The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development. It is a premier national centre of excellence in rural development and Panchayati Raj. It is responsible for building capacities of rural development functionaries, elected representatives of PRIs, bankers, NGOs and other stakeholders through inter-related activities of training, research and consultancy.
The vision of NIRD&PR is to focus on the policies and programmes that benefit the rural poor, strive to energise the democratic decentralization processes, improve the operation and efficiency of rural development personnel, promote transfer of technology through its social laboratories, Technology Park and create environmental awareness.
School of Development Studies & Social Justice
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRDM)
The PGDRDM design rests on
(i) Rural Development Philosophy, Concepts, Principles, Policies, Programmes and Organisations
(ii) Rural Development Management Practices, and
(iii) Rural Social Sector.
The Programme consists of three major components, namely, (a) Classroom teaching and interactive learning (b) Fieldwork (short visits and long visit) and (c) Field Attachment (Rural Organisational Internship). The first Component envisages exposure to attitudes, skills and knowledge relevant to the rural society, rural development philosophy and concepts, and rural development management theories and practices. The second one primarily revolves around understanding the rural society, its people, dynamics of interaction, institutions, relationships and livelihoods by way of intensive fieldwork.
Eligibility: Candidates are required to complete their bachelor's degree (minimum three years duration) with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC / ST and PWD candidates) or equivalent grade are eligible to apply.
They must have a valid score in CAT / XAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT. For details go to entrance exams hub.
Those in their final year and expect to complete all the requirements, are also eligible to apply.
Selection of Candidates
Should have valid score in any of the qualifying exams: CAT / XAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT have to apply through online from in web portal
NIRDPR Contact Details
National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj,
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030, T.S,