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সর্ব-শেষ হাল-নাগাদ: ২৪ নভেম্বর ২০২১

Aim, Strategy and Objectives of PGDRD

* PGDRD Ordinance 


* Aim & Strategy

Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura, affiliated with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur has been offering one yearlong Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD) programme for the last four academic years. The prime aim of the programme is to produce mid-level practice oriented service providers through rural entrepreneurship development. The programme is designed to enable students to identify and understand rural problems and find realistic and workable solutions. The another aim of this course is to Groom-up students with analytical and constructive approach to work, advantageous cumulative skills and confidence to work independently in any relevant nation building sectors. RDA has a long experience to work in rural development sector in Bangladesh. To make this course effective and functional for rural development of Bangladesh through providing awareness building and skill development training courses and conducting research and action research projects.


This interdisciplinary PGDRD programmeis a highly relevant and innovative program focusing on integrated rural development and development studies in general, which is unique to education and professional options in Bangladesh. It provides students with a basic foundation of theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of rural resource management. It is competently accommodative with a large range of sectoral needs of national development at the rural level and thus presents an excellent opportunity to work with the grassroots and gain first-hand experience. 


* Objectives

On completion of the programme, the students will have developed:

  • Capability to be self-employed through developing agro-based entrepreneurship,
  • Expertise in planning and management of rural development programmes with focus on participatory development and innovation,
  • Competence in reorienting improved rural service delivery systems,  
  • Sensitivity to the issues of equity and gender,
  • Appreciation of the rights and entitlements of the rural poor and the socially disadvantaged groups,
  • Right attitudes and values necessary for and entrepreneurs rural development professionals,
  • Positive thinking and leadership qualities.