Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Development Studies (PGDM-DS)

PGDM-DS is designed to enhance your leadership skills and competencies to develop and implement strategies that enable your social organisation/ enterprise to be strongly positioned for the future.

Both, at the national and international levels, there has been a growing concern towards addressing social, cultural, environmental and economic challenges facing the society, communities and groups. In India, the government sector and corporates have directed efforts towards creating constructive channels and ensuring sustainable benefits. In these development efforts, the voluntary sector has become an integral partner, and over the years earned far more legitimacy, acceptability and trust from both private sector & government.

You, too, can become an integral part of this sector and contribute considerably with your special skills, capabilities and passion to create a better tomorrow!

Trimesters:6 Trimesters Duration: 02 Years Language: English

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Development Studies (PGDM-DS)

Who Should Join EDI?

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Development Studies is open to all individuals who are either considering creating their social enterprise or planning a career in the field of economic and social development as policy-makers, change agents, activists, administrators, developers or researchers. As we know that amidst all the chaos of India's commendable growth trajectory, there co-exists another India its bottommost strata, that seems to have bypassed this economic growth and are constantly looking up for support and facilitation to become a part of the same growth story. The PGDM-DS programme is for those socially responsible individuals who want to lead and make changes in the bypassed strata of India by working at the grassroots, at the policy-level, undertaking research, designing corporate social responsibility programmes and implementing a variety of projects to be able to address the issues and problems faced by the people. All such passion driven and socially responsible individuals who want to change the world, to ensure better accessibility of the poor to much needed services and to introduce a sustainable social change in order to achieve economic equilibrium, that does not bypass the poor are welcome.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Development Studies (PGDM-DS)

Course Objectives

  • Building a cadre of new generation development professionals with required knowledge, competence, orientation and values
  • Transferring the expertise and rich experience of EDI for the promotion of solutions in the areas of Microenterprise, Micro finance, Livelihood promotion, Women entrepreneurship, Group entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Offering rewarding careers in action around
    • Overall economic development with inclusive growth
    • Sustainable and environment friendly solutions
    • Governance
    • Use of technology for development

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Development Studies (PGDM-DS)

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Development Studies (PGDM-DS)

Entrepreneurship Process at EDI

A learner centric pedagogy is built around experiential immersion, critical reflection, workshops, exposure to culture through literature, films and field visits supported by lectures, cases and first hand research experience & project development, taking a student through the following:

  • knowledge of self.
  • knowledge of society.
  • knowledge of action and
  • knowledge of managing action.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Development Studies (PGDM-DS)

PGDM-DS Placement

Work with an organization of your choice or....

There is huge demand for exceptionally and intensively trained professionals graduating from the PGDM-DS programme. Career alternatives for PGDM-DS graduates include:

  • Professionals with social development organisations – state level, national and international
  • Practitioners in flagship programme of the Government
  • Management professionals of CSR and Corporate Foundations
  • Researchers and Domain Experts in leading development organizations
  • Faculty with training and academic institutions

Our alumni network is across national and international organisations that include UN organizations, World Bank, AKRSP, FWWB, NRLM, SEWA, CII, Azim Premji Foundation, Aga khan Rural Support Programme, Selco, Utthan, Chetna, IDBI Ltd, HDFC Bank, Unnati, GLPC, State mission units of NRLM, etc.

Social Enterprise Creation

....Seed a new Vision. We help you incubate it.
Every new idea needs hand holding as it takes its first flight. EDI goes beyond preparing you to start a social development enterprise. We facilitate and provide support for incubation and credit linkage for the ventures of our students

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is sponsored by apex financial institutions - the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI).


Contact us

  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
    (Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge),
    P.O. Bhat 382 428,Dist. Gandhinagar,
    Gujarat, India.
  • +91 - 79 - 23969151,
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