UGC NET HRM and Labour Welfare Syllabus June 2020, Check Unit-wise Syllabus Here!

By Shalini Tyagi|Updated : June 9th, 2020

UGC NET HRM and Labour Welfare Syllabus June 2020, Check Unit-wise Syllabus Here!

UGC NET HRM and Labour Welfare Syllabus: UGC NET is conducted twice a year. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the UGC NET Exam for 'Assistant Professor' and for 'Junior Research Fellowship' soon. The UGC NET exam consists of two papers. Paper-I contains 50 questions with each question comprising of 2 marks. Paper-II contains 100 questions and every question is of 2 marks.

Note: Both the papers will be conducted in a single three-hour duration (i.e. there will be no break between the papers). The mode of examination will be computer-based only (i.e. online mode only).

UGC NET HRM and Labour Welfare Syllabus

The UGC has revised the syllabus of NET, w.e.f June 2019. Find below the updated syllabus of UGC NET HRM and Labour Welfare.

UNIT - 1

  • Principles and Practices of Management: Development of management Thought, Contributions of Taylor, Fayol, Mayo, Mary Parker Follett and C.I. Barnard.
  • Behavioural Approach, Systems Approach, Quantitative Approach and Contingency Approach
  • Functions of Management: Planning and Decision Making, Organising, Staffing, Directing, Controlling, Coordinating.

UNIT - 2

  • Human Resource Management: Conceptual framework, Human Resource Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Induction, Training and Development, Performance Management, Job Evaluation, Compensation Management, Employee Benefits and Incentives, Managing Career
  • New Trends in HRM: Changing environment of HRM and contemporary challenges, Emerging HRM Concepts.

UNIT - 3

  • Human Resource Development (HRD): Concepts, Assumptions, Values, HRD Mechanisms, Action – research Model, HRD Culture and Climate, HRD Interventions, HR Accounting and Audit, Consultant – client relationship, Knowledge Management, Human Resource Information System.
  • International Human Resource Management (IHRM): Organisational context of IHRM, IHRM and Sustainable Business, Functions of IHRM, Cross-Cultural Studies, Cultural Diversity, Transnational Organisations, IHRM models.

UNIT - 4

  • Organisational Behaviour: Concept, Scope, Nature of human behaviour, Personality, Perception, Learning, Attitude, Motivation, Interpersonal Behaviour, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Communication, Power and Authority, Stress, Organisational Change and Development.

UNIT - 5

  • Industrial Relations: Concept, Scope, Evolution, Approaches, Actors and Models, Conflict and cooperation, Bi-partitism, Tri-partitism, Collective Bargaining, Workers’ Participation in Management, Grievance Handling and Disciplinary Action, Code of Conduct, Industrial Relations in changing scenario, Employers’ organisations.
  • Trade Unions: Concepts, Evolution, Problems of trade unions in India, Recognition, The Trade Unions Act, 1926. Emerging role of trade unions in India.

UNIT - 6

  • Industrial Disputes: Factors, Forms, Trends, Prevention and Settlement, Role of State and Central Labour Administration, Strikes and Lockouts. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

UNIT - 7

  • Labour Legislation: Objectives, Principles, Classification and Evolution. International Labour Organisation, Social Justice and Labour Legislation, Indian Constitution and Labour Laws.
    • The Factories Act, 1948
    • The Mines Act, 1952
    • The Inter-state Migrant Workmen (Regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1979.
    • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.
    • The Building and other Construction Workers (Regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1996.
    • The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

UNIT - 8

  • Wages: Concept, Types, Factors influencing wages, Wage Theories and Wage Differentials
    • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
    • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
    • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
    • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
    • The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
    • The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.

UNIT - 9

  • Labour Welfare: Concept, Scope, Types, Theories and Principles, Industrial Health and Hygiene, Industrial Accidents and safety, Occupational Diseases
  • Social Security: Concept and Scope, Social Assistance and Social assurance.

UNIT - 10

  • Labour Market: Features, Demand and Supply of Labour, Nature and Composition of Indian Labour Force, Unemployment and Underemployment, Types of Labour Market,
  • Characteristics of Indian Labour Market, New Dynamics of Labour Market in India, Economic Systems and Labor Market, Problems of Labour in India.


  • Read every concept very carefully. Never get stressed during your exam preparation and keep taking short breaks after every study session
  • Don’t hurry while answering the questions, you have a good amount of time to read and understand the question before marking its answer
  • Make a study plan and follow it judiciously
  • Do not just rely upon the above-mentioned books. No single book can cover the entire syllabus. Study each and every topic mentioned in the syllabus. For this, you may also start your preparation with your traditional MBA books since they are a pretty good source, cover several topics, and will also prove to be beneficial for this exam
  • Solve Mock Papers Regularly and not just solve, try to understand the entire concept that the question talks about. For example, If option A is the correct answer to a certain question, try to study and understand the other three options as well.
  • The target for JRF must be to attain more than 120 marks.

You can also check out-

UGC NET Syllabus 2020: Paper 1 & Paper 2 (Download PDF Subject Wise)

UGC NET 2020: 3 Month Study Plan for NET

UGC NET Eligibility: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

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