Career in Human Resource Management

Employees are the most important assets of an organization. In today’s competitive global business environment, hiring good professionals have become not only a difficult but an expensive process as well.

Training them about the values and skills they need to succeed, ensuring they understand the organization’s mission and strategy, and keeping them productive is the most important priority of any management institution.

Human Resource Management jobs involves recruiting personnels and their training, salary administration and handling union management relations. With a great scope  in any organization, Personnel management or Human Resource management has surfaced as a lucrative career option. Many human resource courses are thus offered now by many colleges and institutes.

Human Resource Management Eligibility Criteria

Generally most of the universities in India impart education in this specialized field of study only at postgraduate level. For pursuing a course in Human Resource Management, an aspirant should be a bachelor’s degree holder (10+2+3 of pattern) in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 50 % marks in aggregate.

In case of SC/ST/OBC the minimum marks can be 45%. Selection procedure consists of an entrance examination where the aptitude and suitability of the candidates for this specialized field is scrutinized.

Most of the government recognized institutes conduct common entrance test. The test consists of questions concerning English, Reasoning, General Science and General Knowledge. The test is followed by a group discussion and interview.

Human Resource Management Skills & Attributes

  • An outgoing, friendly personality with the ability to handle people and pressure
  • Should be a great team player and a source of inspiration and motivation to the subordinates.
  • Plan and coordinate an organization’s workforce to best use employees’ talents
  • Link an organization’s management with its employees
  • Plan and oversee employee benefit programs
  • Serve as a consultant with other managers advising them on human resource issues, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of specialists and support staff
  • Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures

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Human Resource Management Job Prospects

Every industry, business and trade needs Human Resource Development Managers for maintaining their work force. So a job in human resources management holds a good promise. These mainly include major business and corporate houses, multinational companies, airlines, factories, industries, government departments and govt. ministries etc.

Top Career Options in Human Resource Management

Some of the top career options in Human Resource Management are: 

  • Nonprofit Human Resources Expert
  • International Human Resources Professional
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Employee Education Consultant

Human Resource Management Salary

As decisions of HR managers directly influence the productivity and efficiency of any organization, today a career in Human Resource Management stands for successful career and swift job growth.

Starting as a trainee, an average human resource management graduate can earn a salary between Rs.8,000-Rs.10, 000. One can command a higher salary as his/her familiarity with the HR operations rises.

Human Resource Management Institutes/Universities

The famous places for training in HR management include :

  • XLRI, Jamshedpur
Contact Information
Circuit House Area (East)
Jamshedpur 831 001
Jharkhand, India
Phone : +91 – 657 – 398 3333
Fax : +91 – 657 – 222 7814
E-mail : [email protected]
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  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Contact Information
Post box 8313, Deonar,
Mumbai 400088
Phone : 91-22-2556 3289-96
Fax : 91-22-2556 2912
E-mail : [email protected]
Website :

  • National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM)
Contact Information
D1/E1, Prathamesh Co-op. Hsg. Society Ltd.,
Off Veer Savarkar Marg,
Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400 025
Phone : 022 – 2431 62 71
Telefax : 022 – 2422 04 07
E-mail : [email protected]
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  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Instt. of Management Studies, Indore
Contact Information
R. N. T. Marg,
Indore (M.P.), India Pin- 452 001
Phone : +91-731-2527532
Fax : +91-731-2529540
E-mail : [email protected][email protected]
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  • IPS Academy of School of Management, Indore
Contact Information
IPS Academy, Rajendra Nagar, A.B. Road,
Indore 452012 (Madhya Pradesh)
Phone : 0731-5058673/74/77/79
Fax : 0731-5041627
E-Mail : [email protected],
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  • Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa
Contact Information
Rewa – 486003
Madhya Pradesh, India
Phone : (+91-07662) 51519
Fax : (+91-07662) 51519
Email : [email protected]

  • University of Delhi
Contact Information
University Road, Delhi 110 007
Phone South Campus : 011-24119832
Phone North Campus : 011-2766709, 27667011, 27667190
Fax : 011-27667049
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  • Rajasthan University, Jaipur
Contact Information
University of Rajasthan JLN Marg,
Jaipur 302004
Rajasthan, India
Phone : 91-141-2711070
Fax : 91-141-2711799
E-mail : [email protected]
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  • Bombay University, Mumbai
Contact Information
University of Mumbai
M.G. Road, Fort
Mumbai – 400 032 Maharashtra-400032
Phone : 022 – 2652825
Fax : 22 – 2652832
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  • Calcutta University, Kolkata
Contact Information
University of Calcutta
Senate House, 87 /1 College Street,
Kolkata-700 073, West Bengal
Phone : 033 22410071(O) 24106741(R)
Fax : 22413222
E-mail : [email protected]
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  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Contact Information
Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar – 143 005 Punjab-143003
Phone : 2450601-14 (14 lines)
Fax : 0183-2258819, 2258820
E-mail : [email protected]
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  • Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Canchipur Imphal
Contact Information
Canchipur, Imphal
Phone : (0385) 2435276/24355055
Fax : ( 0385) 2435145
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  • Jamia Millia University, New Delhi
Contact Information
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-10025
Phone : 26984650, 26985180
Fax : 011-26981232
Email : [email protected]
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  • Hamdard University, New Delhi
Contact Information
Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar,
New Delhi 110062
Phone : 011- 26059662
Fax : 011- 26059663
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  • Amity School of management, New Delhi
Contact Information
Amity Campus, Sector 44
Noida – 201303
Phone : 26569050, 2653047
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  • Wigan & Leigh College, New Delhi
Contact Information
1001-1005, Ansal Tower
38, Nehru Place
New Delhi – 110019
Phone : 011-41617053-56
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  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
Contact Information
Manipal University
Manipal – 576104, Karnataka
Phone : 0820 2571978
Fax : 0820 2571982
E-mail : [email protected]