Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
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|Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development|
|राजीव गांधी राष्ट्रीय युवा विकास संस्थान|
|Director||Dr. Latha Pillai|
|Location||Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India|
The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (rgniyd), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, is an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament No. 35/2012 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The RGNIYD was set up in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, XXVII of 1975.
The RGNIYD offers academic programmes at Post Graduate level in youth development, engages in research in youth development and coordinates Training Programmes for state agencies and the officials of youth organisations. It is also involved in Extension and Outreach initiatives across the country.
The Institute functions as a think-tank of the Ministry and premier organization of youth-related activities in the country. As the apex institute at the national level, it works in close cooperation with the NSS, NYKS and other youth organizations in the implementation of training programmes. The Institute is a nodal agency for training youth as a facilitator of youth development activities in rural, urban as also tribal areas.
The RGNIYD serves as a youth observatory and depositary in the country thereby embarking on youth surveillance on youth-related issues. It has a wide network with various organizations working for the welfare and development of young people and serves as a mentor.