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VTU-MBA Syllabus-HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Sub Code: 08MBA25 IA Marks: 50
No. of Lecture Hrs /week: 04 Exam Hours: 3 Hours
Total no. of Lecture Hrs: 56 Exam Marks: 100
MODULE 1 (6 Hours)
HRM- Introduction, meaning, definition, nature and scope of HRM and
HRD, evolution of HRM, Difference between Personnel Management and
HRM, features of HRM, HRM functions, objectives of HRM, policies,
procedures and Programmes, practices, Organization of HRM, line and staff
responsibility role of personnel manager and HR manager, qualities of HR,
HR Manager as a Strategic partner, factors influencing HRM, Opportunities
and Challenges in Human Resource Management.
MODULE 2 (7 Hours)
Job design: definition, approaches, job design options;
Job analysis: definition, process, benefits of job analysis
HR planning: introduction, objectives of HRP, linkage of HRP to other
plans, definition and need for HRP, benefits of HRP, factors affecting HRP,
process, problems and limitations of HRP
MODULE 3 (6 Hours)
Recruitment: definition, objectives, subsystems, factors affecting
recruitment policy, centralized and decentralized recruitment, recruitment
Organisation, recruitment sources, recruitment techniques, recruitment
process, cost benefit analysis of recruitment sources.
MODULE 4 (6 Hours)
Selection, placement and Induction: meaning, definition of selection,
essentials of selection procedure, significance of selection process and
organizational relationship, selection procedure, various types of tests
(aptitude, achievement, situational, interest, personality), different types of
interviews and interview process, means to make interview effective, medical
exams, reference checks, final decision, employment, placement and
MODULE 5 (5 Hours)
Performance management: Introduction, meaning, need, purpose, -
objectives, contents of PAS, appraisers and different methods of appraisal,
uses of performance appraisal, limitations and problems of performance
appraisal, 360 degree Appraisal, post appraisal feedback.
MODULE 6 (13 Hours)
Human Resource Development: Introduction, definition, concepts,
Training and development: meaning of T & D, importance of training,
benefits of training, need and objectives, assessment of training needs, areas
of training, training methods, on-the job and off-the-job training, advantages
of training, training procedures and final evaluation.
Internal mobility: Introduction, meaning, different types
Promotion: meaning, purpose, bases of merit, seniority, merit cum seniority,
benefits, problems, promotion policy.
Transfer: meaning, purpose, types, reasons, benefits,
Demotion: meaning, need for demotion policy.
Career planning and Development: meaning, need, career development
External mobility: Introduction, meaning, types.
Absenteeism- Meaning, types, causes, calculation, minimizing absenteeism.
Employee attrition-meaning, reasons, calculation of attrition rate, retention
strategies, managing separations and right sizing-voluntary and involuntary
MODULE 7 (8 Hours)
Compensation & Benefits Administration: Compensation Management: -
Introduction, definition, need for sound salary administration, objectives,
factors affecting wages/ salary levels, job evaluation, wage salary survey,
salary structure, salary fixation, incentives, profit sharing, bonus concepts,
ESOPs, pay for performance, Benefits administration, employee welfare and
working conditions-statutory and voluntary measures,
MODULE 8 (5 Hours)
Industrial peace and harmony: Discipline maintenance, Grievance
Handling, Workers participation in management, maintaining good human
and industrial relations, benefits accrued by the organization due to the
development of congenial environment.
1. Managing Human Resources – Bohlander et all – Cengage Learning
13 Ed., 2004.
2. Human Resource Management, Text & Cases – VSP Rao, Excel
1. Human Resource Management – Text & Cases – K. Ashwatappa; 5th
2. Human Resource Management - Cynthia Fisher, Shaw – Wiley /
Biztantra, 5/e, 2005
3. Human Resource Management – Gary Dessler, Person Publications,
4. Human Resource Management -Biswajeet Patnayak - PHI 3IE, 2005
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