Programme in Development Management (PDM – IX)
Tata- Dhan Academy, Madurai,
announces its Ninth Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Development
Management (PGDDM). Applications are invited from candidates who wish
to take up a challenging career in development sector as mission of their lives.
The programme is designed to groom young graduates
as development professionals. The two-year residential programme builds the
knowledge and inculcates the appropriate skills and attitudes required for
working with poor and disadvantaged communities through a unique mix of academic
theory, field practice, and interactions with India’s development leaders.
Almost 50% of the time, students undertake fieldwork
in village, tribal areas, slums and coastal contexts across India to understand
the lives and livelihoods of the poor. Students are guided in the field by
The programme also teaches students to organise
communities to address development issues in villages/slums.
The Academy provides a holistic learning
environment. Yoga, cultural Programmes, regular field visits, and other
development related activities help students to build on the skills, knowledge,
and attitudes required for any development professional.
Any graduate or postgraduate below the age of 26 (as on 30th June 2008) with a
minimum of 50% marks (or equivalent) can apply for the programme. Thoses
completing their courses on or before 30th June 2008 can also apply.
It is the endeavour of the Tata – Dhan
Academy that no student be denied opportunity to pursue the programme
for want of adequate financial resources. Hence selected candidates receive full
fellowship support for the entire programme which includes tuition, reading
materials, accommodation, and food expenses. It is given to those who agree to
serve designated development organisation for three years after completion of
All the PDM graduates are provided placement in
designated development organisations (NGO’s) after completion. The remuneration
for the graduates is at par with the best in the development sector.
The Academy administers a two-stage selection
procedure. The first is through the Development Management Admission
Test (DMAT), to be held at various centres across India on a17th
February 2008. The second is through final selection campus between 21-30 April
2008 at various centres across India.
How to apply
Application can be obtained at the below mentioned
address in person or by sending a demand draft for Rs. 300 (Three hundered only)
in favour of Tata Dhan Academy payable at Madurai. This
includes application, registration and DMAT fee. Application downloaded form the
academy website can be sent along with the DD as mentioned above. Applications
can also be submitted online.
Boys Town Campus, Pulloothu Post, Madurai-625 016, Tamil Nadu.
Tel: +91 – 452 – 24753118 / 219 Email:
Last date for receiving filled in application forms: 20th January 2008