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Centre for PG Studies and Distance Education

Centre's Mandate

The centre is mandated to develop a committed and competent cadre of Rural Development Management Professionals in the country and build the capacity of a wide range of stakeholders via full-time and distance mode programmes.

Objectives

The objectives of the centre are to enhance

  • Expertise in planning and management of rural development programmes with focus on participatory development and innovation.
  • Competence in revamping the development delivery systems for improved delivery of services.
  • Right attitudes and values necessary for rural development professionals.
  • Positive thinking and leadership qualities.
  • Understanding of the processes of skill building, productivity, quality and value addition.
  • Ability to build rural organisations and develop human resources amongst the rural poor.

Thrust Area

Currently the Centre is organising the following three Distance Mode programmes

  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Rural Development (PGDSRD)
  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGDTDM)
  • One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Geo Special Application in Rural Development (PGDGARD)

Faculty

Dr C. S. Singhal

Professor & Head

Education : Ph.D. (Psychology), PGDHRM, PGDJ & MC, PDM (AIM Philippines)
Areas of Specialisation : Specialisation in Educational Psychology; Behavioural & Organisational Development, Human Resource Management; Gender and Development; Civil Society Organisation, NGOs, Youth Development;
Email : singhal.nird[at]gov.in
Phone : (+91) 040-24008456
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Dr Aryashree Debapriya

Associate Professor

Education : MA (Economics), MBA, PhD
Areas of Specialisation : Rural Product Marketing, Rural Credit, Micro Finance, WTO & International Business, Product & Brand Management, Cooperative Management.
Email : debapriya.nird[at]gov.in
Phone :
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Dr Sonal Mobar Roy

Assistant Professor

Education : M.A. (Social Anthropology), PhD (Sociology)
Areas of Specialisation : Sociology of Education and Health; Culture and Tribal Studies; Social Exclusion and Inclusion related to Gender; Research Methods and Methodology, IT in Education and Health; Monitoring and Evaluation; Social networks and Crowdsourcing.
Email : sonalmobarroy.nird[at]gov.in
Phone : (+91) 040-24008540
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