Hyderabad: National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), under the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, located at Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, has invited applications for admission to the One year, two Semesters, Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-Spatial Technology Applications in Rural Development (PGDGARD) conducted in the distance mode and commencing on 1st January, 2018.

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NIRD&PR is a premier National Institution of excellence in rural development engaged in building capacities of rural development officials, elected representatives, individuals and institutions through national and international training, research, teaching and consultancy.

The programmes will be offered with 34 credits and the PG Diploma will be awarded by the NIRD&PR. Medium of Instruction will be English.

The special features of the Program include printed self-instructional material and proximate Contact Centers spread across the country. Participation in Contact Session is not compulsory and it will carry no marks. However, those Students participating in them will be benefitted.

The Course will have 30 marks for the continuous evaluation through assignments and 70 marks for semester end examinations (Total 100 Marks). Students will also have to undertake a Project relating to Geo-Spatial applications in Rural Development in the second Semester which will also carry 100 Marks.

Eligibility: Applicant should hold a graduate degree in any discipline from a UGC-recognized university. For foreign applicants, degree of their University should be recognized by their Government and their competence in English should be ensured.

Program Fee: The Program Fee will be Rs. 12,000 for Gen/OBC & Rs. 10,000 for SC/ST/PH, to be deposited in two equal installments at the commencement of each Semester. For sponsored candidates, full Fee will have to be deposited at the time of admission. Fee for NRIs and foreign nationals is US $ 1800 to be paid at the time of admission.

Application Form: Application Form and Information Brochure can be downloaded from NIRD&PR’s website www.nird.org.in/pgdgard.aspx.

Application fee: Application fee is Rs. 500 (for Gen/OBC) & Rs. 300 (for SC/ST/PH candidates) to be paid by way of DD to be taken drawn in favour of ‘NIRD-DEC-PGCGARD’, payable at Hyderabad. There is no Application Fee for NRIs and Foreign Nationals.

The filled-in Application form, DD and attested copies of the required Certificates as mentioned in the Application Form should reach ‘Professor and Head, Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana-500 030, latest by 30th November, 2017.

More details can be had from Professor and Head, Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education, NIRD&PR, Tel: 040-24008442, Email: pgsrd2009@gmail.com

Website: www.nird.org.in/pgdgard.aspx