RIRD&PR - Bhavanisagar
Regional Institute of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj - Bhavanisagar

Regional Institute of Rural Development, Bhavanisagar is a Training institute under the control of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department situated in Erode District. As Rural Extension Training Centre from 1959 presently the nomenclature of the Institute is called as Regional Institute of Rural Development.


With a view to impart training and equip the gross root level extension workers (Gramasevaks) the state Institute of Community Development was started at Bhavanisagar in the Composite Coimbatore District in the year 1954.

During the recruitment of Youth Service Corps in Rural Development, the State Institute of Rural Development, Bhavanisagar managed the training programmes of both RETC and YSC Scheme. Thus the RETC was functioning as a wing of SIRD from 01.06.1972.

Orientation training Programmes were Organised at SIRD for various Department staff in the Cadre of Assistant Directors and also IAS probationers course. Consequent on the shifting of the SIRD to Chennai, the RETC is functioning independently from 08.05.1986.

From the year 1963, training for Rural Artisans in Carpentary and Blacksmithy was imparted at the workshop wing. From the year 1979, training on TRYSEM scheme was also imparted upto 1999 March. The above training programmes were now dropped due to introduction of alternative schemes by GOI.

At present training programmes are imparted to Rural Development personnel and PRI functionaries.

S.No District No.of Panchayat Union No. of village Panchayats
1 Erode 14 225
2 Coimbatore 12 228
3 Tiruppur 13 275
4 Dindigul 14 306
5 Ariyalur 6 200
6 Perambalur 4 121
7 Karur 8 157
8 Nilgiri 4 35
Total 75 1547

Various On-going Training Programme

At present, the following types of Training Programmes are being imparted regularly in Regional Institute of Rural Development Bhavanisagar

1. Regular in-service Training Programme for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Functionaries.

2. Computer Training Programme for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Functionaries.

The Training Institute
  • Total area of the Institution : 71.39 Acres
Name of Hostels No of Rooms Capacity
Main Hostel Building 1 90
Addl. Hostel 1 24
Mini Hostel 3 51
Conference Hall 2 75
Lecturer Hall 3 100
Staff Quarters :
  • Guest House - 1 with 4 beds capacity
  • Staff quarters – 28 Nos
Other infrastructure facilities available :
  • 40 KVA Diesel Generator - 1 No
  • Computer System (i3 & Core2duo) With peripherals - 23 Nos
  • Xerox Machine - 1 No
  • Tempo Traveller - 1 No
  • Library Books - 3000 Nos