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NIRDPR Hyderabad PG Diploma in Rural Development Management 2018


NIRDPR Hyderabad 15th PGDRDM January - December 2018


National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad, announces admission for the 15th Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM) for January - December 2018


The NIRDPR announces its Fifteenth 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 Program seeks to impart management techniques that will enhance the understanding of the paradigm and practice of rural development


Program Duration

Duration of 15th Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM)  (One year) January - December 2018


Eligibility Criteria

Graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognized University. Students who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before 01st January 2018, 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 English Language

Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed candidates

Entrance Test

The Entrance Test will be conducted on 19th November 2017 at the following centres: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna, Pune and Thiruvanantapuram

However, 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


Course Fee

For Open/OBC Category Rs.1.60 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging)

For SC/ST/PWD category Rs. 1.25 Lakhs (excluding boarding and lodging)


Caution Deposit

A refundable Caution Deposit of Rs.10000/- is to be paid along with the First Trimester Fee


Seat Registration Fee

Upon selection, a non-refundable Seat Registration Fee of Rs. 25000/- should be paid by the Indian students. This amount will be adjusted against the First Trimester Fee



Ten students will be eligible for NIRDPR’s Scholarship based on their performance during the program; the North Eastern Council, Shillong, will be approached for giving fellowships to economically backward students of North Eastern states



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 Reservation policies


How to Apply

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 application form should be submitted along with the Application Fee of Rs.400/- (Rs.200/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) through an Account Payee Demand Draft drawn in favour of NIRDPGDRDM, payable at Hyderabad

The filled in/Downloaded (Hard copy) application form along with Demand Draft 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 10th November 2017


Important Dates


Last Date for receiving completed Application Form in the Dept is 10th November 2017


Last Date for the Submission of filled in Applications from the students of North Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep: 15th November 2017


Date of Entrance Test: 19th November 2017


For more information, check the official website


NIRDPR, Hyderabad

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad, (Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India), Centre for Post Graduate Studies, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India, Phone No.: +91-040-24008460, Email: , Website


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

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