NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(An Organisation of the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India)
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030
The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) is a premier national center of excellence in rural development has announces its fourth 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.
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, 2011 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 written English Language Skills. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed students.
TOTAL NO. OF SEATS: 60 (may undergo some changes depending upon the availability of infrastructure. Of these, up to 15 seats may be allotted to the in-service Indian and international candidates).
COURSE FEE: Indian Students Rs. 1.60 lakh
SCHOLARSHIPS: Merit and need based scholarships will be made available to deserving Indian students. The North Eastern Council, Shillong, has fully funded the North Eastern students selected for the PGDRDM in the past. Similar financial support to the admitted students domiciled in the North Eastern region is likely for the current year as well. Study loans will also be facilitated by the NIRD for the needy Indian students.
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.
ENTRANCE TEST: The Entrance Test will be conducted on 06.02.2011 at the following centres: 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
HOW TO APPLY: Prospectus-cum-application form can be obtained from the Admissions Coordinator, Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), NIRD, Hyderabad 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 and at the NIRD centre at Jaipur. The addresses of these centres can be obtained from our website or through email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Request for Application forms should reach along with self addressed stamped (Rs.13) envelope of size 12” x 10” by 15.12.10 during working hours (9.00 am to 5.30 pm). It can also be downloaded from the NIRD’s website http://www.nird.org.in/pgdrdm The filled in application form should be submitted along with the application fee of Rs.1200 (Rs.600/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates)
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), India, so as to reach on or before 23.12.10.
Last date for receiving filled in Application forms at NIRD, Hyderabad: 23.12.2010
Last date for receiving filled in Application forms at NIRD, Hyderabad from the North – Eastern States : 31.12.2010
Last date for receiving filled in Application forms at NIRD, Hyderabad from the International applicants : 31.03.2011
Entrance Test Date for all Indian applicants :06.02.2011
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