M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) (Self Financed)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Management and Labour Studies

Intake: 34


 ( This is a Self Financed program, no fee concession or waivers available for this program. )


Organisations are affected by constant change and the ability to adapt, stay relevant, and thrive in uncertain times is the key determinant of their very existence. This has created a need for a genre of professionals who are able to create organizations with resilience, to enable organisations to better respond and adapt to industry/market changes and technological advances by deeply impacting both organizational factors and human factors. The M. A. – Organisation Development, Change and Leadership (ODCL) is a response to this need from the industry. This programme focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed for professionals dealing people and organization issues, specifically with Organisation Development and Change.

The M.A. (ODCL) programme is developing a new generation of leaders who are able to ride this wave of change and lead organisations. The programme transforms students, both personally and professionally. Students gain a deeper understanding about themselves and a thorough knowledge of behavioural science, organizational strategy, operational excellence and the interplay of systems

and people processes. This is in addition to creating an in-depth understanding of functional knowledge across management disciplines.

The learning methodology is heavily tilted in favour of experiential learning through intensive “Field Immersions” across organisations. Students will have hands on exposure to different business functions during the field immersions in varied industries. Renowned national and international academicians — in addition to reputed practitioners from the industry

— will facilitate classroom sessions.

This MA (ODCL) programme blends multi-disciplinary formal and collaborative learning with human interaction labs, research dissertation and situated learning experiences in social sector organisations and small medium enterprises. It focuses on nurturing next generation global leaders who can understand the new world as a system of interacting components that impact each other in significant, but often underutilised ways; opening doors for a more holistic, effective and innovative leadership for businesses and societies. For those passionate about career growth and making a difference, an M.A. in Organisation Development, Change and Leadership is the programme to reckon with.


Prior to attending the personal interview, candidates are advised to read at least one of the following books to get a better understanding of the subject:

(1) Organization Development and Change [10th Edition] by Thomas G. Cummings and Christopher G. Worley [Cengage].

(2) Organization Development:Behavioral Science Interventions For Organizational Improvement [6th Edition] by Wendell L. French, Cecil H. Bell Jr., and Veena Vohra [Pearson].

(3) Organization Development: Accelerating Learning and Transformation [Second Edition] by S. Ramnarayan and T. V. Rao [Sage].

(4) HRD, OD, and Institution Building: Essays in Memory of Udai Pareek Edited by T. V. Rao and Anil K. Khandelwal [Sage].

(5) Organization Development: A practitioner's guide for OD and HR by Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge and Linda Holbeche [Kogan Page].

Distribution of Credit Hours:


I Foundation Courses 4
Courses              22
Field Immersion 12
Choice Based Credit Courses (Elective Foundation) 2
Choice Based Credit Courses (Open Electives) 2
Research Project (Dissertation) 1
Leadership as Service Project 2
II Courses 18
Field Immersion 12
Choice Based Credit Courses(Disciplinary Electives) 6
Research Project (Dissertation) 5
Total 86



Semesterwise Courses:


Semester Course Course Title Credits

FC Foundation Course 4
ODCL 01 Introduction to Organisation Development, Change and Leadership 2
ODCL 02 Research Methodology, Qualitative Research 2
ODCL 03 Organisation Theory and Design 2
ODCL 04 Statistics and Business Analytics 2
ODCL 05 Finance and Accounting Management 2
ODCL 06 Organisational Behaviour I 2
PC 01 Human Interaction Lab  
ODCL FW 01 Field Immersion - I 6
II ODCL 07 Organisational Behaviour II 2
ODCL 08 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2
ODCL 09 Organisation Analysis and Diagnostic Evaluation 2
ODCL 10 Human Resources: Systems and Processes 2
ODCL 11 Operations Management 2
ODCL FW 02 Field Immersion -II 6
PC 03 Leadership as Service Projectt* 2
  Dissertation (Stage I) 8
III ODCL 12 Human Process Interventions 2
ODCL 13 Marketing and Sales Management 2
ODCL 14 Organisational Change: Practice Perspective 2
ODCL 15 Leadership: Theory and Practice 2
ODCL 16 Facilitation: Theory and Practice 2
ODCL FW 03 Field Immersion - III 6
  Dissertation (Stage II) 2
  Optional Courses (Choose 2 or 3 Courses)  
ODCL OC 01 Coaching and Mentoring 2
ODCL OC 02 OD and Innovation 2
ODCL OC 03 Employment Relations 2
IV ODCL 17 Data Management and Analyses 2
ODCL 18 Strategy and Strategic Interventions 2
ODCL 19 Techno Structural Interventions 2
ODCL 20 Learning and Capability Development 2
  Dissertation (Stage III) 3
ODCL FW 04 Field Immersion - IV 6
    Optional Courses (Choose one course or non - totally 3 courses across semester 3 and semester 4)  
  ODCL OC 04 Art and OD 2
  ODCL OC 05 Diversity and inclusion 2


*Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses, and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Due to the current pandemic situation courses may be shifted or taught across semesters.




Fee Structure:


Component M.A. In Organisation Development, Change and Leadership
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students’ Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 1,69,800 1,81,700 1,80,200 1,79,700
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.