ISTD, in April 1979, introduced a Diploma Programme in Training and Development (Dip TD) in order to meet the long felt need for skill formation in learning/training skills. Since then over 24,000 persons working in industries, business, banks, government departments, administration, defence forces, public utilities, power plants, agricultural development programmes, health, education and other social services; consultancy and voluntary service organizations indeed private individuals have enrolled for this programme.
ISTD Diploma in Training and Development is a distance learning programme of 18 months duration. The medium of course is English only. A student of this programme is entitled to use suffix ‘Dip TD’ on successful completion of Ten Theory Paper & the Internship along with Viva. Today many of the Dip TD holders are occupying senior positions in various work organisations.