About ISTD

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 and Asian Regional Training and Development Organizations (ARTDO), Manila.

ISTD Organizes Training Programs, all over the country both at 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 & Private Sector Organizations, Training Institutions Central and State Government Participate in these programs, some of which have been held in collaboration with Planning Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Training Division of Department of Personnel, Government Of India.

National President

Dr R Karthikeyan National President, ISTD(2016-20) heads Gemba Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd. He is a clinical psychologist with an M.Phil from NIMHANS, Bangalore & Ph. D from University of Madras.

ISTD Diploma In Training & Development

The Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) is a premier institution in the field of Human Resource Development with a distinguished record of service spanning more than 37 years. To meet the long felt need for a basic qualification in Training & Development, a focused correspondence Course-Diploma in Training & Development was introduced in April, 1979. This is the only professional course recognised by Govt. of India for training of trainers in the country and is designed to meet today’s Training/HRD challenges. This Diploma Programme is managed by a Board consisting of eminent HRD professional and academicians.

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.

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International Affiliations

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), is a non-profit association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations.

ATD was founded as ASTD in 1944. It has more than 5,000 members outside of the United States from more than 120 countries. ATD supports conferences and events around the world. It also work with partners worldwide to develop and support a global community for learning and HRD professionals.

ARTDO International was founded in 1974 in Manila for a shared vision and a call to action to ILSthrough a unified approach. Today it is an international umbrella body with membership comprising national organizations, educational institutes, multi-national corporations, public and private enterprises, HR management specialists from well over 30 countries worldwide.

International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1972 in order to develop and maintain a worldwide network committed to the identification, development and transfer of knowledge, skills and technology to enhance personal growth, human performance, productivity and sustainable development. IFTDO is the most multinational, multicultural Training and Development organization in the world with a truly diverse Board of Directors leading the organization. Our members form a highly diverse network of human resource management and development organizations globally, linking HR professionals in HR societies, corporations, universities, consultancies, government organizations and enterprises. IFTDO currently represents more than 500,000 professionals in over 30 countries.


Training Calendar 2018-19

Upcoming Events

    ISTD Diploma

    NEFT Details for Diploma Course Fees:

    Name of the Bank: Indian Bank

    A/c Name: ISTD Diploma Programme

    Branch: Mehrauli Institutional Area.

    A/C No.: 405039711

    NEFT/IFSC/RTGS Code: IDIB000M089

    MICR Code: -

    ISTD Membership

    NEFT Details for Membership Fees:

    Name of the Bank: Indian Bank

    Account Name: Indian Society for Training & Development

    Account No: 405039697

    NEFT/IFSC/RTGS Code: IDIB000M089

    MICR Code: 110019018

    ISTD Training Programmes / Conference

    NEFT Details for Programme/Conference Fees:

    Name of the Bank: Indian Bank

    Account Name: Indian Society for Training & Development

    Account No: 405039697

    NEFT/IFSC/RTGS Code: IDIB000M089

    MICR Code: 110019018