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Leading Training & Development Institution 

The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), established in April 1970, is a national level professional & non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of individuals and institutions involved in the area of training and development of Human Resource from Government, Public and Private Sector Organizations & Enterprises; Educational and Training Institutions and other Professional Bodies. The Society is affiliated to the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO), Geneva.

ISTD Organizes Training Programs, all over the country both at Chapter and National Levels. 

At present a large number of ISTD Diploma holders are occupying senior positions in the field of Training & Development/Human Resource Development in various Central Government Departments, Public and Private organisations.

ISTD Diploma in Training & Development is a distance learning Programme of 18 months duration. The medium of the programme is English only. A student of this programme is entitled to use suffix 'Dip TD' on successful completion of all the eight Theory papers & the Internship Project Report.

Services / Facilities 
As a part of Diploma Programme, Students are provided with the following support:

  • Study Material for each paper

  • Evaluation of Response Sheets and Feed back

  • Issues of ISTD's quarterly Journal, IJTD for one year

  • Facility to get books on loan from ISTO Library

  • Contact Classes to help integrate learning

  • Accessibility of Senior ISTD professionals as per requirements

  • Project Work for field Exposure

  • Placement Facilitation after successful completion of the graduate diploma

  • Examination Centre's in different locations for student convenient

  • Diploma Programme Communique (a quarterly bulletin)

  • Free Membership for one year on completion of the course

  • Subsidised entry to several ISTD activities on a life long basis

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