Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership | PGDEL

The program is designed to equip the academic as well as administrative/managerial professionals in education sector to understand the important dimensions of educational Leadership and develop skills, competencies and attitudes which can empower them as educational leaders to fortify their institutions/organizations and also enable them to pave new pathways to transform the education system so as to lead the society towards development.

The program comprises of theory & practicum components, designed to be transacted in a blended mode to facilitate the working professionals. The students will be expected to attend some weekly classes in person. For practicum purposes they will be attached to the institutions convenient to them to carry out their action research projects and find their mentors. The seminar presentations will be an important component of the program wherein each student will make regular presentations followed by peer-group discussions. The student will also maintain a reflection journal to practice the path of self-directed, self-regulated and self-assessed journey as an educational leader.

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Key Information

Program Highlights

  • Sound theoretical basis of principles, theories & Styles of educational Leadership
  • Critical Reflections on the leadership styles of self and others
  • Critical analysis of the educational leadership styles through Case Studies
  • Evolving educational leadership styles to empower educational leaders
  • Development of edupreneurial attitudes & skills for embarking upon educational enterprises

Career Prospects

  • Principal/Vice principal, supervisor, HOI
  • Educational edupreneurs for starting educational institutions appropriate to the current needs of the society
  • Edupreneurs who can mobilize human, physical & financial resources to create educational institutions/services/NGOs etc.
  • Edupreneurs who can contribute to the national economy through generating employment in education sector.
  • Educational thinkers who can make positive interventions in the society through education
  • Visionaries who can provide ideas to the society for enhancing excellence in Education

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of principles, theories & styles of educational leadership
  • Understanding of the strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages of different theories & styles of educational leadership
  • Knowledge & Skills for the development of instructional leadership
  • Knowledge & Skills for the development of human resources
  • Ability to fortify educational institutions
  • Development of vision to transform the education system for the development of society
  • Development of Edupreneurial skills and attitude to initiate educational enterprises
  • Critical understanding of issues and challenges faced by an educational leader
  • Reflective practice for the development of self-directed & self-regulated path of leadership


Semester I Semester II
Principles & Theories of Educational Leadership Educational Policy & Leadership 
Leadership for Academic Excellence Educational Leadership & Governance             
Eduprenuership Program Development in Leadership
Research based Project Research based Project
Seminar Field based Engagement
Field based Engagement Seminar 

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