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

Continuing Education: Leadership Development for the Social Sector

ISDM Continuing Education is an effort to change leadership and management practices on the ground by engaging with mid-senior leadership and management in Social Purpose Organisations. These engagements will be built on contemporary and contextual leadership & development practices employing holistic learning methods catering to different learning styles.


Continuing Education: Leadership Development in the Social Sector

Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership

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.


Academic Programmes



Board of Advisors


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My journey at ISDM so far has been stimulating. The classes have allowed me to critically reflect, unlearn and learn, providing me with tools to innovate. My classmates inspire and push me every single day to be the best and transcend my fears into courageous action.
Isha (PGP’2017-18)
24 January 2018

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