MHRM (Master of Human Resource Management) Syllabus, Subjects, Course Curriculum, Books 2020-2021

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Masters in Human Resource Management, or simply MHRM is one of the most pursued HR management courses in India. This 2 year postgraduate course can be pursued after qualifying a relevant entrance exams such as MAT, CMAT, CAT, etc.

The basic MHRM eligibility is a minimum of 50% at graduation level. Some colleges like IIT Kharagpur require a minimum or 60% to pursue this specialized course.

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Their syllabus usually includes the study of important subjects such as Organizations Behaviour, Financial Management, Talent Management, Labour Laws, Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility, etc.

MHRM Syllabus

Master of Human Resource Management’s course curriculum includes classroom training that includes theory lessons, group discussions, presentations, etc. 

Apart from this, there is a compulsory internship that provides industry training that helps students to gain the required to work in a corporate environment. 

The table below mentions some of the compulsory MHRM syllabus and topics included in it:

Subjects Topics
Group Dynamics in Organizations Personality, Perception, and Attribution Attitudes, etc.
Power Behaviour Leadership and Followership
Formation of Groups, Conflicts Management, Employee Morale and Motivation, etc.
Building Relationships and Facilitating Legislative Framework
Legal Relations and Industrial Relations Understanding the meaning, objective, scope & determinants of Industrial Relations (IR)
Different IR Approaches
Different Objectives, Structure & Strategies of Trade Unions
Role of Indian Labour Organization in Trade Union Movement, Recognition of Trade Unions, Trade Union Act,1926, etc.
Organization Theory What is an Organization, Concept of an Organisation, Introduction to Organization Theory
Different Theories of Organisation like Classical Theories, Neo-Classical theories, Modern Behavioural theories, Contingency theory, etc.
Changing Dynamics and Concept of Organisational culture
Concepts and Approaches to Organizational Effectiveness, Goal Attainment approach, Systems Approach, Behavioural Approach, etc.
Human Resource Development Human Resource Development Macro-perspective, Approaches to HRD
HRD Micro perspective 
Different HRD Trends, Behavioural Science, Organizational Development, etc.
Concept & Importance of Human Resource Training
Business Statistics Different methods of Frequency distributions: Histograms, Frequency Polygons, etc.
All About Interpolation and Extrapolation
Index Numbers
Association of Attributes
Labour Laws & Compensation MGMT Introduction & Principles of labour legislation
Labour Employment Related Laws
Compensation Laws, Major provisions of Payment of Wages Act
Concept & constituents of Social Security, Social Insurance, Social Assistance, etc.
Industrial Psychology Industrial Psychology Concept
Testing in Organisations and Job Analysis
Hawthorne Studies
Determinants and Measurement of Job Satisfaction, Industrial Morale and Counselling, etc.
Talent Management Introduction to Talent Management
Building Blocks for Talent Management
Life Cycle of Talent Management
Approaches to Talent Management
Human Resource Information System Data & Information for HR Manager, Sources of Data, etc.
Data Management for HRIS, Data Formats, Entry Procedure & Process, Data Storage and Data Retrieval, etc.
HR Management Process & HRIS, HR Planning Modules, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, etc.
HR Management Process & HRIS, Organization Structure & Processes, Authority & Responsibility Flows, etc.

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MHRM Books

The following table shows some of the books, study material, and reference readings that one can go through for better understanding of different subjects:

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Human Behaviour at Work Davis, Keith & Newstrom
Management of Organizational Behaviour Hersey Paul, Kenneth, H. Blanchard and Dewey E. Johnson
Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations David Lewin
Managerial Economics Peterson & Lewis
Understanding Organisations: Organisational Theory and Practice in India Shukla
Human Resource Development: A Researcher's Perspective R. Krishnaveni
Industrial Relations and Labour Laws S.C. Srivastava
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Fernando
Negotiating Skills for Managers Steven Cohen
Behavioural Finance Chandra

Apart from these, there are many other significant books, reading material and notes that you can get from your college and your teachers that will help you to understand the subjects in a much efficient way.

