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Gandhigram Rural Institute Distance Education

Updated on: Feb 26, 2013
The Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) was established in the year 1956 by two close disciples of Mahatma Gandhi - Dr.T.S.Soundaram and Dr.G.Ramachandran. The main objective of the institute was to transform Gandhiji’s concept of ‘Nai Talim’ system of education into social action.

The rich experience and unique experiments of GRI, especially in the field of rural development earned national attention. Since its inception the institute has been trying to integrate teaching, research and extension in all its programs.

Based on its academic excellence and service to the nation in the field of rural development, the University Grants Commission (UGC) conferred the Deemed University status to GRI in 1976.

In recent years the institute has started offering various courses under distance education mode. The Distance Education Centre of GRI was established in January 2003 to offer learner centered and socially relevant programs to meet the needs and aspirations of the needy and the un-reached sections of the society.

The Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi has extended financial support in the conduct of the programs and has agreed to extend financial support to establish a multi-media laboratory, teleconference facility and to help transfer its course materials into self-instructional.

The programs offered by GRI are training based and job-oriented. Certificate and Diploma Programs are offered as Concurrent Programs also and students of this University and outside Colleges/Institutions can register for these Programs along with their regular graduate/Postgraduate programs. The Programs are conducted under non-CBCS and non-semester system.

Gandhigram Rural Institute Courses

  • M.Phil. English
Eligibility: Postgraduate in English language and literature / English and Communicative studies / comparative literature / English studies
  • M.Phil. Future Studies
Eligibility: Post Graduate in Humanities / Science / Graduate in Engineering
  • M.Phil. Maths
Eligibility: M.Sc. Mathematics / M.Sc. Applied Mathematics / M.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Applications / M.Sc. Operations Research or equivalent / M.Sc. (Tech) Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications / M.Sc. (Tech) Industrial Mathematics
  • M.Phil. Sociology
Eligibility: Post Graduate in Social Science/Humanities/Science
  • M.Phil. Environment Management
Eligibility: Post Graduate in Social Science/Humanities/Science
  • M.Phil. Bio-diversity Conservation
Eligibility: Post Graduate in Social Science/Humanities/Science
  • M.Phil. Methods of Field Work and Training
Eligibility: Any post graduate in Social Science /  Humanities / Science
  • M.Phil. in Extension Education and Communication
Eligibility: Any post graduate in Social Science / Humanities / Science
  • M.Phil. in Extension Teaching and Training
Eligibility: Any post graduate in Social Science / Humanities / Science
  • M.Phil. in Energy Studies
Eligibility: Post Graduate in Science / Graduate in Engineering
  • M.Sc. Maths (two years)
Eligibility: B.Sc. Mathematics / B.Sc. Applied Mathematics / B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Applications
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGDJMC)
Eligibility: Graduates in Humanities / Science as a concurrent course for final year U.G. First and Second Year P.G. programmes
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Operation Research and Applications (PGDORA)
Eligibility: Graduate in Humanities / Science / Engineering as a concurrent course for final year U.G. first and second year P.G. third and fourth year engineering programmes and C.A. programmes
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Population Research (PGDAPR)
Eligibility: Graduate in Mathematics, Statistics, Home Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology and other social sciences. Persons employed in Government and Non-Governmental agencies and engaged in Health and Population related activities. As a concurrent course for first and second year P.G. programmes
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDAS)
Eligibility: Graduate in Humanities / Science / Engineering as a concurrent course for final year U.G. first and second year P.G. third and fourth year engineering programmes and C.A. programmes
  • Diploma in Micro Credit Management (DMCM)
Eligibility: A pass in +2, persons employed in NGOs and Government Departments; as a concurrent course for students pursuing U.G. and P.G. programmes in Social Work, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Diploma in Panchayati Raj Administration (DPRA) (Tamil)
Eligibility: A pass in 10th, Persons employed in Panchayat and Rural Development Institutions, Leaders of Panchayat Institutions, and others in NGO’s and SHG’s ; as a concurrent course for students pursuing U.G. and P.G. programmes
  • Diploma in Cooperation (D.Cop.) (Tamil)
Eligibility: A pass in +2. Persons employed in Cooperative Institutions, NGOs and other service sectors. As a concurrent course for students pursuing UG and PG programmes

Gandhigram Rural Institute Admission Process

Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) announces notification for admission into various distance learning programs every year. For latest notification Click Here.

Gandhigram Rural Institute Contact Details

The Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram - 624 302
Dindigul District
Tamil Nadu
INDIA
Phone: 0451 – 2451371
Mobile: 9443677457
Website: http://www.ruraluniv.ac.in

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