Since many international participants were facing visa issues due to short of time and asked for extension of deadline as well as 1 week postponement of camp, we have decided to reschedule the program to April 16-20, 2018 instead of 9-13 April,2018. Also the deadline for applications has been extended to 31 March 2018 for both - Indian and International applicants.

No further changes will be made and this is final. Rest all details remain the same. 


India consists of more than 6 lakh villages and is an agrarian country with around 60% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture.

International Rural Development Immersion Camp (IRDIC 2018) is a first of its kind program being conducted in India to provide global youth with a robust grounding in development concepts and theories, and equip participants with the analytical and practical skills they need to engage critically in development activities and debates from an interdisciplinary perspective.

India being a young nation with half of its population below 25, is the worlds largest democracy and is likely to have the world’s largest workforce by 2027, with a billion people aged between 15 and 64. This also means youth are the source of development with tremendous potential to bring social change.

We believe that its high time to engage Global youth towards building a sustainable future and help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. For this we need to educate,expose and train youth towards achieving these objectives.


Rural development, village, social change

PRA - Participatory Rural Appraisal


RRA - Rapid Rural Appraisal

PHC - Primary Health Centre


UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

Major Development Models -

1.Grameen Bank (Microfinance)

2.AMUL (Milk cooperative - White revolution)

Major Government schemes:

1. National Health Policy


3. Smart Village

4. Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

5. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Rural Banking

Rural Entrepreneurship

Food Security

Water Security

Agriculture Policy

Farmers Suicide in India

Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs)

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IRDIC 2018:

IRDIC 2018 is a 5 day camp focused on Rural development, youth leadership, and social change. It serves as a launchpad for aspiring youth to contribute to development sector of their respective countries.

Around 20 participants from all across the nation and the world will come together and stay, learn and experience the rural India. The program will host notable speakers including external guest lectures, faculties, bureaucrats, young achievers and policy makers.

The IRDIC 2018 has been carefully designed to deliver comprehensive learning, exposure, and mentorship to the future global youth leaders.

Eligibility criteria:
Open for All, but preference will be given to students and youth/young professionals aged 18-30 from all across the world.
Deadline: 31 March 2018 (23:59 IST)

Program Highlights:

  • 5 day camp in Jaipur District, Rajasthan.

  • ​​Engage with guest lectures, faculties, bureaucrats, young achievers and policy makers and many more.

  • Experience Rural India with practical work, community interactions, field immersion, group activities, site visits etc.

  • Learn from leading development sector professionals and not for profit leaders through interactive discussions, one-to-one interactions and engagements. 

  • Connect with youth from across the country and world, grassroots workers, policy makers, and various stakeholders in development sector.

  • Enjoy & Explore Jaipur - Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bhangarh fort, Biological park, Bonfire, Cultural night and much more.

Selection process:
  • Online application and payment of program fee contribution. ​
Note - 
There are NO charges for applying, application is FREE. The relevant camp fees are applicable only if you’re selected.
  • ​We believe in gender equality and aim for 50:50 participation.
  • Results of both acceptance and scholarship will be declared at the same time on rolling basis (as and when applications are received).
  • Selected candidates have to accept the offer and pay the fees within 3 days of receiving selection confirmation email, if not, then the place will be given to next prospective candidate.
Participation fees*: (Note - Flight, Visa & Health insurance charges are NOT included in participation fees)
  • Indian Nationals: INR 20000/- (Inclusive of accommodation on sharing basis, full catering, Airport/hotel transfers and local travel)
  • Foreign Nationals: USD 450/- (Inclusive of accommodation on sharing basis, full catering, Airport/hotel transfers and local travel)
  • Indian Nationals: Upto 50% reduction in program fee for ALL eligible participants. (ie. Upto INR 10000/-)  Example - If you get the 50% scholarship, then you need to pay only INR 10000/-
  • Foreign Nationals: Upto 50% reduction in program fee for ALL eligible participants. (ie. Upto USD 225/-)  Example - If you get the 50% scholarship, then you need to pay only USD 225/-
  • Please submit the scholarship essay in the online application form to be considered for this.
  • We encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure a reserved place with scholarship.
Alternative sources of funding:
  • Your college/university/organisation sponsorship.
  • Your college/university Alumni fund or other such funds for student welfare.
  • Applying to other charitable organisations/foundations for funding.
  • Use fundraising platforms like Ketto, Milaap, Gofundme etc.
Organizing Partner for IRDIC 2018: Changemakers Development Expertise
List of Academic and Knowledge partners for IRDIC 2018:
1. Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj & Gramin Vikas Sansthan (I.G.P.R. & G.V.S.), Jaipur, Rajasthan.
2. Institute of Development studies, Jaipur.
3. Shiv Charan Mathur Social Policy Research Institute, Jaipur.
4. Budget Analysis Rajasthan Centre, Jaipur.
*Please Note:
Exclusions (Costs to be covered by the participants which is NOT included in the program fee)
- Flight or travel tickets to and from Jaipur.
- Visa charges
- Health insurance
- Personal items - laundry, shopping, extra beverages etc.
**Please Note:
List will be finalized and updated based on their necessary approvals and clearances before April 10, 2018.
FAQS: Frequently asked questions
1. How safe is it to attend this 5 day camp?
Safety and security of all candidates will be our utmost priority for the duration of the camp. We have suitable arrangements for the same.
2. What is the provision for Accommodation, meals and water?
- Accommodation is arranged at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. It has all the amenities for a comfortable stay.
- Healthy Vegetarian meals will be provided for all days. We will try to accommodate non-vegetarian food but do not prefer the same, as it will be hot weather during April in Jaipur.
- As part of conducting our camp in an eco-friendly manner, we tend to minimize the use of plastic and resources, so we suggest you to bring your own Refillable water bottles, we will provide filtered mineral water to refill your bottles at all times during the camp.
3. Will there be medical assistance available during the Camp?
We will be having a Basic Medical kit with us at all times during the camp, for emergency situations we will connect you with local hospitals.

4. How do I know if I have been selected and when do I pay the program fee?

All selected candidates are informed via email and online/offline fee payment details will be sent to the selected candidates.

5. What documents do I need to bring with me for the camp?
All participants should mandatorily bring their official identification documents.
- Passport for Foreign Nationals.
- Voter ID, Aadhaar card or relevant ID for Indian Nationals.
If you get selected then you should also submit a signed Parent/Guardian consent form at the camp.
6. When I should plan my journey?
Once if you are selected and make the payment, then we will send you an acceptance letter which you can use for your VISA or travel plans. We suggest you to arrive Jaipur on 15th April evening and we will drop you at airport/ train station on 20th April evening.

7. Who do I contact for technical issues or any other queries when registering and submitting my application?

You can write to OR OR

              Whatsapp  +91 70236 25708

Program plan: April 16-20, 2018 (Rescheduled)

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