Diploma Programme on Panchayati Raj Governance & Rural Development (DP-PRGRD)
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Diploma Programme on Panchayati Raj Governance & Rural Development (DP-PRGRD)

Mode of learning: Distance/Self Learning

Duration: 12 Months

Who should attend: The minimum educational qualification for admission is Graduation in any discipline. The following categories of functionaries are encouraged for this programme:

  • Current and former Elected Representatives of PRIs.
  • Officials of PRIs, existing trainers associated with SIRDPRs/Partnering Institutions of NIRD&PR.
  • Academicians and students who desire to have knowledge on PR Governance, Retired and Current Government Officials and NGO functionaries. 
  • Retired and Current Government Officials and NGO functionaries.

Course Description: In view of rapid changes in communication and technology and increasing need of massive trained manpower in rural development, NIRD&PR under the “Transforming India” initiatives has launched a significant project “Transforming India through strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) by continuous Training and e-enablement”. The one year Diploma Programme on “Panchayati Raj Governance and Rural Development” is part of this project and will be offered in coordination with the Centre for Panchayati Raj, NIRD&PR. This Programme offers an opportunity to the elected representatives, Panchayat functionaries and others, to acquire additional knowledge and skills on rural local governance. This programme is being offered through distance mode in collaboration with University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad.


Post Graduate Diploma in Geospatial Technology Applications in Rural Development (PGD-GARD)
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Post Graduate Diploma in Geospatial Technology Applications in Rural Development (PGD-GARD)

Mode of learning: Distance/Self Learning

Duration: 18 months

Who should attend: The minimum qualification for admission to the Programme is graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognised University.

The officials working in India and Overseas as Managers of Rural Development Programmes/ Projects Finance by World Bank, UNDP, FAO, IFAD and various other International organizations.

Course Description: A GIS application in rural development is thought to comprise of all information of rural areas in a comprehensive manner, present, past and probable future scenarios, for empowering people at local level through planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects. GIS will be an affordable tool in the e-governance, it would also be possible to implement G-Governance (GIS Governance) at all levels, anytime, anyplace, making information flow and decision making a real time dynamic process ensuring total participation and involvement of local people.

This Programme is designed for Development Functionaries from all sectors directly concerned with planning and implementation of Projects and Programmes for Rural Development viz., Sectoral Activities like Education, Health, Forestry, Agriculture, Engineering, Roads, Infrastructure, ICT, Irrigation, Drinking Water, Disaster Management, Planning, Monitoring, Fishing, and Animal Husbandry.


Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGD-SRD)
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Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGD-SRD)

Mode of learning: Distance/Self Learning

Duration: 18 months

Who should attend: The minimum qualification for admission to the Programme is graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognised University.

  • Apart from fresh graduates, the in-service development personnel working in following sectors are also eligible:
  • Rural development, agriculture (and allied sectors) and education sectors.
  • Non-Governmental Organisations/ cooperatives / finance and banking organisations.
  • Corporate sector under corporate social responsibility.
  • Faculty of various development disciplines, Rural Development, Economics, Political Science, Gender studies, Management, Agriculture and other allied discipline from universities, colleges, Training Institutions like State Institutes of Rural Development (SIRDs), Extension Training Institutes (ETIs), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Agriculture Education, Research and Training Institutions can also join the course.

Course Description: 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 fulfil 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 utilization through up -grading knowledge and skills of the people to make the best use of available resources. What is required is large number of capable human resources 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. The Programme received good response from the students/serving officials from different parts of India and Afghanistan.


Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGD-TDM)
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Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGD-TDM)

Mode of learning: Distance/Self Learning

Duration: 18 months

Who should attend: The minimum qualification for admission to the Programme is graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognised University and this Programme is ideally suited for both working officials as well as fresh graduates.

Course Description: Article 366 (25) of the Constitution of India refers to Scheduled Tribes as those communities who are scheduled in accordance with Article 342. According to this Article, the Scheduled Tribes are the tribes or tribal communities or part of or groups within these tribes and tribal communities which have been declared as such by the President through a Public Notification and 8.10 percent of the Nation’s total population (about 835.80 lakh), according to the 2011 Census, is what constitutes the tribal population of India. This population lives in concentrations in various parts of the country mainly Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Maharashtra besides the North Eastern States. 

However most of these tribal groups have been living in abject poverty for a long time. In this background, an acute need was felt for developing a well trained set of tribal development professionals who can bring about positive changes and improve the quality of life of the Tribals. To create an opportunity for the students, development officials working in tribal development and allied departments, panchayat raj representatives, NGO's.