PGP-DM at a glance

ISDM at a glance

ISDM at a glance

5 Successful Batches

230+ Alumni Working in the Social Sector

75 Global Faculty Members

200+ Sector Partners

100% Placement Assistance

16 LPA Highest Package Offered

You should, if you are compelled to make a deep, long-lasting impact and you see your future in the social sector.

You are working OR you have just completed your graduation or post graduation.

No. However, some amount of professional or volunteering experience is recommended (the average previous work experience of ISDM students is 1.5 years to 2 years).

ISDM'S admissions process is fully online and has four stages:
 
  1. Application Submission
  2. Online Assessment
  3. Personal Interview
  4. Offer Roll Out

The admission for 2023-24 will commence in December 2022. Check our website for timelines and other details.

ISDM offers the option of deferred payment to all its students of upto Rs. 3 lakhs, which is payable in easy, interest-free instalments. This allows students with a genuine need for financial assistance to independently fund their course.

ISDM has over 150+ placement partners in the sector and, as a result, we were able to assure dedicated placements assistance in the previous cohort.

The placement process at ISDM is student-centric, and not organisation-centric. During the placement process at ISDM, students provide our placement team with their preferred organisations and/or roles. Using this information, relevant job offers are sought and presented to them, and not the other way around. This reverse process is what makes our placements unique.

The Post-Graduate Program in Development Management is the only One Year Program in Development Management globally that blends ideas of development with management theories, combining in-class sessions with collaborative group work and a field component.

The PGP-DM aims to develop a cadre of Management Professionals specifically for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs) who can grapple with the complex context of social change, design interventions, and build, lead and manage organisations for sustainable social impact at scale.

As a Development Manager, you will be able to understand complex social issues and design interventions, lead, manage and build sustainable organisations with cultures and values for socially relevant teams, to create sustained and scalable impact.

You should, if you are compelled to make a deep, long-lasting impact and you see your future in the social sector.

You are working OR you have just completed your graduation or post graduation.

No. However, some amount of professional or volunteering experience is recommended (the average previous work experience of ISDM students is 1.5 years to 2 years).

ISDM'S admissions process is fully online and has four stages:
 
  1. Application Submission
  2. Online Assessment
  3. Personal Interview
  4. Offer Roll Out

The admission for 2023-24 will commence in December 2022. Check our website for timelines and other details.

ISDM offers the option of deferred payment to all its students of upto Rs. 3 lakhs, which is payable in easy, interest-free instalments. This allows students with a genuine need for financial assistance to independently fund their course.

ISDM has over 150+ placement partners in the sector and, as a result, we were able to assure dedicated placements assistance in the previous cohort.

The placement process at ISDM is student-centric, and not organisation-centric. During the placement process at ISDM, students provide our placement team with their preferred organisations and/or roles. Using this information, relevant job offers are sought and presented to them, and not the other way around. This reverse process is what makes our placements unique.

The Post-Graduate Program in Development Management is the only One Year Program in Development Management globally that blends ideas of development with management theories, combining in-class sessions with collaborative group work and a field component.

The PGP-DM aims to develop a cadre of Management Professionals specifically for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs) who can grapple with the complex context of social change, design interventions, and build, lead and manage organisations for sustainable social impact at scale.

  1. 22 Development Management core and elective courses and 10 workshops
  2. The only institute to use ‘bricoleuring’ in its pedagogy
  3. A foundation-building Term 0
  4. Access to world’s best journals and other digital resources
  5. Plenaries, baithaks, Hot conversations, guftagus & CEO talks.

  1. Personal Mastery for Development Leadership
  2. A 2 week immersive field component on Realising India
  3. A unique Context-Based Collaborative Learning (CBCL) pedagogy
  4. 12 Harvard Business Publishing Courses covering management topics
  5. Live interactions with Eminent Speakers
  6. Specially curated workshops
  7. The Development Management Writing Centre along with ‘Writing in the Discipline’
  8. A mix of courses in Development and Business Management
  9. Special capstone project

As a Development Manager, you will be able to understand complex social issues and design interventions, lead, manage and build sustainable organisations with cultures and values for socially relevant teams, to create sustained and scalable impact.

people who lead ISDM

Gaurav Shah

Co-founder, ISDM
Worked with Azim Premji Foundation, Lok Capital, American Express, Procter & Gamble
B.E. & M.Sc., BITS Pilani | MBA, IIM Calcutta

Dr. Aruna Pandey

Knowledge & Research Centre Director, ISDM
Worked with Ministry of Rural Development, Swechha, TISS, SRISTI
Master's from TISS | MPhil/ PhD from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Sharad Agarwal

Co-founder, ISDM
Worked with Education sector and the automotive industry
B. Tech., IIT Kanpur | MBA, IIM Ahmedabad

Ravi Sreedharan

Co-founder, ISDM
Worked with Azim Premji Foundation, Bank Ekonomi, HSBC
B. Tech., IIT BHU | MBA, IIM Ahmedabad

Kamini Prakash

Bricoleur, ISDM
Worked with Care India, Hope Project, Pravah, WSCC
Master's in Social Policy and Planning, London School of Economics

Naghma Abidi

Associate Program Director & Faculty Bricoleur, ISDM
Works with Pravah, Rubaroo, Had Anhad
Master's in Clinical Psychology | Master's in Applied Developmental Psychology | PhD, Ambedkar University
Taught at Delhi School of Social Work, School of Planning & Architecture, Ambedkar University, University of Pittsburgh

where our alumni work

+ many more

your career post PGP-DM

Our students form lifelong relationships at ISDM and continue to remain a tightly knit community even after graduation. Alumni continue with mentorship, career guidance, attending talks and lectures at ISDM, and many even work at ISDM!

Besides that, they go on to start their own social enterprises/NGOs in areas like solar power, health, livelihoods, education, and waste management. Others join leading national and international organisations where they work in different functions including Program management, fundraising, communications, research, Corporate Social Responsibility engagement, strategy, partnerships, and human resources.

alumni speak

Abhishek Paluri
Founder of Social Purpose organisation

Dhritisha Bhagawati
Transitioning to a research career

Jhilmil Garg
Working in a social impact consulting firm