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Human Resource Management: Types of courses, specialisations and job profiles

Saikat Chakraborty
Saikat Chakraborty
Posted on 07 Dec 2021
17:15 PM
Human Resource managers hire, train and develop employees in an organisation.

Human Resource managers hire, train and develop employees in an organisation. Shutterstock

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Summary
MBA, PGDM and MA courses are available in Human Resource Management
MBA specialisation and MA courses are the two types of postgraduate studies in this field
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Human Resource Management (HRM) encompasses a wide range of functions like hiring, training, managing, and ensuring the development of employees. A career in this field will give you the chance to meet organisational goals by hiring the right people who fit your company's culture, values, requirements and vision.

Studying Human Resource Management

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  • You need to clear your Class XII board exams from a recognised board in any stream with English as a mandatory subject.
  • You can opt for a diploma course in HRM after clearing your Class XII board exams.
  • You can also do online certification courses to learn the necessary HRM skills and knowledge.
  • You can go for an undergraduate degree like BBA/BA/BSc/BCom/BTech/BE.
  • After completion of your graduation, you may pursue postgraduate studies in HRM. You need a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university to pursue a master's degree or a PG diploma in HRM.
  • There are two types of postgraduate degrees in HRM. You can choose HRM as an MBA specialisation after clearing MBA entrance exams and taking admission to a B-school. Or you can simply go for an MA in HRM after your bachelor’s studies.

Leading institutes offering HRM courses:

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata

  • Course offered: MBA in Human Resource Management.
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for the national-level MBA entrance test CAT after obtaining at least 50% marks in your BA/BSc/BCom/BTech/BE exams.
  • Admission: Admission is based on your CAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
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Indian Institute of Management, Indore

  • Course offered: Postgraduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM).
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for the national-level MBA entrance test CAT after obtaining at least 50% marks in your BA/BSc/BCom/BTech/BE exams.
  • Admission: It’s based on your CAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
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XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

  • Course offered: PGDM (HRM).
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for Xaviers Aptitude Test (XAT) after obtaining at least 60% marks in your undergraduate studies in any discipline from a recognised university.
  • Admission: It depends on your XAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
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IIM Calcutta, Kolkata

  • Course offered: Executive Programme in Human Resource Management (EPHRM).
  • Eligibility: You must be a working professional or self-employed. You can be a graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognised university. Work experience of at least two years is required.
  • Admission: It’s based on your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: One-year
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IIM Ranchi, Ranchi

  • Course offered: MBA in Human Resource Management.
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for the national-level MBA entrance test CAT after obtaining at least 50% marks in your BA/BSc/BCom/BTech/BE exams.
  • Admission: It’s based on your CAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
  • Click here to find more.

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

  • Course offered: PGDM in Human Resource Management.
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for the national-level MBA entrance test CAT after obtaining at least 50% marks in your BA/BSc/BCom/BTech/BE exams.
  • Admission: It’s based on your CAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
  • Click here to find more.


Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Bangalore

  • Course offered: PGDM in Human Resource Management.
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test (NMAT) after obtaining at least 50% marks in your undergraduate studies in any discipline
  • Admission: It’s based on your NMAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
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Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune

  • Course offered: PGDM in Human Resource. Management.
  • Eligibility: You need at least 50% marks in your undergraduate studies in any discipline.
  • Admission: It’s based on a personal interview.
  • Duration: One year.
  • Click here to find more.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

  • Course offered: MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations.
  • Eligibility: You need to appear for TISSNET after obtaining at least 50% marks in your undergraduate studies in any discipline from a recognised university.
  • Admission: It’s based on your TISSNET score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
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Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

  • Course offered: Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Eligibility: You need to to appear for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) after obtaining at least 60% marks in your undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university
  • Admission: It depends on your XAT score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Duration: Two years.
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Job roles with an HRM degree

  • Human resource manager: They lead recruitment teams to resolve specific HR-related problems and complete successful projects. They also ensure that project-related activities comply with business laws and company policies.

  • Human resource consultant: They analyse a company's human resources situation and accordingly develop policies, employment structures and performance incentives for employees.

  • Recruitment and placement officer: They hire new employees for the company and also for specific projects. It’s their job to select candidates, interview them and negotiate salaries in collaboration with project managers and supervisors.

  • Training and development manager: These HR professionals assist employees through providing training and career planning sessions. Their activities range from organising new employee orientation sessions to facilitating in-person workshops for existing employees to conducting personal and professional development courses.

  • Payroll specialist: They are in charge of all aspects of the payroll. They manage employee deductions and process payroll in accordance with the organisation's payroll schedule and salary administration policies.

  • Employee relations manager: They resolve conflicts among employees within an organisation. It’s their job to address employee grievances, resolve employee conflicts and assist managers in building employee relationships.

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