Director's Message

The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) aims to reach out to the entire nation by emanating knowledge through academic programs of quality and relevance, which are skill-based, professional and job-driven. RGNIYD is an Institution of National Importance introduced by the Act of Parliament No.35/2012 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, (GoI) and aspires to be at the centre of excellence for youth development of India.  Towards this goal, we have equipped ourselves, by all means, with cutting-edge post-graduate programmes for the academic year 2021-22 and I wholeheartedly welcome all the first-year students, the young minds of our nation, to our campus.


Our students are the most important part of our legacy, and your cohorts stand out for having already risen to the challenge of rapid and unpredictable changes during these unprecedented times. As we have mastered the art of connecting virtually, let us begin this new phase of transformation at RGNIYD together. We look forward to building our community together with your resilience, energy and fresh ideas, as well as working towards mastering the skills and expertise to forge a bridge for the future of yourselves and our nation.


The academic year 2021-22 is indeed special for our institution. It would not be an overstatement to say that we are witnessing a new era at RGNIYD. Our institute is embracing the future with the bold move of introducing new and innovative job-oriented academic programs that bridge the massive skill gap in our country. We are expanding the frontiers of knowledge and scholarship of youth development by blending with the mainstream disciplines, thereby aligning the contemporary and futuristic skill requirements of the professional world. We are aspiring to provide a totally transformational environment for highly motivated students to hone their skills and transcend their personal barriers to evolve as tomorrow’s leaders. In accordance with this, we have an ICT enabled-Wi Fi campus that provides an environment for e-learning and e-connect, along with smart classrooms, document management systems as well as virtual classrooms. This infrastructure is ably supported by robust library facilities, which not only boasts a vast collection of books and journals but also possesses an enviable list of international and national subscriptions. This will help in expanding the horizon of knowledge and expertise that each student will possess in the coming days. The structure of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities will shape the students physical, mental, ethical and intellectual growth.


I wish you every success in your academic endeavours and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible through our interactions hereafter. I wish you all the best.
Let us enjoy learning.


Prof. Sibnath Deb, PhD, DSc
Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
(An Institution of National Importance by Act of Parliament No.35/2012)
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Government of India (GOI)
Pennalur, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu – 602 105, India