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Executive Diploma in HRM - India

Admission open for 2018 batch
For Working Executives

True to the spirit of the statement that the ultimate success parameter for Human Resource Development is the death of HR Department, Organizations are increasingly becoming appreciative of the developmental role that their managers must play in developing employees. While many a line manager has that basic urge to develop the employees, more often than not they are handicapped by a lack of professional knowledge and skills that are essential to play the HR role effectively. It is also very common for such managers occupying positions in the HR department in many organizations in India without having adequate professional qualifications. While experience might have been the backbone of effective performance in the corporate world of yesterday, knowledge and continuous learning is the mainstay amongst the best organizations of today.

It is against this backdrop that XLRI has started a consolidated program in Human Resource management in 2005. The program aims to provide an opportunity for them to study and earn an Executive Diploma in HRM, while working, without interrupting their career.

Program Objectives
  • To provide an opportunity to the participants to earn a professional qualification in HR
  • To provide the participants with an in-depth understanding of various concepts in HR
  • To get tuned to the latest developments and best practices in H R
  • To prepare the participants to head the HR function in the operating divisions
  • To develop a repository of HR experts who can lead change in the organization.
Program Pedagogy

The above stated objectives will be attained through:

An intensive program useful from a corporate management view point.

  • 50 days of intensive learning at XLRI campus through 5 visits.
  • Project-based courses.
  • Lecture series.
  • Case methods.
  • Group work.
  • Assignments.
  • Dissertation
  • The programme is of 16 months duration with six terms. The programme comprises of 15 compulsory courses spread over the first five terms and the sixth term is exclusively devoted to Action Research Based Project.
Tentative Program Contents
  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Relations &. Labour Laws
  • Individual and Group Behavior in Organization
  • Executive Compensation
  • Research Methodology & Statistics
  • Training & Development
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Structure and Design
  • Competency Based HRM
  • Managerial Counseling
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Strategic Human Resource Management



(Exact titles & the details of the courses will be given at the beginning of the Program)

The participant will choose an area of his/her interest. Closely working with their faculty guides, they will identify a real problem related to HR in their organizations and do an action research based on that. The project is equivalent to four courses and would draw heavily from the learning of the previous terms. The evaluation will be jointly done by the faculty guide and by an expert from within/outside the participant’s organization.

In the first five terms, there will be one contact session each, which will be residential in nature. Each course will have 9-10 day contact sessions.

There will be four sessions per day of 90 minutes each. Internal faculty will handle two courses while an external resource person (preferably a practitioner) may handle the third. The schedule may be flexible.

During the term break, the students are expected to spend time on projects and assignments, which would be about 25 hours per course. Term end examination will be held usually during the course of the following term.

Assessment, Evaluation and Certification

The examination and evaluation required for certification shall be carried out by XLRI, Jamshedpur. The faculty members teaching their respective courses will choose the method of evaluation most appropriate to the material. The certificate will be awarded directly by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Each concerned faculty will evaluate the participants. Assessment in all the courses is continuous, varied and exacting. It emphasizes development of personal and professional competence as well as gaining of business knowledge and skills. After successful completion of all the courses the participants will be awarded an “Executive Diploma in HRM”.

Qualifying Standard

Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management will be awarded to those candidates, who have obtained a minimum CQPI of 4.5 on a nine grade point provided the student has not obtained more than (i) one F or (ii) two D’s.  D+ is treated on par with D for this purpose.

Admission Process

The following criteria would be used for selection: The basic requirements will be

  • Bachelors degree (minimum of three years full time study) from a recognized university in any discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of post-degree full time work experience in managerial positions.
  • Interview (Personal /Skype)
Programme Commencement

The next batch would commence in January 2018

Tentative dates for the Program

  • Term 1 February 08-17, 2018
  • Term 2 April 30 - May 09, 2018
  • Term 3 July 09-18, 2018
  • Term 4 September 06-15, 2018
  • Term 5 December 10-21, 2018
  • Dissertation Submission February 28, 2019



The fee for the programme will be Rs. 4 lakhs + GST per candidate. This will include tuition fees and other infrastructure necessities as required for an effective academic programme. This will not include board and lodging expenses.


Travel, board and lodging expenses will have to be borne by the participants.

Contact Details

Office of the Corporate Programs
C H Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831 001
Phone: +91-657-6653333
E-Mail: edhrm@xlri.ac.in