The Center for management development is a leading independent agency offering research, consultancy and training assistance to development institutions, the private sector and the community, both at the national and state level.
Established in 1979, the centre is funded by the Govt. Kerala as an autonomous, licenced professional entity.
The management development programme for the State can only be accomplished by the initiative of the Government and through the combined efforts of government, joint, private and public sector undertakings and universities. An independent entity of any stature would have to be a coordinating organisation to get all these powers together. This is the new Center for management development.