Results-Based Program Management A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM BY ISDM.


USD 250+ Billion

is spent annually in India on programs for social change

Empower Your Career In The Development Sector By Leading And Managing Impactful Programs At Scale.

The Results-Based Program Management Certificate by ISDM equips you with contemporary, sector relevant perspectives and skills to manage complex development programs delivering lasting change at scale. Learn from a curriculum designed for the Indian development sector and hone your expertise to become an authentic Program Management Professional.

Reasons to choose ISDM's Program

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Program Objectives







Program Benefits

Post Graduate Program in Development Management (PGP-DM)
Advance your career

Equip yourself with the skills sought by leading development organizations

Post Graduate Program in Development Management (PGP-DM)
Network & Grow

Connect with a community of development professionals

Post Graduate Program in Development Management (PGP-DM)
Boost your profile

Gain a recognized credential that demonstrates your expertise in program management

Post Graduate Program in Development Management (PGP-DM)
Become a Changemaker

Learn to design and implement programs that create lasting social impact


Program Curriculum


    Module 1


    Module 2


    Module 3


    Module 4


Program Pedagogy

  • Instructor-Led Learning: Participate in interactive virtual sessions led by pracademics
  • Project-Based Learning: Apply your knowledge through real-world group projects with your peers
  • Case-Based Learning: Gain practical insights from case studies
  • Coaching & Mentoring: Receive customised guidance from program mentors
What's In It For You?

Program Schedule and Fees

What's In It For You?
  • Program will be delivered over a duration of 3 months (May-July 2024)
  • Program will be scheduled for 2 hours on select Fridays and 3-4 hours on Saturdays
  • Program will include 60 hours of virtual instructor-led learning sessions including 8 hours of group-based mentoring and 12-15 hours of self learning
  • Fee for this program- INR 60,000/- + GST (Limited Need Based Scholarships Available)
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Introduction to ISDM

ISDM is a one of its kind Management School for the Social Sector, established to improve the lives of millions of people living in poverty by transforming the way Social Sector Organisations are built, led and managed for sustained impact at scale. This would help increase the impact of Billions of Dollars and Millions of People Hours spent on issues of social change year on year. The vision of ISDM is to catalyse an ecosystem for Development Management (DM) in the country. Towards this, we work on addressing three critical gaps in the ecosystem:

  • Talent Gap: Building High Quality Management Talent for the Social Sector (Post Graduate Program)
  • Practice Gap: Building Stronger Organisations by Strengthening the Practice of Management in the Sector (Strategic Capacity Building)
  • Knowledge Gap: Catalysing a Body of Knowledge for Development Management (Global Knowledge Hub)
What's In It For You?

Frequently Asked Questions

Professionals who wish to pursue a career in program and project management in roles such as Program Managers, Project Coordinators, District Leads, State Heads etc.

Professional who are interested in programmatic work areas and are ready to embark on managerial roles

Candidates who are interested in improving their management skills

60 hours of program spread over 3 months

Program is delivered using online instructor-led live sessions.

60 hours is Instructor led including 8 hours of mentoring sessions. Self learning is for about 12-15 hours

Yes, every participant will be required to do Group-based calls and group activities. The assignments are specific to the topics and will be assigned during the course of the program.

Real-world-based group projects.

Certification will happen after the satisfactory completion of all the requirements of the program

INR 60,000/- + GST. Need Based Scholarships Available.

Admission open for PGP-DM