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Department of Industrial Relations

The UG Department of Industrial Relations was established in the year 1986 by the visionary Principal Rev Dr Joseph Chinnappa Nelapathy. The subject was offered in BA along with Economics and Sociology. With the introduction of the National Education Policy in Karnataka, the subject is offered in BA along with Economics.

The Papers offered in Industrial Relations are of great help to students desirous of higher studies and careers in Management, Law, Social Work, etc.

The Alumni of the Department are well-placed in various corporates as HR Managers, Academicians in prestigious Universities and Colleges, NGO Officials, etc.



To Develop and Establish the Department as a sought-after academic centre for undergraduate studies, enabling students to have a constant progression of knowledge pertaining to Industrial Relations with special emphasis on Indian Industrial Relations.


  • The Department of Industrial Relations aims to familiarize students with the structure and dynamics of Industrial Organization and the Tri-partite nature of Industrial Relations.
  • The Department of Industrial Relations aims to enable students understand the basic concepts of the discipline and help them analyze various dimensions of Industrial Relations in both pre and post liberalization period in India. It emphasizes on developing skills required for a career in the field of Industrial Relations.

Message from DEAN

Mr Clement D'Souza

Message from DEAN

Greetings and a warm welcome from the School of Humanities!

The School of Humanities, under St Joseph’s University was created to provide learning spaces, with 7 departments and an associate department, the Department of Physical Education. Of the 7 departments, 5 departments have antecedent of more than 140 years in contributing to the motto of the Institution 'Fide et Labore'- meaning faith and toil.

As a stakeholder remotely or distantly you may be interested to know about School of Humanities and the Departments with the School. This message of mine provides you a glimpse of how we instil passion for excellence that helps our students to create a better tomorrow.

Do you know what inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and enthusiasm have in common? These are all without price tags, which are always provided at the School of Humanities both within and beyond classroom and the result being the students who graduated from this School emerge as a different person – more mature, shaped and inspired.

As the Dean, School of Humanities, I’m proud to say that all my colleagues both Associate and Assistant Professors are always ready with passion to inspire hope among the students; they eagerly help the students to ignite their imagination, and instil love of learning. Our Associate and Assistant Professors set the tone of their classrooms-they build a warm environment, mentor and nurture the students.

Along with the professors, students are helped by amazing group of Mentors, and this will make the School of Humanities a second home for the graduating students.

Each Department in the School has academic associations and also non-academic associations which help the students in character formation and also career mapping.

Students who wish to join our School, rest assured we will support you in every step of your formation years of 3/ 4-year UG programme or 1/ 2 years of PG programme and also the Research programme. Your academic success and wellbeing are as important to us, as they are to you.

Opportunities provided in the School of Humanities, St Josephs University, Bengaluru, is more than a pathway to a Degree; it is a pathway to discover the purpose of life.

Good wishes on your journey at the School of Humanities.

Warm regards,

Mr Clement D'Souza

Dean, School of Humanities


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