Masters in Labour Studies (M.L.S.) is a two-year full-time post graduate degree course which aims to develop specialized professionals by focusing on various comprehensive aspects of both Human Resource Development & Industrial Relations inculcating an excellent blend of theory and practice.


Candidates are short listed and selected on the basis of a written test (ASK Test, Essay Writing & General Knowledge) followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

MLS Part - I

Labour Economics

Labour Market, Employment & Unemployment, Wage Structure, Wage Policy, Productivity, Relations, Problems, Perspective & Policy, Compilation of Consumer Price Index

Industrial & Managerial Economics

Industrial Growth & Development, Industrial Finance, Forms of Organisations, Policy & Programmes, Industrialization, Market Structure, Production Theory Perspectives

Industrial Sociology

Industrial Society, Industrial Work, Work Organization, Informal Organization, Technological Change, Industrialisation & Social Institutions, Industrial Culture,

Trade Unionism & Movement

Perspective of Trade Union, History of Indian Movement, Foreign Movement, Union Finance and Membership, Role and Structure, Problems of Trade Unions Methods of Trade Unions

Management Science

Schools of Thought on Management, Systems of Management, Organizational Structure, Function & Process of Management, Functional Management Areas, Changing World of Management

Labour Legislation

Labour Legislation & Constitution of India ILO & Labour Legislation in India, Foundation of Industrial Law in India, Legislation & Social Justice, Central and State Laws, Case Laws

MLS Part - II

Industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour

Understanding Human Behaviour, Human Problems in Industry, Organizational Behaviour, Dynamics Development of Leadership

Labour Welfare

Concepts of Labour Welfare, Objectives of Labour Welfare, Labour's & Employer's Approach to Labour Welfare, Aspects of Labour Welfare, New Challenges & Perspectives

Industrial Relations

Philosophy of Industrial Relations, Industrial Conflicts & Disputes, Methods of Industrial Relations Voluntarism in Industrial Relations, Comparative Industrial Relations Challenges & Perspectives

Personnel Management

Personnel Functions of Management Manpower Planning, Recruitment & Selection, Training & Development, Appraisal & Evaluation, Challenges & Perspectives

Labour Legislation & Administration

Industrial Relations Legislation, Industrial Relations in India, Industrial Relations in Foreign Countries, Administration, Challenge of Industrial Law & Administration

Labour Research & Statistics

Labour Research, Research Methodology, Scientific Investigation & Methods, Analysis & Processing office Data, Drafting Report Statistical Methods, Statistics


To expose the students to a variety of management books and minutely analyzing them in order to grasp the concepts and present those concepts in a limited time is a purpose of Book Reviews. This is followed by an in-depth discussion on the understanding and applications of the concepts learned in the book.


Seminars teach the students to work in a team and present a topic of study to the entire class. The presentations are made on core theoretical topics based on their research and understanding. This also improves communication skills and presentation skills of the students. An industry expert is invited to critically evaluate the presentations and to provide further guidance.


Students are given a few real life situations in the business and working environment and are stimulated to enact with practical solutions. This helps the students to understand the challenges that may occur and how to overcome them.


Many examples of various companies and industries are discussed to improve the analytical and reasoning skills of the students. This helps us to be updated with the current affairs in the business world.


It has been widely argued over a long period of time that our education programmes don't match the practical requisites of the industry. Absorbing the importance of this right from the inception of the college, LMNL MILS is making a constant effort to provide the students with the required industrial exposure by introducing Observation visits, Concurrent/Block placement, Commissioner of Labour office, Labour Court and many more such placements in the curriculum itself. All the visits covered in 2 years course are listed in detail below:

Part I



The 4 days placement in different ESIC offices and hospital help the students to understand the practical applicability of Employees State Insurance Act, 1948. Also, it facilitates them to study few of the live cases and go through some case laws.


Students spend 10 days in different trade union offices which makes it possible for them to learn the distinct ideologies of these unions. It also provides them a different perspective of understanding the functioning of the industrial set up.


The 10 days BMC placement facilitates the students to study the overall administration of the various departments of BMC wards which further help them to understand the requirements from the organization/factory located in that particular along with common legal compliances.


Students get an opportunity to do an internship for 18 days spread over 2 months in organization which help them to observe the functioning of management closely, with a bonanza of working on different projects with the guidance and supervision.


Though summer internship is optional almost all the students make the most summer vacation to gain knowledge of the HR/IR process, also they try to work on as many projects as possible. So, for good 2 months they get an appropriate feel of the industry.


Below are the one day visits covered in the first year, that help the students learn the compliance of the laws on the factory work floor and management offices. Such visits also give an opportunity to the students to interact with the workers and understand their expectations/requirements. The other side of the coin is learnt by interaction with the management of the organization. As it can be seen above, through these visits various industries both public and private, are studied thoroughly by the students and analyzed which is put down in their academic journals.
1. Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA)
2. Central Institute (CLI)
1. Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST)
2. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd.
3. Tata Mills
1. Coco - Cola India.
2. JSW Steel
3. Lupin Pharmaceutical, Inc.
4. Mahindra Rise
5. NITCO Ltd.
6. Onida - MIRC
7. Reliance Dahanu Thermal Power Station

LNML MILS Batch 2017-19 with faculty co-coordinator K. S. Sanade at the observational visit at NITCO LTD plant at Alibaug.

LNML MILS Batch 2017-19 with faculty co-coordinator A.D. Kori at the observational visit at Central Labour Institute, Mumbai

Part II


The 1 week's training in the commissioner of Labour Office gives us an insight of functioning of industrial relations and compliances to be followed.


The 10 days training in Labour and industrial court to understand the Labour laws and compliances in depth, also witness the proceedings of the cases and the documentations required in the court.


Spanning for the duration of 6 weeks which again spreads over 2 months, wherein the Part - II students are placed in various industrial concerns of internship. Students are required to study the day-to-day HR/IR practices and undertake different need base projects.


The 21 days study tour across South India help the students to grasp the functioning of social & work culture of industry present outside Maharashtra. The Study Tour consists of Observational Visits to companies like Infosys, Wipro, ITC, BHEL, Ashok Leyland, Dr. Marri Channa Reddy HRD Institute, etc.


LNML MILS Batch 2016- 18 along with Labour Commissioner, Bangalore with Mr. K. S. Sanade,
Lecturer and Study Tour Coordinator