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December 5, 2009

PG Diploma Programme in Rural Development Management (PGPRDM) at National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)

National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)

PG Diploma Programme in Rural Development Management (PGPRDM)


Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University. Students who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before 1st August, 2010 may also apply. Some seats are reserved for the Indian in-service candidates and international students sponsored by regional development organizations such as AARDO, CIRDAP, SAARC and South American Organizations. In-service candidates should possess with at least two years of who work experience in rural development and allied sectors and they are required to apply through their employers. The international candidates should apply through the secretariats of the respective regional organizations viz., AARDO, CIRDAP etc., if they want founding support from them. They may however, send an advance application. Self-financed international students may apply directly. In-service Indian candidates are required to appear for the Entrance Test along with the general students. The eligibility parameters for international students are placed on the NIRD’s website.

Selection Process: Selection of candidates will be made through a process of All-India Entrance Test which will test the verbal, quantitative and analytical competencies of the students. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will conducted for the short-listed students.

Total no. of Seats: 60 (may undergo some changes depending upon infrastructural contingencies. Of these, up to 10 seats may be allotted to the in-service national and international candidates).

Programme Duration: (One year) August 2010 to July, 2011

Course Fee: Indian Students Rs. 1.40 lakh: International Students: US # 6000

Scholarships: Merit and need based scholarships will be made available to deserving Indian students. The North Eastern Council, Shillong, has fully funded the North Eastern students selected for the PGDRDM in 2008-09. Similar financial support to the admitted students domiciled in the North Eastern region is likely for the years 2009-10 and 2010-11 subjects to a maximum of two students from each of the eight North Eastern states. Bank loans will also be facilitated by the NIRD for needy Indian students.

Reservation: Reservations for the students of the SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Persons with Disability (PWD) will be made as per Government of India’s policies.

Entrance Test: The Entrance Test will be conducted on 24.01.2010 at the following centres: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur Kanmmu, Kolkata, Kohima, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Vishakhapatanam. The NIRD reserves the right to cancel any of the centres for any administrative reasons and assign any other centre to the applicants.

How To Apply:    

Prospectus cum application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Officer, Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS) free of cost. Application forms will also be given at NIRD – NERC office at Khanapara, Guwahati and at the Eastern Regional Centre of NIRD at Patna. Request for Application forms by Post should reach along with self addressed stamped Rs. 13) envelope of size 12” x 10” by 11.12.09 during working hours (9.00 am to 5.30 pm). It can also be downloaded from the NIRD’s The filled in application form should be submitted along with the application fee of Rs 1200 (Rs 600/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) and US $ 50 for international candidates through an `Account Payee’ Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD, Hyderabad. The International Students should use the Swiftcode. SBHYINBB052, A/c Number: 62052905893 for application fee of US $ 50. The filled in application form should be addressed to the Admissions Coordinator, Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030 (A.P.) so as to reach on or before 18.23.09. Last date for receipt of application form the student residing in the North Eastern States is 24.12.09 and for international students 08.01.2010. Applications received after the cut of date shall be rejected. NIRD reserves the night to make changes to the Diploma Programme. Its design/content and the process of selection, depending upon the exigencies, without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

Last date for manual issue of Application Form: 11.12.2009

Last date for receiving filled in Application form: 18.12.2009

Entrance Test Date for all Indian applicants: 24.01.2010

National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)
Andhra Pradesh

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