Programme Overview

Creating sustainable value through people is of strategic importance for most organizations. Contemporary pressures such as globalization, rapid changes in technology and social norms, and increasing emphasis on corporate social responsibility make it imperative to take a strategic perspective on human resource management issues, beyond the traditional administrative way of managing people. Most employers now recognize employees as a source of sustainable competitive advantage. This program while recapitulating participants’ knowledge of the HRM domain at an operational level, seeks to build on it to develop a strategic perspective. The program aims to equip middle and top level managers, both line managers and HR managers, with knowledge and skills to make human resource management decisions to build and sustain competitive advantage.

The program begins with a brief overview of basics of HRM, employee/ industrial relations, leadership and talent management, organizational culture, followed by an overview of basics of strategy, both business and corporate strategy, and then on the link between strategy and HRM. The program also covers general management topics that are relevant for SHRM, along with contemporary issues such as international HRM, managing platform economy workers, evolving issues in employee/ industrial relations, HR analytics and millennial workers.

Programme Objective

After completing this programme, the participants should be better managers and be able to

  • Distinguish between strategic and operational HRM
  • Understand business strategy and corporate strategy
  • Understand the relationship between Strategic HRM, and business and corporate strategy
  • Understand the integration of HRM with marketing, finance, and operations
  • Understand the contemporary developments and challenges in HRM and Employee/Industrial Relations

Programme Directors
Professor Amit Dhiman

Professor Amit Dhiman

Human Resource Management

Professor Dharma Raju Bathini

Professor Dharma Raju Bathini

Human Resource Management

Who Should Attend

Middle and top level managers with a minimum of seven (7) years of work / industry experience, who are at least graduates (10+2+3/10+2+4/10+2+2 /11+1+3) in any discipline with minimum 50% marks.Those candidates who have less than 50% marks in graduation but have more than 50% marks in Post-Graduation (from a recognized university) are also eligible for the program. HRM background is not necessary. Students would be shortlisted on the basis of assessment of background , credentials submitted along with the application form. Candidates should be working at the time of filling up the application form.

Programme Duration and Delivery

The duration of the programme is one year.

The sessions will be delivered through online platform for all modules once in a week (Sunday 12.15 pm – 15.15 pm). Only for Module 7 the session will be conducted twice a week and examinations to be conducted on a day other than the class day.

Campus – One campus visit of five days.

Online lectures, case method, on campus experiential, self -assessment

Programme Content

Module 1:

  • A: Operational HRM – Link to SHRM
  • B: Consultative role of HR Managers

Module 2:

  • A: Leadership and Talent Management at Work Place
  • B: Formal and Informal Organization

Module 3: Understanding Strategic Management

Module 4: Business Strategies and SHRM

Module 5: Corporate Strategies and HRM and International HRM

Module 6: General Management Module

Campus Module.

Programme Sample Certificate

Alumni Status
  • LDP participants who complete the programme successfully become the Alumni of IIMC Executive Education, which currently has over 30,000 members.
  • LDP Alumni are given an email-id in the IIM Calcutta domain.
  • LDP Alumni can register in the IIM Calcutta Alumni portal either with this email-id or with their personal email-ids. The IIM Calcutta Alumni portal is a common platform for Alumni of all programmes of the Institute to interact with each other and stay connected with the Institute.
  • The Institute shares newsletters, important news and articles about the Institute and its activities, the achievements of the Institute's faculty, staff, students and alumni, upcoming events and programmes etc., on the portal.
  • Alumni can post their achievements, write about jobs or LIVE project opportunities for other alumni to see.
  • The IIM Calcutta alumni network can also be accessed on mobile phones through the mobile app.
  • Executive Education Alumni are entitled to a discount of 5% on the programme fee if they opt to do another LDP.
  • By using the different features of the IIM Calcutta portal, alumni across programmes can engage with each other in many meaningful ways. It is up to the alumni themselves to leverage the platform

How to Apply

For further details and for downloading the application form please visit

TimesPro Admissions Co-ordinator phone number as below:

Name: Prathmesh Dali
Number: 1800-843-1552
Email ID: admissions[at]timesgroup[dot]com