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PGDM-Human Resource Management


In today’s knowledge economy, people are the prime resource to create sustainable competitive advantage. Given this, there is a huge demand for HRM professionals who act as business partners and make strategic implementation a reality. Today in India, there is a visible premier HRM talent shortage due to very few institutes offering quality HRM education. TAPMI’s PGDM (HRM) addresses this market gap.

TAPMI SHRM Collaboration

TAPMI in collaboration with SHRM India will train students to take the SHRM Certified Professionals (SHRM CP) Global Certification, the most coveted HRM certification for HRM professionals. TAPMI will embed the content of the certification in the PGDM (HRM) program. Of course, each student is responsible for meeting the criteria of SHRM including passing the certification examination.

Program Content

A unique HRM program with a strong focus on Business environment awareness to detect paradigm shifts and need for upgrading human competencies to meet that challenge.

The graduates from this program will be skilled in five strands that make a difference to business –

  1. Leadership competencies including how to use leadership psychometrics, develop leadership competencies and coaching
  2. Use of analytics, evidence based HRM and managing technology
  3. Creating and changing culture for aligning the organization to strategy
  4. Designing, and changing organizational structure to meet strategy using contemporary organizational development (OD) techniques, and
  5. Strong industrial relations and negotiation skills. The progarmme is aimed at students or professionals interested in making a career in HRM domain.

Program Highlights

  • Students will develop leadership competencies through the aegis of TAPMI’s Leadership Assessment and Development Center
  • HRM Students will take up immersive projects in the social sector to develop empathy and social responsibility
  • Students will take up research in a contemporary HRM topic, publish their output and grow to become opinion leaders

TAPMI PGDM HRM is the first two year PG Programme in India where the curriculum has been developed in Collaboration with SHRM India and where there is an opportunity for dual certification.

Trimester based Curriculum

The PGDM(HRM) is divided into six trimesters spread over two years of the Programme. During the first three terms of the first year, all students study courses related to human resource management with few elementary courses related to other disciplines like Marketing, Operation Management, Information System Management and Finance. The first year covers courses related use of management techniques in business, business communication, basics of people management processes, use of HRM tools and measurement, communication for persuasion and negotiation etc. Students are required to submit a dissertation at the end of first year. Students are expected to publish their work in either scholarly outlet or business outlets.

Students are required to do a project on issues of societal relevance by the end of first year. Students would take up an internship at the end of third trimester and would appear for the SHRM-CP in the beginning of second year. In the second year, students would do detail courses on Marketing, Operation Management, Information System Management, Strategy and Finance, with a focus on how these impact HRM in a company and how HRM can add value to these areas to become a true business partner. In addition, advanced courses on Human Resource Management would also be offered in second year.

SHRM Global Certification

Founded in 1948, the mission of SHRM is to serve and advance the profession of HRM. SHRM believes in upping the skills of HRM executives by providing extensive research-driven HRM education programs. SHRM’s education program is aligned to global standards and provides the students with a wide range of skills not only in talent areas but also in how business works, creates value and competes. By partnering with SHRM India, TAPMI will gain access to a plethora of knowledge to ensure that the PGDM (HRM) students are given contemporary knowledge that will help them to be relevant, excel and create an impact. SHRM CP certification will be a key differentiator for TAPMI students.

*Subject to AICTE approval