PG Diploma


The new global economy is reshaping, reframing and revolutionizing the economic, social, industry, technical and political ecology on almost day to day basis. Presently, Indian is the fifth largest economy in the world with GDP of around $3 Trillion and targeted at $5 Trillion by the year 2025 to become the fourth largest economy, only behind US, China and Japan, we will be in the forefront of Knowledge economy compared to developed countries. Organisations need systematic, effective and efficient innovation, technology and training & development to stay in business, delight customers, establish competitive advantage, deliver quality products and services, cost effective, be more productive, meet business goals, attract and keep the best people.

Human resources transformation leads to the massive restructing of organisations in the future decades to technology disruption and new generation of people. In this disruptive technology and VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, organizations have realized the need for upskilling, reskilling, multiple skills and information on technology is essential for survival of an organization. Disruptive forces in digital technology redefine the various business models; the promotion and adoption of digital technologies are becoming increasingly crucial. This is demonstrated by recent COVID 19 pandemic which necessitated Work from Home(WFH), Digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AR), Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Virtual meetings, conferences and Virtual Learning & Development (L&D) programmes all over the world.

India has skill development potential which brings the eLearning and development industry to the fore. This is obvious outcome of India being looked upon by the rest of the world as a place where knowledge grows. The key challenges in maintaining the growth momentum of the economy is to accelerate L&D in an increasingly competitive business environment. Reasons behind the high demand of L & D in the Indian economy are: India is seen as a knowledge driven economy; most Indian corporates face talent shortages. India stand at par with China in terms of the overall L&D spend among emerging nations. However, India’s overall T&D spend is lower than that of the developed countries, which creates immense opportunities for the Indian L&D industry. The programs initiated by Government of India such as Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, Start-up, Stand-up and futuristic National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, offer tremendous avenues for the learning and development professionals to contribute to the cause of the nation by providing immense employment opportunities to a large section of the young population.

We welcome all those who are keen to pursue the PG Diploma Programme in Training and Development offered by the ISTD. I am sure, that the Online, Digital and Virtual Education Programme devised to attract professionals to help develop, nurture themselves into well rounded training professionals will go a long way in achieving this objective.

Dr. A. V. Sivarama Prasad
Chairman, ISTD Diploma Board


To meet the long felt need for a basic qualification in Training & Development , a focused correspondence course, Diploma in Training & Development, was introduced in April, 1979. This is the only Professional course for Training of Trainers in the country and is designed to meet today’s training / HRD challenges. To know more about programmes.
Diploma Programme in Training & 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 programmes of 18 months duration. The medium of course is English only. A Students of this programme is entitled to suffix ‘Dip TD’ on successful completion of all the Eight Theory Papers & the Internship. Today many of the Dip TD holders are occupying senior positions in various work organizations.


Annual Convocation Ceremony for the award of the Diploma was held on 28th July, 2019 at “Auditorium”, Scope Convention Center, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Justice Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India was the chief guest for the function who addressed the Convocation and distributed Awards to meritorious students. The address was highly impressive and appreciated by all present. A total of 215 students were conferred Diploma in Training & Development during the Convocation.