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Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development(PGDSRD)

Aim & Strategy

In view of rapid changes in communication and technology and increasing need of massive trained manpower in rural development, NIRD has established a Distance Education Cell. The Cell is mandated to initiate a number of programmes for capacity building of development personnel of Governmental Organisations, elected representatives and educated youth to function as change managers.

The sustainable rural development is basically the development which meets the need of present generation of rural people without compromising the capacity of future generations to fulfill their own needs. This entails sustained efforts to raise the quality of life of rural people.

The sustainable rural development is basically the development which meets the need of present generation of rural people without compromising the capacity of future generations to fulfill their own needs. This entails sustained efforts to raise the quality of life of rural people. Huge efforts are being made in India and so also other developing countries to develop their rural areas in order to reduce Urban-Rural divide by creating conducive environment for resource development and utilisation through up -grading knowledge and skills of the people to make the best use of available resources. What is required is large capable human resource who will function as change managers, which this P.G. Diploma Programme sets out to produce. The enrolled students will have unique opportunity to access best learning resources for developing strong perspective and technical capability for developing and managing rural development projects on their own. They will be trained to be professionals with difference.


To prepare competent rural development professionals who will be well-equipped with:

  • Concepts, approaches and opportunities of sustainable development.
  • Knowledge about the human and natural / non-natural resources and their sustainable use.
  • Knowledge about policies and programmes of Central and State governments pertaining to rural development.
  • Best practises in institutional arrangements for sustainable development in developing countries and ;
  • High skills to develop and implementprojects for application of sustainabilityconcepts to accelerate rural developmentefforts in India and other developingcountries.



The candidates selected for admission will be intimated by post individually. The list of selected candidates will also be displayed in institute's Website's News and Events column Only those, who pay the fees within the stipulated date are treated as admitted. More receipt of admission offer letter does not entitle any right to claim admission.Applicants who do not furnish full information and proof by attaching attested xerox copies of certificates and their applications are liable to be rejected. Verification of all the original certificates/marks certificates/experience certificates will be done at the time of Ist Semester contact classes at designated contact centres. The students are, therefore, required to bring their original certificates when they attend contact classes. Students will be permitted to appear for the Semester-end examination only after this verification. Until then, their admission will be provisional.

Reservation for SC / ST / PH Students :

In accordance with the policy of the Government of India, the reservation for different categories will be implemented with a provision for inter changeability between these categories,wherever necessary. Students applying for this programme should submit, along with their application, a copy of their caste/tribe certificate from a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar/Mandal Revenue Officer.

Admission of Foreign/NRI Students :

Foreign students residing in India or abroad may also apply for admission in the prescribed form preferably by the stipulated date. Those who have passed the qualifying examination from universities outside India should enclose with their application copies of the relevant certificates, and mark sheets together with the English version of such copies, duly attested if they are in a different language. For admission to a diploma programme, the foreign student concerned must have at least passed the qualifying examinations. Proficiency in English is a pre-condition for admission. They have to pay the total programme fee at the time of admission.

Submission of Application Forms :

Applications completed in all respects accompanied by copies of relevant certificates and Application Fee of Rs 500/- For Gen/ Rs.300 For SC/ST/PH can be sent to the following address through DD drawn in favour of "NIRD-DEC-PGD-SRD" payable of Hyderabad, on or before the last date prescribed on the admission application form:

Programme Coordinator, PGD-SRD

Distance Education Cell

National Institute of Rural Development,

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030, India.


Students admitted to this Postgraduate Diploma Programme have to pay the fees in two equal instalments or as a single amount by the prescribed date mentioned in the admission offer letter. The foreign students residing in India and abroad and NRIs will have to pay the Fee in single instalment at the time of Admission.

Gen / OBC : Rs 10,000 , SC / ST / PH : Rs 9,000 /- , Foreign students/ NRIs : $1700 /-

Mode of Payment: All payments should be made through demand draft / pay order in favour of “NIRD-DEC-PGD-SRD” payable at Hyderabad.Cheques, P.O.s, cash, credit/debit cards, moneyorder and money transfer will not be accepted.

Note: Fee once paid will not be returned by the NIRD under any circumstance. All disputes are subject to the Greater Hyderabad Jurisdiction.

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee for SC/ST Students: Students from the above category admitted to the Programme are required to pay their Programme Fee first and claim reimbursement from the Social/Tribal Welfare Departments of their respective States & Union Territories (UT) on their own The Programme does not take any responsibility towards rembursement of Fee.


