NIRD-Admission 2011-2012

National Institute of Rural Development-Admission 2011-2012


National Institute of Rural Development


National Institute of Rural Development-Admission 2011-2012

National Institute of Rural Development Admission Notification 2011-2012


The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) is a premier national center of excellence in rural development, Recognised as one of the UN-ESCAP Centers of Excellence in HRD, it builds capacities of the rural development functionaries, elected representatives, academicians and young students through inter-related activities of teaching, training, research, action research and consultancy. Its faculty comprises of experienced academicians and development practitioners. The Institute has functional networks with national and international organisations, excellent training and teaching infrastructure, with air-conditioned conference halls, library, video conferencing facilities, furnished hostel rooms, a health center and an indoor sports complex with gymnasium, swimming pool and Yoga Center. For more details about the Institute and the PGDRDM, please visit our Website

The NIRD announces its fourth fully residential One Year 'Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)' with an aim to create a committed and competent cadre of Rural Development professionals in the country. While laying the theoretical foundations of rural development, the programme seeks to impart management techniques that will enhance the understanding of the paradigm and practice of rural development. All the students of the first batch have been placed. The second batch is in progress. The NIRD is also launching a Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Sustainable Rural Development in a distance education mode. Separate advertisement will be issued for that programme.

ELIGIBILITY: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University. Students who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before 1st August, 2011 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 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 organisations viz., AARDO, CIRDAP etc., if they want funding 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 be conducted for the short-listed students. TOTAL NO. OF SEATS: 60 (may undergo soma changes depending upon infrastructurai contingencies. Of these, up to 10 seats may be allotted to the in-service national and international candidates).

PROGRAMME DURATION: (One year) August, 2011 to July, 2012

COURSE FEE: Indian Students Rs. 1.60 lakh; International Students: US $ 6500

Board and Lodging: The annual board and lodging expenses will be approximately Rs.1,00,000 for Indian students and US $ 4500 for international students. Accommodation will be given to the students in the NIRD campus. Caution Deposit: A refundable Caution Deposit of Rs. 10,000 for Indian and US $ 200 for International students (Mess Deposit, Library Deposit and Hostel Deposit) is a requirement. Seat Reservation Fee: Upon selection, a non-refundable Seat Reservation Fee of Rs. 14,000 for Indian students and US $ 600 for international students should be paid.

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 the past. Similar financial support to the admitted students domiciled in the North Eastern region is likely for the current year as well. Study loans will also be facilitated by the NIRD for the 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospectus-cum-application form can be obtained from the Admissions Coordinator, Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), NIRD, Hyderabad free of cost. Application forms will also be given at NIRD office at Khanapara, Guwahati and at the Eastern Regional Centre of NIRD at Patna and at the NIRD centre at Jaipur. The addresses of these centres can be obtained from our website. Request for Application forms should reach along with self addressed stamped (Rs.13) envelope of size 12" x 10" by 15.12.10. It can also be downloaded from our website.

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 $ 75 for international candidates through an Account Payee' Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD, payable at Hyderabad. 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-500 030 (A.P), India, so as to reach on or before 23.12.10.

Last date for receipt of applications from the students of North Eastern States is 31.12.10 and for international students it is 31.03.2011. Applications received after the cut off date shall be rejected. NIRD reserves the right to make changes to the Diploma Programme, its design/content and the process of selection, depending upon the exigencies, without assigning any reasons whatsoever. Programme Director, Telefax: 91-040-24008522,


National Institute of Rural Development-Admission 2011-2012