PGPDM is 39 credit programme divided into three terms and culminating in a development management research project. It includes 28 courses covering development-related subjects and foundational and cutting-edge management subjects. PGPDM pedagogical and curricular innovations include:

  • Blending theory and practice enables the participants to continue working in their organisations and simultaneously apply the classroom learnings in their organisations.
  • Interactive pedagogy with a focus on real-life problem-solving and case studies.
  • Application exercises and field-based assignments and projects during the off-contact period to test and ensure the relevance of knowledge acquired in classroom settings to the participant’s work environment.
  • Mandatory mentor and sponsoring parent or adopting organisation for every participant to help them apply their learnings and get support during such application.
  • Mahir Milan- A student-driven activity with special sessions organised for interactions with practitioners and experts from the field.
  • Manthan – Book reading sessions to inculcate reading habits and learn from the stalwarts in the field.
  • Coverage of development-related subjects such as Understanding Society & Government, Theory of Change, Program Design & Management, Sustainable Development Goals, Fund Raising & Resource Mobilisation, Programme Evaluation & Impact Assessment, and cutting-edge ideas such as Social Innovation, Systems & Design Thinking, Management of Change, Social Media & Digital Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Development Management Project at the end of the programme to ensure that the key learnings of the programme find their way into the practical world of the participants and provide an avenue for exploring new ideas in the development sector.
  • Regular reflections and feedback sessions with the Programme Chairperson.

Programme structure

Programme Architecture
  • Term 1

    • Personal Exploration & Empowerment Lab
    • Leadership for Development Sector
    • Fundamentals of Economics
    • Fundamentals of Marketing & Branding
    • Communication Skills
    • Understanding Society & Government
    • Excel for Development
    • Fundamentals of Strategy
    • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Term II

    • Introduction to SDGs
    • Theory of Change
    • Qualitative Research Methodology
    • Strategic People Management
    • Social Innovation, Systems and Design Thinking
    • Fundamentals of Information Technology
    • Quantitative Research & Statistical Literacy
    • Basics of Programme Design
    • Legal Aspects & Governance of Social Sector Organisations
  • Term III

    • Management of CSR
    • Programme Evaluation & Impact Assessment
    • Management of Change
    • Fund Raising and Resource Mobilisation
    • Basics of Project Management
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Development Management Project (over Terms II & III)
    • Manthan (over Terms I, II & III)
    • Workshops*
    • Electives**
  • Workshops

    • Leading with Wisdom
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Management of Volunteers
    • Behaviour Change Communication

     

Electives

  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation & Analysis
  • Philanthropy & Development: A Historical Perspective
  • Development Finance
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Education System, Policy & Finance
  • Media & Social Change
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