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Fellowship & Associate programs

One distinguishing feature of Fellow & Associate Programs in HRD & OD is that they are designed primarily for the working executives, management faculty and consultants. The Fellow Program is a doctoral level program and Associate Program is a M. Phil. level program of the Academy of HRD. These programs enhance research aptitude and inquiry mind in areas of HRD and OD. They also update knowledge and understanding of the theories and practices in the HRD, OD and OB areas, which prepare the students for improving and realigning organizational and human processes.

Management is one field where practice precedes theory. Management theory is largely built on practices that are successful. Indian managers sit on bundles of data and do not use the data to add to the management knowledge. This is because unlike the Western managers they are not trained to do so. The Academy of HRD recognized long back the rising shortage of management teachers also in the country. Accordingly the Fellow and Associate programs were conceptualize and started offering from 1995. Initially in joint collaboration with XLRI and subsequently, the same programs were independently taken forward.

Strategic decisions in learning organizations can no longer be based on hunches or gut feelings. Organizations have begun relying on scientific analysis of data that the organizations generate. Data related to core competencies, organizational performance, employee skills and competencies could be crucial in formulating and implementing effective strategies for corporate plans, including diversifications and expansions.

When organization experiences are systematically researched and analyzed, they facilitate organizational change processes viz. restructuring, right-sizing, process improvement, etc. Internal research, process analysis, and HRD audit have become essential for validating and evaluating the effectiveness of HRD policies, systems and interventions in organizations.

Requirement of competent management faculty is continuously rising since the liberalization of technical/management education in India. ‘A teacher can give only what he has.’ Investment for acquisition of research skills and technology command go a long way in self satisfying and out performing teachers and management consultants

Management is one field where practice precedes theory. Management theory is largely built on practices that are successful. Indian managers sit on bundles of data and do not use the data to add to the management knowledge. This is because unlike the Western managers they are not trained to do so. The Academy of HRD recognized long back the rising shortage of management teachers also in the country. Accordingly the Fellow and Associate programs were conceptualize and started offering from 1995. Initially in joint collaboration with XLRI and subsequently, the same programs were independently taken forward.

Strategic decisions in learning organizations can no longer be based on hunches or gut feelings. Organizations have begun relying on scientific analysis of data that the organizations generate. Data related to core competencies, organizational performance, employee skills and competencies could be crucial in formulating and implementing effective strategies for corporate plans, including diversifications and expansions.

When organization experiences are systematically researched and analyzed, they facilitate organizational change processes viz. restructuring, right-sizing, process improvement, etc. Internal research, process analysis, and HRD audit have become essential for validating and evaluating the effectiveness of HRD policies, systems and interventions in organizations.

Requirement of competent management faculty is continuously rising since the liberalization of technical/management education in India. ‘A teacher can give only what he has.’ Investment for acquisition of research skills and technology command go a long way in self satisfying and out performing teachers and management consultants

The main purpose of the program is to build participant competencies in designing and conducting research studies in HRD and OD, scientifically and independently. The program is designed to enable

  • Independently designing and conducting research studies in HRD and OD scientifically
  • Introducing and evaluating HRD and OD interventions for effective change management processes.
  • Initiating and providing guidance to research-related activities in the organization.
  • Offering internal/external consulting, support and counselling for initiating and managing change processes
  • Capability to play higher level roles in HRD and OD

The programs help build research aptitude and strong background in HRD & OD subjects. The candidate is expected to learn and grow as a matured researcher and demonstrate evidence of high level of academic scholarship and integrity. Though part time programs, the Fellow & Associate programs require him to complete all the phases up to the laid down standards of the faculty and the Academy.

Three major phases

  • Phase I - Preparatory Phase: During the first phase students attend two /three Contact Classes involving 6-7 weeks of 9 class-work courses/modules.
  • Phase II - Study & Project Assignment Phase: Each candidate is required to submit two papers written by him/her- one analytical and the other critical review on a selected topic in HRD/OD. Fellow students are also required to study and submit a case- study or a critical review of an organizational HRD/OD intervention
  • Phase III - Thesis Phase: In this phase carry out advanced research with the guidance of a Guide which is original research work of the student. The process also involves defending the study in a seminar to a Board of Examiners

Eighteen class-work modules:

