While theoretically, HRM functions and Labour Laws are delivered as two distinct fields, in practice, they have to be delivered in a complimentary manner. The current program introduces various HRM functions intertwined with the existing law of the land so that the practitioner can fashion the deliverables in the best possible manner. Hence, the program envisions growing as a one-of-a-kind course in India that provides aninterwoven approach in imparting knowledge of Labour & Employment laws in Human Resource Management.The program's mission is to create better workplaces across India by developing legal acumen among its stakeholders regarding current labour laws.
With the objective of Ease of Doing Business in India, the Central Government has introduced/implemented four labour codes. With the overarching objectiveof providing a synergy between the critical HR management functions with yester system and the future codes, this course shall have the following objectives:
a. The candidate shall be able to understand and define HRM functions in light of labour laws.
b. The candidate shall be able to explain the critical difference between existing labour legislations and the changes introduced by the novel labour codes.
c. The candidate shall be able to understand fundamental processes in hiring of contract labour and compliances associated with it under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and consequent changes introduced by the Occupational Health Safety and Working Conditions Code 2020.
d. The candidate shall be able to understand every aspect of job designing, contracts, recruitment, and wage designing, as well as laws relating to them.
e. The candidate shall be able to apply compliances mandated under social security legislation and the Social Security Codes.
f. The candidate shall be able to understand various techniques, strategies, and issues associated with the termination of employment and closure in light of statutory compliances and obligations of employers and rights of employee.
g. The candidate shall be able to understand how the Indian courts have applied labour legislation through various schools of interpretation.
a. Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree in any discipline from any recognized University; or
b. Candidates who complete three years of their 5-Year Integrated Degree Programme are also eligible to apply; or
c. Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Graduation / Engineering are also eligible to apply.
Direct Admission subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.
The duration of the programme is one year and the maximum period for completion of the programme is two years including the year of admission.
Every candidate admitted to the course shall pay the prescribed fees at the time of admission. If a candidate is required to continue the course beyond the academic year because of his/her non- fulfillment of the prescribed requirements for the award of the Advanced Diploma, he/she shall pay the Continuation Fee to continue their course in the subsequent year.
The marks secured in the papers already appeared by the candidate shall be carried forward during the span of the eligibility for the programme.
After completion of the maximum period, if the candidate fails to fulfill all the requirements for the award of the Advanced Diploma, the admission stands automatically cancelled. In such cases they need to enrol afresh for the programme.
Course fee : Rs. 30,000/- p.a. (5% fee concession to the candidates belonging to SC / ST / PWD Category)
Note: The University reserves the right to revise the fee structure from time to time.
The courses syllabus is broadly divided into four Subjects:
The Advanced Diploma Programme will be for a period of one year. Personal Contact Programme (PCP) sessions will be held twice in a year by the subject experts. The candidates can contact / communicate through email with the subject experts for queries, if any, on the concerned subject. Relevant course material will be uploaded on the website and can be accessed through their login id. The Self Learning Materials (Reading Materials) printed copies will also be sent to the enrolled candidates.
PCP sessions will be conducted for four days twice in a year at Hyderabad by the subject experts. Suggested reference guidance would be provided at the contact sessions. Each subject shall consist of 12 teaching hours which will come to 48 teaching hours for the total programme. The recorded videos of the classes will be uploaded on the dedicated website and can be accessed by the candidates through their login ids. Attendance at the PCP is not compulsory but candidates are advised to attend the classes as they are important to understand the subject and successfully complete the course. The learners are also expected to put in at least 30 hours of study for each credit.
The website will be the main delivery system in terms of updating the information on the subject. The access to the website will be deactivated after the completion of the minimum duration and will be revived on the payment of the continuation fee.
Admission Process From February to June every year
Note : The PCP Sessions (classes) will be conducted in blended mode (online / physical) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. However, the examinations will be conducted physically at Hyderabad only.
There will be one annual examination for each paper. Each paper shall carry 100 marks.
The performance of all the candidates in all courses shall be evaluated on a 10 point scale with corresponding grade values as mentioned below:
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is arrived at by dividing the sum of the products of Grade Values and the Course Credits in each subject by the total number of credits in all the subjects.
A candidate to be successful should obtain a minimum of 50% marks or the equivalent grade, i.e., B in every subject. However, the candidate who fails to obtain the minimum grade (i.e., B) shall be given chance(s) to re-appear for the examination whenever the same is conducted till the completion of the maximum period, i.e., two years from the date of admission on payment of repeat / supplementary examination fee and the continuation fee as prescribed. No candidate who has cleared the subject by securing 50 marks or above is allowed to re-appear in the examination for improving the marks / grade.
In case a candidate obtains fractional marks, the fraction will be rounded off to the nearest whole number.
The Course Coordinator with the approval of the Director, DDE may add FIVE grace marks in total for all the subjects to enable a candidate to pass the examination. The said provision will not be applicable in case of re-evaluation and/or for improvement of grade.
Provided that under no circumstances, a candidate shall be granted more than five grace marks to be distributed in all subjects.
A candidate to be eligible for the award of the Advanced Diploma in Labour Laws and Employee Management should secure 50% marks or ‘B’ grade in all the subjects obtaining at least CGPA of 5.50 out of 10.00.
A candidate admitted to the program has to complete all the prescribed requirements within a maximum period of two years from and including the year of admission in order to be eligible for the award of the Advanced Diploma.
The candidates desiring of re-evaluation have to apply in writing along with the re-evaluation fee within 15 days from the date of declaration of results. On the receipt of the request for re-evaluation, the paper would be sent to subject expert other than the evaluator and the results of the same will be communicated within 45 days. A change in the original score shall be made only when, upon re-evaluation, the change is FIVE marks or more. The Re-evaluation result is final and there will be no further appeal to the same.
No candidate who has cleared the subject by securing 50 marks or above is allowed to re-appear in the examination or apply for re-evaluation for improving marks / grade.
The recounting of the paper would be done without collecting any fee but on the written request to the Director, DDE by the candidate. The change, if any, shall be incorporated accordingly.
The Vice-Chancellor on the report and recommendation of the Course Co-ordinator can cancel the registration of a candidate and also debar them from examinations and further enrolment if he or she is found to be indulging in abusive, unruly behavior with the faculty or staff of the University. Such behavior will also include abusive mails, phone calls or defamatory tweets / posts / blogs etc.
The NALSAR University Academic Mis-Conduct Regulations, as approved by the Executive Council of the University will apply suitably for the candidates enrolled for this programme.
a) In case of withdrawal within 15 days from the closure of the admission, 10% of the course fee paid shall be retained by the University towards administrative charges;
b) In respect of candidates who withdraw their candidature after 15 days from the closure of admission, total course fee paid by the candidates shall be retained by the University.
c) All other fee other than course fee, once paid is non-refundable.
Note: The University reserves the right to modify the admission process, fee structure, course structure, course content, the evaluation scheme and other Rules from time to time.
He is also an alumnus of the prestigious International Leadership Program established by the U.S Department of State. He has been consulted on various professional assignments by IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, Columbia Earth Institute etc.
Dr. V.K. Unni teaches business laws and public policy issues. He has published on Trademarks & Domain names and other issues of Internet Laws. He holds a PhD in IPR from NALSAR University of Law.
Read more - https://www.iimcal.ac.in/users/unniv