• Programme
    Design

    The PGDRDM design rests on the tripod of (i) Rural Development Philosophy, Concepts, Principles, Policies, Programmes and Organisations (ii) Rural Development Management Practices, and (iii) Rural Social Sector. The Programme consists of three major components, namely, (a) Classroom teaching and interactive learning (b) Fieldwork (short visits and long visit) and (c) Field Attachment (Rural Organisational Internship). The first Component envisages exposure to attitudes, skills and knowledge relevant to the rural society, rural development philosophy and concepts, and rural development management theories and practices. The second one primarily revolves around understanding the rural society, its people, dynamics of interaction, institutions, relationships and livelihoods by way of intensive fieldwork. The last Component seeks to equip the students with skills of managing organisations/enterprises through organisational internship for 'hands on learning and applications'. Programme Duration : One year - Three Trimesters

  • Programme
    Framework

    The classroom component is offered in the First Trimester (14 weeks); a large part (10 weeks) of the Second Trimester is devoted to classroom followed by eight weeks of rural organisational internship also called as 'field attachment (FA)', and the rest of the Third Trimester (12 weeks) caps up the classroom learning. In effect, the programme envisages twenty courses with 39 credits. The courses and the related field and project work cover the essentials of rural society, economics, people and organisations; good governance; natural and human resource development; rural development management principles and practices; project planning and management; management accounting and financial management; IT and ICT; agro-processing and small and medium rural enterprises; rural organisations; rural credit; micro-finance; rural insurance; livelihoods; rural product marketing; infrastructure; social sector services;

     

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