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Saturday, March 26, 2011

BIRD PGDRB Admission Bankers Institute of Rural Development Date Form


Sector-H, L.D.A. Colony, Kanpur Road, Lucknow-226012
Phone : 0522- 2421142, 2421119, 2425951
email :, 
Website :

The Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, India, is a reputed ISO 9001-2008 certified training institute established in the year 1983. It is an autonomous organization promoted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). BIRD has emerged as a leading institution of the country providing training, research and consultancy services in agricultural and rural development banking to national and international clients which include banks, government agencies, MFIs/ NGOs, etc. Its ultimate objective is the development of human resources required for the organized and unorganized sectors serving the poor and underprivileged in rural and urban areas. For more details on BIRD, please visit

Three Trimesters (July 2011 to May 2012) 
(44 Weeks)

40 candidates 
(75 % seats will be for graduates from open market and 25 % for in-service candidates sponsored by Banks, MFIs, NGOs etc. However, if sufficient number of candidates is not available in one category, the seats will be reallocated from the other category)

The minimum qualification for admission to the PGDRB is Graduation in any discipline from any recognized university with minimum 50% aggregate marks [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Physically disabled candidates]. Those who are in the final year and expect to complete the Graduation by 01 August 2011 can also apply. The candidates applying for the Course must possess a valid CAT score (2011) and attach a copy of the same with their applications.
Weightage will be given to women candidates and candidates who have studied up to class 10th  in rural areas.
Sponsored In-Service candidates: 
Candidates from RRBs, Cooperative Banks (including Long Term CCS), Commercial Banks, MFIs, NGOs, Government development departments/agencies, Corporate Bodies, etc.
25% seats are earmarked for sponsored in-service candidates who fulfill the following conditions:

i. Graduates in any discipline from any recognized university
ii. Should attach a certificate with the Application Form from the employer to the effect that they will be sponsored, if selected.
iii. The sponsoring agency should be willing to grant uninterrupted leave to the candidate (if selected) for the entire period of the Course.
Reservation for the SC, ST, OBC and Physically Disabled Persons will be made as per GOI norms.

Age limit for fresh graduates will be 25 years and for sponsored in-service candidates 30 years, as on 01 July 2011. The relaxation in age limit for SC/ST and OBC and Physically Disabled Persons will be as per GOI norms.

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of valid CAT scores. The short listed candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview for final selection. For sponsored in-service candidates CAT score is not required.

The Prospectus-cum-application form can be downloaded free of cost from BIRD’s website:

The filled in application form should be submitted along with application fee of Rs. 500 (Rs. 200 for SC/ST and Physically Disabled candidates) through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of Bankers Institute of Rural Development payable at Lucknow.
The application complete in all respects should be sent to the Director, Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Sector-H, LDA Colony, Lucknow- 226012, so as to reach him on or before 05:00 p.m. on  13 May 2010.
Applications received after the cut off date will not be entertained.
The incomplete applications are likely to be rejected.
BIRD reserves the right to make changes in the PGDRB Programme, its design/ content, without assigning any reasons whatsoever.

Particulars Date
Last date for receiving completed Application Forms at BIRD (by hand or by post/courier) 13 May 2011
Dispatch of Intimation letters to shortlisted candidates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (The list will also be uploaded on BIRD’s website) 27 May 2011
Communicating final selection of candidates for admission to the PGDRB Programme 17 June 2011

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