Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource

About Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource

About Us

Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource group contributes through teaching, research and corporate training programs. The Area offers specialization in HRM and also conducts core courses such as "Human Behavior at Work," “Organization Design and Change,” and “Human Resources Management and a wide range of elective courses such “Competency Mapping”, “Performance & Compensation Management”, “Negotiation Skills” etc. (list). The Area also contributes significantly to executive education through design and execution of ‘open’ and ‘customized’ training and management development programs – both, short and long term.

Faculty Members

The Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource area consists of the following members

The OB&HR group presently has 6 faculty members with a combined industry and teaching experience of around 90 years. The OB&HR faculty are either active in research and consistently publish their research in leading international journals or they draw from their rich corporate experience or both. In the field of research, our faculty members have interest in specific areas of expertise. The below list provides a referential starting point for organizations, academicians and students looking for research collaborations and consulting.

Prof. Subir Verma, Director, FSM

Ph.D. from IIM, Ahmedabad; M.A. (Gold Medalist) and M.Phil. in Political Science from Delhi University.

Prof. Chiradip Bandyopadhyay

PhD, IIT Kharagpur; PGDPM, XISS Ranchi; B. Tech, (Fibre Technology), Calcutta University

Prof. Neeraj Kumar

PGDM, (FORE School of Management); PGD (Social Welfare), Calcutta University; B.Sc. (Physics), University of Delhi.

Prof. Prachi Bhatt

PhD (HRM); MHRM; B.Sc. (Env. Sciences), M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur; Certified in Negotiation Research and Teaching from the Kellogg School of Management, IL, USA.

Prof. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya

PhD, FMS, University of Delhi; Post- Doctoral, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Prof. Sunanda Nayak

FPM, MDI Gurgaon; Master’s in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Utkal University; Master’s in Sociology, Utkal University

Courses offered by us

In order to stay contemporary and relevant for future managers, the curriculum is necessarily revised every year through area-wise Curriculum Review Committee comprising of representatives from the industry. Courses are also added, deleted or modified based on feedback from the industry and academia. These are some of the courses presently being offered by the OB&HR Area:

Core Courses for PGDM Programs

Human Behaviour in Organisations
Human Resources Management
Organisation Design and Change
Managerial Skills for Effectiveness

Elective Courses for PGDM Programs

Employee Relations – Legislations & Compliances
Competency Mapping
Personal Growth Lab
Learning & Development
Performance & Compensation Management
Negotiation Skills
Managing Talent & Careers in Organisations
Strategic HR Management (IIP)

OB&HR Courses in PG Executive Program

Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness
Talent Management
Designing High Performance Organisations
Leading a High Performing Team

The list of electives above is indicative and tentative. Students may opt for these courses subject to specialization requirements, availability, eligibility, limitations on class size, etc. and, as mentioned above, the list may change from year to year.

Executive Education/MDPs

Executive Education/MDPs

The area is the most significant contributor to executive education and designs and runs programmes on topics pertaining to soft skills such as leadership, team performances, conflict resolution, problem solving, creativity, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, negotiations as also HRM topics like Training & Development, HRM for Line Managers, HR Analytics, Strategic HRM, Performance Management, Competency Mapping etc. The Area has also been involved in designing customised long and short-term programmes for leading organisations in the public and private sectors such as NHPC, NTPC, PGCIL, BALCO, HINDALCO, SAIL, EIL, Petronet, Relaxo, Collabera, Sentiss Pharma, Directorate General of Resettlement (Defence Personnel) etc.


Centre for Psychometric Testing and Research (CPTR)

The ‘area’ also nurtures a ‘centre of excellence’ named Centre for Psychological Testing and Research (CPTR). CPTR provides an intellectual space for psychometric research and promotes education and training in psychometric testing. With its in-house trained faculty, CPTR conducts workshops, management development programs, consultation and training in psychometric tests.


Special Interest Group, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource (SIG-HR)

SIG-HR is a group comprising students who share an interest in and wish to explore state of the art in HRM practices worldwide and share the knowledge with the larger student community. SIG-HR publishes and circulates a document periodically highlighting topics pertaining to human resources management. The Group also organises activities like panel discussions, inter and intra college competitions, workshops etc. Like all other student led groups, SIG-HR helps providing real-time experience of interacting with the corporate world, working in teams, planning and coordinating budgets, managing events and nurturing decision making skills.