The One-year Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (PGP-DL) is a course for bright, young individuals who are passionate about working in the social sector and would like to build careers in Development Management. The PGP-DL helps you to build perspectives, knowledge and skills, unique to the development sector. On completion of this programme, students would work in Indian and International NGOs, Foundations, Aid Agencies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Enterprises or become Social Entrepreneurs.
Internationally recognized Australian Qualification Framework has been adopted as the competency framework for the PGP-DL curriculum. Based on AQF, the program incorporates Knowledge, Skills and Application components. The course has been designed with inputs and insights from eminent leaders, academicians and practitioners from around the world. Students will have the unique experience of engaging with some of the best minds that are practising, researching and teaching various dimensions of the domain.
In order to build a contextual connect, students will have a two-week field immersion as part of ‘Realising India’ and an eight-week residency with a partner development organisation. Other structured experiences will include film shows, book/article discussions, discussions around contemporary news, guest lectures and interactions with practitioners and activists, conversations with politicians and bureaucrats, inviting street theatre artists, etc. This unique opportunity for praxis and reflection will be an enriching experience for students, preparing them as insightful development leaders and managers
A central feature of PGP-DL is the Problem Based Learning Approach. The PBL Approach is a process-oriented approach related to real-life issues and the development of problem solving skills. This approach as part of PGP-DL equips students to become autonomous and reflective practitioners who can apply knowledge in the context of development sector in India.
PGP-DL is a one-year rigorous academic and field experience. There are 8 terms which include 6 Class Room Terms and 2 Field Terms. The Field Terms include 2 weeks of structured field immersion in a district in India, 8 weeks of residency with a partner organisation to work on some real problems.
The core courses have been designed to provide all students the foundational perspectives, knowledge and skills required for working in the development sector in leadership and management roles. The core courses across the terms have the following focus areas:
Electives would be offered on certain functional themes enabling students to develop depth and expertise in an area of their choice. Functions could cover areas like Corporate Trusteeship & Development (CSR), Communication & Engagement, People Engagement & Development, Program Management & Operations etc.
Apart from the core and electives courses, the programme includes a range of workshops and guest lectures which will provide students the opportunity to learn and hone hands-on skills that are critical for successful Development Managers.
The Indian School of Development Management campus is in the Institutional area of Sector 62, NOIDA.
18 kms from New Delhi railway station, the campus is well connected by the national highway 24. It is 20 minutes away from the nearest metro station ( Noida City Center ) and alternate public transport is easily available. A new metro station 1 km from the campus will be ready by end of December 2017.
Life on campus:
The area provides a peaceful learning environment conducive to discussion and reflection. Wi-fi enabled classrooms and learning spaces will ensure a comfortable research and project experience. An auditorium for conferences and cultural get togethers will further enhance the student’s one year journey.
NOIDA and Indirapuram are the closest residential areas for the students. Shared accommodation and PG options are easily available at reasonable costs.
Visiting the campus:
We are currently working out of our City office in Saket, Delhi. If you would like to visit the campus please call us at 9999 796 993 so that someone from the team can be there to host you.
Campus address: C 20/5-6, Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301 (Opposite JSS Academy of Technical Education).
Fees & Financial Aid
The tuition fees for the 1 year programme is Rs 4,00,000. (Rupees Four Lakhs).
ISDM is committed to making world-class education affordable for students from all walks of life. No student will be turned down due to financial constraints. All students of the first cohort will be provided 100% scholarship.
Since this is a non-residential programme, if required, financial support will be available to select students for boarding and lodging.
An Admission Fee of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand) is to be paid along with acceptance of admission offer. This will be refunded on successful completion of the course.
Step 1: Apply online:
- Post Graduate Programme Admissions Application form to be filled and submitted online. (Registration Process is explained below)
- This form includes a 500 word Statement of Purpose which should reflect your interest in the development sector and why you should be considered for this programme
- Apply before 19th February, 2017.
After we receive your completed Online Application, we will connect with shortlisted applicants on the telephone at a mutually convenient time. If selected, you will be called for a personal interview and written test.
Step 3: Personal Interview and Written Test
The purpose of the interview and written test is to understand your analytical ability as well as your ability to synthesise, gauge empathy, and to understand your motivations.
You will take the test at the same venue and on the same date as your interview. Interviews will be conducted across all major locations.
|Application Round||Start Date||Closing Date||Decision Notification Latest By||Acceptance deadline|
|Early Action (Phase 1)||November 15, 2016||December 31, 2016||February 9, 2017||March 3, 2017|
|Phase 2||January 1, 2017||February 19, 2017||March 13, 2017||April 7, 2017|
|Phase 3||February 20, 2017||April 2, 2017||May 1, 2017||May 26, 2017|
|Phase 4||April 3, 2017||May 14, 2017||June 9, 2017||June 23, 2017|
|Phase 5||May 15, 2017||June 25, 2017||July 10, 2017||July 17, 2017|
Online Application Process
Follow the steps below to create your applicant record and access the admissions form.
- Click the 'Apply Now' button in the blue bar at the top of our website. This will open the Registration Form.
- Fill all fields of the form and click the ‘Register’ button
- You will receive an activation link in an email sent to the same one entered in the registration form.
- Click this link to activate your account
ISDM will start accepting applications for the Post Graduate Programme (2017-18) from November 15th, 2016. The Programme is scheduled to start on July 24th 2017.