About This Programme:

This Programme in Rural Development provides a comprehensive knowledge of socio-economic factors affecting the transformation of rural society. The contents are designed to impart the integrated understanding about the crucial dimensions of rural development. It is primarily meant for those learners who, because of the limitations of time and resources are unable to take up Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development but are still interested to have a comprehensive orientation in rural development within a short period of time. The learners who have completed CRD and further interested in programmes of rural development i.e., MARD and PGDRD are entitled for credit transfer.


Bachelor’s Degree

Total Fees:

Rs. 1,800/- for full programme


Minimum6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English and Hindi

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Dr. Soumya Kanti Palit,, Ph. 011-29572956


  • MRD 101 – Rural Development : Indian Context
  • MRD 102 – Rural Development Programmes
  • MRD 103 – Rural Development Planning and Management

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