The Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) is a pioneering institution established to develop the discipline of Development Management. The school aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector. These professional leaders and managers will make a significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organizations working for the betterment of society and especially improving the quality of life of the underserved.

Academic Council

Our Academic Programmes

Post Graduate Programmes

The Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership is intended to be a course that helps prospective students to advance through the complexity and dynamic nature of the environment by equipping them with knowledge, perspectives, attitudes and skills.


Professional Development Programme

October, 2016

Impact Evaluation For Development Leaders


November, 2016

Risk and Opportunity Management for Development Leaders


December, 2016

People Management and Development in Development Sector Organisations


Board of Advisors



Development management should not have a techno-managerial approach; rather it should teach analysis via the heart.
Harsh Mander
21 February 2017

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