Society for Training & Development (ISTD)
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 areas of training and HRD from Government, Public
and Private Sector Organizations & Enterprises; Educational and Training
Institutions and other Professional Bodies. It has 44 Chapters throughout the
country with the National Headquarters at New Delhi.
is affiliated to the International Federation of Training and Development
Organizations (IFTDO), USA and Asian Regional Training and Development
Organizations (ARTDO), Manila.
Training Programs, all over the country , both the Chapter and National Levels.
The programs cover selected areas of HRD with special emphasis on Training of
Trainers, Training Goals & Objectives and Training Tools &
Technologies. A very large number of Public and Private Sector Organizations,
Training Institutions , Central And State Government participate in these
programs, some of which have been held in collaboration with the Planning Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises and
the Training Division of Department of Personnel, Government Of India.
publishes a Quarterly Journal, Indian Journal of Training and Development, ISTD
Diploma in Training & Development, a correspondence course of 18 months
duration (one year of course work followed by internship of six months
duration). The Diploma is recognized by the Government of India for recruitment
to superior posts.