Indian School of Development Management Holds its First Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 05:53

ndia's new cadre of professional leaders and managers in development sector are all set to make a significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organizations working for the betterment of society, especially improving the quality of life of the least privileged. Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) held the convocation ceremony for their first batch of students of their flagship Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership on 29th June 2018 at Nehru Memorial Auditorium, Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. Mr. Vijay Mahajan, Founder, PRADAN, BASIX Social Enterprise Group (CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation) was the Chief Guest for the Convocation Ceremony.

ISDM is a pioneering institution established with the vision to create a vibrant and catalytic ecosystem for Development Management and Leadership. Fuelled by a huge knowledge base and supported by veterans and experienced faculties, ISDM is dedicated towards creating a generation of enthusiastic leaders who can help development organisations to achieve each milestone with more efficiency. The school aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector.

ISDM celebrated the accomplishment of its students by felicitating them with a certificate of completion and ISDM pledge. The event witnessed an academic procession followed by the main ceremony and a speech by the Director and the Keynote Speaker. Key dignitaries and eminent people associated with the development sector graced the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony as the Chief Guest, Mr. Vijay Mahajan, Founder, PRADAN, BASIX Social Enterprise Group (CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation) said, "I am elated to be a part of the first convocation ceremony of such a prestigious institute which endeavours to create a generation of enthusiastic leaders who can help development organisations to achieve each milestone with more effectiveness. Through its programme, ISDM is giving a different meaning to this sector altogether."

Expressing his pride for the students of ISDM, Ravi Sreedharan, Founder and Director, ISDM said, "We always had a great level of confidence in our students and today we are confident that as professional leaders and managers, students of our foundation batch will significantly contribute to the process of building world class, impactful, and sustainable social organisations using their knowledge, skills and ability to apply them in specific contexts relevant to the development sector. I am very proud of our foundation batch of 60 students and wish them a bright future ahead."

The success of the first batch of ISDM clearly conveys the message of the need of young minds and entrepreneurs whose ideas can help provide relevant leadership and management solutions to the social development sector. The growing demand for professionals in the development sector is giving the conventional Corporate Sector a run for their money and role offerings. There were over 90 companies with 250 plus jobs chasing 60 students of the first batch of Post Graduate Students of ISDM. There is a growing acceptance for the idea of Development Management and the need for good quality, committed, passionate Development Managers and Leaders in NGO sector. The interest shown by noteworthy development organisations including Domestic and International NGOs, Foundations, CSR/Corporate Foundations, Social Enterprises, Social Consulting Organisations, Funders, Ecosystem Creators and Research Organisations for recruiting students of ISDM from campus shows that ISDM has been a huge success in changing the perception of the sector and mainstreaming development sector as preferred career.

About ISDM: 

ISDM https://www.isdm.org.in/ is a pioneering institution established with the vision to create a vibrant and catalytic ecosystem for Development Management and Leadership. Fuelled by a huge knowledge base and supported by veterans and experienced faculties, ISDM is dedicated towards creating a generation of enthusiastic leaders who can help development organisations to achieve each milestone with more efficiency.

 

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.

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