)
Susmita Mukhopadhyay's areas of specialization include Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology, Business Values and Ethics, and Organizational Behaviour. A gold medalist in M.Sc., she is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award and Search of Excellence Award. She was selected for the Microfinance Researchers Alliance Fellow Program Centre for microfinance, Institute of Financial Management and Research, Chennai, in 2009.

Prof. S. Srinivasan

IIT Kharagpur
Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor at Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. He teaches Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management. He received his Ph.D. in OB & HR from IIT Madras in 2018. He was a recipient of the DAAD Fellowship. He is a certified Labor and ESH compliance auditor. He has audited several factories for established European and American Brands. Prior to joining Ph.D. program, he was a research associate in a collaborative research project between IIT Madras and the University of Guelph, Canada. He was engaged in socio-economic impact assessment with NTPC.

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: 24 April 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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