About M.A Rural Development Course
Master of Arts in Rural Development is a two year postgraduate management course which deals with the development issues related to the rural society. This course integrates the disciplines of political science, geography, economics, psychology and business administration. It also includes study of planning and controlling the agriculture business.Duration
Duration of M.A Rural Development Course is 2 years, divided into 4 semesters and each semester lasts for 6 months.
Minimum eligibility required to apply for admission to the M.A Rural Development Course is to complete graduation from a recognized university with minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Admission procedure may differ form one college to another. Most of the colleges offer admission to the M.A Rural Development Course, based on candidate's performance in the relevant entrance examination. Few colleges may offer direct admission based on merit obtained at the level of graduation.
More about the course
Candidates willing to pursue this course should have willingness to work in rural areas, knowledge of local language, problem solving skills, interest in farming and ability to handle masses. Some of the subjects covered in the syllabus of the M.A Rural Development Course are Indian rural economic scene, economics for rural development, Indian rural social scene, rural development institutions and strategies, rural industrialization and entrepreneurship, social research, natural resource management - Land, Water, Vegetation, computer applications for rural development, human resource development in rural sector, rural credit and marketing, voluntary action for rural development and rural project planning & Management.
Successful postgraduates of the M.A Rural Development Course can find employment in areas such as colleges, universities, medicinal plants board, tribal development program, co-operative sector, agri-business enterprises, rural development agencies, forest departments, rural engineering services, food and agricultural marketing companies, national rural livelihood mission etc. Some of the job positions offered for these postgraduates are listed below:
- Lecturer/ Teacher
- National Sales Development Manager
- Business Development Mnager
- Purchase or Vendor Development Manager
- Business Development Executive
- Rural Technology Project Head
- Policy Makers
Further Higher Studies
Candidates willing to pursue further higher course in the field of rural development can opt for advanced courses such as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Rural Development and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Rural Development, after successful completion of M.A in Rural Development course.
M.A. Rural Management Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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