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Tata Dhan Academy PGDDM Admissions 2018

Tata-Dhan Academy Admission to PG Course  in Development Management 2018 (19th Batch)

The Tata-Dhan Academy, Madurai, Tamil Nadu has invited applications for admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Development Management (PGDDM) for Academic Year 2018-19

PGDDM is two-year residential program which builds the knowledge and inculcates the appropriate skills and attitudes required for working with the poor. The curriculum is 50% fieldwork practice and 50% classroom learning. The courses are taught under 5 disciplines: Basics of Development (BASICS), Management for Development (MADE), Technology for Development (TECH), Communication for Development (CODE) and Leadership & Institution Building (LAB).



  • Indian National is only eligible to enroll two year PG Diploma in Development Management offered by Tata-Dhan Academy
  • Applicant must be any graduate of Arts/Science/ Social or Bio-sciences/Commerce/Economics passed with a minimum 60% of marks (or equivalent) awarded by recognized Indian Universities/ Colleges. Graduates waiting for the final semester results by end June 2018 could also apply. (or) Applicant must be any Professional graduates in Agriculture and Allied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medicine and allied courses passed with a minimum 55% of marks (or equivalent) awarded by recognized Indian universities and/or colleges
  •  Age of the applicant should not be more than 26 years as on 30th June 2018. No age relaxation is given at any circumstances
  • Graduates/Post Graduates / Professional graduates working in Indian Non-government organizations/ Civil society organizations those who fulfill all the above criteria should be eligible to apply
  • Willing to work in designated Non-Government Organization for minimum three years to serve the poor people with a fairly decent monthly remuneration as per the norms of each NGOs.

Note: Successful graduates after two years of study will be awarded PG Diploma in Development Management along with the mark sheets after successful completion of three years of services without break)


Selection Process

The applicants’ application to admission will be scrutinized for all suitability, and intimation letter inviting the candidate will be sent by the Admission Coordinator to appear for Group Discussion, Village Visit and Personal Interview before selection panel appointed by the Director of Tata-Dhan Academy in any one of the eight centres across the country (for details see application form) on the dates given against each centre

The applicant should make his/her own travel and stay arrangement to appear for the selection by the admission panel to enroll into PDM XVIII. No travel or logistics support will be provided by the Academy

The selection interview will be two days process and the invited applicant should come prepared to undergo the selection process in full


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All the students are eligible for fellowship as they commit to working with designated NGOs for at least three years after completing the two-year PDM. Students’ education is supported by the poor communities, philanthropy, banks and CSR Foundation through their contribution towards fellowship with the spirit of “Giving Back to the Society”.
As the Academy endeavours to offer high quality education to prepare them for a larger cause, every student is responsible and accountable towards the societal development particularly the poor whom they serve after their two year campus based education.
The fellowship covers the entire program cost including tuition, boarding, lodging and all other costs relevant for the PDM.


Application Form

The graduate and/or Post-graduate students who fulfill eligibility criteria should apply for enrolling to PDM XIX as follows:

  • The interested candidate could download application form online at https://dhan.org/tda and send the application duly filled in along with application fee(Non-refundable) of Rs. 700 either by Demand Draft in the name of Tata-Dhan Academy payable at Madurai or pay through NEFT transfer online amounting to Rs.700 by NEFT/RTGS/IMPS to Tata-Dhan Academy A/C 601701014896, ICICI Bank, Kochadai Branch (IFSC: ICIC0006017) (or)
  • The Interested candidate could send request by post with application fee of Rs.700 as Demand draft in the name of Tata-Dhan Academy payable at Madurai with complete postal address with pin code (or nearby Courier service) to the Admission Coordinator, Tata-Dhan Academy, T.Malaipatti, Thenkarai (BO) Mullipallam (SO), Vadipatti Taluk, Madurai District 625 207. (or)
  • The interested candidate could come in person to the address given in Sec. 2 of above on all working days and remit Rs.700 (Rupees Seven Hundred Only) in cash to avail the application form
  • The Application either downloaded or received by Post will be duly filled in along with Photograph (recent Color passport size of applicant), photo copies of degree or PG degree certificate, Valid ID Proof and send to “The Admission Coordinator, Tata-Dhan Academy, T.Malaipatti, Thenkarai (BO) Vadipatti Taluk, Madurai District 625 207. (or)
  • The application duly filled in with above details should be submitted in Electronic format and mailed to admissions.tda@dhan.org


Important Date:

Last Date for Application Submission: 28th February 2018


Tata-Dhan Academy

T. Malaipatti, Thenkarai PO, Mullipallam SO, Sholavandan (Via), Vadipatti Taluk, Madurai 625 207, Tamil Nadu, Website: www.dhan.org