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Appreciation Programmes


Appreciation Courses are short-term courses offered for a period of 10 weeks (minium duration 4 weeks & maximum duration 10 weeks). These courses are developed for mid-career professionals who wish to learn and keep updated with new trends and practical experiences in their respective areas of work. A learner can enroll for more than one course at a time. All courses are offered in an open and distance mode (online), enabling the learners to plan their study time such that it balances with their work schedule. Each course consists of four modules. A self-assessment test at the end of each module has to be completed by the learner in order to progress to the next module. All four self-assessment tests need to be attempted in order to complete the course. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the course.


  • Appreciation programmes are open for all
  • All our courses are in English and hence, basic knowledge of English is required.
  • All courses are offered through online distance education mode and require the learner to have basic knowledge of computers and access to internet
  • Relevant experience in the respective field is preferred but, it is not mandatory


Indian applicants: Rs. 3500 (excluding bank charges)

South Asian applicants: USD 90 (excluding bank charges)

International applicants: USD 125 (excluding bank charges)

The application form can be filled online. Alternatively, a downloadable version of the form is also available on our site.

Re-registration for the courses can be done with 25% of the course fee. Re-registration is not applicable for the Online Training Capsule on Understanding the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.


  • 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
  • We learnt multi-stakeholder dialogue as a tool for advocacy from PRIA…it is a wonderful tool for organising people

    Ashok Kadam
  • 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
  • Elected members & officials from Northern Province, Sri Lanka visited PRIA to learn about their exemplary work in developing citizen participation in governance and service delivery. JGU thanks PRIA.

    Prof. R. Sudarshan
    Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
    O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Undeniably good work done by PRIA. My visits to the communities they work with let me hear grassroots voices and stories...deeply rewarding for my personal growth, work and future research

    Loreen Regnander
    Intern, University of Victoria, Canada
  • PRIA facilitators listen, engage and explain at the level where participants understand and learn through many practical exercises. The best workshop on gender that our employees have attended

    Tsering Youdon
    Program Officer, Swedish Organisation for Individual Relief
    SOIR-IM, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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