Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PM&IR) course at the postgraduate level is one of the oldest specialized teaching programmes and it is inducted in the teaching programme of most of the Universities of the world. It aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills required for managing HR in a way that contributes to the development of individuals and organizations. The major thrust areas are Human Resource Management, Human Resource Information Systems, Performance Management, Human Resource Training and Development, Labour Law and Administration and Industrial Economics. The course curriculum of PM&IR is a blend of modern concepts, theories and practices designed not only to develop the analytical, problem-solving and decision-making abilities of students but also to imbibe in them the values and attitudes that are socially desirable. The course also provides enormous scope for field experience to enhance their managerial efficiency.

PM&IR is a two-year full time teaching programme at the postgraduate level. This is an approved course of the Utkal University and recognized by the Government of Odisha. On successful completion of the programme the Utkal University awards master degree in PM&IR. Semester wise the outline of the course curriculum is furnished below: