Aim & Strategy
In view of rapid changes in communication and technology and increasing need of
massive trained manpower in rural development, NIRD has established a Distance Education
Cell. The Cell is mandated to initiate a number of programmes for capacity building
of development personnel of Governmental Organisations, elected representatives
and educated youth to function as change managers.
To develop a committed and competent cadre of Rural Development Management Professionals
in the country. Offer a range of courses that addresses key policy and management
issues in rural development. Provide students with core development and management
insights and impart analytical skills for planning and managing Rural Development
Programmes. Develop students' capacities and infuse right attitudes, values and
Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGD- TDM) Article 366 (25)
of the Constitution of India refers to Scheduled Tribes as those communities who
are scheduled in accordance with Article 342. According to this Article, the Scheduled
Tribes are the tribes or tribal communities or part of or groups within these tribes
and tribal communities which have been declared as such by the President through
a Public Notification. 8.10 percent of the Nation’s total population (about 835.80
lakh), according to the 2011 Census, is what constitutes the tribal population of
India. This population lives in concentrations in various parts of the country mainly
Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir,
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal,
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and North Eastern States including Sikkim.
However most of these tribal groups have been living in abject poverty since long.
In this background, an acute need was felt for developing a well trained set of
tribal development professionals who can bring about positive changes and improve
the quality of life of the Tribals. However in view of the demand for distance learning
courses in as much as to effort an opportunity to the students and working officials
it was decided to start a programme on tribal development in distance mode. The
Programme is titled “Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal Development Management (PGD-TDM)”.
The enrolled students will have a unique opportunity to access the best learning
resources for developing a strong perspective and high capability for developing
and managing tribal development projects on their own.
The Programme is ideally suited for both working officials as well as fresh graduates.
It has been designed under the excellent guidance of a Programme Advisory Committee.
It aims to enhance managerial skills, research competence and self – development
amongst the participants. Towards the final stages of the PGD-TDM, the student expends
three months with a Resource Person in NGOs, CBOs and Research Institutes for preparing
a Project Report.
The candidates selected for admission will be intimated by post individually. The
list of selected candidates will also be displayed in institute's Website's News
and Events column www.nird.org.in . Only those, who pay the Fee within the stipulated
date, are treated as admitted. Mere receipt of admission offer letter does not entitle
any right to claim admission. Applicants, who do not furnish full information and
proof by attaching attested xerox copies of documents/certificates their applications
are liable to be rejected. Verification of all the original Certificates/ Marks
Memos /experience certificates will be done at the time of I Semester Contact Session
at designated Contact Centers. The students are, therefore, required to bring their
original certificates when they attend contact classes. Students will be permitted
to attend contact classes only after this verification. Until then, their admission
will be provisional.
Reservation for SC / ST / PH Students : In accordance with the policy of
the Government of India, the reservation for different categories will be implemented
with a provision for inter-changeability between these categories, wherever necessary.
Students applying for this programme should submit, along with their application,
a copy of their Caste/Tribe Certificate from a Revenue Officer not below the rank
of Tehsildar/Mandal Revenue Officer.
Admission of Sponsored Candidates : The Government Departments/Organizations
/ Institutions/ NGOs etc may sponsor their officials for admission to this Programme
by duly forwarding their applications and paying full Programme Fee for their admitted
Eligibility Criteria : Graduation in any discipline from a University recognized
by the UGC
Duration : One Year
Medium of Instruction : English
Programme Structure : The One Year Programme will be offered in two Semesters.
First Semester will have four Courses of four Credits each and the Second Semester
comprises three Courses of four credits each and a Project. The learning material
for each Course has been divided into Blocks and each Block will have a number of
Units. For each Course of four Credits, a student is required to spend 120 hours
for self-learning including Contact Session (optional) and Assignment (30 Marks).
At the end of each semester, there will be Contact Session (optional) at a Contact
Centre, which will be conducted by well known Experts and will be followed by Semester
end Final Examination (70 Marks). Each of the Courses and the Project work will
be evaluated for 100 marks.
Student Support System :
- Self Instructional Study Material
- Audio –Visual Material (CDs and DVDs)
- Contact Sessions (optional)
- Counseling sessions
- Assignment and Feedback
- Library consultations and abstract services including access to Indiastat and J-store
to tribal development projects
- Study Fora
- Regular uploads on the Website including Sessions, Assignments etc
Pedagogical Tools : The pedagogical tools include lectures, case presentations
cum discussions in contact sessions study material, face to face interactions and
counseling, field work and live exposure.
Chairman Advisory Committee :
Dr W R Reddy, IAS
Dr C S Singal
Professor & Head
Check List for sending Application :
- Download Application Form from Website: www.nird.org.in
- Demand Draft for Application Fee: Rs. 500/- for Gen/OBC and Rs.300/- for SC/ST/PH
Draft to be drawn in favour of "NIRD-DEC-PGD-SRD" and payable at Hyderabad
- Attested Photostat Copies of :
- SC/ST/OBC (Latest) / PH Certificate from competent authority (wherever applicable)
- ii) Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Matriculation (Date of Birth proof)
- iii) Bachelor’s Degree/Provisional Degree Certificate
- iv) Experience Certificate, if any.
Last Date: Duly filled in Application Forms to be received before the due
date as mentioned in the application form.
Note : Fee, once paid, will not be returned under any circumstance
Filled- in Application Forms / Queries to be sent to:
Programme Co-ordinator, PGD-TDM
Distance Education Cell
National Institute of Rural Development,
Telefax : 040-2400 8585
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The filled-in Application Form(downloaded from Website) with copies of required
documents should be sent with a Draft for
Application Fee : (Rs.500/- for Gen/OBC, Rs.300/- for SC/ST/PH).
Students admitted to this Programme have to pay the Fee in two equal installments
at the beginning of each Semester or as a single amount for sponsored candidates
by the prescribed date mentioned in the admission offer letter.
Gen / OBC : Rs 10,000 ; SC / ST / PH : Rs 9,000/-
Mode of Payment
All payments should be made through Demand Draft in favour of “NIRD-DEC-PGD-SRD”
payable at Hyderabad. Payment through cheques,P.O.s, cash, credit /debit cards,
money order and money transfer will not be accepted. The following information should
be given on the reverse side of the Demand Draft. “Name of Applicant, Address with
PIN and Tel/Cell No.”