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Agrasar Institute of​ Development Practice

AIDP is a pioneering institution dedicated to ​enabling grassroots development practitioners to ​advance into managerial and senior roles within ​the social impact sector in India.

How we started

AIDP emerged from witnessing a major ​injustice in social development ​organizations in India. The institute has ​been established under the aegis of ​Agrasar​ ( Listen to ​our Director to understand the need for ​this institution.

Our Vision

Our vision is to cultivate a thriving development ecosystem ​in India that ensures equal growth opportunities for ​everyone within an organization.

Our Mission

We are focusing on providing education and skills to ​grassroots practitioners in NGOs, enabling them to advance ​to managerial roles despite contextual, social, and financial ​constraints.

PG Certificate Program ​in Management​ (Development Practice)

This 11 month Post Graduate level Certificate ​Program in Management is mostly conducted online ​(with some in-person workshops and opportunities ​to collaborate with fellow students). The course ​provides existing grassroots practitioners with skills ​they need to progress to managerial positions.

Program​ Courses

Development Theory and Practice

Program Design

Monitoring & Evaluation

Program Management & Communication

Organisational Behaviour

Technology for Development

Financial Management and Governance

Research Design and Methodology

How we teach

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Weekly Online learning ​modules that require 6 ​to 8 hours of ​engagement

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Peer Group ​Meetings or ​interpersonal ​connections, ​networking, and ​group learning

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Guest Sessions by ​experienced ​professionals

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One to One ​Counselling sessions ​for career growth

Meet the


Prerit Rana

Prerit serves as the Co-Founder and CEO of Agrasar and Director ​of AIDP. An alumnus of IRMA with over 15 years of experience in ​the non-profit sector, he has led pioneering initiatives in ​education, skill development, and capacity building. He has ​mentored post-graduate students at prestigious institutions such ​as ISDM, IRMA, XIMB and others, preparing them for careers in ​the development sector.

Dr. Anil Goswami

With over 20 years of research, administrative, and teaching ​experience at DRDO, Govt. of India and as a Guest Faculty at IIM ​Jammu, DU, IGDTUW and DTU, Dr. Goswami specializes in ​General Management, Organizational Behaviour (OB), Human ​Resource Management (HR), Knowledge Management, ​Information Technology (IT), Analytics, and Research ​Methodology. He holds a PhD in OB & HR from IIM Kashipur ​and an MBA from FMS, Delhi University, with 13 publications in ​international journals, including prestigious ABDC-listed and IEEE ​publications.

Devika Misra

Devika has over 15 years of experience in the financial inclusion ​space, working with microfinance institutions, a rating agency, ​an SRO, and now as a technical assistance provider at Accion. ​She specializes in creating data strategies to achieve business ​goals, data management & analytics and impact measurement. ​Devika completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Rural ​Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) ​in 2009.

Samrat Kishor

With over 15 years of distinguished experience in strategic roles ​at Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, Grant Thornton, and other leading ​firms, Kishore has been at the forefront of digital transformations. ​His expertise extends to mentoring startups and integrating ​practical learning into his teaching approach. As a seasoned ​project manager and technology professional, Kishore brings a ​wealth of real-world insights to empower students in ​understanding the dynamic intersections of technology and ​sustainable development.

Priyanka Agrawal

Priyanka is a Teach for India fellow and a graduate from Indian ​School of Development Management. She has an experience of ​more than 5 years in the development sector.

Solid Star

More faculty members will be announced by

15 July 2024


Check your eligibility

Green Check Mark
  • Motivated to progress to ​managerial or higher-level ​roles.
  • Has completed graduation ​or post-graduation in any ​field.
  • Have two or more years of ​experience in the Social ​Impact Sector.
  • Willing to study for 6 to 8 ​hours every week with ​discipline.

Application Form

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The application form has been ​designed to understand you ​better and help us make a ​preliminary assessment of ​whether this course is suitable ​for you or not. We advise you to ​read each question carefully ​and respond without seeking ​any active help.

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Ask if you have Qs

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Do not hesitate to reach out to us and ​ask questions. You can use either ​English or Hindi to ask. As the course ​will be taught in a mix of simple English ​and Hindi, we encourage you to write in ​any language without worrying about ​mistakes. We will not assess you on ​your English Skills.

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Important​ Dates

All dates are fixed and will ​be adhered to. In case there ​is any change it will be ​communicated here as well ​on the Linkedin Page of ​Agrasar.

09 Jul

Webinar by Prerit Rana

To resolve all doubts of the candidates


14 Aug

Last Date of Application

Apply in time


01 Sep

First Batch Begins

40 Students


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