For the last three decades, the IMG has been providing quality training to Civil Service officers of Government of India and all cadres and categories, officials of the State Civil Service, public sector, autonomous institutions, NGOs among others. The Institute draws up its training activities on the basis of a constant review of training needs of the various departments. The Training programmes are designed systematically around well planned and comprehensive curricula, giving basic emphasis on interactive and participatory modes of learning. The Institute provides thrust on four specific areas relevant to good governance - Project Management, Social Sector Management, Finance Management, IT enabled Management. Over the years, training programmes of the Institute have come in for acclaim by participants in general.
In the past, IMG has conducted a number of internationally and nationally sponsored programmes for renowned national and international organizations. In this regard, IMG has established professional linkages with WHO, UNICEF, FORD-FOUNDATION, DIFD, US AID, UNDP to mention a few.