National Institute of Rural Development
Courses offered: Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM) – 2010 – 2011
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University. Students who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before 1st August, 2010 may also apply.
Some seats are reserved for the Indian in-service candidates and international students sponsored by regional development organizations such as AARDO, CIRDAP, SAARC and South American Organizations.
In-service candidates should possess with at least two years of work experience in rural development and allied sectors and they are required to apply through their employers. The international candidates should apply through the secretariats of the respective regional organisations viz., AARDO, CIRDAP etc., if they want funding support from them. They may however, send an advance application.
Self-financed international students may apply directly. In-service Indian candidates are required to appear for the Entrance Test along
with the general students. The eligibility parameters for international students are placed on the NlRD’s website.
Application procedure: Prospectus cum application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Officer, Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS) 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.
Request for Application forms by Post should reach along with self addressed stamped (Rs.13) envelope of size 12″ x 10″ by 11.12.2009 during working hours (9.00 am to 5.30 pm). It can also be downloaded from the NlRD’s website www.nird.org.in
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 $ 50 for international candidates through an ‘Account Payee’ Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD, Hyderabad.
The international Students should use the Swift code SBHYINBB052, A/c Number: 62052905893 for application fee of US $ 50.
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) so as to reach on or before 18.12.2009.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Further details can be taken from: Phone: 91-40-24008526
Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad-500 030 (A.P)
Last date of submission of Forms: a) Last date for submission of form: 18.12.2009
b) Last date for receipt of applications from the students residing in the North Eastern States is: 24.12.2009 and
c) For international students: 08.01.2010.
Date of Entrance Test : 24.01.2010 AT
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. The NIRD reserves the right to cancel any of the centres for any administrative reasons and assign any other centre to the applicants.
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. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed students.
Course Fee: Indian Students: Rs.1.40 lac ; International students: US$ 6000