25 March, 2023

Regional Centre


Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Minimum qualification for admission to this certificate programme is 10+2 (Intermediate) or Matriculate with at least three years of work experience in NGO sector

Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play an important role in various developmental issues across the states in India. VAN! (Voluntary Action Network India), an apex body of Indian voluntary organizations estimates that there are 1.2 million NGOs working in India. As per the data available with the planning commission, there are more than 12,000 NGOs in the
country. In view of the increasingly important role of the voluntary sector in the developmental process, all levels of policy making have stressed the importance of building its capacity to face the developmental challenge.

The emphasis of the management education process hither to, had been limited to the private sector and or large public undertakings. The capacity building efforts for the voluntary sector have remained limited to organizing workshops and training programmes and formal course work in universities. However, given the size of the sector, and if we add to this the many socially spirited individuals involved in social activism, the capacity building needs of the sector can only be catered to by undertaking distance education programmes. 

Objectives of the Programme

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  •  To provide the basic managerial concepts to NGO workers;
  •  To give a first hand experience to the NGO workers or for that matter to the end users of the programme;
  •  To help and enhance the skills of end users at various levels of management. 

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