Post Graduate Diploma in Management of NGO"s

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
In Gandhinagar

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  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Inhouse
  • Gandhinagar
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The course provides an opportunity to all the aspirants who wish to build their career in the development sector. On successful completion of the course, students are placed in NGOs and today more than 250 trained professionals are contributing significantly to the overall growth of the nation.

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Gandhinagar
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (Via Ahmedabad Airport & Indira Bridge),P.O. Bhat, 382428, Gujarat, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in any discipline from recognized university is essential for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management of NGOs (PGDMN). Students appearing for the final degree examination at the time of application can also apply. S/he must have cleared a bachelor's degree at the time of admission. Candidates having work experience are encouraged to apply. A total of 40 seats are available for PGDMN course.

Course programme

On a rough reckoning over 1,00,000 NGOs are operating in the country. Although it is a welcome state of affairs on the one hand, it is also a cause of concern on the other, as the immediate question that arises is 'are all NGOs suitably endowed with winning skills and traits?' Some of these are, however, well meaning and indeed shouldering higher responsibilities of effectively and efficiently planning their activities, establishing and maintaining linkages with all relevant players, executing various schemes, updating and maintaining records and handling public/government funds. But the need of the hour is that this skill base must be deep-rooted across the development sector for tangible results.

While the spirit of volunteerism is important, what is perhaps of even greater significance is the art of effective management, distinct professionalism in development functionaries and high standards of governance. Transparency, accountability, clarity of roles, effectiveness and self monitoring will also keep inhibitions of external stakeholders at bay.

Keeping in view, the importance of the trained personnel for NGOs for effective and efficient functioning of NGOs, EDI initiated an academic programme, Post Graduate Diploma in Management of NGOs (PGDMN) in 1998.

The course provides an opportunity to all the aspirants who wish to build their career in the development sector. On successful completion of the course, students are placed in NGOs and today more than 250 trained professionals are contributing significantly to the overall growth of the nation.

PGDMN programme is designed for individuals with a keen inclination towards social development and with inkling to develop skills, knowledge and capabilities in the area, i.e. those who wish to;

* provide leadership to social development initiatives,
* individuals who wish to start their own NGO,
* develop themselves as professionals dedicated towards the social development agenda.

Students after successful completion of the course have an option to either work with an NGO or start their own. The course curriculum has been designed in such a manner that it facilitates students play a multifaceted role of - a Manager, a Trainer/Teacher, an Advisor, a Consultant/Counselor in the organization. Recognizing the importance of qualified, trained and social-service savvy persons in the organization, many national and international NGOs expressed their interest in having the services of these students. It is important to put on record that the institute could offer 100% placement to our students.

Structure of the Programme

The uniqueness of the programme lies in the development of the entire module in a way that the students are imparted inputs on the managerial domain along with the perspective domain. The application module focuses on using the perspective and the managerial domain in the development application.

1. FOUNDATION:
The courses taught under the foundation module deal with basic inputs required to understand the development scenario and also to gain understanding of skills necessary to work in the social development sector. Courses in this module include:
* Communication Skills
* Computers and Information Technology
* Motivational Lab
* Economics
* Urban and Rural Sociology
2. PERSPECTIVE:
The overall objective of this module is to impart knowledge about various development perspectives and also to sensitize students about issues and concerns to be considered while designing development interventions. Courses in this module include:
* Development Perspective: Gender, Poverty and Participation
* Socio-Economic Development and Development Administration Social Engineering
3. MANAGEMENT:
The courses in this module deal with legal & statutory as well as management aspects of a development organization and how sophisticated management techniques could be applied to make an organization result oriented, and at the same time more transparent and accountable for its actions
* Strategic Management in NGOs
* Legal Framework for NGOs
* Management Accounting
* Financial Management and Resource Mobilization
* Human Resource Management and Administering Development Organisation
* Organisation Behaviour and Development
* Project Management
* Management Information System
* Social Research Methods
* Social Research Methods
* Participatory Training and it's Techniques
4. APPLICATION
Unless the knowledge imparted on various developmental issues and management of development organization is transformed into action and implemented properly, real development will not take place. To better understand the process of applying various tools and techniques of management, courses in this module deals with practical aspects of managing development initiatives.
* Micro Enterprise Development
* Management of Micro Finance
* Management of Social Sector Initiatives
* Management of Natural Resources Initiatives
* Management of Rights and Governance Initiatives
* Development Communication
* Social and Rural Marketing
* Social Legislation and Public Advocacy
* Environment Impact Assessment
5. PROJECT WORK/INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
The Project Work/Internship Programme aims to broaden the perspective of the students by providing them with an opportunity to blend real life experience in an organization with the theories learnt in classrooms. The internship component provides opportunities to understand various aspects of the organization and also gives the organization a scope to know and obtain an independent assessment of a programme or a process. This internship programme is for a period of 5 weeks. At the end of the project the students prepare a thesis/report on their findings. The formal sharing of this thesis is done with a panel that includes academicians and practitioners, and is graded. The students are expected to provide a copy of their report to the host agency. Preliminary findings are also shared towards the end of the project work period in a formal session organized by the host NGO. A large number of students, while on internship, receive advance offers, i.e., before final placement, on the basis of their quality of work during summer assignments with the organization.

Term-Wise Distribution Of Courses

Term I
1.1 Socio-Economic Development and Development Administration (3)
1.2 Communication Skills (1.5)
1.3 Development Perspective: Gender, Poverty and Participation (3)
1.4 Computer and Information Technology (3)
1.5 Economics (3)
1.6 Legal Framework for NGOs (3)
1.7 Management Accounting (1.5)
1.8 Urban and Rural Sociology (1.5)

Term II
2.1 Communication Skills-II (1.5)
2.2 Organization Behaviour & Development (3)
2.3 Micro Enterprises Development and Management (3)
2.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilisation (3)
2.5 Management of Social Sector (3)
2.6 Social Research Methods (3)
2.7 Motivational Lab (1.5)
2.8 Management of Natural Resources (3)

Term III
3.1 Management of Micro Finance (4.5)
3.2 Project Management (1.5)
3.3 Integrated Organizational Analysis (1.5)
3.4 Human Resource Management (1.5)
3.5 Social and Rural Marketing (3)
3.6 Environmental Impact Assessment (1.5)
3.7 Project Work (6)

Field Work: 5 weeks

Term IV
4.1 Participatory Training Techniques (1.5)
4.2 Project Work: Report Preparation and Defense (6)
4.3 Social Engineering (1.5)
4.4 Development Communication (1.5)
4.5 Strategic Management in NGOs (3)
4.6 Social Legislation & Public Advocacy (3)
4.7 Management of Rights and Governance (3)
4.8 Management Information System (1.5)


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