About the Institute

The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) of Meghalaya was established in the year 1986 out of the grant received from the European Economic Community (EEC) Aid Programme and is supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (MoRD-GOI), and Government of Meghalaya (GOM). The new campus was inaugurated on 6th September 1989. The SIRD, Meghalaya was notified as the Apex Level Training Institute in Rural Development of the Government of Meghalaya in the year 1994. It was registered in 1991 under the Societies Registration Act 1960 and thereafter, the SIRD Meghalaya functions as an autonomous organization under the Department of Community and Rural Development, Government of Meghalaya.