Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Sustainable Development


India’s continuously evolving policy landscape in sustainability and sustainable development is evident from the National Action Plan against Climate Change branching into policies for sustainable agriculture (NMSA), National Mission on Sustainable Habitat (NMSH), National Water Mission and Green India Mission. In the wake of the current G20 meet in Delhi, the assigned Sherpa task force is entrusted with bringing sustainability changes from the lab to the market level in India. To this end, upskilling the general young demographic is a key intention of the Indian PPP governing leadership.

The Post Graduate Diploma is a one of a kind advanced program curated by IGMPI for working professionals in the public or private sector and aspiring students alike. The program focuses on the themes and perspectives in development and its history in an international context. Naturally, the topics of political ecology and governance are presented to decolonize the knowledge required to navigate a sustainable development project on a national scale. The nature and the scope of managing sustainability has undergone a huge transformation in the past decade with the emerging economic models like sustainable business and social enterprises. As a result, there is a boost to the startup ecosystem that has revolutionized the structure of the innovation systems and the corresponding investment landscape around the world. That is why in this course, we pursue the stakeholder mobilization strategy and role of collaborations in the science, technology and innovation sector.

On undertaking this course, the students will be able to

  • Define sustainability and sustainable development and gauge its impact on the modern economy
  • Understand management and governance of sustainable development
  • Possess the technical tool set to integrate sustainability among the various verticals of a business entity
  • To initiate a sustainable business
  • To learn hands on from national and international experts and develop a global perspective
  • Programmme Structure

    Module 1 : Integrated perspectives in Sustainable Development

    Module 2 : Analysis Methodology in Sustainable Development

    Module 3 : Sustainable Development : Politics and SDGs

    Module 4 : Understanding the Policy Making Process : Evolution of Governance

    Module 5 : Science, Technology and Innovation : Technology Transfer

    Module 6 : Corporate Sustainability : Navigating a strategic opportunity

    Module 7 : ESG Frameworks and Sustainability Reporting

    Module 8 : Critical Issues in Sustainable Development

    Module 9 : Various industrial Case Studies


    Any graduation/B.Tech/B.Sc in Microbiology/Life Sciences/Botany/Zoology/Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B. Pharma/MBBS/BDS/BHMS/BUMS/BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The candidate is expected to complete the programme in a minimum of 6 months (Executive Diploma) and maximum of 1 year (PG Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes, and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-paced and self-regulated performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying the certificate programs. Each of your module is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to the program.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online proctored exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/ Executive Diploma in Sustainable Development by IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to the participants of Post Graduate Diploma Programmes. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resource department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing and interview skills.

    In recent months, the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global, healthcare like Big 4, Accenture, SGS, Fortune 100, Uniqus Consultech Ltd., ESG Book, Vision 360, TCS, Ckinetics, CSE(Centre for Science and Environment, TERI (The Energy and Research Institute), Iforest, CEEW (Council on Energy, Environment and Water ), CPR (Centre for Policy and Research ), Centre for Energy and Environment Sustainability, WWF (Worl wildlife Fund ), IWMI (International Water Management Institute ), Greenpeace,, ATREE, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Sankalp Taru Foundation, TBS, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Mukti, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Kraft, Heinz, Barclays, Unilever, Tata Chemicals, Sodexo, Pepsico, NTPC Ltd, Reliance Group, KPMG, Heineken, PwC, United Nation Escap, Council of Energy Environment and Water, Deligent Corporation, WRI India, Benchmark Digital Partners, EY, Centre for Policy Research, Bacardi, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbot, Medtronic , Foster Corporation, IPCA Laboratories, Calyx, Bliss GVS Pharma, SeQuent, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Allergy Therapeutics, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Ranbaxy, Biocon etc. The IGMPI ‘s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Industries on a regular basis.

    Future career prospects

    In this course, participants will be able to learn and understand and evaluate essential sustainability concepts and the implications for businesses and major stakeholders, understanding materiality issues across organizations and sectors, determining internal and external stakeholders’ risks and opportunities, examining need for ESG reporting, assessing disclosure quality , and actual Sustainability development performance. Sustainable development courses offer a plethora of opportunities. In India, around 20 % of employees work in the environment sector, which is expected to double by 2030. According to the reports, 24 million green jobs will be available around the world by 2030. After pursuing sustainable development courses, the candidate can work in various fields like the automobile industry, food processing unit, pollution control board, environmental consultancy firms and waste management industry.

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