The AMR-APARD, located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, has been working relentlessly in building capacities for sustainable development of the rural poor for over 61 years now.

It is the apex training institute in Telangana for Rural Development officers and Panchayat Raj (Rural Administration) elected representatives and functionaries. The institute caters to the capacity building requirements of around 2.61 lakh elected representatives of Panchayat Raj (Rural Administration) Institutions and around 50 thousand officials from rural development department. The Academy also extends its capacity building services to various other government departments. 

We also consistently focus on research that helps us offer high quality consulting services in rural development.

The academy also has a consistent focus on research and innovation in rural development, it undertakes need-driven research and evaluation studies as part of its own operations strategy and also for other organizations and agencies working in the field rural development. 

With in-depth understanding of rural conditions, problems and opportunities, and its extensive experience working with rural communities, APARD also provide high quality development consulting and project management services in rural development to government and leading national and international clients.

With an aim to generate efficient and high quality manpower working towards the cause of rural development, APARD has now forayed into education services by offering comprehensive educational courses in Rural development.

This Academy extends its presence to other regions through its 5 extension training centres at Rajendra Nagar, Hasanparthi, Kalahasthi, Bapatla and Samalkot. APARD also has its outreach centres at District level (District Livelihood Resource Centres) and CLRCs (Cluster level resource centres) at Mandal Level. To further strengthen its network, APARD will be adding more centres in other regions for greater impact, enhanced reach and more efficient service delivery to the rural poor.

The Institution was started in the year 1954 as "Development Officers Training Centre" by Ministry of Community Development and Cooperation, Government of India. The Institute has gone through several evolutions and is presently called as the AMR - APARD since 2002. The centre has 10 multi-disiplinary centers working on diverse areas in rural development and a registered society called the Centre for Development Studies.


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