Indian School of Development Management

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Indian School of Development Management


Large number of passionate people across the country, supported by billions of dollars, are working tirelessly in the development sector to bring about social change. The impact, sustainability and scalability of the development sector work is hindered by a dearth of professional management and leadership skills appropriate for the Development Sector.


The acute shortage of professional management talent in the development sector is not owing to non-availability of good talent, but is a structural issue: There is no structured, professional course in the country that attracts and prepares such talent for Leadership and Management careers in the Development Sector. There is no equivalent of an MBA for this sector.


Addressing this issue requires the creation of an iconic institution that aims to build an entire ecosystem to facilitate the development of a cadre of professionals who are well prepared to take on Leadership and Management roles in the Development Sector and become CEOs/ CXOs of these organizations in the years to come. This eco-system would include:

  1. Creating a unique body of knowledge which is derived from sustained and rigorous on ground research
  2. World class faculty and respected practitioners supported by a renowned Advisory Board,  working closely to develop the discipline and prepare students for the sector
  3. Bright, passionate students who are committed to driving social change
  4. Engaged and appreciative leadership in the sector who recruit and absorb our students
  5. Active Alumni network which leads to continuous engagement and knowledge generation



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

Since this is a non-residential programme, if required, financial support will be available to select students for boarding and lodging.


Financial aid:

ISDM is committed to making world-class education affordable for students from all walks of life. No student will be turned down due to financial constraints. Financial aid is based on merit cum means and 100% tuition fee waiver is also possible.


Application deadline:


Application Round Start date Closing date Decision notification latest by Acceptance deadline
Early Action Nov 15 2016 Dec 31, 2016 Feb 1 2017 Feb 24 2017
Round 1 Jan 1 2017 April 2 2017 April 25 2017 May 25 2017
Round 2 April 3 2017 June 25 2017 July 10 2017 July 27 2017



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