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Who shall be a person enrolled by the National Council and shall be an individual who is engaged/interested in the field of Training and Development; who is at least 25 years of age and is a graduate of a recognized university or its equivalent. Provided further that the National Council can at its discretion reduce the eligibility age of membership of the Society by 1 year (i.e. accept persons for membership at 24 years of age) for those engaged as trainers and developers.



Which shall be a body enrolled by the National Council and shall be any Government agency, or any other body of the corporation, statutory or otherwise, or any organization or any Association, whether incorporated or not, which subscribes to and is interested in the furtherance of the objectives of the Society. Each Institutional Member shall be entitled to nominate for membership benefits 2 nominees against the basic membership subscription.



Who shall be a person enrolled by the National Council and who in some manner falls short for the eligibility criteria of membership and is preparing himself for a career in the field of training and development. 18 years is the minimum age for Associate members.



Who shall be a person nominated by National Council at the time of Annual General Meeting & shall be reporting to the AGM and who has distinguished himself in the field of training and development after working in the field for a period of at least 15 years and whose association with ISTD is considered invaluable.


Membership Benefits

The members derive the immense benefit of networking with the Co-professionals in the field in India and also abroad. Besides, they also have opportunities for:

  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest development in the continuous change in training & development field.

  • Keeping abreast of experiments and experiences of other professionals in the country.

  • Participating in an All-India forum for the exchange of ideas, views, and information.

  • Securing valuable support of experienced professionals in specific tasks of training & development.

  • Having access to opportunities to contribute to professional activities.

  • Participating in national Conventions and Seminars/ Training Programmes at a concessional fee.

  • Receiving ISTD News, the quarterly Newsletter, on the Society’s activities.

  • Receiving other ISTD publications at a special discount.

  • Participation in Conferences of IFTDO, ARTDO, and ASTD at concessional rates.

  • Participate in the activities of the society and any of its chapters or to use its a library, research and training materials, films, aids and equipment with or without charges, as may be determined by the national council of the society.

  • Individual/Institutional/Life Members are entitled to vote/contest in the annual election of ISTD. Entitlement subject to validity.

  • Associate members and Honorary members will not be entitled to vote/contest.


For the convenience of the members individual and also institutional, the annual subscription can be commuted to a life subscription. This life membership entitles the individual members to:

  • A Photo Identity Card as a Life Member.

  • Certificate of life membership issued to life members.

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