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Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development

The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, is an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The RGNIYD functions as a vital resource centre with its multi-faceted functions of offering academic programmes at Post Graduate level encompassing various dimensions of youth development, engaging in seminal research in the vital areas of youth development and coordinating Training Programmes for state agencies and the officials of youth organisation, besides the Extension and Outreach initiatives across the country.
The RGNIYD serves as a youth observatory and depositary in the country thereby embarking on youth surveillance on youth-related issues. It has a wide network with various organizations working for the welfare and development of young people and serves as a mentor.
Academic Programmes
The RGNIYD offers job-oriented M.A. Programmes in Youth Work catering to the needs of the country’s youth.
Post Graduate Programmes
M.Sc.Counselling Psychology
M.A.Development Policy and Practice
M.A.Gender Studies
M.A.Local Governance and Development
M.A.Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship
M.A. Social Work (Youth and Community Development)
The course curricula at RGNIYD are customized to provide knowledge and information from interdisciplinary viewpoints that merge the various aspects of contemporary social theory and thought. Along with training in the process of academic scholarship, the Institute also provides the students with opportunities to innovate, and to convert academic knowledge into hands-on experience in both rural and urban environments. All the post graduate courses on youth studies and PhD programmes at RGNIYD have one clear distinct focus: to transform its students into career professionals both for the public and the private sector.
Undergraduate Programmes
B.Voc. Apparel Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship
B.Voc. Fashion Design & Retail
Post Graduate Diploma Programme
Youth Development
Diploma Programme
Political Leadership
Research Programmes
The RGNIYD offers interdisciplinary doctoral programmes on youth studies. Areas of Research have been broadly classified into the following areas: Youth Empowerment, Career Counselling, Gender Studies, Local Governance and Life Skills Education. All the areas suggested for research are inter-disciplinary in nature.
Sponsorships / Scholarships / Fellowships
RGNIYD awards various scholarships to students
NYK Sponsorship – NYK volunteer with meritorious service for a minimum period of two years and recommended by the Director General of NYK, New Delhi shall be awarded a scholarship to meet their tuition fees and hostel fees. Thirty NYK volunteers will be sponsored for the year 2015- 16.
NSS Scholarships –  NSS volunteers who participated in the NSS activities for  240 hours in two years and attended NSS special camp for 7 days shall be awarded scholarship amount of Rs. 1000/- per month. Thirty five NSS volunteers will be awarded  scholarship for the year 2015-16.
Merit Scholarship – The students who secure first and second rank in each of the M.A.Degree programme shall be awarded Rs .6,000/- per semester.
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