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Batch for Academic Session for 2014-15 Commences from July 2014 . Last date for Applications 31st July, 2014 .  Apply online now.   Special Evening / Weekend Batch (experience preferred) for SEM and EBM for working candidates.


Why join Correspondence Course?
Advantages of Distance Learning:
Study when you have time at your convenience
Complete the course over an extended period of time (2 years) if needed
Receive expert tutoring and advice through telephonic counseling/Skype sessions
Join anytime you wish open all throughout the year
Counseling sessions at campus once a year (you have to reach on your on to ICECD campus at Bopal, Ahmedabad and accommodation will be provided to you free of charge. Only pay food biils)
You will be given ICECD Diploma at the end of successful completion of course
But you do require:
Some computer skills and technology friendly attitude
Flair to think out of box and learn from innovative methods
Strong study skills, self discipline
Serious commitment of your time to course and study materials reading
Scope after Course
Develop better conceptual clarity and analyzed abilities
New learnings and experience of latest development management practices
Add to your knowledge and skills to advance your career prospects
PGDM in Entrepreneurship and Business Management
Course Objectives
The Entrepreneurship and Business Management (EBM) course aims to
Develop fast-track entrepreneurs as leaders and catalysts in various industry segments, equipping them with global perspective and contemporary knowledge in business and management.
Instill an attitude for employing creative thinking and generating original or innovative solutions.
Provide wide range of career options with flexibility to move across different functional roles and industries.
Develop skills for organizational and team leadership capabilities, to meet current and future challenges.
For Whom
Any person who wants to launch/join/manage small and medium industry or business unit.
Families owning businesses, who want to develop their potential successors (daughters / sons) or associates in professional skills for Business Management and Development.
Individuals, who already have an existing business, and wish to expand/diversify
Corporate sector may nominate suitable candidates.
Course Design
This EBM provides unique opportunities to students to start their own business/enterprises or to expand/diversify their existing/family business. The course would empower students to deal with intricacies of current industrial scenario, and develop their ideas into growth oriented business through five main concentration packages:
Integrated SME Management
Strategic Marketing and Communication
Leadership in Family Business Management
Corporate Venturing and Management for SMEs
Managing Growth
PGDM in Rural Development Management
Course Objectives
The Rural Development Management (RDM) course aims to
Develop a cadre of sensitized professionals for Institutions (NGOs / GOs / Banks / etc.) skilled in assessing needs, conceptualizing, implementing and managing rural development, to achieve economic, social and political empowerment.
Sensitize students towards the need for development of rural areas and execute effective interventions for socio-economic development of the poor/ rural/deprived people.
For Whom
Any person already working or interested in working as Development Resource Person, Trainer, Facilitator, Decision Maker with NGOs, Government Departments or the Corporate Sector.
Any person working as or wanting to work as a professional in the field of rural / women development.
Developmental Organizations (GOs, NGOs or Corporate Sector) may sponsor their candidates to take this course.
Course Design
The Post Graduate Diploma course is structured to provide basic focus on conceptual understanding of rural and gender development for immediate practical applications. The course would enable students to become well acquainted with planning, implementing and monitoring developmental initiatives. The course would cover 5 main concentration packages:
Integrated Rural Development
Rural Economic Development Management
Social development Management
Human Resource Management
Development Management

PGDM in NGO Management

Course Objectives
The Non–Government Organizations Management (NGOM) course aims to
Develop knowledge and skills required for well managed, people oriented Non-Government Organizations.
Help in understanding and planning need based innovative development programmes to be implemented by GOs, NGOs, corporate.
Facilitate NGOs to contribute effectively in the socio-economic & political empowerment of the underprivileged.
Help adopt good governance and build institutional capabilities for NGO management and growth.
For Whom
This course will benefit representatives of NGOs as well as fresh aspirants who wish to enhance their managerial capabilities to perform better
Candidates sponsored by government departments or other donor agencies
Rural functionaries/community workers/ social leaders
Companies and corporate (managerial staff) involved with corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Course Design
The course covers concepts, theories, practices and international experiences of NGOs comprehensively designed to cover the following major subjects:
The role of NGOs     
Development components of NGOs
NGO project management and development
Organizational capacity building and HR development
Sustainability, growth, change and development

Social Entrepreneurship

Course Objectives
To create social enterprises which are addressing the issues related to development (whether social, economic or political) through distance learning. It focus on various aspects of how to start and manage a for profit social enterprise.
For Whom
Those who wish to create own social enterprise as well as create impact in development sector in society.
Those who want to earn and serve at the same time.
Rural functionaries/community workers/ social leaders
Companies and corporate (managerial staff) involved with corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Course Design
It comprise of detailed and comprehensive learning material covering a set of modules including:
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Development Initiatives
Development Interventions
Creating a Social Enterprise
The course will be implemented through self instructional study materials, assignments, field visit and counseling by expert faculties.
1 year.
Medium of instruction
The medium of instruction is English.
Students can enroll any time of the year. Application form can be downloaded from the website which needs to be duly filled and submitted along with a Demand draft for Rs.500/- in favour of ICECD, Ahmedabad.


Registration Fee of Rs.1,000/-
Course Fee of Rs.16,500/- (To be paid in one lumpsum or can be paid in two installments of Rs.8250/- each by cash or DD in favour of ICECD Ahmedabad; payable at Ahmedabad).
Examination fees are Rs.200/- per paper (To be paid before the due date of examination.
Graduation from a recognized university or its equivalent with minimum of two years work experience in the field of rural development, non-government organizations or similar institutions. Alternatively minimum work experience of 5 years in any organization.
Award of Diploma
The award of diploma is based on the assessment of field work report, assignments, project work and semester exam.
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