Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGDSRD)

Institute Name:  NIRD & PR

Course Type:  Distance Education

Apply By:  30 Nov . 2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGDSRD)

Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGDSRD) Tenth Batch (2018)

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR) is a premier National Institution of excellence in rural development engaged in building capacities of rural development officials, elected representatives, individuals and institutions through national and international training, research, teaching and consultancy. NIRD&PR’s contributions are appreciated worldwide.

About the Programme: NIRD&PR is commencing its Tenth One Year PG Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development Programme in Distance Mode from 1st January, 2018. The Programme will be offered through two Semesters with 16 credits. The PG Diploma will be awarded by the NIRD&PR.

Special Features:

Printed self-instructional material and proximate Contact Centers spread across the country. Participation in Contact Session is not compulsory and it will carry no marks. However, those Students participating in them will be benefitted.


PGDSRD Course will be offered in Semester wise and will have 30 Marks for the continuous Evaluation through Assignments and 70 Marks for Semester End Examinations (Total 100 Marks). The Students will also have to undertake a Project relating to Rural Development in the Second Semester which will also carry 100 Marks.


A Graduate degree in any discipline from a UGC recognized University. For foreign applicants, degree of their University should be recognized by their Government and their competence in English should be ensured.

Duration: One year, Medium of Instruction : English

Programme Fee: Rs. 10,000/- (for Gen/OBC) & Rs. 9,000/- (for SC/ST/PH), to be deposited in two equal instalments at the commencement of each Semester. For sponsored candidates, full Fee will have to be deposited at the time of admission. Fee for NRIs and foreign nationals is US $ 1700 to be paid at the time of admission.

How to apply:

The Application Form and Information Brochure can be downloaded from NIRD&PR’s Website . The filled-in Application accompanied by a Demand Draft for Rs. 500/- (for Gen/OBC) & Rs. 300/- (for SC/ST/PH candidates) drawn in favour of “NIRD-DEC-PGD-SRD” payable at Hyderabad, towards Application Fee (No Application Fee for NRIs and Foreign Nationals) along with attested copies of the required Certificates as mentioned in the Application Form should reach Professor and Head, Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030 Telangana, India.

The last date for receipt of filled in application is 30th November, 2017. For queries, please contact: Professor and Head, Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education (CPGS&DE), NIRD&PR, Tel: 040-24008442,

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