Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in  Development Management


Development Management encompasses the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects aimed at fostering sustainable socio-economic progress and human well-being in societies. It integrates principles from various disciplines including economics, public policy, governance, and social sciences to address complex development challenges. Key components of Development Management include understanding development theories, formulating effective policies, promoting inclusive governance, and ensuring the efficient allocation of resources.

This Development Management course offers a comprehensive exploration of the principles, theories, and practices crucial for addressing contemporary development challenges. Over the course's duration, students delve into multifaceted topics, starting with an overview of Development Management's significance and foundational concepts in development theory, policies, and programs. They progress to examine critical aspects such as Development Administration and Governance, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Demography, and Economics for Development. Further modules cover Public Policy formulation, Management principles application, and effective Communication strategies. Special emphasis is placed on engaging communities, leveraging Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and mastering data management and analysis. The course concludes by delving into livelihoods, skills, and enterprise development, emphasizing sustainable approaches and value chain dynamics. By fostering a comprehensive understanding of these concepts and practices, the course prepares students to become adept practitioners capable of driving inclusive and sustainable development initiatives across diverse contexts.

Programme Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Development Management

  • Overview and significance of Development Management
  • Key concepts in development theory, policies, and programs
  • Module 2: Development Administration and Governance

  • Principles of development administration
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Effective governance practices
  • Module 3: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Understanding the SDGs framework
  • Integration into national strategies
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Module 4: Demography and Development

  • Impact of demographic trends
  • Gender, age, and migration dynamics
  • Policies addressing demographic challenges
  • Module 5: Essentials of Economics for Development

  • Basic economic concepts
  • Economic growth vs. development
  • Poverty reduction strategies
  • Module 6: Public Policy and Governance

  • Policy formulation and implementation
  • Government role in policy-making
  • Policy analysis techniques
  • Module 7: Principles of Management in Development

  • Management principles application in development
  • Leadership, decision-making, communication
  • Project management techniques
  • Module 8: Communication for Development

  • Role of communication in development
  • Behaviour change strategies
  • Communication approaches
  • Module 9: Engaging Communities in Development

  • Community development
  • Mobilization techniques
  • Module 10: Information Communication Technology for Development

  • Role of ICTs in development
  • ICT projects in development
  • Module 11: Data Management and Analysis

  • Data collection methods
  • Data management techniques
  • Module 12: Livelihoods, Skills, and Enterprises

  • Sustainable livelihoods approaches
  • Types of Skills
  • Skills development
  • Strategies for enterprise promotion and access to finance
  • Value Chain Development
  • Module 13: Quality Education and Governance

  • Quality education for development
  • Quality Management Techniques
  • Methods and frameworks of Governance of Quality
  • Module 14: Social Entrepreneurship

  • Definition and characteristics
  • Business models
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Module 15: Case Studies and Best Practices in Development Management


    Any Graduation/ B.Tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma) .


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are expected to appear for an online exam and are also obliged to submit assignments after each module. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Development Management by Centre for Health Management and Research, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules, Online Classes (Online mode) or face-to-face classes (Regular mode), elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments would be provided by the Institute. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, IT and Healthcare like Abbott Laboratories, Infosys Ltd., Dell Technologies, Accenture, Mobikwik, Novo Nordisk, Merck Group, Optum, American Express, Allegis Group, IBM, Cardinal Health, Wipro Limited, Tata Consultancy Services, Aster DM Healthcare, Merck Group, etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

    Future career prospects

    Future career prospects in Development Management are promising, offering opportunities to work in various sectors such as international development organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and academia. Graduates can pursue roles as project managers, program coordinators, policy analysts, and development specialists, focusing on areas like poverty alleviation, sustainable development, social inclusion, and environmental conservation. With globalization and increasing interconnectedness, there's a growing demand for professionals skilled in navigating complex development challenges, particularly in emerging economies and post-conflict regions. Moreover, the adoption of innovative technologies, data-driven decision-making, and inclusive approaches further expands the scope of career opportunities in Development Management. As the world continues to grapple with issues such as climate change, inequality, and public health crises, individuals with expertise in development management will play a crucial role in driving positive change and shaping a more equitable and sustainable future.

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