PDRi, an ISO Certified Forum, is short for Professional Development, Research Institute & Consultancy Services-Pakistan.Its courses are accredited by APSB( Asia Pacific School Of Management, and GAFM Academy USA. In addition it is also accredited by International Association Of Quality Insurance In Higher Education USA. It works on Professional Development and Research of the adult professionals of Pakistan.
Unlike traditional academic institutes, it conducts, reviews and evaluate the practical research , work experience and competencies of the candidates to put them enrolled in certain recognized institutes/universities around the world. PDRi is the brain child of University Professionals / Researchers, that is having unique approach to conventional and structured education- which cant fill the gap arising out of new, modern and complex expansion of technology and market demand. It works under the Umbrella Of PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH & TRAINING SERVICES-SMC, Pvt. Limited. PDRi works under the dynamic leadership of Professor Dr. Zaher shah, as an honorary patron of PDRi who is Ph.D who is a renowned professor and academician. The institute focuses on the professional development of professionals by introducing new and modern approaches like Professional Action Research to certify the professional prospects in an easy, creative and productive manner. PDRi has some of its projects for the welfare of society like Smart Cure Academy, which helps in training slow learners. Similarly has opened CSS/PMS training Chapter, Professional Research and Training Services, and Female Development Initiatives.
PDRi has also launched its own Multi Disciplinary Professional Research Journal which is under way to get ISSN number. This journal will certainly prove a mile stone in the professional development.
PDRi Overseas Chapter is engaged in providing them guidance and counseling in respect of career development via Council membership , admission to an international universities, research support, through easy to do manner. For this purpose skilled Pakistanis have been classified into three categories.
A. The Candidate is matric passed and have at least three years practical experience and can demonstrate those skills in any way like research, interview, online study .
B. Intermediate or DAE passed or bachelor pass and having more than 05 years experience are eligible for the award of graduate and post graduate standards international certifications.
C. Usually such persons are graduate and working in multi nationals at managerial positions.
PDRi/PDRC is primarily committed to bringing new trends in Professional Qualification based on Research Initiatives, which means to bring development to the professionals mainly via Professional Research, training, Online Action Research. PDRi is, thus, striving to carry new and advanced concepts to the body of knowledge. Formal structural education system both online and on-campus is in vogue in every part of the world. A little attention is paid to professional executive qualifications, mainly for on-job professionals. This Concept is based on the assumption that every person can not afford to pursue traditional education due to family and job pressures. Many experiments in the West like U.S.A., UK, France have taken place, and new terminologies like R.P.L. recognize prior learning, E.B.D. Experience-based education, FTES fast track education system, and so many others have evolved. All these methodologies have been designed so delicately that some persons try to gain camouflage under them and set into selling education in the wrong ways. The honorary Chief Adviser of this organization, Dr. Zaher Shah, a researcher and expert in career development and counseling, with expertise in professional continuing qualification, was having since long a desire to put forward a professional, friendly methodology of learning and development through Research and problem-solving mechanisms. The main approach for this purpose relied on the assessment & evaluation of existing competencies on the basis of Research. Here, Research implies testing, verify, and enhance the intensity and frequency of the prospective candidate. The Research intended for the purpose may vary from simple Assignment to Research Article or Project. Unlike conventional schooling, this set of schooling does not fall in some national or internationally schemed frameworks of education and regulatory entities. However, PDRi presents a plate form for such activities keeping in view the needs, environment, and busy work schedule of the on job professionals
So in this way, PDRi presents a unique, adventurous, innovative idea of enhancing professionalism, keeping in view the challenges of the 21st century and post-modernism era. To give a practical shape to the ideas of PDRi members, various memorandums and agreements have been made with multiple entities/bodies/institutions and Research related centers around the world. However, we have decided to work in collaboration with the two institutions, namely 1. TRACCERT Canada, 2. EIU-European International University France, Asian Pacific School Singapore. Traccert Canada is selected because Canadian professional qualification is the most trusted worldwide for attaining high profile jobs. TRACCERT is member of Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada(aaac.ca).
Similarly, the European International University, inc. Paris is also a very standard selection. For the first time in the history of humanity, it has touched on a unique framework of the qualification system.
For Overseas Pakistanis, we strive to bring flexible, customized ways of certification.
Most importantly, working professionals who seek to upgrade their knowledge and skills in specialized vocations could benefit from E.I.U.’s flexible programs, enabling them to study while working. Unlike academic learning, there is a direct application for learning in the vocational & professional streams, hence increasing chances of employment and job promotions compared to others without such learning experiences. It is a well-known fact that people often pursue Vocational Education & Professional Training (VEPT) to achieve their dream jobs.
In addition, most of the learned and highly marketable Vocational Skills are practically useful worldwide, creating employment opportunities globally. Apart from the many personal and professional benefits that VEPT provides to an individual, it is a well-accepted fact that it also serves as a great asset to the economy of any country, i.e., the catalyst for national growth.
PDRI is the first-ever forum in Pakistan that came into being with the sole aim to focus on the Development Of Professionals- where professionals for us mean a person who is a cobbler or World Class Engineer in a local or multinational firm. The idea of PDRi is like an attack on the existing traditional vocational and professional qualifications and to discover and implement overseas-friendly continuing qualifications. The main target of this initiative is to give precedence to Overseas Pakistanis, especially in the Middle East. To further facilitate them, PDRI is proud to tell that the FEE structure for all such programs, is the most economical and can be paid in easy installments.
PDRI MUST BE YOUR FIRST CHOICE BECAUSE:
It is not an exclusive business enterprise and spares a lot of time for
Counselling Before Admission
Career Development Advice Tips
Research Support and Online Learning
WHAT DO WE DO?
Apparently our major focus is on the professional development of Pakistanis who are on jobs inside the country or abroad. However viewing from a larger canvas it is an effort devoted to contribute to the society of Pakistan irrespective of religion, creed, culture and ideology.