Institute of Human Resources Development

The Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD) was established in 1987 by the Government of Kerala and it is an autonomous educational institute that offers many courses related to human resources and management. The institute is located in Kerala and accepts applications from all over the country from candidates who want to pursue their degree in human resources and related courses.

The IHRD was established to increase the quality and regulate the human resources and at the same time contribute to the technological and economic progress of the country through human resource development. The institute is based on the principle of, “Think Globally and Act Locally

The IHRD offers a wide range of courses including certification courses, graduate courses, postgraduate courses, etc.

The courses are employment-oriented and designed in such a way that they can help the candidates in every part of their career.

Here is the information about the Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD) in a table format:

NameInstitute of Human Resources Development (IHRD)
TypeAutonomous Educational Institution
GovernanceGoverned by a Governing Body with the Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Kerala as Chairman and Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala as Vice-Chairman
DirectorDr. Arun Kumar VA
MissionScientific advancement, technological progress, and economic growth through human resources development
Principle“Think Globally and Act Locally”
Institutions Managed87 institutions including 9 Engineering Colleges, 8 Model Polytechnic Colleges, 46 Colleges of Applied Science, 15 Technical Higher Secondary Schools, 2 Regional Centers, 6 Extension/Study Centers, and 2 Model Finishing Schools
AffiliationsAffiliated to various universities and approved by AICTE
WebsiteIHRD Official Website

Courses Offered in IHRD

Many Courses are offered in the Institute of Human Resources Development. The institute accepts applications from all over the country and anyone can apply to this institute.

Certificate Courses in Library and Information Science (CCLISc)

The CCLISc is a six-month course that focuses on employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.

EligibilityTotal Fees
A Pass in SSLC from the Board of Public Examinations, Kerala, with eligibility for higher education or equivalentRs. 11,550/-
CoursesPractical Knowledge
Library Organization & ManagementLibrary Classification (Practical)
Library Classification & CataloguingLibrary Cataloguing (Practical)
Information Sources & ServicesInformation Technology (Practical)
Information Technology

Diploma Course in Computer Applications (DCA)

The Institute offers a Diploma Course in Computer Applications, a six-month course focusing on hardware, operating systems, PC skills, internet and much more.

Sure, here is the updated table with the new details:

EligibilityTotal Fees
Plus Two passes or equivalentRs. 7,700/-
CoursesPractical Knowledge
PC Hardware & Operating SystemsLab Practice-1 (Windows, Linux, PC Hardware)
Office Automation PackagesLab Practice-2 (Office Automation Packages, Data Entry)
Networking & Web TechnologyLab Practice-3 (Network, PC Skills, Internet)

Diploma Course in Data entry Techniques & Office Automation

Any candidate who has a degree in electronics or related subjects or a 3-year diploma is eligible for this course.

The course provides theoretical knowledge as well as practical on-the-job knowledge in healthcare administration and engineering systems, medical equipment maintenance, and other soft skills.

EligibilityTotal Fees
Any person who possesses a Degree in Electronics or allied subjects / 3-year Diploma is eligible for admission to the program. The upper age limit for admission to general candidates is 50 years. For candidates belonging to the SC/ST category and claiming educational concession, the upper age limit will be as specified by the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Development Department for awarding educational concession.Rs. 17,050/- + GST + Flood Cess applicable
ADBME101 – Hospital Administration and Management
ADBME102 – Healthcare Engineering Systems and Services
ADBME103 – Medical Equipment Maintenance and Calibration
ADBME104 – Communication & Soft Skill Development
ADBME105 – On Job Training

Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Forensics and Security

The duration of the course is 6 months and focuses on topics such as Embedded C and Microcontroller programming, Embedded Linux, RTOS, IOT, etc.

EligibilityTotal Fees
i) M.E./M.Tech or B.E./B.Tech in Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/ Electrical/ Electrical and Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Biomedical /Computer Science/Information Technology or M.Sc. in Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Computer Science/Information Technology.ii) Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination and are awaiting results may also apply. But on the date of counseling/admission, the candidate must produce the original mark lists up to the last semester/year of examination.Rs. 31,300/- + GST + Flood Cess applicable
CoursesPractical Knowledge
Embedded C and Microcontroller ProgrammingLab Practice I (Embedded Linux, RTOS, and IoT)
Embedded Linux and Embedded RTOSLab Practice II (Embedded C, Microcontrollers)
ARM Cortex Microcontrollers and Internet of Things
Embedded Product Design
Project Work

Post Graduate Diploma Course in Computer Applications

It is a two-semester course on computer applications and all graduates are eligible for this course. The first semester includes basic and in-depth knowledge of computer and information technology, programming techniques, software, etc.

The second semester includes advanced concepts of web technologies, Java, Android, PHP, etc.

EligibilityTotal Fees
Graduate in any discipline from a recognized UniversityRs. 18,600/-
CoursesPractical Knowledge
First Semester
Computers & Information TechnologyLab Practice – 1 (C++, Python)
Computer Networks & InternetLab Practice – 2 (PC Skills & Database)
Programming Techniques
Software Development & Databases
Second Semester
Advanced Web TechnologiesLab Practice – 3 (ASP.Net, PHP)
Programming in Java & AndroidLab Practice – 4 (Java & Android)
Advances in Information Technology
Project Work

IHRD Admission 2024

The admission process has been made simple for the students. The students need to:

  • select the admission tab on the menu bar
  • click on the desired course they want to pursue
  • now click on the ‘online application’ link to apply for the course
  • a new window will open, fill in all the required details and proceed with the payment
  • complete the payment and download the application form

Governing Body of IHRD

ChairmanMinister for Education
Vice ChairmanChief Secretary to Government
MemberPrincipal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department
MemberSecretary to Government, Finance (Expenditure) Department
MemberSecretary to Government, Planning and Economic Affairs Department
MemberSecretary to Government, General Education Department
MemberVice Chancellor, CUSAT
MemberExecutive Vice-President, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
MemberChairman, Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd.
MemberDirector of Technical Education
MemberDirector of Medical Education
MemberDirector of Collegiate Education
MemberDirector of Public Instructions
MemberDirector of ER & DC, Thiruvananthapuram
MemberShri. M.A. Hazeeb, Representative of Industry in Kerala
MemberDr. A. Ganga Prasad, Eminent Educationalist
MemberDr. A. Sujith, Representing NIT, Kozhikode
MemberDirector, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram
MemberNominee of Dept. of Electronics, Government of India
MemberRegional Officer, South West Regional Office of the AICTE, Bangalore
MemberAdditional Director, Institute of Human Resources Development
MemberPrincipal of an Engineering College under IHRD
Member SecretaryDirector, Institute of Human Resources Development

Mission and Vision of IHRD

The mission and vision of IHRD are:

Mission of IHRD

  • to provide a high standard of education and training as per the current market trend
  • to empower interested students through the knowledge of the institute
  • to provide support and leadership qualities to help in the long run

Note – The vision of IHRD is based on “Think Globally and Act Logically“. The vision is to contribute to the technological and economic growth of the country through human resources development.This blog,, is completely owned by a private group of candidates for human resources development and not by any government. This is an informational blog and we are not responsible for mistakes if you rely only on our blogs. Kindly cross-check all the information available. For more information and better clarification about the courses and fee structure kindly visit the official site of IHRD,