About NHRDN:

The National HRD Network (NHRDN), established in 1986, is the leading National Apex body of HR professionals committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country and enhancing the capability of human resource professionals to global levels, while simultaneously enabling them to make an impactful contribution in enhancing competitiveness and creating value for Society. Over the past almost three decades, this institution has been built and mentored by outstanding leaders and committed office bearers who have embraced the mission of creating an unparalleled network of Human Resource professionals who can contribute meaningfully and in a value added manner to the process of organization and nation building. NHRDN has approximately 12,500 Professional Members and more than 1,200 Corporate Institutional Members, with an all-India network of 30 chapters, and has global linkages with institutions like the Ross Business School, University of Michigan USA, Wharton Business School USA, Fudan University China, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) USA, and many others.

About NHRDN Agora:

NHRDN has devised the all-new digital HR marketplace – NHRDN Agora. Associating with Agora would entail the opportunity to connect with subject matter experts, research topic-specific information, access a directory of credible HR service providers and also enroll for function-specific certification courses. Aspirants may register to become full-fledged NHRDN Members or Guest Members and avail the benefits of this digital platform.

Four verticals define this unique networking and knowledge-sharing platform:


  • Expert Connect:This feature provides a unique opportunity for professionals to tap into the vast reservoir of knowledge of HR thought leaders and industry best-practices by booking specific time slots from expert corporate representatives.
  • Agora Partners: Keeping the importance of a National HR Services Directory in mind, NHRDN Agora Partners feature Products and Services required by the HR Fraternity in the fields of Training, Recruitment Consultants, Payroll Vendors and Statutory Compliance to begin with, and several more to be added in time.
  • Certifications: Conventional certification courses are passé – unique courses designed by NHRDN’s subject matter experts when combined with the top-of-the-line Learning Management System provided by Manipal University make a formidable combination, ideal for professionals who are keen on acquiring the competitive edge in two specific areas – Selection Skills & Employee Relations, to begin with. Other paid courses shall be added to the bouquet of offerings in a phased manner.
  • Knowledge Hub: Leveraging NHRDN’s vast reservoir of topic-relevant content, this is the hot-spot for the latest buzz in the realm of Human Resources ranging from articles and journals to podcasts and videos on a wide range of sub-topics.

Value Proposition:


  • Agora will be the smartest and easiest way to access key HR related requirements in the most cost effective manner.
  • Agora enables you to access services of your choice at your convenience.
  • Agora has a repository of exclusive tailor-made HR specific content highlighting contemporary topics.
  • Agora gives you a professional edge through certification programmes designed by the eminent HR practitioners across industry.
  • Agora is the ideal one-stop-shop for HR professionals.