National Institute of Rural Development
National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) is an Indian institute for research in rural development, located in Rajendranagar near Hyderabad.    NIRD offers one year PGDRDM course. Its mission is to develop a committed cadre of rural development professionals trained to deal with the challenges in rural areas. It is an autonomous organization under Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
The institute was first named National Institute of Community Development (NICD) upon its foundation in 1964, with merger two as Central Institute of Study and Research in Community Development at Mussoorie, (now in Uttarakhand) and Trainers Training Institute at Rajpur.
- NIRD official website
- "Overview To Department of Rural Development". Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- "About NIRD" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Development. Retrieved 2014-01-14.