Ignou Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development PGDRD

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 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. The learners of PGDRD interested in Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD)
are entitled for credit transfer except RDD5.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 2,400/- for full programme

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
A) Compulsory Courses
MRD 101 Rural Development – Indian Context 6
MRD 102 Rural Development Programmes 6
MRD 103 Rural Development – Planning and Management 6
B) Optional Courses (Choose any one from the following electives)
MRDE 101 Rural Social Development 6
RDD 6 Rural Health Care 6
RDD 7 Communication and Extension in Rural Development 6
C) Project Work
RDD 5 Research and Project Work 6
Total Credits (A+B+C) 30

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