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20th September 2017
10th November 2017
National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is a premier national center of excellence in rural development. It builds capacities of the rural development functionaries, elected representatives, academicians and young students through interrelated activities of teaching, training, research, action research and consultancy. The NIRDPR faculty comprises experienced academicians and development practitioners. For more details about the Institute and the PGDRDM, please visit our Website (http://www.nird.org.in/ pgdrdm.aspx). NIRDPR announces its Fifteenth 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. The programme seeks to impart management techniques that will enhance the understanding of the paradigm and practice of rural development.
ELIGIBILITY: Graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognised University. Students who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before 1st January, 2018, may also apply.
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 including English Language. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed candidates.
ENTRANCE TEST: The Entrance Test will be conducted on
19.11.2017 at the following centres: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna, Pune and Thiruvanantapuram. However, NIRDPR 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.
PROGRAMME DURATION: January 2018 – December 2018 (One year)
COURSE FEE: For Open / OBC Category Rs.1.60 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging) For SC/ST/PWD category Rs.1.25 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging)
Board and Lodging: The annual board and lodging expenses will be Rs.1,00,000. Accommodation will be given to the students in the NIRDPR Hostel.
Caution Deposit: A refundable Caution Deposit of Rs.10,000 is to be paid along with the First Trimester Fee.
Seat Registration Fee: Upon selection, a non-refundable Seat Registration Fee of Rs. 25,000 should be paid by the Indian students. This amount will be adjusted against the First Trimester Fee.
RESERVATION: Reservations for the students of the SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Persons with Disability (PWD) will be made as per the Government of India norms.
PLACEMENT: NIRDPR will make efforts for placement, but does not guarantee the same.
HOW TO APPLY: Application form to be filled online available from website (http://www.nird.org.in/pgdrdm.aspx). The applications sent by post will also be accepted through downloadable form available in our website. The filled in online form (Hard copy) /downloaded application form should be submitted along with the Application Fee of Rs.400/- (Rs.200/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) through an Account Payee Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD-PGDRDM, payable at Hyderabad. The filled in application form should be sent to the Coordinator (Admissions), Centre for Post
Graduate Studies and Distance Education, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, so as to reach us on or before 10.11.2017.
Last date for the submission of filled in applications from the students of North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep is 15.11.2017. Applications received after the last date shall not be accepted. NIRDPR 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.
Address for sending Filled-in Online Application / Downloaded form along with DD & required Xerox copies of the certificates:
Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education
National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India