Post Graduate Program in Development Management

Application Deadline: 30th April 2024

What is PGP-DM?
What is PGP-DM?

The PGP-DM is tailored to empower young changemakers to drive positive change. It is a distinct blend of development perspectives and management principles.

Why PGP-DM?

The social sector needs leaders and managers with the ability to design sustainable interventions to create impact at scale. The PGP-DM equips a student with professional management skills and knowledge to handle the complexities and challenges of the social sector.

Why PGP-DM?
Key Information
  • 11 months program
  • 75+ Global Faculty
  • 100% Placement Assistance
  • 250+ Placement partners
How to Apply
Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment

Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment

The curriculum of the PGP-DM covers 29 courses in a span of approximately  49 weeks. The key highlights of the curriculum are:

  • Realising India (2 week field immersion)
  • Understanding Society and Development
  • Design of interventions for social impact
Palak Sharma
Palak Sharma

Class of 2022-23

Setting out on the PGP-DM program at ISDM has been a significant travel, improving me with important information and aptitudes fundamental to the development sector. Over its eight terms, I've dug profoundly into zones such as financial thinking, mediation plan, and innovation for social effect, cultivating an all-encompassing understanding of driving alter.

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Athira Ashokan
Athira Ashokan

Class of 2022-23

ISDM ticked all the boxes that I was looking for - experiential learning, learning from the best people in the field, bringing a management lens and a curriculum that focuses on not just the learnings of the field but also individual growth and reflection.

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Mohammed Arshath Parvez M
Mohammed Arshath Parvez M

Class of 2020-21

Collaboration has been a key to do anything and everything at ISDM. The mindset shift from Competition to Collaboration was an amazing personal experience for me as an individual which changed my perspective to understand the need of collaboration in this VUCA world.

Placements

Students at ISDM have access to a range of unique and diverse career opportunities in national and international social purpose organisations, in thematic areas varying from health and education to water, sanitation and gender, working in a wide variety of roles such as research, advocacy, social impact consulting, communications and partnerships.

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Admission open for PGP-DM