NIRD-PGDRDM-2016 (National Institute of Rural Development- Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management) 2016
Exam Date: 29/05/2016 Exam State: All India Last Date: 18/05/2016

Exam Details

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. The NIRDPR faculty comprises experienced academicians and development practitioners. For more details about the Institute and the PGDRDM, please visit our Website The NIRDPR announces its twelfth 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. The programme seeks to impart management techniques that will enhance the understanding of the paradigm and practice of rural development.

ENTRANCE TEST- The Entrance Test will be conducted on 29.05.2016 at the following centres: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dimapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna, Pune and Thiruvanantapuram. 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.


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 before 1stAugust, 2016, may also apply.

Admission process

Application form to be filled through online from our website ( applications sent by post will also be accepted through downloadable form available in our website. The filled in online (Hard copy) /downloaded applicationform should be submitted along with the Application Fee of `200 (`100/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) through an Account PayeeDemand Draft drawn in favour of NIRDPGDRDM, payable at Hyderabad. The filled in application form 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 before 18.05.2016.

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

Coordinator (Admissions)
Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Distance Education
National Institute of Rural Development&Panchayati Raj
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India

Important Dates

PGDRDM-2016 Dates/Notification

PGDRDM 2016 - 29th May 2016 (Sunday)

The last date for receiving completed application form in the dept is- 18th May 2016

Last Date for Receipt of Applications from the Students of North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep is -25th May 2016


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