1 Year Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Development Leadership

Event Date: 
24 July 2017 (All day) - 30 June 2018 (All day)

About the Institution

Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) has been set up with the vision of developing professional leadership and management talent for the social development sector - Individuals who understand what development means and can build world class social organizations with the appropriate strategy, structures, systems, processes and culture to deliver good quality, sustainable social impact at scale.

A great body of people and eminent practitioners from the development sector itself have come together to form this Institute with the vision of developing the discipline and ecosystem for Development Management in India.

Founders & Board of Directors: Ashish Dhawan (Harvard University), Pramath Sinha (ISB Hyderabad), Ravi Sreedharan (IIM Ahmedabad), Sharad Agarwal (IIM Ahmedabad), Gaurav Shah (IIM Calcutta) & Suparna Diwakar (Symbiosis Institute, PGDHRM)

Partners: Pratham, CRY, Teach For India, The Nudge Foundation, Magic Bus, Room to Read and many more.

About the Program

The One-year Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (PGP-DL) is a course for bright, young individuals who are passionate about working in the social sector and would like to build careers in Development Management. The PGP-DL helps you to build perspectives, knowledge and skills, unique to the development sector. On completion of this programme, students would work in Indian and International NGOs, Foundations, Aid Agencies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Enterprises or become Social Entrepreneurs. 


§  Located in Delhi NCR (Sector 62, Noida)

§  A unique program to build perspective, knowledge and skills needed in the social sector

§  Faculty who are pioneering practitioners from the social sector & help to build real understanding of grass root social problems

§  A thorough field connect & partnerships through Internships and placement opportunities with leading organizations; Enriching travel experience through “Realizing India”

§  The Field term includes 2 weeks of structured filed immersion in a district in India & 8 weeks of residency with a partner organization to work on some real-life problems

§  100% Scholarship – for all selected candidates. Boarding and lodging support would also be available to select candidates



-   Minimum graduation from a recognized college/University. Post graduates, considering further education, are also welcome to apply.

-   People with work experience are also encouraged to apply. We have 80% applicants with previous work experience from both development sector and corporate space.


Admissions are currently going on for the first batch of students, which begins on 24th July 2017. There is a 3-step selection process, involving a telephonic interview, a written test and a personal interview.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted online at our website www.isdm.org.in. Please carefully review the instructions before starting your online application.

Important Dates

Phase 4 Application Round ends on 14th May 2017


The tuition fees for the 1 year programme is Rs 4, 00, 000. (Rupees Four Lakhs).

The course is fully funded for entire first cohort. All students will be provided 100% scholarship for their tuition. There could be additional need based financial grant for accommodation and living expenses.


Please feel free to contact us for any queries regarding the program or the Institute & your career options in the development sector

Address:C -20/5-6, Sector 62 (Opposite JSS Academy of Technical Education), Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Websitewww.isdm.org.in ; Phone No.– 09999796993;  Emailcontact@isdm.org.in

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