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 inter-related 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 Websitewww.nird.org.in/pgdrdm. The NIRDPR announces its twelfth 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.
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 29.05.2016 at the following centres: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dimapur, 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.
COURSE FEE: For Open / OBC Category`1.60 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging) For SC/ST/PWD category `1.25 Lakhs(excluding boarding and lodging)
Board and Lodging: The annual board and lodging expenses will be approximately `1,00,000. Accommodation will be given to the students in NIRDPRHostel.
Caution Deposit: A refundable Caution Deposit of `10,000 is to be paid along with the First Trimester Fee.
Seat Registration Fee: Upon selection, a non-refundable Seat Registration Fee of `20,000 should be paid by the Indian students. This amount will be adjusted against the First Trimester Fee.