NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (NIRD)
(An autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India)
ADMISSION NOTIFICATION 2009-2010
2nd POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN
The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) is a premier centre of excellence in rural development. Recognised internationally as one of the UN-ESCAP Centers of Ecellence HRD, it builds capacities of the rural development functionaries, elected representatives and academicians, and young students through inter-related activities of training, research, teaching and consultancy. Its faculty comprises experienced academicians and practitioners. The Institute has functional networks with national and international organisations, excellent training and teaching infrastructure with air-conditioned conference halls, video conferencing facilities, 150 hostel rooms, a health center and an indoor sports complex with gymnasium, swimming pool and Yoga Centre. For more details about the Institute and the PGDRDM, please visit their Website www.nird.org.in
The NIRD announces its second fully residential One Year ‘Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)’ with an aim to create a committed and competent cadre of Rural Development professionals in the country. While laying the theoretical foundations of rural development, the programme seeks to impart management techniques that will enhance the understanding of the theory and practice of rural development.
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, 2009 may also apply. Some seats are reserved for the in-service candidates with at least two years of work experience in rural development and allied sectors. In- service candidates are required to apply through their employers. Organisational Sponsorship is essential. They may however, send an advance application. In-service candidates are also required to appear for the Entrance Test. However, a separate merit list will be prepared for their selection.
Selection of candidates will be made through a process of All-India Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Interview.
TOTAL NO. OF SEATS:
PROGRAMME DURATION: (One Year) August, 2009 to July, 2010.
Merit and need based scholarships may be made available to deserving candidates. The North Eastern Council has fully funded the North East region students selected for the PGDRDM in 2008-2009. Similar financial support to the North East region students is likely this year as well, subject to a maximum of two students from each of the eight North Eastern states.
Bank loans will also be facilitated by the NIRD for needy students.
Reservation for the SC/ST/OBC and Persons with Disability (PWD) will be made as per Government of India's policies.
The Entrance Test will be conducted on 15-02-2009 at the following centres:
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkatta, Kanpur, Kohima, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mangalore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Silguri, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram. Udaipur and Visakhapatanam. The NIRD reserves the right to cancel any of the centres if there are in-sufficient numbers of candidates and assign any other centres to the applicants.
NIRD will endeavour to make placements on successful completion of the PGDRDM, but does not guarantee.
HOW TO APPLY:
The prospectus cum application form 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. Request for Application forms by Pot should reach along with self addressed envelope of size 12"x10" by 15-12-2008 during working hours (9.00am to 5.30pm). It can also be downloaded from the NIRD's website: www.nird.org.in
The filled-in Application Form should be submitted along with the application fee of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST and PWDs) through an “Account Payee” Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRD, Hyderabad. The filled-in application form shoudl be addressed to the Admissions Officer, Centre for Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030 (A.P) so as to reach on or before 05-01-2009. Last date for Applications received after the cut off date shall be rejected. NIRD reserves the right to make changes to the Diploma programme design/content and the process of selection, depending upon the exigencies, without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
IMPORTANT EVENTS AND DATES: PGDRDM 2009-2010
1. Last Date for Issue of Application Forms: 15-12-2008
2. Last Date for receiving filled in Application Forms at NIRD, Hyderabad: 05-01-2009
3. Last Date for receiving filled in Application Forms at NIRD, Hyderabad from the NOrth-Eastern States: 15-01-2009
4. Entrance Test Date: 15-02-2009
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