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ANNAMALAI[pic]UNIVERSITY | |
|DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION |

M.B.A. (Human Resource Management)
FIRST YEAR
ACADEMIC YEAR 2012 - 2013
ASSIGNMENT TOPICS
THIS BOOKLET CONTAINS ASSIGNMENT TOPICS. STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO WRITE THE ASSIGNMENTS FOR EIGHT PAPERS AS PER INSTRUCTIONS. Last date for submission:28-02-2013
Last date for submission : 15-03-2013
 with late fee ` 300/-

NOTE:
1.Assignments sent after 15-03-2013 will not be evaluated. 2.Assignments should be in the own hand writing of the student concerned and not type-written or printed or photocopied. 3.Assignments should be written on foolscap paper on one side only. 4. All assignments (with Enrolment number marked on the Top right hand corner on all pages) should be put in an envelop with superscription “MBA Assignments” and sent to The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608 002 by Registered post. P.T.O.

5.No notice will be taken on assignments which are not properly filled in with Enrolment Number and the Title of the papers. 6. Students should send full set of assignments for all papers. Partial assignments will not be considered.

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Write assignments on any TWO topics in each paper out of the FOUR. For each topic the answer should not exceed 15–pages. Each assignment carries 25 marks. (2 topics)

Dr. S. B. NAGESWARA RAO
DIRECTOR

1.1 principles of management

1. A) "MANAGEMENT IS A SERIES OF FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED IN A SEQUENTIAL ORDER". EXPLAIN THE STATEMENT DESCRIBING MANAGEMENT PROCESS IN SHORT. b) "Unplanned actions may lead to a mess". Elucidate the statement with the help of significance of planning. 2. "Man power can be procured from with in the organization as well as from out side the organization? Do you agree? "Write the sources of procuring man power. 3. "A misconceived and incapable leader may take his followers to dangers of life". Explain the statement. Describe the qualities and trait of any two successful, Entrepreneurs in India. 4. Discuss the importance of different types of plans in an organization. Explain how these plans are made in government sectors and in an I.T. Company.

1.2 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. "As organizations become more global, HRP becomes more important and complex" - Elucidate. 2. Design a process for promoting internal candidates. How does the process differ from the one used for selecting external applicants. State its impact on the satisfaction level of employees. 3. a) As a frontline supervisor, what indicators would you need in order to decide whether a low-performing subordinate was a selection mistake are merely needs training? Illustrate this dilemma with suitable examples. b) Many managers describe performance appraisal as the responsibility which they like the least. Why is this so? What could be done to change the perception? 4. Should central and state governments be able to legislate minimum wages rather than adopting a laissez-faire attitude that would allow employers operating on a slim profit margin to pay only what they could afford? Discuss.

1.3 production and materials management

1. "THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN THE SEARCH FOR A LOCATION SHOULD BE FOR A PLACE WHERE THE COST OF THE RAW MATERIALS AND OF FABRICATION, PLUS THE COST OF THE MARKETING OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT WILL BE MINIMUM". ELABORATE. 2. "An ideally laid out plant goes a long way in reducing manufacturing costs through materials handling, reduced personnel and equipment requirements and reduced in process inventory" -Elaborate. 3. a) 'Materials handling and plant layout are complementary to each other'. Discuss the statement. (b) You are appointed as a materials management consultant for a company...
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