  • Social Psychological Basis of HR
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  • Understanding Research through Statistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Functions of Management - Part I
  • Functions of Management - Part II
  • Indian Sociology and Macro Economics
  • Managing and Understanding HRD Interventions
  • Managing Change and Organizational Development
  • Advanced Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • Instruments for HRD and OD
  • Effective Communication in HR
  • Organizational Structure and Dynamics
  • Teaching and Training Pedagogy
  • Macro Perspective on HRD
  • Strategic HRM
  • Consulting Role for HR
  • International HRM

While under the Preparatory Phase, the student comes to participate in eighteen modules. The ‘Study & Project Assignment Phase’ and ‘Thesis Phase’ are done at one’s own workplace unless one is working full time scholar at the Academy.

Duration

It is a three years program. Often the students take longer due to complex demands of their respective work places. They have to take permission for extension of the period.

The Fellow Program in HRD & OD is a Doctoral level program comparable to Ph.D level of a University while the Associate program is comparable to M. Phil. level of a university.

Fellow program students after completion of all the requirements of the program will be awarded the title of 'Fellow, Academy of Human Resources Development'

And the successful candidates from the Associate program will be awarded the title of 'Associate, Academy of Human Resources Development'.

Between 1999 and 2007, twenty four scholars have been awarded Fellow titles. It is heartening to know that Fellows of the Academy enjoy very prominent positions. They have improved professional orientation of their job profiles, some shifted from business side to learning and development roles in their companies or to teaching institutions such as IRMA, NIRMA, XLRI, MIT (Manipal), etc. In corporates, many of them in roles as VP-HR, President-HR, Senior Director-H, etc. Often they have reported that their research abilities aid their superior performance and stand by them.

World-class faculty, with very strong commitment to the cause of Ph.D. level resource creation, teach Fellow and Associate programs at the Academy, particularly the faculty from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

  • Dr. Pradip N Khandwalla, former Director, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Dr. Pradyuman Khokhale, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Dr. Keith Dsouza
  • Dr. D. M. Pestonjee
  • Dr. Rajesh Chandwani
  • M.G. Jomon, Professor, XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • Kuldeep Singh, Director, HR at UST Global India Private Limited
  • Srinivas Rao Kandula, Director, HR at Sasken Communication Technology Limited
  • Ravinder Nath Saxena,
  • Prakash Vishnu Bhide, Group President, HR, JK Group
  • Salman M Khureishy, Program Manager, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
  • Ginlianlal Buhril, Director, Institute of Business Studies & Research (IBSAR)
  • Liza Thomas, Regional HR Manager, Oxfam GB, New Delhi
  • Madhavi Mehta, Assistant Professor, IRMA
  • Alapati Vittaleshwar, Associate Director, Manipal Institute of Technology
  • Chandrima Banerjee, Joint Dean of Programs, ISABS, Kolkata and Chief Manager, Exide Industries Limited
  • Roshan Joseph, Manager, T&D, Virtusa India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mohan Parmeswaran, Consultant, Warans ‘HR’ Consultancy, Mumbai
  • Pallab Bandhopadhya, VP & Head – HR, Asia Pacific, Perot Systems TSI (I) Ltd.
  • Soundri VV, HR Specialist at Al Masaood
  • N Hariharan Iyer, Director HR, Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.
  • Anuradha Challu, HR Manager, Asia Pacific Region, Motorola
  • Suneeta Mishra, Consultant - Learning & Development, Management Concepts, USA
  • Harishmita Trivedi, Associate Professor, Institute of Management, Nirma University
  • Subramanian Ramchandran, Director, GIDC Rofel Business School, Vapi
  • Shaily Mitra, Oman
  • A C Augustine, VP-HR, Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd., Pune
  • Archana Arcot, Head HR & VP – HR, WNS Global Services, Sri Lanka
  • Jacob Thomas, IPS, Chairman, Petronet LNG Limited, Cochin
  • Saidatt Senapaty, HRD & OD consultant
  • Harry Charles Devasagayam, Vice President, CHRO Telecom, Bangalore
  • Debaprasad Chattopadhyay, Professor & HOD-HR, Globsyn Technologies Limited, Kolkata
  • Rajesh Walawalkar, Consultant
  • Anjan Bhowmick, Director HR, The Hershey Company, Mumbai
  • Prasanjit Dasgupta, Consultant
  • Naresh Mehta, Head HR - AIA Engineering, Ahmedabad