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NIRD Hyderabad PGDRDM Admission 2018 – Application


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16th Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM) Program 2018-19

NIRD Hyderabad PGDRDM Admission 2018 – The National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD-PR) Hyderabad invites application from the eligible candidates for admission to One-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRDM) 16th Batch (2018), in Distance Mode for the session commencing from July 2018 to June 2019
About the NIRDPR

  • 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


Also See : Admission Notification


PGDRDM Program

  • NIRDPR announces its sixteenth fully residential One-year ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management(PGDRDM)’ with an aim to create a committed and competent cadre of rural development professionals in the country
  • Program seeks to impart Mgt. Techniques that will enhance the understanding of the paradigm and practice of rural development

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Receiving Application is 03rd July 2018, 05.30 pm
  • PGDRDM Program (One year) July 2018 – June 2019


Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 before15thJuly2018may 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 on08th July 2018 at the following centres: Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram
  • However, the NIRDPR 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


  • PGDRDM Program (One year) July 2018 – June 2019

Course Fee

  • Rs.1.80 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging); the annual board and lodging expenses will be approximately Rs.1,00,000. Accommodation will be given to the students in the NIRD&PR Hostel

Seat Registration Fee

  • Upon selection, a non-refundable Seat Registration Fee of Rs. 20,000 should be paid by the Indian students. This amount will be adjusted against the First Trimester Fee


  • Few students will be eligible for NIRD&PR’s Scholarship based on their performance during the program. The North Eastern Council, Shillong, will be approached forgiving fellowships to economically backward students of North Eastern states


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




  • Application Form to be filled through online only from our website


  • The applications sent by post will not be accepted
  • The application fee of Rs.400/- (Rs.200/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) through an Account Payee Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD-PGDRDM, payable at Hyderabad should be sent to the Coordinator(Admissions), Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Distance Education, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar,Hyderabad-500030, India, so as to reach on or before03rd July 2018, 05.30 PM
  • Applications received after the cut-off date shall be rejected. NIRD & PR reserves the right to make changes to the Diploma Program, its design/content and the process of selection, depending upon the exigencies without assigning any reasons whatsoever


Coordinator (Admissions)

Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Distance Education, National Institute of Rural Development& Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India, Phone No.: 91-040-24008460, 442, Email:,

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