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Gandhigram Rural University Admission 2018

Gandhigram Rural University UG, PG and Diploma Courses 2018

The Gandhigram Rural University has lately invited applicants for admissions to UG, PG and Diploma Programs for its fresh academic session 2018-19

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

Academic Departments & Programs

  • GRI offers academic Programs in various disciplines ranging from Diploma to Doctoral degrees through the following 8 Schools comprising of 16 Departments and 12 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


Also See : Admission Notification


Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Online Application:

  • All UG/Diploma Programs/5 Year Integrated Programs: 10 days from the date of publication of results of Hr. Secondary Exams of Tamil Nadu or Results of CBSE class XII Exams
  • All PG and PG Diploma Programs: 18th May 2018 (Friday)
  • All MPhil / PhD Programs: 08th June 2018 (Friday)

Date of Entrance Test:

  • PG. Dip.in Sanitary Inspector’s Course 28th May 2018 (Mon) AN
  • M.Sc. Mathematics 29th May 2018 (Tue) FN
  • M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition 30th May 2018 (Wed) FN
  • M.Sc. Textiles & Fashion Design 30th May 2018 (Wed) FN
  • M.Sc. Home Science Extension and Communication 30th May 2018 (Wed) AN
  • M.C.A. / M.B.A. 01st June 2018 (Fri) FN
  • M.Sc. Geo Informatics 04th June 2018 (Mon) FN
  • PG.Dip. in Spatial Technologies 04th June 2018 (Mon) AN
  • M.Sc. Physics / Botany & Zoology 05th June 2018 (Tue) FN
  • M.Sc. Microbiology 05th June 2018 (Tue) AN
  • M.Sc. Chemistry 06th June 2018 (Wed) FN
  • M.Sc., Applied Geology and Geomatics 06th June 2018 (Wed) FN
  • M.Tech. Renewable Energy 06th June 2018 (Wed) FN
  • M.A. Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences 06th June 2018 (Wed) FN
  • PG. Diploma in Yoga Education 06th June 2018 (Wed) FN
  • M.Ed. 06th June 2018 (Wed) AN
  • B. Tech. Civil Engineering & B Tech. Civil Engineering (Lateral Entry): 07th June 2018 (Thu) FN
  • M.Phil. Programs (Regular + Integrated) 18th June 2018 (Mon) FN
  • PhD Programs 19th June 2018 (Tue) FN


Programs Offered

Undergraduate Programs

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

Post Graduate Programs

  • 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 Program
  • 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 Programs
  • B.Sc.: Textiles and Fashion Design
  • M.A.: Governance and Development
  • PG Diploma: Spatial Technologies
  • M. Phil Programs - 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 Program: Full-Time/Part-Time
  • PG Diploma Program: Sanitary Inspector’s Course, Banking and Insurance, Geology and Geomatics**
  • Diploma Program: 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 Programs

  • 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 Criteria

D.Sc. and D.Litt. Programs

  • Regulations for admission to D.Sc. and D.Litt. Programs along with eligibility criteria, fee structure and other details can be downloaded from our website at www.ruraluniv.ac.in

PhD Programs

  • Separate regulation (July 2017) on admission, fee structure and other details are available for Ph.D. Programmes and it can be downloaded from our website www.ruraluniv.ac.in

M.Phil. Programs

  • M.Phil. Programs are offered under two different modes from the academic year 2018-19
  • M.Phil. Program in Regular stream (2 Semesters)
  • Integrated M.Phil. - PhD Program(3 Semesters)
  • Separate regulations for M.Phil. Regular and Integrated streams including admission procedure, fees structure and other relevant details can be downloaded from our website www.ruraluniv.ac.in

Please Note

  • 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 2018 is:
  • 21 years for UG/Diploma Programs (24 years for SC/ST)
  • 25 years for PG Diploma in Sanitary Inspectors Course (28 years for SC/ST)
  • 35 years for B.Voc., Diploma and Skill based Courses
  • There is no age limit for other Programs

Scholarship Facilities

  • Eligible SC, ST, OBC, Persons with Disabilities (PwD) can avail Central Sector Scholarship (post matric) through respective State Government
  • Eligible SC/ST/SCC students and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are exempt from remittance of Tuition fees by submitting prescribed application form at the time of admission along with required documents


Application Procedure

  • Applications can be submitted only by online. Online applications can be made from 18th April 2018 (Wednesday) 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:
  • Name followed by initials (as per the Higher Secondary mark statement)
  • Date of birth
  • Valid email-ID
  • 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


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, Website www.ruraluniv.ac.in