Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development

An Initiative of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

MBA ( Development Management)


This specialised course exclusively for the development sector aims to prepare students for top Leadership and Management roles in development projects & development organizations, addressing the need for trained management professionals for the Development Sector.

Eligibility :

  • A degree in any discipline from University of Mysore or equivalent course of any other recognized university.
  • Minimum of 45% aggregate marks in the degree course.

Batch Strength:

A total number of 60 students shall be admitted to the course, every academic year, as per the University guidelines. 

Duration/ Structure:

The MBA (Development Management) Course is spread over 2 years / 4 semesters comprising  fifteen core subjects, five electives, two apprenticeships and one project work. 

Salient Features of the Course:

  • Recognised by the University of Mysore
  • Robust curriculum combining Social Work & Management aspects and integrated with adequate field exposure component.
  • Transaction of practitioner experience in classrooms.
  • Conducive Campus ambience with 'State of the art technology' enabled education aids
  • Value based Education
  • Course Oriented to Develop Leadership

V-LEAD integrates training on specific skills required for the development sector within the  curriculum framework with the aim of improving the employability quotient. Students are offered certified skill development training which will enable them to secure placements and to pursue their career goals with competence and confidence.

  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Social skills
  • Life skills
  • Employability skills
  • Computational skills 


V-LEAD has a team of faculty drawn from the creamy layer of academicians & Practitioners from various disciplines such as Community Development, Economics, Management, Finance, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, Technology, Human Resource Management, Environment Management, Health Care Management, Development of Indigenous Communities etc. The Faculty with a rich experience spearhead innovations in promoting experiential learning. 


  • Well organized Campus in a serene atmosphere.
  • Library with exhaustive reference material & Internet facility
  • Separate Hostel Facility for boys & girls
  • In house Canteen
  • Sports & Cultural activities

Career Prospects:

The students after completing the course will be able to secure promising & growth oriented careers in Development Organizations, Government, Corporate Foundations, CSR Projects, International Agency funded Projects, Rural Development agencies of State & Central Governments, Research Institutions etc. Besides these, the  Alumni will also be oriented how to start their own collectives and to become successful social entrepreneurs.


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