The Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership is a course for students who are passionate about working in the social sector and would like to build careers in Development Management. 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. 

  • The course has been designed with inputs and insights from eminent leaders, academicians and practitioners from around the world
  • The course is practice-driven i.e. the curriculum is designed to challenge students to identify problems, and explore alternative solution sets, based on a multi-disciplinary approach
  • 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
  • Students will construct knowledge through a process of engaging with theoretical frameworks, hands-on field experience (Field Internships), collaborating with highly motivated peers, and being mentored by some of the best minds in the field
  • The course is designed to enable exploration of questions particular to development management. The course will include an enriching travel experience called ‘Realizing India’. This unique opportunity for praxis and reflection will be an enriching experience for students, preparing them as insightful development leaders and managers

100% Scholarships are being provided to the students of the first cohort. Students would only need to spend on their boarding and lodging. No student would be denied admissions based on financial constraints.

ISDM has partnered with leading organizations within the social sector who will participate in campus placements.

Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized University. 2-3 Years work experience in the development sector, or other sectors, would be an added advantage.

Programme Overview


Fees & Financial Aid

Apply Now


Get our Newsletter