Principles and Practices of Human Resource Development (HRD): (3- Credit)

Course code: EDTV523

Course Description:

This course is designed for helping students for acquiring contemporary perspectives that illuminate concerns, concepts, arguments, and evidence of Human Resource Development (HRD). As the process of HRD at work is an integrated part of the overall performance of organizations, practices, and challenges of HRD at work sector is the key aspect of the course.


Objectives of the course:

This course aims to help students on acquiring the concepts, related to HRD in general perspective and particularly in the context of TVET and bringing from national and global perspectives. It aims to increase students’ competency on using HRD concepts in career development, addressing human performance challenges, and in improving staff productivity. The course also deals aspect like planning, implementing, managing and evaluating HRD programmes as well as some other key aspects related to HRD like: Coaching, Mentoring, Counselling, Intellectual Capital, Organizational Learning and Learning organizations.


Course content:

HRD in global perspective, HRD-performance link, strategic perspectives

Contemporary mapping, designing, planning, managing, and evaluating HRD programmes

Coaching, Mentoring, Counselling

Career planning, management, and development

Intellectual capital (IC) and its  management

Organizational learning and Learning Organizations


Instructors: Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Binayak Krishna Thapa



Course Description:

This course is developed for providing opportunity to the students for familiarizing with quantitative and qualitative as well as mixed method research. It provides insights on all key aspects of designing, carrying out, and disseminating research though publication and other means. The course also has aspects of evaluating research projects.

Objective of the course:

The course aims to help students for acquiring key tenets of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research design. It starts from the introduction of research traditions and moves to different aspects of designing and carrying out different types of research. It also aims to develop competency among students on presenting and disseminating research findings as well as evaluating and managing research projects through publications, presentations, etc.

Course Contents

This is 3 credit hour course, in other words, students will be required to attend a three hours class session each week. The course is divided in to four modules. Each module has certain learning objective, and learning outcomes. Each module is of 12 hours each and is divided into 4 topics. The course is designed such that students will be offered one part of the four parts of a single module each week. It is to be noted that each part of a module is associated with a particular topic, and, each topic will have one or more readings (article or book chapter) associated with it. Please look at the table below:

Brief Introduction about Work and Occupation from Sociological point of view

Classical and Contemporary Sociologies Theories

(Functional theories, Conflict theories, Interpretive theories, and Critical theories)

Sociological and Theoretical perspectives on Work and Occupation

Debate among General Sociology, Industrial Sociology and Sociology of Work and Occupation


Marx, K. “Alienated Labor”, Weber, M. “Bureaucracy”

Taylor, F. “Fundamentals of Scientific Management”,

Braverman, H. “The Division of Labor”, (Industrial Work: The Division of Labor and the Transformation of Skill)

Assigned Readings:    

Marx, Karl 1844. “Alienated Labor” from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844.

Taylor, Frederick 1911. Excerpts from Scientific Management.

-Braverman, Harry 1974. “The Primary Effects of Scientific Management” in Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degredation of Work in the  20th Century.

Zuboff, Shoshana 1988. “The Abstraction of Industrial Work” in In the Age of the Smart Machine.

Abbott, Andrew. 1993. “The Sociology of Work and Occupations.” Annual Review of Sociology 19: 187-209.

Wilson William Julius, 1998. Jobless Poverty A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto.

Wilson, William Julius. 1998. When Work Disappears: New Implications for Race and Urban Poverty in the Global Economy

Kalleberg, A. (2011) Good Jobs, Bad Jobs. New York: Russell Sage Foundation