By Prof. Kalyan Chakravarti, Prof. Tuheena Mukherjee   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 15568
The concept of leadership has been employed within different context and at different levels of analysis e.g. self-leadership, small-group leadership, organizational leadership and national leadership. The primary purpose of this course is to serve as a catalyst for the students of leadership’s thinking and dialogue about leaders and the process of leadership. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students in Management, Industrial Psychology, Public Administration
PREREQUISITES           : Nil
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Feb 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 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 Leadership: Functions; Leadership Roles: Leaders Vs Managers: Theories
Week 2:   Leadership Styles: Effective Vs Successful Managers; Leadership Styles: Adaptation - Studies / Case: “From Sindhi to Siddhi” (Part - I); Leadership Behaviour: Emergence: Leadership and Trust; Case: “From Sindhi to Siddhi (Part-II)”/ Transformation Leadership.
Week 3:   Leadership Skills: Leadership and Management; Case: The DVC story - A First Person Account Leadership in Action - (Part - I) Competencies and Skills of Leaders: Issues in Organizational Leadership; Case: The DVC Story - A First Person Account; Leadership in Action Part – II
Week 4:  Self Regulating - The Key to Institution Building; Framework of institution Building; Case: “Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi” (Part - I); Issues in Institution Building; Case: Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi (Part-II)

Books and references

Northouse, P. G. (2018). Leadership: Theory and practice. Sage publications.

Instructor bio

Prof. Kalyan Chakravarti

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Kalyan Chakravarti is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, in electrical engineering, in the graduating class of 1963. Thereafter, he received his business management training from IIM Ahmedabad and the Harvard Business School. He has over three decades of corporate experience in prestigious companies English Electric, Larsen & Toubro and Cable Corporation of India, and a decade of experience in IIT Kharagpur as Dean and Professor of the Vinod Gupta School of Management. In corporate life he has a wide range of experience in marketing, manufacturing, human resources, industrial relations, projects, administration and corporate affairs, rising from assistant manager, to executive director and a member of the Board. In academic life he has taught a wide range of courses human behaviour, human resources, values and ethics, strategic management and leadership. His current area of interest is change management and organisation development. He is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India), a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences. He is the founder president of the Indian National Suggestion Schemes Association, a member of the board of governors of the National Safety Council of India and chairman of the Healthcare Management Institute, KEM hospital, Pune.

Prof. Tuheena Mukherjee

Prof. Tuheena Mukherjee's core competency lies in handling issues of emotions in organizations, high performance work systems, and cross-cultural issues in business. Prof. Mukherjee is an industrial psychologist and a certified MBTI Trainer, one of the widely used psychometric assessment tools for training and consultancy world over and used as best practices for organizations world-wide. Prof. Mukherjee uses multiple pedagogic techniques like experimentation and psychometric assessments for training personnel.

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: 27 March 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 3 assignments out of the total 4 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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