M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Management and Labour Studies

Centre: Centre for Human Resources Management and Labour Relations

Intake: 60


a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 08, 2019 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2019. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.




The Master of Arts (Human Resource Management & Labour Relations) (HRM & LR) programme (formerly known as M.A. in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations) is designed to develop students into professionally competent and socially sensitive management graduates, fully equipped to take on the challenges of the corporate world. The programme explores the critical areas of contemporary human resources management, in conjunction with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the key functions of management
and business.

The broad objectives of this M.A. programme are to sensitise students to the social, political, economic, and ecological environments of the society; to enable students to become effective business leaders and decision-makers to contribute to organisational effectiveness; to facilitate the use of systems thinking among the students to evolve possibilities while addressing various personal and organisational challenges; to develop a global perspective among students to respond to global challenges; and to impart values of intellectual honesty, justice and fairness.

The programme places importance on both theoretical and hands-on learning. While classroom learning through participation in the forms of discussions and case studies, presentations, simulation games, assignments, etc., emphasises conceptual clarity, practical inputs are provided through the rigorous fieldwork system, which complements the classroom inputs by throwing light on the practical dimension of the profession. The insights that emerge out of such an experience make students conceptually strong and successful in practice of the profession. Students are also required to complete a dissertation on any topic of their choice. All these, coupled with the focused attention that students get owing to the small size of the batch, makes personal learning highly effective. Fieldwork is a continuous process, which seeks to facilitate student’s exposure to varied industry sectors. Besides, students undertake internships with organisations for a period ranging from 6–8 weeks, which is seen as an opportunity for the student to learn significantly from, and contribute meaningfully to organisations. In brief, the M.A. in HRM & LR programme, which benefits from over 4 decades of teaching and research in the same area, is a challenging teaching–learning experience that blends cutting edge theory with innovative practice to develop business leaders for the global industry. The TISS HRM & LR post-graduates are amongst the most sought after in the global industry today. They occupy positions of leadership across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors including, IT/ITeS, banking and finance, telecom, manufacturing, public sector, pharmaceutical, retail and management consultancy.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

First Courses 36
Field Work 12
Dissertation (Stage 1) 1
Second Courses 17
Field Work/Internship 12
Dissertation (Stage 2 & 3) 5
Choice Based Credit Courses 8
Total 91

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit 
I FC Foundation Course 6 Compulsory
Philosophy of Research 1
FCHR 05 Quantitative Reseach 2
FCHR 06 Qualitative Research 2
FCHR 01 Management of Human Resources: Theory and Design 2
HR 01 Industrial Relations 2
HR 02 Labour Law 2 Compulsory
FCHR 02 Psychology and Structure Organisation 1
FCHR 03 Sociology of Organisations 1
FCHR 04 Organisational Economics 1
HRFW 01 Field Work 6
PC 01 Interaction with HR Heads - Compulsory
& Non evaluative
PC 02 Round Table Discussion on Filed Work followed by Industrial Visits -
PC 03 Understanding Self and Facilitating Relationship -
II HR 03 Accounting and Costing 1 Compulsory
HR 04 Labour Economics 2
HR 05 Organisation Behavior: Individual in the Organisation 2
HR 06 Performance Management 2
HR 07 Learning and Development 2
HR 08 Compensation 2
HR 09 Labour Welfare & Decent Work 2
HR 10 Operations Management 1
HR 11 Marketing and Sales Management 1
HR 12 Management Information Systems 1
HRDS 01 Dissertation Stage 1 1
HRFW 02 Field Work 6
PC 04 Development Centre - Compulsory
& Non evaluative
III HR 13 Organisation Behaviour: Group in the Organisation 2 Compulsory
HR 14 Organisation Development and Change Management 2
HR 15 Labour Law & Public Policy 1
HR 16 Trade Unions 1
HR 17 Strategic Management 1
Optional Courses (Choose any 5)  
HRO 01 Conflict Management 1 Optional
HRO 02 Negotiation Management 1
HRO 03 Human Resource Management in International Settings 1
HRO 04 Advanced Learning and Development 1
HRO 05 Advanced Compensation and Benefits 1
HRO 06 Business Strategy and the Environment 1
HRO 07 Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations in Service Organisation 1
HRO 08 Industrial Jurisprudence 1 Optional
HRO 09 Comparative Industrial Relations 1
HRO 10 Taxation 1
HRO 11 Employer Branding 1
HRO 12 Power and Leadership in Organisations 1
HRO 021 Sales Management for HR Managers 1
HRDS 02 Dissertation Stage 2 2 Compulsory
HRFW 03 Field Work 6
PC 05 Assessment Centre - Compulsory
& Non evaluative
IV HR 18 Corporate Governance & Business Ethics 2 Compulsory
HR 19 Strategic Human Resource Management 2
Optional Courses (Choose any 5)  
HRO 13 Gender and Diversity Management 1 Optional
HRO 14 Psychometrics 1
HRO 15 Social Network Analysis 1
HRO 16 Micro Econometrics 1
HRO 17 Talent Management 1
HRO 18 Designing Organisation for Innovations 1
HRO 19 Labour Administration 1
HRO 20 Moral Leadership 1
HRDS 03 Dissertation Stage 3 3 Compulsory
HRFW 04 Field Work 6

*Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Fee Structure:


Components HRM
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0

Field Work Charges 4000 4000 4000 4000
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 10000 0 0  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 48200 26300 19800 20300
Total Fees for Hostellers 79200 57300 50800 51300
*Details under School        


*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.