Rajiv Gandhi National institute of Youth development The Rajiv Gandhi National institute of Youth development was set up in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, XXVII of 1975. The RGNIYD functions as a vital resource centre with its multi-faceted functions of offering academic programmes at Post Graduate level encompassing various dimensions of youth development, engaging in seminal research in the vital areas of youth development and coordinating Training Programmes for state agencies and the officials of youth organisation, besides the Extension and Outreach initiatives across the country. The university offers in different academics The RGNIYD offers job-oriented M.A. Programmes in Youth Work catering to the needs of the country’s youth The RGNIYD offers different academicals programmes Post Graduate Programmes: Counselling Psychology Development Policy and Practice Gender Studies Local Governance and Development Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship Social Work (Youth and Community Development Youth Development Political Leadership The Research Programmes of RGNIYD The RGNIYD offers interdisciplinary doctoral programmes on youth studies. Areas of Research have been broadly classified into the following areas: Youth Empowerment, Career Counselling, Gender Studies, Local Governance and Life Skills Education. All the areas suggested for research are inter-disciplinary in nature.