"To impart quality training to the various official and non-official functionaries that are either directly or indirectly involved in the process or rural development and to carry out research works to bring about development in the spheres of appropriate technology for strengthening the production process of rural artisans by evolving ideas and concepts appropriate for Rural Development activities. " --Our Mission
The Institute was set up by Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development and Co-operation (Department of Community Development), Government of India in the year 1954 as “DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS TRAINING INSTITUTE”, when Community Development Programmes first started in the country. It is one of the oldest Institute . The Institute was set up to impart training to the Block level functionaries in the Community Development Programmes from Bihar After the bifurcation of Bihar and creation of Jharkhand State, the Government of Jharkhand changed the name as “STATE INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT” in the year 2002.
At present, the institute has capacity to train 100 trainees at a time at its south campus . This institute works under Rural Development department of the state of Jharkhand. Apart from this, NIRD, Hyderabad also supports this institute in developing training skills of the faculties of this institute. There is another training institute in the state called Central Training Institute (CTI), Brambay, Ranchi. C.T.I. which is now shifted to the old hostel of SIRD. The main task of this institute is to provide training to Gram Panchayat Supervisor, Panchayat Sewak, Dalpati etc.