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Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development
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IGNOU - Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD)

About the course

The Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development provides comprehensive knowledge of socio-economic factors affecting the transformation of rural society. The contents are designed to impart an integrated understanding to learners about the crucial dimensions of rural development. It aims at enabling the learners to acquire skills related to planning, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects and programmes. The Diploma Programme also introduces the learner to the basic aspects of research and project-work. The Project Work provides its learners an opportunity to study rural development problems, which enables them to develop necessary skills to undertake research work in rural development.

Program Code



Bachelor's Degree

Min age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year

No bar

Duration (Min)

1 years

Duration (Max)

4 years

Program Fee

Rs. 1,500/- (Programme fee includes Registration fee of Rs 100/-)

Fee details presented here are indicative and are subject to change. Students are advised to check with the admission notification or with the authorities concerned for the latest information.

Medium of Instruction

English / Hindi

Admission details

Admission notification is generally released in May/June and the last date for submission of filled-in application forms will be September 30 for January session and March 31 for July session. However students are requested to check with the official admission notification for the exact dates related to admissions.

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