We learn most from the people who are least like us
These words could not be truer anywhere than at ISDM.
ISDM's PGP DM program brings together students from different interests, backgrounds and geographies and we value the contextual inputs that the uniqueness of each student brings to the institution.
Our learning pedagogies and activities within the classroom and outside it are fundamentally geared towards creating an enriching experience for our students through enabling 'physical' and intellectual spaces for co-creation, exchange of ideas and learning together.
The spaces at ISDM, physical and intellectual, have been designed to be accessed by students and staff members for learning, as well as informal discussions, self reflection and meditation.
Our staff members and alumni believe that ISDM as a space stands out beyond its building and infrastructure alone. All our rooms are named by the Founders, faculties and students and each name represents the values and beliefs ISDM stands for.
The infrastructure available at the institution provides all students scope and rooms of different sizes, apart from classrooms, to work in their groups, and even alone.
The Career and Guidance Office at ISDM guides students in making their career choices across different sectors. The entire placement process is designed and executed by the Career and Guidance Office along with members of the Students Placement Committee. ISDM has a robust placement process in place and ensures reaching out to and inviting multiple organisations from across the spectrum to participate in the placement rounds every year.
The PGP DM program is a unique program that involves continuous support from bricoleurs and mentors enriching the learning journey at ISDM.
'Bricoleur' comes from the French word 'Bricolage' which means to create something from a diverse range of things. For our students of PGP DM, Bricoleurs help interpret, integrate and co-learn the intertextuality of the theories and their applications to development.
ISDM students are mentored by a select group of experienced professionals holding senior leadership positions across industries and domains. These interactions are centered on making sound professional choices, providing sustained guidance, and enhancing the students’ experience throughout the course at ISDM and beyond.
Honest, Open and Two way conversations organised regularly between students and other members of ISDM Staff on an identified topic of current interest.
This series is an attempt to enable students to engage with eminent personalities in the fields of social impact, public service, arts and culture and has featured eminent guests such as Mallika Sarabhai, Harsh Mander, Aruna Roy and Sanjay Bikhchandani.
Students at ISDM are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities and conversations that extend beyond classroom learning. These experiences are defined by informal interactions with faculty members, our alumni network and peers and include enriching cultural activities such as heritage walks and performances by eminent artists.
Student-led clubs and initiatives are designed as spaces open for exploring new ideas, and reflections together. Students are encouraged to own various segments-from designing to execution of the activities- and express themselves through various discussions and interactions.
Baithak is an interactive platform created for the cohort to conduct sessions where they can showcase their talent, have discussions, play games; It is also a space where students interact with the staff members in an informal and sun set up.
The Synergy Incubation Lab (SIL) is a Social Enterprise Club and is designed as a knowledge hub and platform to inspire, educate and connect young and aspiring social entrepreneurs. The primary aim of the centre is to address the lack of a deliberative space to hone skills, talent, and knowledge expertise for collaboration.
ISDM is committed to providing a nurturing and compassionate space for learning and the well-being of students by creating an environment where everyone can flourish with their individual, cultural and social diversities. We have an empathetic and effective counselling support mechanism emphasising self-awareness, self-reflection, self-acceptance and self-management.
We aim to enable individuals to build their capability to respond to adverse circumstances and bounce back through sustained practice and efforts to achieve a state of well-being.
The counselling program is a confidential process and ISDM offers the support of an in-house counsellor through in-person interactions or a telephonic engagement.
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