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6089Fw: Introducing Education Program in Development Studies

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  • Thumakunta Sree rama
    May 30, 2012

      --- On Wed, 30/5/12, Thumakunta Sreerama <thsreerama@...> wrote:

      From: Thumakunta Sreerama <thsreerama@...>
      Subject: Fw: Introducing Education Program in Development Studies
      To: karmayog@yahoogroups.com, info@...
      Cc: sthumakunta@...
      Date: Wednesday, 30 May, 2012, 4:12 PM

      Respected Sirs,

      I shall be highly obliged, if your good selves could kindly circulate this communication received from Entrepreneur Development Institute, Ahmedabad asking for our Institutional patronage in passing on the same message to a larger section of the Community interested in contributing the cause of the community as a whole dealing in and with Social Action Activating Services. 

      I am fully confident that the Two Year Residential Post Graduate Management programme in Development Studies is a blessing in disguise for the Youth - those unemployed and also employed  & especially those already serving Non Government Organizations to get their Skills & Awareness in the Management of their Organizations sharpened thereby contributing to the overall productivity of such Non Government Organizations.  Those coming out of this Two years Residential Programme shall be receiving a greater welcome by all International NGOs including the United Nations Organization and it's Subsidiaries.
      In fact, my son who - Mr. T. Navin, who had undergone one year Residential Programme on NGO's Management had an opportunity to be deputed by his Organization ie., Basix to attend an International Conference organized by ILO at Geneva.  He had been receiving red carpet treatment wherever he had joined.

      Moreover, the candidates taking up this course shall be extended a scholarship of Rs.3 lakhs and EDI, Ahmedabad shall be facilitating the grant of Rs.4 lakhs as loan from Public Sector Banks to be cleared in suitable number of instalments.  Besides this, the candidates shall be having an opportunity to get selected during campus interviews.

      With this background, I request your good selves to kindly make it convenient to get it circulated to all the members of  Karmayog Foundation at the earliest in view of the last date for admissions being Ist of July, 2012. 

      Those who are joining this course through this communication shall be extended free counseling services by Global Institution for Skills & Careers through out the duration of the said course and also there-after till they gain gainful employment.  They shall also be extended guidance in launching their own Non Government Organizations on completion of their two years residential course.

      Yours Sincerely
      for Global Institution for Skills & Careers
      T.H. Sree Rama
      Project Founder & Managing Trustee

      A line in reply shall be highly appreciated.   

      --- On Tue, 5/29/12, PGDM - DS <pgdmds@...> wrote:

      From: PGDM - DS <pgdmds@...>
      Subject: Introducing Education Program in Development Studies
      To: thsreerama@...
      Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 4:31 AM

      Dear Surbhi,

      Introducing Education Program in Development Studies: Salient Features of the Course are – NGO Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social-Entrepreneurship, Development Research, Microfinance, Micro enterprises and Livelihoods.


      Dear T H Sree Rama,


      I would first like to congratulate you for the work done by your organization and endorse appreciation and acknowledgement by Planning Commission. We came to know about you and your work from the Planning Commission Website.


      It gives me great pleasure to introduce you Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), an acknowledged National Resource Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, Research, Training and Institution Building . The Institute was set up in 1983 with support from the IDBI Bank, IFCI, ICICI, SBI and Government of Gujarat.


      EDI offers 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Development Studies in its efforts for bringing higher professionalism in Development Sector, by building the capacities and creating a cadre of professionals for organizations engaged in development sector.

      EDI developmental models in the area of Micro Enterprise creation and Micro Finance Development to address the problems of poverty and unemployment in both rural and urban areas have also been successfully replicated by more than 600 NGOs in the country. Such experience of EDI enables it to deliver the education programme with required inputs, rigor and vigor.


      Today in an environment where funding is getting scarce, corporate social responsibility wings of industrial houses are hiring professionals to run their own programs, social sector research has taken new dimensions – the need of management graduates in Development Studies holds its importance.


      The course prepares professionals to work with NGOs, CSR wings of corporate houses, management consulting organizations, bilateral and multilateral funding organizations, State and Central government projects. It also gives an opportunity to young minds to indulge in thinking over the social problems and the possible solutions to them. This helps them to create social enterprises.


      The Institute has an excellent track record of placements and the students passed out from this institute have been doing very well.

      The course lays special emphasis on building skills in different methods of fundraising, developing writing skills in crafting good concept notes and funding proposals, introducing to the nuances of corporate social responsibility and developing skills in social research.



      Students have the option of choosing electives and specializing in one specific field of interest. The course comprises of study tours, interaction with leading social entrepreneurs, exposure visits to projects managed by NGOs and under CSR of leading companies and classroom sessions that are participatory and interactive.

      The Institute currently offers a fellowship of Rs. 250000 to each deserving student, hence the course fees of Rs7,10,000 is reduced to Rs 4,60,000 for two years. Every student can avail a security free education loan upto Rs 4,00,000 payable in easy installments subject to conditions laid by the Bank. The Institute can assist in accessing these loans. The hostel fees is Rs 45000 per annum and food charges are on an average Rs3000 per month.

      The admissions are open, the seats are limited and admissions are given to deserving students appearing for an entrance exam and later for a personal interview. We also accept CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA/CMAT scores in lieu of entrance examination. Please click on this link to know more about the programme http://www.ediindia.ac.in/PGDM-DS.asp and do write to me incase you have any queries. Please find the brochure for this course online -

      I request you to recommend a bright person in your organization or  young graduate you may know to join this course and s/he must invest 2 years to further improve his/her skills and become better social sector professional. I shall make efforts to facilitate the admission here.


      You can provide 2 year vacation to your employee to study and who would like to pursue this course with an option to join you back after the course is completed. We can discuss the ways and means of facilitating this process.

      Look forward to hearing from you.

      Warm regards




      Faculty Member
      Post Graduate Diploma in Management -Development Studies

      Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
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