Programme overview

This prestigious programme (PGDRM) will develop such energetic and visionary rural managers who will help in reversing the trend of rural migration into already overpopulated cities by making smart and self-sufficient village clusters for sustainable development.

  • 1 Years

    Duration of Program


    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Rural Development
Rural Project Management
Policy Analysis and Advocacy
Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurship
Integrated Approach

How will you benefit

The programme provides specialised knowledge and skills in rural management, equipping graduates with a deep understanding of rural economies, agricultural practises, rural marketing, supply chain management, and community development.
Students have opportunities to network with professionals, experts, and organisations working in rural development.
The programme fosters an entrepreneurial mindset and equips students with the skills and knowledge to start and manage rural enterprises.
The programme prepares them for roles such as rural development managers, project coordinators, business development managers, and rural marketing executives.

What will you study

The PGDRM programme often includes practical exposure and fieldwork components.

Students gain skills in community mobilisation, needs assessment, and development planning.

Scale responsible rural enterprises sustainably.

Prepare students for diverse roles: managers, coordinators, and executives.

  • PO1 - The programme aims to develop visionary and energetic rural managers.
  • PO2 - It reverses the  rural migration to overpopulated cities.
  • PO3 - The programme creates smart and self-sufficient village clusters.
  • PO4 - It promotes sustainable rural development.
  • PO5 - Empower graduates to lead rural areas towards self-sufficiency.
  • PO6 - Address challenges and foster innovation for rural growth.

  • PSO1 - With their specialised knowledge and skills in rural management, PGDRM graduates can work as consultants for development organisations, government agencies, or private firms.
  • PSO2 - They can provide expertise in areas such as rural project management, impact assessment, market research, community mobilisation, or policy analysis, supporting organisations in their rural development initiatives.
  • PSO3 - Some graduates may choose to pursue research or teaching careers in the field of rural management.
  • PSO4 - They can engage in research projects related to rural development, agricultural practises, or community development, contributing to the body of knowledge in the field.
  • PSO5 - Additionally, they can pursue opportunities in academia as lecturers or professors, sharing their expertise and nurturing the next generation of rural management professionals.

  • PEO1 - Graduates of the PGDRM programme are well-equipped to work in rural development organisations, including government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and development agencies.
  • PEO2 - They can take on roles such as rural development managers, project coordinators, programme officers, or community development specialists, contributing to initiatives focused on improving livelihoods, agricultural practises, education, healthcare, and infrastructure in rural areas.
  • PEO3 - Many companies have CSR departments dedicated to implementing social and environmental initiatives.
  • PEO4 - PGDRM graduates can find employment in the CSR departments of organisations operating in rural areas or with a focus on rural development.
  • PEO5 - They can work as CSR managers, implementing projects related to rural education, healthcare, skill development, and sustainable livelihoods.


  • Rural Society and Development
  • Rural Livelihood
  • Rural Research Method
  • Understanding Organizations
  • Accounting in Rural Development Management
  • Rural Economics and Social System


Rural development managers
Programme officers
Policy analyst
CSR managers


Eligibility Criteria

Graduated from any discipline.

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