Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CEDNER)

IIM Shillong is the 7th IIM and is one of the premier management Institutes of the country with excellent track record of imparting management education, training and placement to a wide category of students. IIMs are Institutes of National Importance setup by the MHRD, Govt. of India.


The Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CEDNER) formerly known as The Accelerated Learning Centre (ALC), of the Indian Institute of Management Shillong has been constituted right from the inception of the Institute and is involved in organizing both short term and long term programmes relevant to the local community and society of the state and the region .The members of the local community who may otherwise have limited opportunities for getting the latest exposure to training for skill development is provided with such opportunities by the Institute. The objective of the Institute is to respond to the local needs and make the facilities of the Institute available for the training of the local talented youths of the region. The Centre offers a unique opportunity for the young entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, business executives and officers of the region to avail of the opportunities of training in skill development in various phases of their business and entrepreneurial activity. The Centre has already offered a series of such practice oriented management courses.

The main objective of the courses is to train the participants to develop business ideas and projects which can, not only be sustainable but also relevant to the society. The Centre also aims to develop a deep insight among the participants and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the complex set of interrelated economic, social and environmental issues by bringing out the local and hidden talents, skills and capabilities among the youth.

Training for building sustainable businesses in the local community

Courses at the Centre are specially designed to train the local youth so that they are able to avail the opportunities of the emerging business both for the development of the self as well as the society and economy in tune with the emerging market scenario. The expertise at IIM, Shillong with its focal emphasis on sustainable business, attempts to fulfill its social responsibility and imparts training through an innovative pedagogy of lectures, case studies, e-books and e-journals etc.

CEDNER by offering a broad diversity of programmes in varied disciplines of business management skills has helped participants to expand and extend their business operations and stimulate their business through management skills. IIMS through CEDNER has successfully created a highly stimulating environment for the business community of the North Eastern Region and proposes to continue with the endeavor in the coming years by regularly organizing more such courses

Broad Diversity of Programs relevant to the local context

The programs held in the past years include:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • General Management Program
  • Scenario Building: Strategizing for the North East
  • Innovative financial mechanism in the North Eastern states in the context of managing urban infrastructure, transport and tourism.
  • Project Management Training for Engineers involved in Project Implementation, Maintenance in the North East.
  • Entrepreneurship Orientation and Business Management
  • North East Tourism Connectivity
  • Doing Business in North East
  • Modernization of Educations
  • Leadership Development
  • Effective Judicial Administration for the judges of the Guwahati High Court
  • Improving Traffic System
  • Health and Hospital Management Program
  • Sports Management Program
  • Management Program for Local Entrepreneurs and Promoters of Entrepreneurial Activities
  • Sustainable Enterprise and Retail Management (SERM)
  • Retail Management
  • Challenges in the Field of Higher Education
  • Itinerary for the NGO Meet on Community Development Program

CeDNER Training and Capacity Building Programme 2019-20 (tentative)

Sl No.  Title of the Programme  Programme Date (Tentative)  Duration  No. of Participants  Programme Fees (INR)  Last Date to Apply 
General Management Program  17th-28th June, 2019  2 weeks  20  10000  12th June, 2019 
Project Management  1st-5th July, 2019  1 Week  20  5000  26th June, 2019 
Managing Family Business  22nd-26th July, 2019  1 Week  20  5000  12th July, 2019 
Developing Basic Accounting Skills  July 2019  1 Week  20  5000   
Youth Entrepreneur Skills Development  August 2019  1 Week  20  5000   
Management of Tourism & Hospitality in NE India  September 2019  1 Week  20  5000   
Agriculture &Horticulture based Entreprise Development  October 2019  1 Week  20  5000   
Transport and Logistics Management  January 2020  1 Week  20  5000   
Supply Chain Management  February 2020  1 Week  20  5000   


  • Application Form
  • CEDNER Brochure 2019
  • General Management Program
  • Project Program
  • Training Program on Family Business

Contact Us

Chairperson, Centre for the Development of North Eastern Region(CEDNER)

Prof. Tapas K. Giri

Indian Institute of Management, Shillong,
Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai,
Shillong – 793 014 East Khasi Hills District,
Meghalaya, India

Phone: 0364 – 2308121/8052/8000