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Apr 13, 2016 11:08 IST

    National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) has invited applications for its Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM) Programme. All the interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by 18th May, 2016.

    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.

    Eligibility Criteria for PGDRDM Programme

    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 August, 2016, may also apply.

    Selection procedure PGDRDM Programme

    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.

    How to apply for NIRDPR’s PGDRDM Programme

    Online Mode:

    Eligible candidates can registered themself on the official website of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) (www.nird.org.in/pgdrdm) within specified time and need to pay Rs. 200/ through proper channel as a fee of registration.

    Offline Mode:

    Candidate is required to download Application Form from the official website of the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) (www.nird.org.in/pgdrdm). Fill the Application Form as per the instruction mentioned and send the duly filled in form along with the requisite documents & a DD of Rs. 200/- as application fee in favor of “NIRD – PGDRDM, payable at Hyderabad. Duly Filled application form along with requisite documents & DD should be sent to Coordinator (Admissions), Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Distance Education, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, India.


    • Last date for receipt of applications from the students of North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep is 25.05.2016.
    • Application fees for SC / ST / PWD candidates is Rs.100

    Admission procedure for Foreign Candidates in PGDRDM Programme

    The international candidates should apply through the secretariats of the respective international organisations viz., AARDO, CIRDAP etc. Organisational sponsorship for all the in-service candidates is essential. They may however, send an advance application. The eligibility parameters for international students are placed on the website of NIRD.

    Admission Calendar for National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR)



    Last date of online registration

    18th May 2016

    Last date of receipt of offline application

    18th May 2016

    Date of Entrance Test

    29th May 2016

    Last date of receipt of offline application from remote areas applicants

    25th May 2016

    Entrance test pattern for PGDRDM Programme

    Entrance Test will be off-line paper-pencil test. Entrance test will comprise of English Comprehension and Essay writing, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Analytical Skills. The Entrance Test will be of about two and half hours duration. The number of questions may range between 90 and 120.

    Test Centres

    Entrance test will be conducted on 29th May 2016 at the following centres in the India:

    Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dimapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna, Pune and Thiruvanantapuram.

    Programme Fee and other Costs for PGDRDM

    Following is the detail of programme fees;

    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 approximately 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. 20,000 should be paid by the Indian students.

    Seats Reservation in National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR)

    Reservations for the students of the SC / ST / OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Persons with Disability (PWD) will be made as per Government of India’s policies.

    Programme During

    (One year) August 2016 – July 2017.

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