सेमिनार के लिए पाठ्यक्रम ढ़ांचा I एवं II

Course. No Semester Name of the Course
एस आर डी 501 : सेमेस्टर - I

ग्रामीण समाज तथा सतत विकास

ब्ला क 1 : ग्रामीण समुदायों को समझना : संरचना, संस्कृीति तथा राज्या व्यनवस्थाद

ब्ला क 2 : विकास सिद्धान्ति

ब्ला क 3 : सतत योग्या विकास

ब्ला क 4 : ग्रामीण विकास तथा निर्धनता संकल्पसना एवं नीतियां

ब्लायक 5 : विकेन्द्रीतकृत अभिशासन

एस आर डी 502 :

विकास : पद्धति तथा तकनीक

ब्लासक 1 : पहलू सिद्धान्तृ और पद्धतियां

ब्लातक 2 : मात्रात्मिक तकनीक

ब्लासक 3 : मात्रात्मीक एवं गुणात्मिक तकनीक

ब्लासक 4 : अनुसंधान में विभिन्नश उपाय

एस आर डी 503

ग्रामीण विकास के लिए नीतियां और कार्यक्रम

ब्लामक 1 : भारत के ग्रामीण विकास का विजिन

ब्लामक 2 : नियोजित ग्रामीण विकास

ब्लामक 3 : ससत विकास और निर्धता उन्‍मूलन के ग्रामीण विकास कार्यक्रम

ब्लामक 4 : महत्विपूर्ण समूह तथा ग्रामीण विकास

ब्लामक 5 : ग्रामीण विकास तथा जीवन गुणवत्ता

एस आर डी 504

संसाधन और आजीविका

ब्लाधक 1 : आजीविका

ब्लाधक 2 : संसाधन

ब्लाधक 3 : पर्यावरण

ब्लाधक 4 : फार्म आधारित आजीविका

ब्लाधक 5 : गैर फार्म आजीविका

ब्लाधक 6 : मूल्यव जोड़ तथाविपणन

एस आर डी 505 सेमेस्टर - II

परियोजना आयोजन तथा प्रबंध

ब्लाोक 1 : परियोजना आयोजन

ब्लाआक 2 : परियोजना प्रबंधन

ब्लाोक 3 : प्रबंधन कार्या तथा विवाद समाधान

ब्लाोक 4 : कार्यान्व्यन , मानिटरिंग एवं मूल्यां्कन

एस आर डी 506

ग्रामीण विकास में स्टे‍क होल्डार

ब्लाचक 1 : ग्रामीण विकास और इसके स्टे‍कहोल्डअर

ब्लावक 2 : सहकारिता तथा अन्य‍ औपचारिक तथा अनौपचारिक संगठन

ब्लाचक 3 : ऋण और सूक्ष्मव वित्त्

ब्लाचक 4 : विवाद तथा विवाद प्रबंध

एस आर डी 507

सतत विकास के लिए उचित प्रौद्योगिकी तथा पद्धतियां

ब्लाचक 1 : ऊर्जा तथा विकास

ब्ला क 2 : जल तथा विकास

ब्लाचक 3 : ग्रामीण आधारभूत संरचना

ब्लाचक 4 : ग्रामीण विकास के लिए आई सी टी तथा जी आई एस

ब्लाचक 5 : सतत कृषि के लिए प्राद्योगिकी

एस आर डी 508

परियोजना : ग्रामीण विकास परियोजनाओं के कार्यान्वदयन एवं निष्पाचदन के मार्गनिर्देश

ब्लााक 1 : अनुसंधान तथा कार्यानुसंधान

ब्लातक 2 : संकल्परना नोट तथा अनुसंधान प्रस्ताव की तैयारी के लिए मार्गनिर्देश

ब्लााक 3 : सतत योग्यन ग्रामीण विकास योजनाओं के सूचक मामला अध्यरयन तथा मूल्यां्कन


डिपलोमा कार्यक्रम की मूल्यांकन प्रणाली को आंतरिक मूल्यांरकन और सेमिस्टरर अंतिम परीक्षा द्वारा प्रस्ताा‍वित पाठ्यक्रमों में छात्र की प्रगति को सुव्यावस्थित आधार पर जांचा जता है ।

