Certificate Course on Drafting of Project Proposals

IDEA offers a one of its kind Certificate Course teaching how to prepare Project proposals. Scroll down and find A to Z information pertaining to our Course.

What is our Course about?

A Project Proposal is a document that establishes a professional relationship between any Organisation seeking funds, with that of a Donor Agency. In other words, it could be said that, a Project Proposal is the critical link to execute concepts at the ground level, and is also a means for the Government and Donor Agencies to operationalise their priorities in a cost effective manner.

While there are several Indian educational institutions that impart world class knowledge on project management, probably none of these institutions teach even the basics of proposal writing. The same is neither dealt with at any other stage of education.

With the above background, IDEA is offering a Certificate Course on Drafting of Project Proposals, particularly relevant to Indian social sector.

Who is our Course perfect for?

If you are one of the below, this Course is perfect for you!

You are working on any project and are entrusted with the responsibility of resource mobilisation.

You are or you wish to work with an NGO, a CBO, a Farmer Producer Organisation, an MFI, and likewise.

You want to work with donor organisations like the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Agencies, etc.

You are entrusted with the responsibility of seeking or granting funds under Corporate Social Responsibility.

You are an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to submit a loan proposal to any financial institution.

How will our Course make you a class apart in your field?

This Course will teach you to comprehend and respond to the various procurement norms and stipulations of the various agencies of the United Nations.

This Course will teach various analysis, including but not limited to, situational analysis, risk analysis, shareholders analysis, PESTLE analysis, impact analysis.

This Course is helpful for entrepreneurs who wish to diversify their business. This Course will teach you how to draft a proposal to launch a new product in the market.

This Course arms a participant with the adequate experience to pragmatically approach any challenge, threat, opportunity or option, in any given situation.

How does our Course prepare you for your career?

IDEA makes sure that working closely with our experienced faculty/practitioners provides a better understanding of Proposal Drafting, which is often not taught in any formal Institute.

IDEA gives hands-on experience in drafting at least two project proposals on a topic of the participant’s choice or as per their need.

IDEA works beyond the four walls of its office. It provides an opportunity to interact with various professionals in order to gain experience by observing the ground situation through field visits as and when required.

IDEA shall provide the relevant database of information and literature pertaining to the current national and international government schemes, policies, and projects.

IDEA shall provide every participant with a certificate after the successful completion of the course. This is a valuable addition to the Curriculum Vitae of the participant.

Duration of the Certificate Course:

The Course duration is three months.

Fresh batches will commence on the 1st and 15th day of every month

(2 batches a month).

Each batch is limited to 10 participants.

Structure of the Course:

  1. Each Module contains one assignment for the participant to complete within the stipulated duration for that Module.

  2. In case, the assignment for any given module is not completed within due time; the next Module shall not be provided to the participant until the due assignment is submitted.

  3. To ensure that a Participant can learn efficiently, Faculty members shall be available on call for any guidance or advice required. Participants can always review and revise their assignments as and when required.

Methods of Teaching:

The Course will offer hands on experience to work on at least two different proposals over a period of three months. Guidance would be provided in the following ways:

One to One Interaction

This Course is primarily based upon one-to-one interactions and learning with the concerned Faculty.

Group Discussion

Students form a group and discuss their ideas, undertake brainstorming activities, develop reasoning skills, and help develop arguments and opinions persuasively and respectfully. It increases the students’ motivation, communication skills, and the ability to solve problems.


A series of webinars would be arranged. Exposure to the very senior professionals on the subject would be ensured.

Field Level Meetings

Field level meetings/visits are essential in order to gather data on the ground level.

It helps in finding a reliable approach/strategy for the project’s methodology. It also helps in understanding the ground-level situation, which could be a reliable source in writing the proposal. However, in the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the field level visits would not be undertaken currently.

Award of Certificate:

Every participant who successfully completes the Course and passes the minimum evaluation criteria shall receive a Certificate bearing the Organisation’s name and seal.
The Minimum required grade is C.

The Grading System is as follows

190 and aboveA+ (Excellent)
280 to 89A (Very Good)
370 to 79B (Good)
460 to 69C (Satisfactory)
559 and lessD (Average)

The Evaluation Criteria is given in the Table below

S.No.Assessment CriteriaMax Marks Marks Earned
1Clarity of the Objectives and Review of Literature20
2Clarity of Project Implementation Methodology / Research Methodology 20
3Data Analysis / Situational Analysis20
4Writing of the Project Proposal/Research Report30
5Formatting, presentation and quality of language used10

Fee for the Course:

Please refer to the fee structure here.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates shall apply by filling the application form linked below. We will take the opportunity to get to know you, your career goals and interests. After scrutiny of received applications and interviews, an email of acceptance or otherwise shall be sent by the Organisation within 3 working days.

Click here for the Application form.

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