Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
Department of Human Resource Development

About the Department


The Department of Human Resource Development, in teaching, research and community service will be indisputably recognized, nationally and internationally, as one of India's finest Department in the University.


To serve our community by the discovery, dissemination and application of new knowledge through teaching and research.

Core Values

Professional Development and Scholarship
Integrity and Ethics
Innovation and Flexibility
Quality Enhancement
Teamwork and Collaboration
Leadership Development
Diversity and Pluralism
Openness, Transparency and Trust

About Department

The department of Human Resource Development was established in 1978-79. The main objective of this department is to carry out teaching in the context of social change. The Department started Master of Labour Welfare programme in 1987 and Master of Human resource Development programme in the year 1995. These two are the flagship programmes of the Department. The total strength of the students in these two programmes is 150 per batch. The students who have passed out from the Department with the degree of MHRD or MA (Labour Welfare) are all well-placed in reputed organizations.

The Department introduced the course of Post-Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology in 2006. Faculties and research scholars from different disciplines like Economics, Sociology, Management, Medicine, HR, Education etc. are pursuing this course on research methodology. A Master degree course MA in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations is being launched this year. The Five Years Integrated Programme in Human Resource Development is also getting launched in the year 2015, leading to award of MA(HRD) after five years and BA(HRD) after three years. A three month Certificate Course in Austrian Economics has also been introduced in 2015. The total intake of students in all courses is 540. Over and above, students are registered under the external mode and there is a provision for intake of foreign students. The Department introduces new courses and revises existing courses as per the changing needs of the industry.

A Centre for Human Development Studies is also set up in the Department to study the issues pertaining to various aspects of Human Development. The Department undertakes research-based projects from the Government as well as from the corporates.