सेमिस्टार अंतिम परीक्षा : कार्य –निष्पाकदन को सपर्क केन्द्र् में आयोजित किए जाने वाले प्रत्येोक सेमिस्टार के अंत में सेमिस्टार अंतिम परीक्षा के द्वारा मूल्यांरकन किया जाएगा । मूल्यांतकन 70 अंकों में से किया जाएगा । अंतिम परीक्षा में छात्रों को कम से कम 25 अंक प्राप्तग करने होंगे । वे छात्र जिन्होटने संपर्क सत्र को संतोषजनक रूप से पूर्ण किया है ( वैक्ल्पि क या जिन्होतने अपना सेमिस्टीर पेपर / लैब पेपर प्रस्तुित कर दिया है – विदेशी / एन आर आई छोत्रों के मामले में जिन्हेंत संपर्क कक्षाओं से छूट है ) और निर्धारित दिनांक से पूर्व अपने कार्या को प्रस्तु्त कर दिया है वे सेमिस्टगर अंतिम परीक्षा को लिखने के योग्यत है । संपर्क सत्रों से छूट दी जाएगी । यदि उनके गृह देश में परीक्षा लिखना संभव न हो तो वे हैदराबाद, इंछिया में स्थित राष्ट्री य ग्रामीण विकास एवं पंचायती राज संस्थाहन में परीक्षा लिखसकते हैं ।

Internal Assessments (Assignments): Internal Assessment will be done through evaluation of assignment which will be sent along with the course material.The completed assignments have to be sent back to the concerned Regional Coordinator, by the stipulated date.They will be evaluated for 30 Marks of the total Marks

Project Report: All Students required to submit synopsis for their project to the concerned Regional Coordinator before the onset of contact session for the first semester. After approval of the his/her synopsis, student will work on the Project Report and submit Project Report to the Regional Coordinator. The student Project Report will be evaluated for 100 Marks, which will include Viva/Voice Examination during Contact Session for the Second Semester.

Examinations for Foreign Students / NRIs: Efforts will be made to conduct term-end exams for NRI/foreign students with the help of the Indian Embassies/Indian High Commission situated there. In case it is not feasible to conduct exams in the country of their residence, they should be prepared to come and appear for examinations at the National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.

Contact Sessions for Foreign Nationals / NRIs: All foreign nationals and NRIs staying abroad will be exempted from contact sessions on their specific request but they should submit a term paper on a specified topic at least 15 days before the commencement of the examinations. The theme of the term paper will be intimated to the students, if he/she applies for exemption well in advance. The term paper/lab test carries a weightage of 30 Marks.

Results: The final results for the Programme are determined on the basis of (a) internal assessment, (Assignments) (b) performance in the Semester - end examination, in the ratio 30:70. The final result in each course will thus be calculated on the basis of continuous assessment, in the following manner.A students is declared passed only if he/she secures a minimum of 40 Marks (Internal assessment,contact classes, and Semester-end Examinations put together) March course provided that he/she secure a minimum of 25 Marks at the Semester-end Examinations. Students with less than 40 Marks may appear for re-examination in the course concerned in the Semester-end Examination of next batch Candidates failing in any course/paper to appear in the subsequent Examinations

S.No. Test Types Marks
1 Internal Assessment (Assignments) 30
2 Term-end Examination 70
3 Project Report (Report + Viva) 100


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प्रोफेसर एवं अध्यक्ष

शैक्षिक योग्यता : पीएच. डी.(मनोविज्ञान), पी जी डी एच आर एम, पीजीडीजे, और एमसी, पीडीएम(एआईएम फिलीपिंस)
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विशेषज्ञ क्षेत्र : ग्रामीण उत्पाद विपणन, ग्रामीण ऋण, माइक्रो फाइनेंन्स, विश्व व्यापार संगठन और अंतरराष्ट्रीय व्यापार, उत्पाद और ब्रांड प्रबंधन, सहकारी प्रबंधन।
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विशेषज्ञ क्षेत्र : शिक्षा और स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य का समाजशास्‍त्र , संस्‍कृति और आदिवासी अध्‍ययन, जेंडर के संबंध में सामाजिक समावेशन और प्रशिक्षण अनुसंधान पद्धति और क्रियाविधि शिक्षा और स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य में आई टी मॉनिटरिंग और मूल्‍यांकन, सामाजिक नेटवर्क और क्राउड सोर्सिंग
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Distance Education Cell

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030

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