NIRD&PR

Post Graduate Diploma in Geospatial Technology Applications in Rural Development(PGDGARD)

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.

A GIS application in rural development is thought to comprise of all information of rural areas in a comprehensive manner, present, past and probable future scenarios, for empowering people at local level through planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects.

Programme

A GIS application in rural development is thought to comprise of all information of rural areas in a comprehensive manner, present, past and probable future scenarios, for empowering people at local level through planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects. GIS will be an affordable tool in the e-governance, it would also be possible to implement G-Governance (GIS Governance) at all levels, anytime, anyplace, making information flow and decision making a real time dynamic process ensuring total participation and involvement of local people. The Post Graduate Diploma in Geospatial Technology Applications in Rural Development (PGD-GARD) Programme is designed for Development Functionaries from all sectors directly concerned with planning and implementation of Projects and Programmes for Rural Development viz. Sectoral Activities like Education, Health, Forestry, Agriculture, Engineering, Roads, Infrastructure, ICT, Irrigation, Drinking Water, Disaster Management, Planning, Monitoring, Fishing, Animal Husbandry and the like. The officials working in India and Overseas as Managers of Rural Development Programmes/ Projects Finance by World Bank, UNDP, FAO, IFAD and various other International organizations. The One year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Geospatial Technology Applications in Rural Development (PGD-GARD) in Distance Mode is being offered by NIRD and PR commencing from August 2015.

Objectives

The Programme would broadly cover the tools and application techniques of GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and details of related software and data products specific to spatial data mining, planning, monitoring, decision making and modelling of various programmes and projects in rural development sector. The operating methodologies would be taught and various inbuilt features would be covered, so as to aim at them to use in Geospatial technology in local level planning and decision making.

The PGD-GARD Programme aims at the following:

  • To expose the Geospatial Technology
  • To expose various application potential of Geospatial technology
  • To give a Hands-on experience to various processes of Geospatial technology
  • To familiarize the Geospatial technology related Software, tools, technology and applications in Rural Development

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Admission Procedure

The candidates selected for admission will be intimated by post individually. The list of selected candidates will also be displayed on the notice board at the Distance Education Cell, CGARD and the institute’s website (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. Students, who do not furnish full information and proof by attaching attested (by a Notary/ Gazetted Officer or a person holding equivalent rank), Xerox/Photo copies of documents Academic Certificates, Mark Sheets and Service Certificates (clearly showing the number of years of service and the field of work) about their Academic Professional Records are liable to be rejected. Irrespective of the claims made by an applicant on the application form, marks weightage would be given only on the basis of Certificates and Transcripts that are attested. Any document sent separately after submission of the application, will not be considered. Verification of all the Original Certificates / Marks Memos / Experience Certificates will be done at the time of contact cum handholding Session at designated Contact Centers. The students are therefore required to bring their Original Certificates when they attend Contact cum Handholding Classes. Students will be permitted to attend Contact cum Handholding Session only after this verification. Until then, their Admission will be Provisional.

Eligibility

Graduates in any discipline from a recognised University. Those who are in the final year and expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before enrolment date are also eligible.

Duration :

One year (Semester System), maximum three years (Registration is valid for 3 years from the year of enrollment)

Medium of Instruction : English

Student Support System

  • Self Instructional Study Material
  • Web-based on line learning resources
  • Networked video conferencing at selected centre
  • Personal Contact and handholding Sessions at a contact centre
  • Regular uploads on the website

Admission of Sponsored Candidates

The Government Departments / Organisations / Institutions / NGOs/ International Organisations etc may sponsor their officials for admission to his programme by duly forwarding their applications and paying full Programme Fee for their admitted candidates.

Submission of Application Forms

Applications completed in all respects accompanied by copies of relevant certificates and Application Fee of Rs 500/- For Gen/ Rs.300 For SC/ST/PH can be sent to the following address through DD drawn in favour of "NIRD-DEC-PGCGARD" payable at Hyderabad.

Check List for sending Application

  1. Download Application Form from Website: www.nird.org.in
  2. Demand Draft for Application Fee: Rs. 500/- for Gen/ OBC and Rs. 300/- for SC/ST/PH/ Northeast /J&K applicants Draft to be drawn in favour of "NIRD-DEC-PGCGARD" and payable at Hyderabad
  3. Attested Photostat Copies of:
    1. SC/ST/OBC (Latest)/ PH Certificate from competent authority (wherever applicable)
    2. Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Matriculation or High School (Date of Birth Proof)
    3. Intermediate Senior Secondary Education (10+2) Certificate
    4. Bachelor’s Degree/ Provisional Degree Certificate, Marks Memo
    5. Post-graduate Degree/ Provisional Degree Certificate, Marks Memo
    6. Experience Certificate, if any.

Filled- in Application Forms/Queries to be sent to

Programme Director,

Distance Education Cell,

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj,

Rajendranagar

Hyderabad – 500 030 (India).

Tele Fax:040-24008585,

Email: pgdgard2015@gmail.com

Website : www.nird.org.in/pgdgard.aspx

Programme Coordinator, PGD-GARD,

Prof. & Head, CGARD

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj,

Rajendranagar

Hyderabad – 500 030 (India).

