Fundamental of Insurance

By Dr.K.UMA   |   Madurai Kamaraj University
Learners enrolled: 948
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.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 18 Jan 2023
End Date : 09 Apr 2023
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 12 Mar 2023
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

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

Books and references

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.

Instructor bio


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. 

Course certificate

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

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