PG Diploma in Training & Development - ICFAI University - distance learning

veraferns83 Started The Discussion:

Dear all,

I have just come across this post grad degree from ICFAI namely PG Diploma in training and development. Does anyone know the merit of this program. I am considering doing it and was wondering if I should.

I am interested in becoming a corporate trainer and would really appreciate some guidance. I have 1.5 years of training experience

DO let me know if anyone knows the merits of this course.

Thank you

sajid_rasheed -  Member Since: Feb 2008
Dear Veera

Its not a post graduate "Degree:, its a PG Diploma !!! And there is a big difference in both.

If you are looking for a PG Degree in T&D, then I am sure you must be having some prior background in T&D or basic qualifications, and hence you want to peruse a advance ceritficatin. Am I correct ? Do please brief about yourself I am sure I will be able to guide you.


Sajid Rasheed

rooma Bal -  Member Since: Aug 2006
hi veera, even you can do diploma prog in t n d from indian society of training and dev.its a very good course.the site is rooma

veraferns83 -  Member Since: May 2008
Hi Sajid,

I meant PG Diploma from ICFAI. As mentioned I have 1.5 years experience in Communication training. I would like to make a career in corporate training. I've been searching for a job in training for the past 1 month however I've not got anything suitable.

I would like to do a course that would enhance my knowledge in training. Hence was wondering if this program from ICFAI was beneficial or not.

Any advice on what should be my next step?

veraferns83 -  Member Since: May 2008
Hi rooma,

I understand that the course from ISTD is good however you need 2 years of work experience. I do not have that work experience. That's the reason why I can't look at doing the course right now.

shahnaz76 -  Member Since: Mar 2008
Hi Vera,

I have done the diploma from istd, it is a good course and the two year work exp is not a mandatory requirement. They do relax on that clause. So i would recommend that you download the prospectus and send in your application. When i applied, i had only 1 yr work exp and they still considered my application.

All the best. Also after going through the subjects of the ICFAI course I feel ISTD is the better choice.



sajid_rasheed -  Member Since: Feb 2008
Hi Vera I agree with Shahnaz. As far as within India, ISTD is the best option. Go for it. Sajid

AceLentia Consulting -  Member Since: May 2008
Dear Sajid,

Few days back I had enquired about T&D program at ICFAI, they said its 1 year course, they just provide the required material for the exam preparation. I feel, interactive classes would be better if someone wants career in T&D. I dont know whats a procedure at ISTD.

sajid_rasheed -  Member Since: Feb 2008
Thanks AC (Good if you let us know ur name......calling AC looks awkward) check out this website : (ISTD Diploma) at This goes for you too vera. Rgds Sajid

veraferns83 -  Member Since: May 2008
Thanks guys,

Ill check out the ISTD course however do any of you know an interactive post grad course in training? Cause of course a full time course will be better than a distance education course.

Do let me know.

Thank you.


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