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Development Management Fourth Semester

DM 632: Development Planning and Project Management

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge to the students on basic problems and techniques in development planning including socio-cultural and economic conditions required for development, different stages of plan formulation and quantitative planning techniques. It also provides knowledge to the students on basic concepts, theories and analytical techniques of Project Management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Planning and Project Management            (LH 10)
  • Concept of poverty, inequality, and development
  • Introduction to economic growth and development
  • Concept of plan, program and project
  • Relations between plan and project
  • Concept of project management
Unit 2: Project Planning    (LH 8)
  • Project identification: problem tree and objective tree
  • Stages of project and its cycle
  • Feasibility study and preparation of project report
Unit 3: Project Appraisal   (LH 12)
  • Concept of project appraisal, cash flow analysis; discounting and non-discounting techniques
  • Economic and social cost benefit analysis, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis; environmental analysis
Unit 4: Project Implementation   (LH 10)
  • Project organization; network analysis: PERT and CPM
  • Project control: budgeting, financial management, inventory management
  • Project management information system (PMIS)
Unit 5: Monitoring and Evaluation         (LH 8)
  • Need for monitoring & evaluation of project
  • Logical framework approach; project monitoring and evaluation system adopted by National Planning Commission
  • Evaluation approaches adopted by international organizations (UNIDO & the World Bank), Case study            

References

  • Agrawal, G. R. (2014). Project Management. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributer.
  • Chandra, P. (1999). Projects: Planning Analysis Selection Implementation and Review. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Chaudhary, S. (2001). Project Management. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw –Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Joy, P. K. (1999). Total Project Management: The Indian Context. Delhi: Machmilin India Limited.
  • Kerzner, H. (2004). Project management: A Systems Approach to Planning Scheduling and Controlling.
  • Little, I. M. D. & Mirrless, J. A. (1974). Project Appraisal and Planning for Developing Countries. New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishers Company.
  • Meredith, J. & Mantel, S. J. (1989). Project Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Rijal, P. R. (2059). Essential of Project appraisal and Management. Kathmandu: Kastamandap Academic Enterprise.
  • Sharma, B. P. (2006). Project management: Planning, Analysis and Control. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.
  • Todaro, M. P. & Stephen, C. S. (2013). Economic Development (11th ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley.
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Fourth Semester Human Resource Management

HRM 642: Human Resource Development

The objective of this course is to make student aware of the concepts, techniques and practices of human resource development. This course is intended to make students capable of applying the principles and techniques as professionals for developing human resources in an organization. At the end of the course, the students are able to identify the implications and consequences of HRD efforts in organizations.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Resource Development (HRD)         (LH 10)
  • Concept of HRD
  • HRD structure and functions
  • Roles and competencies of HRD professionals
  • Challenges to HRD professionals
Unit 2: HRD Process           (LH 10)
  • Assessing need for HRD
  • Implementing HRD programs
  • Evaluating effectiveness of HRD programs
  • HRD audit
Unit 3: Development, Utilization and Maintenance of Human Resources             (LH 12)
  • Building a strategy of HRD (steps and processes)
  • Utilization and maintenance of HR in the economic development of underdeveloped countries
  • Training and development of HR in changing technology
  • Human resource information system.
Unit 4: Problems of Human Resource in Public Sector           (LH 10)
  • HRD problems at macro and micro level
  • Problems related to labor force distribution and migration
  • Problems related to acquisition of skilled labor in rural areas
  • Issues related to foreign jobs & work safety
Unit 5: HRD Applications and Trends     (LH 6)
  • Career management and development
  • Integrating HRD with technology

References

  • Agrawal, G. R. (2013). Human Resource Development in Nepal. Kathmandu: M. K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Pandey, S. R., Tropp, S., Sharma, B., & Khatiwada, Y. R. (Eds.) (2006). Nepal Reading in Human Development. Kathmandu: United Nations Development Program.
  • Jayaa, G. R. (1993). Human Resource Development: Conceptual Analysis and Strategies. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rao, T. V. (2001). Reading in Human Resource Development. New Delhi: Oxford IBH Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.