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National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 by Akanksha Gupta

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is an autonomous organisation controlled and regulated by the Union Ministry of Rural Development. The organisation is located in the city of Hyderabad in Telangana, established in 1958.

It offers a variety of four postgraduate diploma courses to the students graduating in any discipline. Postgraduate courses in management are among the most popular courses in NIRDPR.

The National Institute of rural development and Panchayati Raj is recognised as one of the UN-ESCAP centres of excellence in rural development both nationally and internationally. The institute is also recognised as a centre of excellence in HRD research and training.

NIRDPR: Key Points

Some key points about the college functioning and details are listed below:

  • The institute offers various facilities to its students, such as the library, the hostel facility, a sports complex, a computer centre, a cafeteria, a healthcare centre, conference halls, laboratories, gym facilities, and guest houses.
  • The total area of the institute campus is 103 acres.
  • The institute has a total of seven schools with 25 centres. The schools are:
    • The school of development studies and Social justice
    • The school of local governance
    • The school of science, technology and knowledge systems.
    • The school of accountability and transparency.
    • Professional support centres.
    • The school of public policy and good governance.
    • The school of rural livelihoods and infrastructure.

NIRDPR: Ranking

The Institute has had a lot of feathers in a hat. Some of the few are:

  • Institute has been awarded the institution for excelling in rural development by AARDO.
  • It has also achieved an innovative B – School award for educational leadership.
  • Recently it has been ranked 6th and awarded the DNA and stars of the industry group education leadership award.
  • Institute has received a CIRDAP award for excellence from the president of India.
  • Institute has been listed in the Telugu book of records for having the maximum number of participants in an online webinar training themed ‘Management of mental well being’ during the pandemic.

NIRDPR: Course and Fees

Top courses along with fees, specialization, duration and eligibility have mentioned below:

Course Specialization Fees Eligibility
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Rural Development ₹ 265,000 Graduation Marks obtained in CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] Rural Management, Rural Development Graduation Marks obtained in CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM] (Rural Development and Sustainability) Rural Development and Sustainability ₹ 10,500 Graduation Marks obtained in CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT
Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Management Tribal Management ₹ 10,500 Graduation Marks obtained in CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT

NIRDPR: Placements

The placement highlights of NIRDPR is given below:

  • The institute offers various placement opportunities for its candidates.
  • It organises various training campaigns to train students for the market.
  • The training is carried out both on-campus and off-campus (both National and international).
  • Among the top recruiters of the National Institute of rural development and Panchayati Raj include:
Sanjeevini- the Karnataka state rural livelihood promotion society Sedapap
National rural livelihood mission SRLM
CRS design studio The society for employment generation and enterprise development (Government of AP)
ITC limited Johnson control
The bridge International academics The government of Andhra Pradesh
The government of India The Jharkhand state livelihood promotion society
Samunnati financial intermediation and services private limited

NIRDPR: Scholarships

  • The college does offer to meritorious students.
  • The candidates are selected based on the performance in the trimester end examinations.
  • Although no direct assistance is given by the institute, students can avail of a loan facility from any bank.
  • The fellowships by the North Eastern council Shillong are available for the economically backward students of the northeastern States.


Ques. Are there any accommodation facilities for the candidates?

Last updated on July 9th, 2021

Ans: The Hostel facility is available by the college, on additional fees.

Ques. What is the admission procedure for the national institute of rural development and Panchayati Raj?

Last updated on July 9th, 2021

Ans: the notifications about the admission processes are usually released in the month of September/October.

  • Download the browser from the official website.
  • Apply online through the given link.
  • For general and OBC candidates, the application fee is INR 500 and others INR 300.
  • The fees are supposed to be submitted online along with their educational documents required.
  • Applications are screened by the authorities, and the selected students shall receive printed study materials.
  • The merit list of the selected candidate is also displayed on the institutes’ official website.
Ques. What are the documents I should keep ready for applying in NIRDPR?

Last updated on July 9th, 2021

Ans: Following are the documents that should be kept ready:

  • Valid mobile number verification and future contact
  • Valid and active email ID
  • Valid registration or application number of any management admission entrance test.
  • The demand draft of INR 400 for the general category and 200 for the reserved category.
Ques. What are the minimum marks that are eligible to apply in NIRDPR?

Last updated on July 9th, 2021

Ans: A graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks aggregate for the general category ( 45% for reserved category) is eligible to apply. Valid score cards of CAT, XAT, GMAT, ATMA, CMAT, and MAT are mandatory. The selection criteria is based on a group discussion and personal interview.