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Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI), Dindigul

Gandhigram Rural Institute is a Deemed to be University College and it was established in 1956 and accredited by AICTE. Gandhigram Rural Institute offers 58 courses in Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Design, Engineering, Vocational streams. Popular courses are M.Phil, Diploma, B.Com, BA, M.Tech. The placement record of the college varies from stream to stream. Highest package was 12 Lacs in 2016 academic year.
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu) Approved by : AICTE
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Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul Overview

Gandhigram Rural Institute

Also known as GRI, Gandhigram Rural Institute was established in 1956. The institute is administered by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Located in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu, GRI is approved by UGC and accredited by NAAC. Gandhigram Rural Institute has around 3837 students, including PhD Scholars. The college also has around 178 teaching and 243 non-teaching staff. The three-dimensional approach of education at GRI, namely teaching, research and extension is highly appreciated nationwide. The institute is known for offering the best quality education in diploma, certificate, degree and doctorate level programmes and the application process of GRI is held only through an online mode.

Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul Highlights 2021

Gandhigram Rural Institute provides education through more than 61 courses spread across various streams such as Science, IT & Software, Business & Management Studies, Humanities & Social Science and many more. The basic overview of admission at GRI is captured below.



College Name

Gandhigram Rural Institute

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College Location

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

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Campus Size

200 acres






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Selection Process

Entrance Exam & Merit Based

Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul Course Eligibility 2021

Admission at GRI is largely done based on an Online Entrance Test conducted by the institute. The college also offers admission based on counselling considering the marks acquired by the candidates in the qualifying examination. There are numerous courses offered at GRI and the eligibility criteria of the programmes are given below:

Degree Name

Eligibility Criteria


Class 12th or its equivalent with at least 45% marks taken together in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. 5% aggregate offered to SC/ ST candidates.


Class 12th or its equivalent


Class 12th or its equivalent and vocational stream with the following subjects-

Office Secretaryship, Accountancy and Auditing, Agro-Based Industries, Baking and Confectionery, Food Preservation with Biology, Food Preservation, Banking Assistant with Commerce, Business Management Small Industries, Cooperative Management

with Commerce, Marketing and Salesmanship, Office Secretaryship -with shorthand, Office Secretaryship with Accountancy, Accounting and Auditing, Banking Assistant with Accountancy


Class 12th or its equivalent.


Class 12th or its equivalent.


Class 12th or its equivalent in relevant subjects.


Any UG/ PG degree in the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology), Tamil and English with at least 50% marks.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks.

B.Sc + B.Ed

10+2 or its equivalent with specialization of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and at least 50% marks.


B.E./ B.Tech./ AMIE or PG Science with Diploma/ Post Diploma in Renewable Energy with at least 55% marks or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale in the qualifying exam.

50% marks or CGPA of 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ ST candidates in the qualifying exam.


Any UG Degree with Mathematics at 10+2 or at Graduate level with a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying exam.


Any UG degree in Arts/ Humanities/ Science/ Agriculture/ Engineering and Technology with a minimum of 50% marks.


B.A. in relevant subjects.


B.Sc in relevant subjects.


B.Ed./ B.A. B.Ed./ B.Sc.B.Ed./ B.El.Ed./ D.El.Ed with at least 50% marks after an undergraduate degree with 50% marks.


10+2 or its equivalent.


10+2 or its equivalent with relevant subjects


Class 10th or its equivalent from a recognised board of education including NIOS

PG Diploma

UG degree in relevant subjects

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Specialisations and Courses at Gandhigram Rural Institute

GRI is a reasonably large educational complex that is well-equipped with top-notch academic and non-academic facilities including surveillance cameras, computer centres, library, gymnasium, laboratory and canteen. GRI also has a high-speed wi-fi facility in the entire campus and separate hostels for male and female students. Additional central and support facilities provided by Gandhigram Rural Institute are Yoga Centre, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, NET Coaching Centre, Centre for e-content Development and Training, Coaching Centre for Entry into Services for the SC, ST and OBC students, Guidance and Counseling Cell, Culture and Arts Cell and many more. GRI also has a Placement Bureau that invites top recruiters and offers campus placements to students.

