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• Do you believe learning is spread over a life time, and not limited to just years spent in school and college?

• Are you looking for a career that is challenging and socially responsible?

• Do you want to improve your job performance through better knowledge of innovations and practices in the field of your work?

• Do you want to benefit from cross-cultural learning and creativity?

Join a Course in PRIA International Academy

Established in 2005, PRIA International Academy is the academic wing of PRIA, conducting educational programmes of human and social development.

Our courses are designed for mid-career development professionals who want to build their knowledge; informal adult learners who have an interest in development issues; and fresh graduates searching for a career in the development sector.

Our courses, delivered through modern technology, offer:
• Cutting edge theory
• Practical insights
• Field-based experiences
• Group learning
• Expert knowledge

You can study based on your time plan and career goals. Courses on offer start on the 1st and 15th of each month, through the year. Just choose a course, register, make payment and start!

In 2014-15, 103 learners enrolled for various Certificate and Appreciation courses. The Academy developed the online training capsule on the issue of prevention of sexual harassment at workplace, in which more than 300 learners registered.

PRIA International Academy updates its courses and develops courses regularly. A new course on Preparing Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) is currently being developed and will be available for students in 2016.

Contact us through the query form on this page, or send us an email (education@pria.org) to receive timely information on courses.


  • I am an example of the Kishori Panchayat Programme which gave young girls the desire to do something, a reason to embrace life

    Kishori Panchayat Member
  • PRIA works for educating voters and making them conscious of discharging their duties as responsible citizens

    Dr Sushil Trivedi, IAS (Retd.)
    Former State Election Commissioner
  • PRIA has been able to provide voice to the Dalits and has generated awareness among them to demand their rights

    Vidyanand Vikal, Chairperson
    Commission for Scheduled Castes
    Government of Bihar
  • We learnt multi-stakeholder dialogue as a tool for advocacy from PRIA…it is a wonderful tool for organising people

    Ashok Kadam
  • The partnership between University of Victoria, a Northern university, and PRIA, a Southern institution, enables us to make some real contributions to building capacities in the global South

    Prof. Budd Hall, Co-Chair
    UNESCO Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
    University of Victoria, Canada
  • PRIA has helped to build a large movement for citizens to use Panchayati Raj Institutions at the local level, to use their leadership, their voice, to bring about democracy from below

    Dr John Gaventa, Director of Research
    Institute of Development Studies
    Sussex, UK
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of being able to enroll myself in the course…this program has opened my eyes to possibilities for my life which were previously unconsidered

    Tripti Vinita Pal, Alumnus
    Appreciation course
  • Participatory Approaches for Social Inclusion course was undoubtedly beneficial for my research work, providing a deep understanding of theoretical aspects and the applied side of participation

    Pallavi Mishra
    PhD Research Scholar
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • I am a third party facilitator for three large institutions but I did not know half the things we have discussed in the Third Party Facilitator Training I attended organized by PRIA

    Joint Secretary of Lakshmi, an NGO
  • Thank you PRIA -- for helping me gain the confidence to speak up. Today, I do not hesitate to speak with the sarpanch.

    Renu Joshi
    ASHA worker
    Hinglaz gali Anganwadi Centre, Siwana Block, Barmer, Rajasthan
  • A delegation of elected members and officials from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka was exposed to PRIAâ??s exemplary work in developing citizen participation in governance and service deliver

    Prof. R. Sudarshan
    Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
    O.P. Jindal Global University

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