Fundamental of Insurance

By Dr.K.UMA   |   Madurai Kamaraj University
Insurance is mandatory in the prevailing risky environment. Insurance provides economic protection to the individual and business concern. Insurance gives financial protection to the insured against the unexpected losses. Insurance density and penetration of India is low, because the awareness of insurance among the people is very less. Creating awareness and importance of insurance in the student hood will create a transformation. This course will help to create a considerable impact in the student mind.

Learners enrolled: 2748


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 10 Jun 2020
End Date : 30 Nov 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Level : Undergraduate


    Week - I

    1. Risk and Insurance 
    2. Features and Function of Insurance
    3. Principles of Insurance

    Week - II

    4. Basics of  Life Insurance 
    5. Principles of Insurance for Life

    Week - III

    6. Types of Policies for Life
    7. Policy Conditions for Life Insurance
    8. General Insurance

    Week - IV

    9. Fire Insurance - Origin and Nature
    10. Principles of Fire Insurance
    11. Types of Fire Insurance Policies

    Week - V

    12. Policy Conditions for Fire Insurance
    13. Basics of Marine Insurance 
    14. Principles of Marine Insurance

    Week - VI

    15. Types of Marine Insurance Policies
    16. Marine Insurance Clauses and Policy Conditions
    17. Basics of Health Insurance

    Week - VII

    18. Health care and Health Insurance
    19. Health Insurance Plans
    20. Health Insurance - Policy Procedure

    Week - VIII

    21. Health Insurance - Third Party Administrators
    22. Health Insurance - Claim Procedure
    23. Motor Insurance

    Week - IX

    24. Miscellaneous Insurance - (Business and Personal Package)
    25. Miscellaneous Insurance - (Industrial, Engineering and Rural) 
    26. Re Insurance

    Week - X

    27. Annuity and surrender value
    28. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI)

    Week - XI

    29. Legal dimensions of Insurance 
    30. Insurance Marketing

    Week - XII

    31. Indian insurance market
    32. Conclusion


    1. Insurance Principles And Practice,M.N. Mishra & S.B. Mishra, Sultan &chand Publications.
    2. Elements of Insurance – Dr. A. Murthy, Margham Publications.
    3. Banking and Insurance – E.Gordon, P.K. Gupta, Himalaya Publishing House.
    4. Principle of practice of Insurance – Dr. P. Periasamy, Himalaya publishing House.
    5. Insurance Principles and practice – Inderjit Singh, Rakesh katyal and Sanjay arora, Kalyani Publishers.
    6. IRDA Annual Report.



    Madurai Kamaraj University
    Dr.K.Uma has completed her Ph.D in Commerce which was focused in General Insurance. 18 years of teaching (UG&PG) and 10 years of Research experience in the field of commerce. She has published 29 research articles in International and National Journals. Further she has attended E-content development workshop conducted by UGC sponsored Human Resource Development centre, Madurai Kamaraj University and also developed E-contents for own teaching purposes. She has developed online course material for (for two subjects) commerce students in  Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University. So for she has completed guidance for 10 Ph.Ds and 30 M.Phils. So the research experience gained would help to serve better in MOOCs course development. 


    30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam