The National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI) aims at Human Resource Development and Capacity Building of different types of formal and informal Rural Institutes in the country. Established in 1995 by the Government of India under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, the NCRI seeks to usher in rural change and inclusive growth as a catalyst organization. Its HRD endeavours and instruments of development include training, teaching, research, action research, advocacy and hand-holding of rural institutions. The NCRI interfaces with rural institutes of higher learning like Rural Universities, Rural Development Institutes, National Rural Livelihoods .... More


  The prime objective of NCRI is to strengthen rural India in a holistic manner, using education as an instrument of social advancement
   1. Promote Rural Higher Education on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s revolutionary ideas on education so as to take up challenges of micro-planning for transformation of rural areas as envisaged in NPE.
  2. Consolidate network and develop Rural Institutes and endow them for recognition.
   3. Develop Rural Institutes into Regional Development ...   More


Dr Durga Prasad

Dr P Durga Prasad
Chairman and CEO
National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI)