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    Information on college list which provides MA or MBA in Rural Management

    Aspiring to pursue Masters in Rural Management? Want to know the colleges which offer this degree and where? Check out this Ask Expert page and get responses from experts for your queries.

    I would like to ask a question on pursuing a Master degree in Rural Management/development.

    I want to know about the colleges which provides this course and location of the places.

    As, if I want to pursue it, what would be the cost and other estimations?
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  • I am providing you with a list of colleges that offers master degree courses in Rural Management or Rural Development.
    1. Institute of Rural Management located in Anand, Gujarat offers two courses.
    - PGP Rural Management.
    Duration is 2 years.
    It is a full-time course.
    Expenditure- 10.5 lakhs

    -Fellow Programme in Rural Management
    Duration is 3 years.
    It is a part-time course.

    You will be able to seek admission through CAT, XAT, and INMARSAT.

    2. University of Allahabad located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh is offering MBA in Rural Development.
    It is a 2 years course. Fees- 0.03 lakhs.

    3. Ravenshaw University located in Cuttack, Odisha.
    It is offering M.A. in rural development.
    It is 2 years course and the fee costs 0.2 lakhs.

    4. Xavier School of Rural Management located in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
    -MBA in Rural Management. 2 years course and costs 15.4 lakhs.
    -MBA Executive Rural Management. 2 years course and also costs 15.4 lakhs.

    5. Yeshwantrao Chavan School of Rural Development, Shivaji University located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
    MBA Rural Management
    2 years course and costs 0.16 lakhs.
    Mode of admission is through MAH CET.

    6. Solapur University located in Solapur, Maharashtra
    M.A Rural Development
    It is a full-time course of 2 years duration

    7. Centre for studies in Rural Management located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    MBA in Rural Management
    It is a 2 years full-time course.

    8. National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management
    It is a 1-year full-time course.

    9. Lokniketan Ratnapur located in Ratnapur, Gujarat
    Masters in Rural Studies
    It is full time 2 years course

    10. Gramodaya PG College and Research Institute located in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
    PGD in Rural Management
    It is a 1-year full-time course

    11. KIIT School of Rural Management located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    It is offering MBA in rural management. Duration of the course is 2 years. Fees- 4.5 lakhs.
    You need to write the exams such as CAT, XAT, MAT or CMAT to seek admission.

  • Institute of Rural Management - Anand
    Xavier Institute of Management - Bhubhaneswar
    GB Pant Social Science Institute - Allahabad
    Kalinga School of Rural Management - Bhubhaneswar
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Mumbai
    Xavier Institute of Social Sciences - Ranchi
    Institute of Rural Research and Development - Gurgaon
    XIDAS - Jabalpur
    Amity School of Rural Management - Noida
    Institute of Rural Management - Jaipur

    Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management ( This is approved by AICTE, National Board of Accreditation. The fees comes upto Rs 7 Lakhs, first year and 4.5 Lakhs in the second year. THe detailed breakdown is given in this pdf( The college has scholarships, loans etc that you can check out from its website (

    Tata institue of social sciences,TISS, has a MA in rural development and governance ( › M.A. Programmes). Please check the school of rural development for the courses and campus. The fees comes to around 10.86 lakhs.

    The GB Pant social science institute, offers a MBA in Rural management ( This course is approved by AICTE.
    Jhusi, Allahabad – 211019, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA,

    Director : +91-0532-2569206

    Fax No : +91-0532-2569214

    EPABx : +91-0532-2569204,2567802

    E-Mail :

    If you can get into a job in any of the government rural development offices based on your bachleor's degree, then you can considerd distance education via IGNOU and similar universities.

    Annamali University offers Masters, MA, M Phil and PhD in rural development. Please visit or contact the authorities for further detials
    Dr. G. Vedanthadesikan
    Centre for Rural Development
    Annamalai University
    Annamalainagar-608 002
    Tel: 91-4144-238 282 Ext.-346, 7368
    IGNOU offers a MA in rural development, the fees is Rs 9000, after this you can consider Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development (PHDRD) from IGNOU itself.

    Whichever you choose, please check for UGC recoginition and then compare and contrast based on fees, campus infrastructure and placement percentages. For instance, you can check websites like this (,UGC) that give you a list of colleges recongised by AICTE and UGC Then you can visit each college wesbite and narrow down to one choice.

  • Yes, IGNOU University is offering Master of Arts in Rural Development. You can find all about IGNOU MARD from below link:

    IGNOU MARD is available through distance learning mode and you can take admission in current session Jan 2019 through online mode.

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