Madras School of Social Work

with Knowledge Partner

Kelsa Solutions


Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

PGDHRM 2020 – 2021


If you have found yourself wishing you could handle
people around you better, this is a great place to

MSSW and Kelsa are excited to welcome admissions for the fourth batch of the one year Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM). The program covers the entire gamut of HRM to prepare line managers and HR Professionals to design, implement and improve people systems and processes. The program provides, apart from academic inputs, practical knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives from industry experts.

We Offer

  • Real-world focus enabling immediate applicability in the workplace
  • Diploma awarded by one of India’s top-ranked colleges
  • Modular course structure focusing on all areas of HR & OD
  • Classes held on Saturdays for the convenience of working professionals
  • Faculty drawn from practitioners across diverse industries

Who can enroll?

  • Working individuals aspiring to be HR professionals
  • Managers desiring to improve their people leadership skills
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company
  • HR practitioners who want to upgrade their knowledge on contemporary people practices
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • For working professionals, the applicants should have a minimum of one year of work experience and a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum pass percentage of 50%
  • Fresh graduates in any discipline, who have a minimum aggregate of 70% may be considered for admission to this course this year*

Core Courses Offered

  • Human Behaviour in Organisations
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Legislative Framework for Business
  • Managerial Communication
  • Workforce Planning and Staffing
  • Performance Management
  • Organisation Structure and Design
  • Learning and Competency Development
  • Compensation and Rewards Management

Electives (3 out of 4)

  • HR Analytics
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Personal Effectiveness

Course Fee

  • For the academic year 2020-2021, the fee will be INR 1,20,000/- including GST. The fee is payable in 3 installments.

Admission Details

  • Last date for application : 10.August.2020
  • Selection Process: Online test and personal interaction via Zoom
  • Course start date (tentative) : 19.August.2020

* Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the above-mentioned date of course commencement is subjected to change

Course Delivery

We would have live online classes till the current Covid situation normalizes and till MSSW campus opens up for classes. We would then likely move to a hybrid model of online and in-person classes or fully into in-person classes depending on the degree of normalcy. The online classes would be scheduled in a convenient manner ensuring that all participants are able to attend all the sessions. The mode of delivery for earlier batches was in-person classes on Saturdays at MSSW campus in Egmore.

This would be a highly interactive course which would have polls, group activities (even on Zoom via breakout rooms), case studies etc., ensuring reinforcement of the learning. MSSW also ensures a limited batch size (max of 30) to ensure higher level of interaction with & learning from co-participants.

Participant Profile

Course participants in earlier batches were from Accenture, Ernst & Young, TAFE, Michelin, Olam, Cognizant, KPMG, Maveric, Royal Enfield, Murugappa Group, CSS Corp, GE, TCS, Tata Communications, SCIO Health Analytics etc. In a batch, 70% – 80% of the participants would HR Professionals interested to upskill and fasten the pace of career growth, and 20% – 30% of participants would be non-HR Professionals who plan to use the course as a stepping stone to move into a career in HR.

Contact Us at Kelsa

8754488361 (Ms. Radhika)

9840659999 (Mr.Antony)

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