GRI believes in creating a balance between academic and recreational activities. The institute provides indoor and outdoor sports facilities including a Basketball court, Ball badminton court, Cricket Oval, Football field, Kabaddi Court, Kho-Kho court, Volleyball courts, 400 meters standard track (mud track), Shuttle badminton Court (cement), Chess, Carrom and Table Tennis. Gandhigram Rural Institute organises various co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as Shramdhan, Shanti Sena, Yoga, NSS, Cultural Cell, Celebrations, Competitions, Sports events etc. It offers a break from the academic routine and helps in the holistic development of students. GRI imparts education through multiple courses and branches of learning that help in promoting the idea of a classless and casteless society.

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GRI Top Courses & Fees

BA 1 Courses Offered
BSc 7 Courses Offered
B.Ed 1 Courses Offered
B.Tech 1 Courses Offered
B.Com 1 Courses Offered
BBM 1 Courses Offered
M.Phil 14 Courses Offered
MSc 12 Courses Offered
MA 8 Courses Offered
MBA 3 Courses Offered
PGD 3 Courses Offered
M.Ed 1 Courses Offered
MCA 1 Courses Offered
M.Tech 1 Courses Offered
Diploma 3 Courses Offered

GRI,Dindigul Rankings


  • GRI-Outlook
    • Ranked in 2019
    • Ranked in 2019

GRI,Dindigul Placement and Salary Trends

  • Average Package
    INR 3.24 L
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  • Max Package
    INR12 L

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GRI Awards and Rankings

  • NIRF 2019 Ranking of GRI is 75 and NIRF 2020 Ranking is 91 in the University Category.

  • NIRF 2018 Ranking of GRI is 79 while NIRF 2017 Ranking is 91 in the University Category.

  • International Web of Institutions Ranking 2017 among Indian universities is 83.

  • SCIMAGO Ranking 2017 of GRI based on the quality of Research Publications by Deemed Universities in India is 43.

Related Questions

Is there any health or food inspector Course in GRI college dindugal and D pharm medical courses

-aarthyUpdated on July 24, 2020 10:00 AM
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Cyril Titus Zachariah, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Yes, you can pursue courses such as B.Voc in Food Testing and Quality Evaluation at Gandhigram Rural Institute Dindigul, if you wish to. 

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FAQs about GRI

Does GRI, Dindigul offer campus placement opportunities to students?

GRI, Dindigul organises campus placement through its placement bureau. It invites top recruiters from all across the nation to hire the most deserving students.

Does GRI, Dindigul have sports facilities?

Yes, GRI, Dindigul offers both indoor and outdoor sports facilities to students including the playground and equipment for activities like Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Football, Carrom etc.

How are students shortlisted for admission at GRI, Dindigul?

Students are shortlisted for UG admission at GRI, Dindigul through counselling as per the marks scored in the Higher Secondary or its equivalent examinations. For B.ed/ PG/ PG Diploma courses, candidates have to appear for an online entrance exam conducted by the institute.

Does GRI, Dindigul offer scholarships to students?

Yes, GRI, Dindigul offers scholarships to meritorious students of UG and PG courses based on the marks acquired in the respective qualifying exam.

What documents are required for admission at GRI, Dindigul?

The documents required for admission at GRI, Dindigul are the Transfer Certificate, Category Certificate, Income certificate, High school Marksheets and Passing Certificate, Admission Test Admit Card/ Scorecard, Intermediate Marksheets and passing Certificate.

What are the flagship courses offered at GRI, Dindigul?

The flagship courses offered at GRI, Dindigul are B.Tech, B.Ed, M.Tech, M.Ed etc.

Does GRI, Dindigul provide hostel facilities?

Yes, GRI, Dindigul offers separate hostel facilities to male and female students.

In which mode is the application process at GRI, Dindigul conducted?

The application process of GRI Dindigul is held through an online mode. The application fee for GRI Admission in UG programme is Rs.600 and the PG programme is Rs. 650.

Is B.Sc B.Ed offered at GRI, Dindigul?

B.Sc B.Ed is a four-year-long integrated course that is offered at GRI, Dindigul.

When was GRI, Dindigul established?

GRI, Dindigul was established in the year 1956.

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    The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, Gandhigram - 624 302, Dindigul District, TAMIL NADU