One month residential certificate course in Rural Micro-Planning at School of Development Planning at CDSA is specially curated course. It designed to impart the skills, knowledge and sensitivities required to formulate Gram Panchayat Development Plan. 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act stipulates every gram panchayat to prepare this annual plan and get it passed in Gram Sabha.

Modules covered.

  • Understanding the Local Context
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal
  • Understanding and classification of stresses
  • Resource Envelope
  • Data Collection
  • Gram Panchayat Development Plan Formulation
  • Prioritization, Budget and Log-frame

Who should join

  • Gram Panchayat Members
  • NGO volunteers
  • UG and PG students
  • All civil service aspirants
  • Research professionals


Anyone who has cleared HSC or equivalent examination.

Upcoming Schedule

18th March to 20th April 2024

Course Fees

₹ 25000/- per person.

The course fees include on-campus dormitory accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), 2 tea/coffee.
It doesn’t include the transport or conveyance as well as accommodation and food expenses incurred during field work period

Medium of instructions

Knowledge of English is essential as medium of instructions is English. However, help is available in Marathi, Hindi and Gujrati if required.

For other courses offered by CDSA, please link here.