Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Sriperumbudur

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Founded in 1993, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Sriperumbudur (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development is a coeducational higher education institution. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.


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The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (rgniyd), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, is an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament No. 35/2012 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The RGNIYD was set up in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, XXVII of 1975.

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 Institute functions as a think-tank of the Ministry and premier organization of youth-related activities in the country. As the apex institute at the national level, it works in close cooperation with the NSS, NYKS and other youth organizations in the implementation of training programmes. The Institute is a nodal agency for training youth as a facilitator of youth development activities in rural, urban as also tribal areas.

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.


As the apex national agency for youth development, the Institute strives to develop into a globally recognised and acclaimed centre of academic excellence in the field of youth development, fully responsive to the national agenda for inclusive growth, and the needs and aspirations of young people of the country to realise their potentials to create a just society.

The Institute seeks to realise its Vision by:

  • Providing substantive inputs in the formulation of youth-related policies and in developing innovative programme initiatives that respond effectively to the needs and concerns of the young people of the country;
  • Developing professional capacity of all youth development agencies in the country – state-sponsored or voluntary organisations – through training and specialised services, such as: consultancies, and providing expertise and training materials for in-house training programmes;
  • Setting up a world-class and modern Resource Centre that will provide library and other related services and facilities to those involved in youth-related activities –   youth organisations, educational and training institutions, researchers, scholars, and young people
  • Generating authentic and comprehensive primary and secondary data on all issues and matters that impact the life of the young people in the country through a systematic and extensive programme of action research and study;

The Institute Works to Enhance International Co-operation on all Issues Related to Youth Development By:

  • Establishing productive and enduring relationship with international organisations engaged in youth-related activities; and with national youth development bodies of other countries, especially in the Asian region;
  • Organising joint programmes and projects that benefit young people across the globe;
  • Working to build consensus on youth-related issues;
  • Offering training, consistent with international standards and curriculum, to participants from other countries in youth development areas.
  • Establishing and nurturing a national network of youth development agencies and promoting co-operation and collaboration among them;
  • Providing a forum to young people of the country and other involved organisations and individuals for dialogue, consultation, and exchange of views on matters and issues impacting the life of the young people in the country;
  • Developing necessary expertise and proficiency of the professional personnel of the Institute to make them active partners in establishing it as the centre of excellence in youth development.

Objectives of RGNIYD

  • To evolve as an Institute of advanced study in the field of youth development.
  • To undertake action and applied research
  • To empower youth to participate in inclusive development and nation building
  • To provide higher education in the field of youth development
  • To carry out policy research, evaluation and impact analysis of youth programmes

The Mandate of RGNIYD

  1. To function as a Resource Agency and Think –Tank for youth programs, policies and implementation strategies.
  2. To develop multi-faceted – programmes for youth keeping in view of the social harmony and national unity as the ultimate objective
  3. To grow and develop as a facilitator and nodal agency for youth training, youth work, and youth development in the country for rural, urban  as well as tribal youth.
  4. To function as an Institute of advanced study in the field of youth and to develop such professional excellence as may be required for the purpose.
  5. To develop its programmes aimed at inculcating a sense of national pride, awareness of national goals and internalization of national values among the youth workers
  6. To develop new ideas and innovative programme for motivating and creating a committed cadre of youth workers and functionaries.
  7. To promote and conduct action and user based applied research and evaluation studies in youth development and through this provide necessary thrust to youth programmes on systematic and scientific lines.
  8. To function as Center for Information Publication and Documentation pertaining to youth Development
  9. To provide Institutional training for the personnel working in the field of youth
  10. To provide appropriate youth extension projects and services which can function as laboratory on youth work.
  11. To link its programmes and functions to the promotion of National Youth Policy.

Academic Programmes offered by RGNIYD 2016-17

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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

The Indian  Textile and  Apparel Industry has been growing significantly over last many years  and contributing to significantly to India’s GDP and serves as the second largest employment providing sector next to agriculture. In the current scenario, the Apparel & Textile Sector play a key role in country’s growth and economic development. The categories of jobs available in this sector are based on creativity, technology and Management.   The workforce required for Apparel Sector requires key competencies/capabilities which facilitate not only innovative responses to market pressures, but also flexible adaptation to unstable and rapidly changing markets.  With this backdrop the RGNIYD intends to introduce under graduate programme – B.Voc., in Apparel Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship and Fashion Designing a tripartite programme between RGNIYD, Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) and Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) from the academic year 2015-16.

The Objectives of the course are

  • to provide vocational education, hands on training, enhance their employability skills and knowledge for performing various tasks and “employability roles” within the industry and to be highly valued by employers overseas.
  • to make the learners as adaptive skilled workforce in accordance with technological advancement for creating future professionals

For more details, please visit www.atdcindia.co.in  (link is external)


Post Graduate Diploma Programme

  • Youth Development


Diploma Programme

  • Political Leadership


  • Path-setting Programme Design
  • Choice Based Credit System & Innovative Teaching Methodologies
  • High-tech infrastructure and state-of-the-art learning environment
  • Blend of perspective building, analytical understanding and experiential learning
  • Insightful real-world field based exposure
  • Career-focused training
  • Workshops in thematic areas
  • Active Internship and Placement Cell
  • Thrust on professional skills
  • Overseas participation for select students in youth exchange programmes
  • Scholarship for selected NYC Volunteers of NYKS and NSS Volunteers
  • Scholarship for SC/ST through State Governments
  • Tuition fee exemption for SC/ST students.
  • Merit Scholarship for each semester
  • Admission open for International Students from SAARC, Commonwealth & other countries.
  • Earn while you learn
  • Free Laptop for SC/ST students


  • Air Conditioned Smart Class Rooms
  • Computer Lab with Wi-Fi Enabled Campus
  • Separate Hostel for Girls and Boys
  • Gym / Yoga

Post Graduate Programmes


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S.No Details I Semester II/III/IV
1.       Education Fee
a Tuition Fee Rs.3,000 Rs.3,000
b Admission Fee Rs.200
c Registration Fee Rs.500
d Computer Lab Fee Rs.1,000 Rs. 1,000
e NSS Fee Rs.500
f Sports Fee Rs.500
g Students Union Fund Rs.500
h Alumni Association Fund Rs. 100
i Caution Deposit Rs. 3000/ (Refundable)
j Caution Deposit – Library Rs. 1,000


k Library Fee Rs.500
Total Rs.10,800/-  
2.       Hostel Fee
a Hostel Admission Fee Rs.100
b Caution Deposit – Hostel Rs.1,000


c Advance for Mess Charges Rs. 5,000
Total Rs. 6,100/- Rs. 4,000/-

1. Hostel Charges :

a. Room Rent                  : Rs. 1800/- per semester

b. Mess Charges           : Rs. 12000/- (Advance payment for mess charges to be made  for the each Semester)

(To be paid on or before every 05th of succeeding month without fine)

2. Group Medical Insurance        : Rs. 100/- per annum


Undergraduate Programmes

 ATDC B Voc Course Fee



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