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Department of Research Methodology


The DRMISSS is an elevation of the “Social Science Methodology and interdisciplinary Studies Cell” established in the academic year 1978-79.

The main objective of this department is to carry out teaching in the context of social change. It started functioning with a part-time Diploma in Research Methodology for M.Phi. students and with interdisciplinary studies projects sponsored by UGC and State Government.

In the year 1986-87 the department instituted a two-year full time Master of Labour Welfare (MLW) programme of interdisciplinary nature and subsequently the department instituted P.G.Diploma in Human Resource Development (PGDHRD). In the year

1995-96 a two-year full time Master of Human Resource Development (MHRD) programme has been introduced. In the western zone comprising of Rajasthan, M.P., Gujarat and Maharashtra states most of the universities offers only Diploma in HRD programme. MHRD programme of this university is thus unique in this respect. From the academic year 1999-2000 the P.G.Diploam in HRD programme has been elevated to Three year Part-time MHRD programme.


The MLW and MHRD programmes are excepted to play a significant role in education and providing a continuous streams of trained managers and business executives for the requirements of business and industry.

The main objectives of both programmes are:

  • To provide educational facilities to students to enter in the management career.
  • To undertake the study of managerial and industrial relation problems of the industrial units and guide them in order to enhance their efficiency.
  • To help to develop the professional competence of youths by giving them exposure to industries.



The foundation for MLW and MHRD is built on core subjects

  • Socio-psychological Dimensions of Industry
  • Managerial economics
  • Human Resource Information & Control System
  • Industrial and Labour Legislation
  • General and Personnel Administration
  • Survey Methods and Labour Statistics.

The course content in the second year of MLW and MHRD programmes have specialized subjects on Labour Welfare and HRD respectively.

MLW Part – II

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Labour Legislation – II
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resource Development – I (HRD system practices & Performance Appraisala)
  • Labour Movement, Labour Welfare and Labour Policy
  • Economic Dimension of Industry
MHRD Part – II
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Development
  • Economics of Human Resource
  • Human Resource Development – I (HRD Systems, Practices and Performance Appraisals)
  • Human Resource Development – II (Training and Development, potential Appraisals and Career Development)
  • Human Resource Development – III (HRD for workers, HRD in Banking Industry, NGOs and Human Resource Accounting)

The course structure of both programmes have been evolved through careful scrutiny of course structure of similar other programme instituted by different universities and institutes. Particularly for HRD, we were inspired by the course structure of M.S.University, Baroda, IGNOU, National HRD Network, Narsimonji Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and Institute of Labour Studies, Chennai. The Department had the benefit of the effective and successful interaction with Dr.T.V.Rao, the Doyen of HRD in India for structuring the course. Our MHRD programme is only one of its kinds to get accreditation from ECE Inc. USA equivalent to MBA with major HR from USA University. Our syllabus is at par with UGC NET examination syllabus.


A part form the university library, the department has its own library containing books on Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, HRD and Organiastional Behaviour etc. Besides this, it also subscribes some important magazines and journals on the management subjects, it has received Rs.1 lakh 5 thousand as endowment fund form Hari Om Ashram, Surat.


The department is well equipped with a computer lab consisting od 20 Pentium – IV computers, one Wimdow-2000 server and one Linux server.


Regular class discussions and lectures the main methods of teaching. Emphasis is also placed on the other methods like case discussion, seminars, video session etc. To enable the students to actively participate in the class discussion and take regular interest in study, electro-state notes and other teaching materials are provided.

Special lectures by eminent persons like senior executives of companies, management experts and bureaucrats of government departments are held.


The department has One Reader specialized in Personnel, HRD and Organizational Behaviour. The department has the benefit of the visiting faculties from affiliated colleges and from industries in and around Surat. About ten very senior professors from colleges and about ten senior executives from industries are rendering their services for conducting these programmes. We also invite every year about five out standing experts in their respective areas as guest speakers.


For exposure to the practical situations faced by managers in industries visits to organizations and government departments in the city are organized from time to time. A question answer session is arranged with the senior officials or the bureaucrats where the students can raise their queries.

Some of the visits held are:

  • Deputy Commissioner of Labour
  • Assistant Commissioner of Labour
  • Industrial Court
  • Labour Court
  • Employee’s State Insurance Corporation
  • Welfare Centres
  • Trade Unions
  • Urban Community Development Centre
  • Legal Aid Centre
  • Provident Fund Commissioner


After completion of the first year each and every student of MLW-MHRD is required to undergo practical training in the approved business organization for eight weeks. A presentation with the help of the audio visual aids on experiences related to internship is to be given along with the submission of a project report. The students are supervised by the faculty members of the department during their internship.


The department each year arranges organizational tours. It is compulsory for each MLW-MHRD student to know about the HRD practices in present economic scenario. Faculty members accompany the students.


Though, at present, there is no separate placement service arrangement, the department remains in constant touch with industries for their placement requirements. Every year placement bulletin is published and sent to reputed organization. We have very warm response from the industries in this regard.










Higher payment






Any graduation in Second Class with 48% marks and English as a compulsory subject under 10+2+3 pattern from recognized university.








The entrance test for all the programme is based on GRE and GMATE test and model test of Competition Success Review. It contains 100 objective type questions with alternative answer from which appropriate answer is to be ticked mark. It covers broadly general knowledge and current events (sports, literature, history, science, politics, economics etc.) and reasoning hour. The candidates getting 50% marks and above will be called for group discussion and personal interview.

From the successful candidates in objective test random groups will be formed for the group discussion. Topics will be given on the spot to groups and it will be mostly on popular issues related to current events. The duration for group discussion will be 30 minutes.

In personal interview, weightge is given to level knowledge in one’s own subjects (graduation) and area of interest. The aptitude for these programmes and willingness to go through hard labour will be judged.




  • The candidates should submit prescribed form for application attached with prospects duly filled in within stipulated time period with all necessary documents.
  • For admission to MLW/MHRD programme (i) Objective type entrance test caring 100 marks (ii) candidate receiving 50 marks and above in the (i) above will be called for group discussion and personal interview each carries 50 marks (iii) the candidates will be selected on the basis of their over all performance in (i) + (ii) above and merit list for admission will be placed on notice board. No communication will be made by the department to the candidates during the process (i) and (ii) above.
  • The candidate will have to present the following documents at the time of personal interview (i) Bachelors degree mark sheet (ii) Cast Certificate – if applicable (iii) Non creamy Layer certificate – if applicable.


The department follows the rules and regulations concerning reservations decided by the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. However, (i) there is no exemption for any category in the eligibility criteria and (ii) reserve category students will get benefit 5% less only then the last admission in open category for final selection in MLW programme only (iii) as the MHRD programme run on self-finance basis, students of reserved categories and girls, if selected, will have to pay full fees Please note that: (1) Students of the other universities if selected should submit Provisional Eligibility certificate (2) Fees once paid will not be refunded in any circumstances (3) in the matter of interpretation of any rule relating to admission procedure to these programmes the decision of the Vice-Chancellor, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat shall be final and binding.


Students passing the whole examinations in first class and receiving highest percentage marks shall be eligible for gold medals sponsored by Hari Om Ashram, Surat.


Students of the department who desire to take hostel accommodation in the university shall be apply in the prescribed form which can be had from the university office. No guarantee is given for hostel accommodation, as the numbers of seats available are limited.


  • Each paper of 100 marks, it will be divided into (i) External evaluation and (ii) Internal evaluation.
  • Internal Evaluation: It carries 30 marks in each paper as under:
    • 10 marks for regularity and participation in the programme.
    • 10 marks for assignments
    • 10 marks for test in each paper.
  • External Evaluation: The external (university) examination is consisting of 70 marks in each paper.
  • Practical Work/Project: Practical work/Project is to be submitted in the second year of the programme and evaluated as external (university) out of 100 marks.


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