UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
Subject: Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/
Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
Code No.: 55
Unit – I
Principles and Practices of Management: Development of management
Thought, Contributions of Taylor, Fayol, Mayo, Mary Parker Follett and C.I.
Behavioural Approach, Systems Approach, Quantitative Approach and
Function of Management: Planning and Decision Making, Organising,
Staffing, Directing, Controlling, Coordinating.
Unit – II
Human Resource Management: Conceptual framework, Human
Resource Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection, Placement,
Induction, Training and Development, Performance Management, Job
Evaluation, Compensation Management, Employee Benefits and
Incentives, Managing Career.
New Trends in HRM: Changing environment of HRM and contemporary
challenges, Emerging HRM Concepts.
Unit – III
Human Resource Development (HRD): Concepts, Assumptions, Values,
HRD Mechanisms, Action – research Model, HRD Culture and Climate,
HRD Interventions, HR Accounting and Audit, Consultant – client
relationship, Knowledge Management, Human Resource Information
International Human Resource Management (IHRM): Organisational
context of IHRM, IHRM and Sustainable Business, Functions of IHRM,
Cross – Cultural Studies, Cultural Diversity, Transnational Organisations,
Unit – IV
Organisational Behaviour: Concept, Scope, Nature of human behavior,
Personality, Perception, Learning, Attitude, Motivation, Interpersonal
Behaviour, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Communication, Power and
Authority, Stress, Organisational Change and Development.
Unit – V
Industrial Relations: Concept, Scope, Evolution, Approaches, Actors and
Models, Conflict and cooperation, Bi-partitism, Tri-partitism, Collective
Bargaining, Workers’ Participation in Management, Grievance Handling
and Disciplinary Action, Code of Conduct, Industrial Relations in changing
scenario, Employers’ organisations.
Trade Unions: Concepts, Evolution, Problems of trade unions in India,
Recognition, The Trade Unions Act, 1926. Emerging role of trade unions in
Unit – VI
Industrial Disputes: Factors, Forms, Trends, Prevention and Settlement,
Role of State and Central Labour Administration, Strikes and Lockouts. The
Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946. The Industrial Disputes
Unit – VII
Objectives, Principles, Classification and Evolution. International Labour
Organisation, Social Justice and Labour Legislation, Indian Constitution
and Labour Laws.
The Factories Act, 1948.
The Mines Act, 1952.
The Inter-state Migrant Workmen (Regulation of employment andconditions of service) Act, 1979.
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.
The Building and other Construction workers (Regulation of
employment and conditions of service) Act, 1996.
The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
Unit – VIII
Concept, Types, Factors influencing wages, Wage Theories and Wage
The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,
Unit – IX
Concept, Scope, Types, Theories and Principles, Industrial Health and
Hygiene, Industrial Accidents and safety, Occupational Diseases
Social Security: Concept and Scope, Social Assistance and Social
Unit – X
Features, Demand and Supply of Labour, Nature and Composition of
Indian Labour Force, Unemployment and Underemployment, Types of
Characteristics of Indian Labour Market, New Dynamics of Labour Market
in India, Economic Systems and Labor Market, Problems of Labour in