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Gandhigram Rural University Admission 2017- Application, Eligibility, Dates

Gandhigram Rural University Admission to UG, PG and Diploma Courses 2017

The Gandhigram Rural University has lately invited applicants for admissions to UG, PG and Diploma Programmes for its fresh academic session 2017-18.

All interested individuals are advised to send their completed applications within the announced last dates. Some of the major courses which are offered in this university are listed below.

Gandhigram Rural University Academic Departments & Programmes

GRI offers academic Programmes in several disciplines from Diploma to Doctoral degree through its 07 Faculties comprising of 22 Departments and 8 Centres


Faculty of Tamil, Indian Languages & Rural Arts

Faculty of English and Foreign Languages

Faculty of Rural Social Sciences

Faculty of Rural Oriented Sciences

Faculty of Rural Development

Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

Faculty of Rural Health and Sanitation

Courses Offered by Gandhigram Rural Institute

Undergraduate Programmes

B.Sc. (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Home Science), B.A. (Gandhian Social Work), BBA (Rural Industries and Management), B.Com (Cooperation)

Post Graduate Programmes

M.A.: Tamil and Indian Literature, English and Communicative Studies, Hindi, Human Resource and Conflict Management, Sociology, Rural Development

M.Sc.: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Food Science and Nutrition, Home Science Extension and Communication, Micro Biology*, Dairy Science*, Geo Informatics*, Information Technology*

5 year Integrated Programme

M.A.: Development Administration
Professional Courses (AICTE/UGC/NCTE approved)

B. Tech: Civil Engineering (Habitat Development) Regular/Lateral Entry

B.Sc. (Agri), MCA

MBA: Small Business Management, Cooperative Management, Rural Industries Management, Rural Project Management (all with dual specialization on Human Resources, Marketing and Finance)

B.Ed. Integrated (for internal candidates only, students studying UG/PG in GRI)

M. Ed.

UGC Innovative Programmes

B.Sc.: Textiles and Fashion Design

M.A.: Governance and Development

PG Diploma: Spatial Technologies

M. Phil Programmes: Tamil, Economics, Futurology, English and Communicative Studies, Micro Level Planning, Research and Development, Development Sociology, Development Administration, Food Science and Nutrition, Women’s Studies, Chemistry*, Energy*, Physics*

PhD Programmes: Full-Time/Part-Time

PG Diploma Programme: Sanitary Inspector’s Course, Banking and Insurance, Geology and Geomatics**

Diploma Programme: Agriculture, Textile Technology, Bakery and Confectionary*

Post Diploma: Commercial Horticulture

NIOS Courses (National Institute of Open Schooling): Secondary (10th), Senior Secondary (+2), Vocational Course in Early Childhood Care and Education

Skill Based Programmes

B.Voc. Farm Equipment Operation and Maintenance / Footwear and Accessories Design / Dairy Production and Technology

Diploma (Two Wheeler Mechanism and Maintenance)

Certificate (Two Wheeler Technician)
For details of NIOS courses contact the Coordinator, NIOS Courses, Dept of Lifelong Learning and Extension, GRI (*Self supported programmes, **subject to approval by UGC)

Eligibility Details
For all the courses, eligibility details, kindly refer the prospectus and visit the website site www.ruraluniv.ac.in

Age Limit

The upper age limit for admission as on 01st July 2017 is:

a) 21 years for UG/Diploma Programmes (24 years for SC/ST)

b) 25 years for PG Diploma in Sanitary Inspectors Course (28 years for SC/ST)

c) 35 years for B.Voc., Diploma and Skill based Courses

d) There is no age limit for other Programmes

GRI Gandhigram Admission 2017 Application Procedure

Applications can be submitted only by online. Online applications can be made from 17th April 2017 (Monday) onwards

Please visit University website www.ruraluniv.ac.in for prospectus and instructions for filling up the online applications. Candidates are advised to read carefully and follow the instructions. Before applying for admission, the candidate is advised to ensure his/her eligibility as per the criteria laid down in the prospectus
Candidates should register before filling up the online application. During the registration process, the following details should be furnished:

a) Name followed by initials (as per the Higher Secondary mark statement)

b) Date of birth

c) Valid email-ID

d) Mobile number

Date of birth, email ID and mobile number cannot be changed after registration

Before login you must Register online. Valid e-mail id and mobile number are required. You will be provided username and password through SMS and Email

Gandhigram Rural Institute Admission 2017 Important Dates

Last Date for On Line Applications:

All UG and Diploma Programmes 10 days from the date of publication of (i) results of Hr Sec exams of Tamil Nadu (ii) results of CBSE class XII examinations

All PG, PG Diploma Programmes 19th May 2017

All M. Phil Programmes: 09th June 2017

PhD - August Session (Full Time): 31st August 2017

PhD - January Session (Part Time): 31st January 2018

Date of Entrance Test:

M.Sc. Mathematics: 25th May 2017 FN

M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition: 31st May 2017 FN

M.C.A: 02nd June 2017 FN

M.Sc. IT: 02nd June 2017 AN

M.Sc. Geo Informatics: 05th June 2017 FN

PG. Dip. in Spatial Technologies: 05th June 2017 AN

M.Sc. Physics/Botany & Zoology: 05th June 2017 FN

M.Sc. Micro Biology: 05th June 2017 AN

M.Sc. Chemistry: 06th June 2017 FN

M.Sc., Applied Geology and Geomatics: 06th June 2017 FN

M. Tech Renewable Energy: 06th June 2017 FN

M.A. Humanities & Languages: 06th June 2017 FN

PG.Dip.in Sanitary Inspectors Course: 06th June 2017 AN

PG Diploma in Yoga Education: 06th June 2017 FN

M.Ed. 06th June 2017 AN

M.B.A 06th June 2017 AN

B.Tech.Civil Engineering & B .Tech. Civil Engineering (Lateral Entry) 07th June .2017 AN

M. Phil Programmes 15th June 2017 FN

About Gandhigram Rural Institute

Gandhigram Rural Institute was established in the year 1956 in Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu. It is a Deemed University accredited with Five Star Status by NAAC, in February 2002. Today, it is an internationally recognised Institute for its contribution to rural education. The institute offers UG, PG and diploma courses in Language, Rural Arts, Rural Sciences, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

GRI, Gandhigram

The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul, Deemed University, Re-Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade, Fully funded by Govt of India/UGC, Gandhigram-624302, Dindigul Distt, Tamil Nadu, Tel 0451-2452371-75, Fax 0451-2454466, Website www.ruraluniv.ac.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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