The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)
is a premier national center of excellence in rural development.
Supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India, 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. The NIRD faculty comprises experienced academicians and
development practitioners. The Institute has functional networks with
national and international organisations. It has excellent training and
teaching infrastructure. For more details about the Institute and the
PGDRDM, please visit www.nird.org.in/pgdrdm. The NIRD announces its fourth fully residential One-year ‘Post Graduate Diploma 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.
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, 2012 may also apply. Some seats are reserved for the sponsored Indian in-service and international in-service candidates. Indian in-service candidates should possess at least two years of work experience in rural development and allied sectors, and are required to apply through their employers. The international candidates should apply through the Secretariats of AARDO and CIRDAP. The eligibility parameters for international students are placed on the NIRD’s website.
SELECTION PROCESS: Selection of candidates including Indian in-service candidates will be made through a process of All-India Entrance Test which will test the verbal, quantitative and analytical competencies of the students including English Language. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed candidates. However, a separate merit list will be prepared for the Indian and International in-service candidates.
The Entrance Test will be conducted on 05.02.2012 at the following centres: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram and Udaipur. However, the NIRD reserves the right to cancel any of the centres or add new centres for any administrative reasons and assign any other centre to the applicants.
TOTAL NO OF SEATS: 50
(may undergo some changes depending upon the availability of
infrastructure. Of these, up to 15 seats may be allotted to the
in-service Indian and international candidates).
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)