IGNOU Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Admission 2019
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development(PGDRD) in both January and July academic cycles.It is a continuing education programme which has been developed by the School of Continuing Education (SOCE). Below, in this article, we have mentioned the IGNOU PGDRD Admission eligibility criteria, fee, duration, age limit.
The main aim behind the introduction of PGDRD discipline in the university curriculum is to enrich the learners with the comprehensive knowledge of socio-economic factors that leads to transformation of rural society. The contents of the various courses includes in the programme has been developed in such as way that it provides an integrated understanding to learners about the crucial dimensions of rural development and it also makes easier for the learner to understand the necessary basic concepts and skill required to put the geoinformatics for practical use.
After completing this programme, the learners should have acquired necessary skills required for planning, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects.After completing IGNOU PGDRD, if any student is interested in pursuing Master degree in Rural Development (MARD), then he or she will be entitled for credit transfer except RDD5.
To know more about the PGDRD discipline, please visit the university official website.
IGNOU PGDRD Programme Detail
The details about the IGNOU Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development(PGDRD) programme has been mentioned below :
Medium of Instruction
English & Hindi
The candidates seeking admission to this PG Diploma programme should be Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university.
The students need to pay a one time fee charges of Rs.2,400/- for complete programme.
Duration of Programme
The students has the minimum duration of one year and maximum duration to 4 years to complete this certificate programme. If not completed on time, the students has to take re-admission and submit the fees again.
- Dr. R.P. Singh,
- [email protected]
- Ph. 011-29572952
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development IGNOU Syllabus & Courses
The learner has to complete 30 credits to obtain the certificate which includes three Compulsory courses, one elective course and project work. The detail about the Course Code and Course Names are mentioned below:
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|MRD-101||Rural Development – Indian Context||6|
|MRD-102||Rural Development Programmes||6|
|MRD-103||Rural Development – Planning and Management||6|
|Optional Courses (Choose any one from the following electives)|
|RDD-6||Rural Health Care||6|
|RDD-7||Communication and Extension in Rural Development||6|
|MRDE-101||Rural Social Development||6|
|RDD-5||Research and Project Work||6|
IGNOU PGDRD Study Material
|MRD-101: Rural Development: Indian Context|
|Block-01||Rural Society and Economy||Download|
|Block-02||Rural Development – Concept, Strategies and Experiences||Download|
|Block-03||Rural Development – Agrarian Issues||Download|
|Block-04||Rural Development Administration||Download|
|Block-05||Dynamics of Change in Rural India||Download|
|MRD-102: Rural Development Programmes|
|Block-01||Poverty Alleviation Programmes – A Retrospect||Download|
|Block-02||Programmes for Self & Wage Employment and Social Security – Current Strategy||Download|
|Block-03||Other Development Programmes||Download|
|Block-04||Rural Basic Services and Infrastructure||Download|
|Block-05||Natural Resource Management and Environment||Download|
|MRD-103: Rural Development: Planning and Management|
|Block-01||Rural Development Planning||Download|
|Block-02||Rural Development Management||Download|
|MRDE-101: Rural Social Development|
|Block-01||Development of Rural Women||Download|
|Block-02||Development of Rural Children||Download|
|Block-03||Development of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Under-privileged Groups||Download|
|Block-04||Policies and Social Legislations on Children, Women and SC/ST||Download|
|RDD-1: Rural Development-Indian Context|
|Block-01||Rural Development Administration||Download|
|RDD-2: Rural Development Programmes|
|Block-01||Programmes for Self and Wage Employment and Social Security:Current Strategy||Download|
|RDD-7: Communication and Extension in Rural Development|
|Block-01||Basic Principles and Techniques of Communication||Download|
|Block-02||Extension: Concepts, Philosophy and Approaches||Download|
|Block-03||Planning Communication-Extension Support for Rural Development||Download|
|RDD-5: Project Work|