Tele Fax:040- 24008447,

Email: pgdgard2015@gmail.com;

Programme Fee

Admitted students will deposit Rs 12,000/-(Rs 10,000/- for SC /ST /PH) in two equal installments at the commencement of each Semester. The Sponsoring Organisations, however, have to deposit full fee at the time of registration of their candidate(s). Fee once paid will not be returned under any circumstances.

Fee for NRIs/Foreign Students: US $ 800

Course Structure

The Programme will be offered in two semesters and have 34 credits. First semester has 18 credits and second semester has 16 credits. One credit is equal to 30 hours of study. 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 assignment (30 marks). There will be contact and handholding Sessions at contact centre, which will be conducted by CGARD Faculty and well known experts and will be followed by final examination (70 marks). Each of the Courses and the Project Work will be evaluated for 100 marks.

1st Semester

  1. GARD-501 :Geographic Information System
  2. GARD-502 :Satellite Remote Sensing-I
  3. GARD-503 :Global Positioning System
  4. GARD-504 Rural Development: Concepts, Practice, Policies & Programmes
  5. GARD-505 Project Planning and Management
  6. GARD-506 GIS Application in Rural Development and LAB Practice

2nd Semester

  1. GARD-507: Satellite Remote Sensing –II
  2. GARD-508: Spatial Data Analysis and Modeling
  3. GARD-509: Spatial Decision Support System for Rural Development
  4. GARD-513: Project

Elective (One to be Taken)

  1. GARD-510: Rural Infrastructure Management
  2. GARD-511: Natural Resource Management
  3. GARD-512: Disaster Management

Scheme of Evaluation

The evaluation system is designed to assess the student’s progress systematically though internal assessment as well as semester – end examinations. Following evaluations will be made for each course offered.

Theory courses

Assignments : 30 Marks

Semester-end final exam : 70 Marks

Total 100 Marks

Major Project

Dissertation : 70 Marks

Comprehensive Viva Voce : 30 Marks

Total 100 Marks

Faculty

Dr P Kesava Rao

Associate Professor & Head

Education : B.E. (Civil); M. Tech (Remote Sensing); Ph.D (Remote Sensing)
Areas of Specialisation : Remote Sensing; GIS; GPS; Digital Image Processing applications to Land use Planning; Watershed development and Monitoring; Rural Infrastructure development; Resource planning; Large scale Mapping; LIS; Terrain Modelling and Change detection studies.
Email : kesava.nird[at]gov.in
Phone : (+91) 040-24008449
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Dr M V Ravibabu

Associate Professor

Education : M.Tech (Remote Sensing), PhD (Geomatics Engineering) - IIT Roorkee
Areas of Specialisation : Geospatial Applications towards Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Rural Development.
Email : mvravibabu.nird[at]@gov.in
Phone :
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Shri D S R Murthy

Assistant Professor(Sr. Scale)

Education : M.A.(Econ.), MCA
Areas of Specialisation : Information Technology; Electronic Data; Processing; Software Development; Management Information Systems; Database; Management; Project Management; GIS and Web based GIS;
Email : dsrmurthy.nird[at]gov.in
Phone : (+91) 040-24008461
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Er H K Solanki

Assistant Professor(Sr. Scale)

Education : B.E (Agriculture), M.Tech(Remote Sensing), Pursuing Ph.D(Remote Sensing)
Areas of Specialisation : Open Source GIS, Mobile GIS, Root Level Planning and Development, IT Administration, Language Localisation, Technical / Design, Planning, Execution, Monitoring aspects of Watershed / NRM / MGNREGS works
Email : hksolanki.nird[at]gov.in
Phone :
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Contact Us

Dr.C.S.Singhal

Professor and Head

Center for PG Studies & Distance Education (CPGS&DE)

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030

TeleFax : 040 - 24008585

E-mail : pgsrd2009@gmail.com

News & Events

The last date for receipt of First Semester Course Fee is extended upto 09th February, 2018.


Selected Candidates for admission in our PGDGARD 3rd Batch (2018).

Results of PGDGARD - 2nd Batch (2017) - First Semester.

Hall ticket proforma of PGDGARD 2nd batch second semester.

The last date for receipt of filled in applications for admission in our PGDGARD distance mode courses starting from January 2018 is extended upto 15-12-2017

Proforma of reappearing form.

Allotment of contact centres of GARD - Sec Sem.

Schedule of PGDGARD Contact & Exams-II Sem-2017

Assignment questions of GARD - 507,508,509 & 510

Admission Notification into Distance Mode Programme Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-Spatial Technology Applications in Rural Development(PGDGARD) Third Batch (2018). Application Form

Important Communication to PGDGARD students.

Hall ticket form of PGDGARD 2nd Batch(2017).

Results of PGDGARD – First Batch(2015-16) Second Semester.

Schedule of Contact classes, Handholding and Examination of PGD-GARD - 2nd Batch - 2017 first semester.

PGD-GARD - 2nd Batch - 2017 First Semester Students allotted for submission of assignments, attending contact classes and final examinations.

Assignments of PGD-GARD 1st Semester.

Proforma of reappearing examination form of PGD-GARD.

Schedule for Project Evaluation and VIVA of PGDGARD First Batch second semester.

List of PGDGARD students allotted for Evaluation of Project Report and for Attending VIVA at Raipur contact centre.

Submission of Project reports and Viva-Voce-reg. of PGDGARD- 1st Batch(2015-16) - Second Semester.

 

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