Every leader is a great researcher. The Certificate programme in Leadership Research Methods prepares you for bringing about innovation and new thinking through research. It inculcates a strong understanding among NSLites of the multiple dimensions that contribute to formalizing ideas and execution strategies that leave behind structured and understandable information that others can refer to.
The primary objective of this programme is to build an understanding of different formats of research including research papers, dissertations, case studies and research presentations. This programme helps in adopting a culture of critical thinking and questioning in making decisions, with the objective of assessing and bringing out the best from the resources at hand. It would assist individuals in conducting and contributing through research to inspire a culture of inquiry until it becomes a way of life.
This is an open certificate course and anyone above the age of 16 is eligible to apply for the course.
The Admission Procedure for the certificate course is based primarily on the application and the profile of the candidate. There is no entrance exam for the course.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the application form.
Note: The application forms for Resident Indian students and International students (Foreign/NRI category) are separate.
If you are filling in the application form online, while submitting the same, kindly attach soft copies of your previous certificates as necessary in accordance with the attachment links provided on the website.
If you are filling in the application form as a downloaded document, the form, accompanied with scanned copies of the required documents such as graduation certificate and marksheets must be sent to email@example.com
Acknowledgement: Upon receipt of the application, the Admissions Team at NSL will provide the candidate with an acknowledgement, along with the candidate's application number. This intimation will be done via e-mail, which would also mention in case any additional details are required.
Once the assessments are complete, shortlisted candidates will be informed of the same via e-mail, and the details pertinent to their presence for the Interview (if applicable) will be provided.
Students who receive admission to the programme will be informed of the same via mail, and other details as pertinent to their joining the programme will be provided over mail. The admission process would be completed within 3 weeks of applying.
Whether you are applying online or via email, you would require to keep the following documentation handy for attachments.
Letter of Sponsorship (by companies under the Consortium for Global Leaders)
For companies that are members of the Consortium for Global Leaders and are eligible for a CGL scholarship for its employees, an authorized representative can send a scanned copy of the letter of sponsorship to firstname.lastname@example.org or courier it to the National School of Leadership. Please view the guidelines document and download the sample letter of sponsorship.
Letter of Sponsorship (by companies that are not a member of the Consortium for Global Leaders)
An authorized representative can send a scanned copy of the letter of sponsorship to email@example.com or courier it to the National School of Leadership. Please view the guidelines document and download the sample letter of sponsorship.
The duration of this certificate programme is 3 months.
This programme is conducted in a blended learning mode, a cognitive neuro-scientific technique that include a wide range of modes including virtual classrooms, leadership conferences, seminars, physical interactive sessions wherever possible, apart from learning from each other where lecture is only part of the process of learning. Most suitable for working professionals, at NSL, you'll be pushed to watch movies, ask questions - lots of them - by mentors and your classmates. "Why do you think that is so?" "How does that affect a leadership decision?" "What makes a good leader?" "What are your alternatives?" Fearless and freewheeling debate will give you the confidence to excel in any situation, anywhere, with anyone.
Be prepared for all possibilities. Because there are no clear-cut answers, you'll gain a powerful framework for making decisions throughout your career, in any situation, in any industry.
NSL mentors bring their real-world experience as subject matter experts, consultants, expert witnesses, board members or even CEOs to the classroom. You'll learn how to assess risk, approach clients, think more strategically and make better decisions along a range of outcomes- the tools you need today and in the future.
A minimum attendance of 70% shall be necessary for taking the examination.
Almost all Fellows enrolled at NSL are either pursuing other full time courses or are busy working professionals. Most classes are live, interactive, and online. Wherever you are travelling, your NSL classes can be taken from anywhere in the world. So you can keep traveling on work or leisure and not miss classes. The total proceedings of classes, including presentations, interactions, etc. are archived and available. So, if you have missed out a few classes, you can always catch up.
We believe that every great Leader is a dynamic sales person. This initiative enables NSLites to refer their friends, add organizations in the CGL, introduce new NSL Information Centres, take up paid research work and get paid for being a brand ambassador to NSL. There are multiple ways on how a Fellow can benefit financially from the Earn While You Learn initiative.
Irrespective of which long duration programme you have enrolled for, you can benefit from this lifetime opportunity. It can be benefitted from even after you complete your course and become an Alumnus of the National School of Leadership.
No student having qualified for admission has ever had to leave National School of Leadership due to financial problems. NSL has always striven to ensure that once a student has made it through the selection criteria, fees do not deter him/her from studying here.
In order to attract meritorious students from multiple segments of society including the lower socio-economic strata of society, NSL attempts to provide as many scholarships as possible. Please refer to the Scholarships page for details.
The NSL Scholarship Committee has full discretion after considering the candidature of an applicant first on the basis of merit, followed by the evidence of personal financial problems or disability. The Scholarship Committee also has the discretion to vary the amount specified in the category considering the nature and financial problems of the candidate. Scholarships are normally for the duration of the entire course.
Apart from Scholarships, most Nationalized and Private banks offer educational loans to candidates who have made it to the National School of Leadership. If you are looking for an educational loan, it is advisable to walk in to your nearest bank and make an enquiry. The Coordination team at NSL would help you with all the documentation you would need from NSL for applying for an educational loan once you have qualified for a course.
It may be surprising to many that the National School of Leadership maintains a pro-ragging stand. Not only senior students, but even Mentors at the National School of Leadership join in ragging new-comers unaware. However, ragging activities at NSL are strategically orchestrated with the help of Mentors with the objective of inspiring psychological and leadership development at an early stage, bonding among new-comers, seniors & mentors and creating an experience that is enjoyable and pleasantly memorable for life by both seniors and new-comers.
However, any ragging activity that is outside the permissible limits as per statutes of the Government of India, including any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student, or indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student, with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority would be treated with 0 tolerance and may lead to immediate termination of the accused student/s and appropriate legal action taken.
The National School of Leadership maintains an open door policy for all students. In case of an emergency including an attempt to ragging outside the permissible limits, any prospective victim can fearlessly walk in to any official of the National School of Leadership including the Chairman, Directors or even a board room while a board meeting is going on. All doors are flung open during such situations and no appointments are required.
It is important to note that the National School of Leadership does not accept any donations for admissions or offer any management-quota seats or engage any individual or organization to accept documentation or fee on behalf of the National School of Leadership unless they are listed on our website. The only way of making it to the National School of Leadership is by merit. NSL maintains a strict 0 tolerance towards any form of corruption. Strict action would be taken against anyone trying to pay a bribe or anyone receiving it at the National School of Leadership.
As a participative member of the United Nations PRME and the United Nations Global Compact, the National School of Leadership and all NSLites including students, mentors, staff and associates conduct themselves responsibly towards the environment. NSLites love the environment and contribute significantly towards keeping it green and clean. NSL maintains an almost paperless office barring mandates where paper work is absolutely necessary and discourage any wastage of power, water or any other resources. Strict action is taken against anyone found to be causing any significant hazard to the environment.
If you come across any instance or inclination towards unfair practices at the National School of Leadership, which is unlikely but we do not rule out the future possibility, please collect as much evidence as possible and report it to the Fellow Support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the National School of Leadership. If you feel, the matter is too sensitive, you can directly approach the Chairman of the National School of Leadership at email@example.com.
NSLites, aspirants and well-wishers of the National School of Leadership pledge to keep the National School of Leadership clean and positive, there by, doing their bit in contributing to excellence in nurturing leadership among individuals, organizations and nations.