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Admission Notification -Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (Pgdrdm) 2020-21 Batch-18

(Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India)
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 03


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 programme, please visit our Website ( pgdrdm.aspx).

NIRDPR announces One Year full time ‘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.

 Minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST and PWD
candidates) or equivalent in Graduation.
 Valid Score in CAT / XAT / MAT / CMAT / ATMA / GMAT for
admissions (or)
 Qualified in All-India Entrance Test conducted by NIRDPR,
 Students who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements before 15th June 2020, 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 (or) Should have valid score in any of the qualifying exams: CAT / XAT / MAT / CMAT / ATMA / GMAT during the year 2019-20. Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be conducted for the short-listed candidates at NIRDPR, Hyderabad.

ENTRANCE TEST: The Entrance Test will be conducted on 19th April, 2020 at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, New Delhi, Patna, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. 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. The candidate should apply through online from in web portal i.e. shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interviews for final selection of the programme.

PROGRAMME DURATION: June 2020 – May 2021 (One year)
COURSE FEE: Rs.1,80,000/- per annum
Board and Lodging: The board and lodging expenses will be Rs.1,00,000 per annum. Accommodation will be given to the students in the NIRDPR Hostel.

Caution Deposit: A refundable Caution Deposit of Rs.10,000 is to be paid along with the First Trimester Fee. Seat Registration Fee: Upon selection, a non-refundable Seat Registration Fee of Rs. 20,000 should be paid by the students. This amount will be adjusted against the First Trimester Fee.

1. Few meritorious students will be eligible for NIRDPR’s Scholarship based on their performance during the trimester examination.
2. The North Eastern Council, Shillong, will be approached for giving fellowships to economically backward students of North Eastern states.
RESERVATION: Reservations for the students of the SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) EWS and Persons with Disability (PWD) will
be made as per the Government of India norms.
PLACEMENT: NIRDPR will make efforts for placement, but does not guarantee the same.

 Applications are to be submitted online only at Before applying the candidates must have the following in hand:
 Application fee of Rs.400/- (Rs.200/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) has to be made through Online only.
 Application form will be available on
 in case of the candidates applying through
CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/GMAT, should have a valid registration/application number of the test along with the score
 Valid and active personal Email-Id, Mobile Number for verification and future correspondence
 Last date for online submission is 10-04-2020. Applications received after the last date shall not be accepted.
 NIRDPR reserves the right to make any changes to the Management Programme, its design/content and the process of selection, depending upon the exigencies without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
For further information in this regard, contact: Coordinator (Admissions) Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education National Institute of Rural Development& Panchayati Raj Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India
Phone No.: 91-040-24008460, 442; 556,
sWeb: pgdrdm.asp