Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura, affiliated withBangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipurhas beenofferingone year long Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD) programmefor 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 buildingsectors. 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.