National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj; Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India; Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, has invited applications for admission to the two years full time residential Post Graduate Diploma In Management - Rural Management (PGDM-RM), Programm, 2019-21,  approved by AICTE to be held from June 2019 to May 2021 (Two years).

PGDM-RM aims 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.

Eligibility: Applicant should be a Graduate/ equivalent with minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST and PWD candidates). Applicant should have a valid Score in CAT / XAT / MAT / CMAT / ATMA.

Those in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements before 15th June 2019, may also apply.

Selection Process: Application is to be submitted online at Shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interviews for final selection.

Course Fee: The Course fee is Rs.1,80,000/- per annum (excluding boarding and lodging). 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. The board and lodging expenses will be Rs.1,00,000/- per annum. Accommodation will be given to the students in the NIRDPR Hostel. A refundable Caution Deposit of Rs.10,000/- is to be paid along with the First Trimester Fee.

Scholarships: Few meritorious students will be eligible for NIRDPR’s Scholarship based on their performance during the trimester examination. The North Eastern Council, Shillong, will be approached for giving fellowships to economically backward students of North Eastern states.

Reservation: Seats are reserved for students of the SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) and Persons with Disability (PWD) as per the Government of India norms.

Placement: NIRDPR will make efforts for placement, but does not guarantee the same.

Application: Applications are to be submitted online at, latest by 8.4.2019. Application fee of Rs.400/- (Rs.200/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) has to be paid online.

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, Mobile: 9848780141 Email:

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