NIRD invites applications for VIIIth PG Diploma in Rural Development Management


(Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India )

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030



August 2014 to July 2015  

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, 2014, may also apply.

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 04.05.2014 at the following centres: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dimapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna, Pune and Thiruvanantapuram. However, the NIRD 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.

TOTAL NO. OF SEATS: 50 (may undergo some change depending upon the availability of infrastructure. Of these, up to 10 seats may be allotted to the International in-service candidates).

PROGRAMME DURATION: (One year) August, 2014 to July, 2015

COURSE FEE: For Open / OBC Category `1.60 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging) For SC/ST/PWD category `1.40 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 the NIRD Hostel.

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 `30,000 should be paid by the Indian students. This amount will be adjusted against the first trimester fee.


1. The SC, ST and PWD Students will be eligible for NIRD’s Scholarship based on their performance.

2. The North Eastern Council, Shillong, will be approached for giving fellowships to economically backward students of North Eastern states.

RESERVATION: 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.

PLACEMENT: NIRD will endeavour to make placements on successful completion of the PGDRDM, but does not guarantee. However, all the students of the previous Batches of the PGDRDM have been placed. The same trend is expected to continue.

HOW TO APPLY: Application form to be filled through online from our website ( The applications sent by post will also be accepted through downloadable form available in our website. The filled in online (Hard copy) /downloaded application form should be submitted along with the application fee of ` 500 (`300/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) through an

Account Payee Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD – PGDRDM, payable at Hyderabad. The filled in application form should be sent to the Coordinator (Admissions), Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030 (A.P),

India, so as to reach on or before 21.04.2014.

Last date for receipt of applications from the students of North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep is 28.04.2014.

Applications received after the cut-off date shall be rejected. NIRD reserves the right to make changes to the Diploma Programme, its design/content and the process of selection, depending upon the exigencies without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

Address for sending Filled-in Online Application/Downloaded form along with required Xerox copies of the certificates:

Coordinator (Admissions)

Centre for Post Graduate Studies

National Institute of Rural Development

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030 (A.P), India

Phone No.: 91-040-24008460

Telefax: 91-040-24008522


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