National Institute of Rural Development Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)

Name of Institute / University

National Institute of Rural Development

Courses Offered

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM): 2011-12

Duration: (One year) August, 2011 to July, 2012

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 in-service candidates sponsored by regional development organizations such as AARDO and CIRDAP.

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 the respective regional organisations viz., AARDO, CIRDAP.

Organisational Sponsorship for all the in-service candidates is essential. In-service Indian candidates are required to appear for the Entrance Test along with the general students.

However, a separate merit list will be prepared for them for admissions. The eligibility parameters for international students are placed on the NIRD’s website.

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 – NERC 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 or through email: pgdrdmnird@gmail.com .

Request for Application forms should reach along with self addressed stamped (Rs.13) envelope of size 12” x 10” by 15.12.10 during working hours (9.00 am to 5.30 pm).

It can also be downloaded from the NIRD’s website www.nird.org.in/pgdrdm 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 international students should use the SWIFT CODE: SBHYINBB052. A/c Number: 62052905893 for sending application fee of US $ 75.

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.

Contact Details

Address: Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030
Phone: 91-40-24008526,24008439
Fax: 91-40-24016500
Website: http://www.nird.org.in

Entrance Date

06-Feb-2011

Test Centers

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kohima, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Vishakhapatanam.

Note

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 written English Language Skills. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed students.

Last date for receipt of applications from the students residing in the North Eastern States is 31.12.10 and

For international students it is 31.03.2011.



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