Human Resource Management

HRM 464: Performance Management

The objective of this course is to impart to the basic knowledge and skill for improving the human performance in organizations. It intends to provide the contemporary conceptual framework of performance management.


  1. Foundation of Performance Management: Introduction, Perspectives of Performance management, per-requisites of Performance Management, Characteristics of and Objectives of Performance Management, Principles of Performance management, Performance Management Model and Benefits of Performance management
  2. Performance Planning: Concept of Performance Planning, Setting Performance Criteria, Characteristics and Principles of Performance criteria, Process of Setting Performance Criteria, Characteristics and Objectives of Performance planning, process of Performance Planning and Barriers of Performance Planning
  3. Performance Managing: Concept, Characteristics, Objectives, Importance and Process of Performance Managing
  4. Performance Appraisal: Concept, Characteristics, Objectives, importance, Principles, Process, Approaches and Methods of Performance appraisal
  5. Performance Monitoring: Concept, Characteristics, Objectives, importance, Principles, Process of Performance Monitoring Performance Management Audit


Armstrong, M. ( 2009 ). Armstrong’s Handbook of Performance Management. UK: Kogan Page Limited.

Chadha, P. (2009). Performance Management. India: Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.

Kohli, A.S. & Deb, T. (2008). Performance Management: UK: Oxford University Press

Local Governance Specialization

LG 474: Public Private Partnership

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the recent trends of governance and development through the participation of stakeholders. At the end of the course the students will be familiar with the concept, principles and practices of public private partnership.


  1. Meaning and concept of partnership, objectives of partnership, its relevance in development, partnership and service delivery, Privatization and PPP
  2. Setting the framework: Policy rationale, legal and regulatory framework, investment framework and implementation framework
  3. PPP project life cycle: Project initiation and screening, business case, conducting feasibility, tendering and procurement, bidders selection, contract signature, PPP performance monitoring and contract compliance
  4. Models and types of public private participation- service contract, management contract, leasing, Concessions, Built Operate and Transfer Models (BOT),
  5. Policy objectives of public private partnership, working strategies for public private partnership for development PPP policy, issues and challenges- and risks therein, field visit and presentation of the field report.


Faraquharson, E., Matle, C.T., Yescornba, E.R. & Encinas (2011). How to Engage with the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets. Washington: World Bank.

Turina, N., & Puric, D.C. (2013). Overview and PPP Models

Savas, E.S. (2001). Privatization and Public-Private Partnership. East-West Publication