The DRMISSS is an elevation of the “Social Science Methodology
and interdisciplinary Studies Cell” established in the academic
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
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
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
MLW Part – II
Labour Legislation – II
Human Resource Development – I (HRD system practices &
Labour Movement, Labour Welfare and Labour Policy
Economic Dimension of Industry
MHRD Part – II
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.
ORGANIZATION AND OBSERVATION VISITS:
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
Employee’s State Insurance Corporation
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
INTAKE AND ELIGIBILITY:
Any graduation in Second Class with
48% marks and English as a compulsory subject under
10+2+3 pattern from recognized university.
SELECTION TEST PETTERN:
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
10 marks for regularity and participation in the
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.