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Master of Human Resource Management [MHRM] : 58 answered questions


Ques. Is it worth doing a PGP HRM at IIM Indore?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 24 Aug 21

Ans. IIM Indore started a Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Human Resource Management (HRM) in the year 2018. It has been only a few years since the program started so it is a bit too early to say if it is worth it or not for everybody. However the exposure the students get and the faculty is top-notch.  The course design is really very good and can be compared to even top HRM institutes such as TISS, XLRI Jamshedpur, and MDI Gurgaon.  The HRM students study the first year with the regular MBA students and thus get a fair idea about general management as well. The institute conducts industry visits, internships, seminars, and workshops regularly so that the students get an idea of the real business working conditions.  The college also has an Industrial Interface Program (IIP) which is separate from the regular summer internship program. It gives you exposure to the real world of business. So I would say that yes it is worth doing PGP HRM from IIM Indore.Read more
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Ques. What is the average package for MBA(HRM)at IIM Indore?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 20 Aug 21

Ans. By what is claimed by the placement committee, the average package was witnessed to be 13 LPA or slightly above. The appropriate average salary package students usually secured were about INR 9 LPA to INR 10 LPA. Here are the details of the 2021 placement report of IIM Indore. Criteria Statistics and Salary Packages (2019-21) Total Number of recruiters 210+ Latest recruiters 40+ Highest international Salary Package INR 56.8 LPA CTC for the Top 100 Students INR 33 LPA Average Salary Package INR 23.6 LPA Median Salary Package INR 22.6 LPA Major Recruiting Sectors Finance and Sales & Marketing Top Recruiters Amazon, BCG, Cipla, PwC, Deloitte, Optum, BCG, Amazon If you factor in the batch size (500+), the placements are pretty great at IIM Indore.Read more
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Ques. Which is best for MBA HR: SIBM Pune or NMIMS Mumbai or SCMHRD?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 16 Jul 21

Ans. The colleges that you have mentioned are quite old and reputed, leaving behind a history of a great placement record and a bright future. Human Resources has become a promising field in today’s time. A good HR assures that the aspects of the business they work for proves to be fulfilled along with allowing the employees their own space wherein they give importance to the clients. Based on certain parameters, allow me to compare all the three institutes so that it gets convenient to choose the B-School of your choice. Categories SIBM Pune NMIMS Mumbai SCMHRD Course Fee 17.26 lakh 6.04 lakh 11.94 lakh Highest CTC 35 LPA 16 LPA 18-21 LPA Average CTC 18 LPA 8 LPA 10 LPA Recruiting Companies Crisil, HSBC, etc. Berger, ITC, etc. Mindtree, ICICI Bank, etc. My suggestion would be to consider NMAT and even SNAP so that you get a better view to choose from. Some promising prospects are indeed offered by NMIMS and SIBM-P, but I believe you should go for that particular institute which is reputed for its HR department.Read more
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Ques. Is it worth doing an MBA in HRM from Doon Business School, Dehradun?

● Top Answer By Nikhil Raj on 15 Jul 21

Ans. Doon business school's MBA program is affiliated with Uttarakhand Technical University, and this MBA program is highly industry oriented. Doon Business School is one of the best business schools in Uttarakhand. The school provides its student an opportunity to get a good job in a different sector. Doon provides global certification in SAP in five different modules along with dual specialization in PGDM. Doon provides life skill that enhances your internal growth. Pros of MBA at Doon Business School - Curriculums are enhanced with industry interface lectures from industry personnel. DBS's location gives an added advantage for life projects as the institute is located next to the green industries housing Samsung, Videocon, Rasna, Woodland, Elder Pharma, etc. Attractive scholarships are available for meritorious students. At DBS each student gets the opportunity to appear in more than 100 companies each year and each student can get the optimum placement deserved. Here is a brief outline of the MBA course offered by DBS. Particulars Stats Total fees 6.12 - 8.01 Lakhs Placement percentage 100% Highest salary INR 18 LPA Average salary INR 5.5 LPA Lowest salary INR 3 LPA Top recruiting companies are Flipkart, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Byju's, and Upgrade.Read more
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Ques. How about studying PGDM SM at Jaipuria, Jaipur?

● Top Answer By Admin on 30 Jun 21

Ans. MBA or a PGDM in the Service Management branch, Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipur) would be a good choice. With India becoming a service-based economy, these courses have huge potential. Jaipuria is a reputed name in management education. Recent NIRF ranking suggests it is comparable with IIM Udaipur. Given its legacy in management education, you can expect seamless delivery of the PGDM SM course. New courses generally have an uncertainty of placements. But this is not a problem for Jai[puria as a vast pool of recruiting companies to visit the placement drive. The institute also successfully secured internship offers for all students of PGDM SM’s first batch. Also, Jaipuria is truly a student-friendly institute. Help with everything from training, mentoring, coaching, industrial visits, guest interactions, international tie-ups, etc. The faculties are great and go the extra mile for students. Overall Jaipuria will be a great choice for PGDM SM.Read more
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