Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management


The rural areas account for a vast majority of the Indian population. Rural society in recent decades has seen numerous changes by way of increase in size, organisational complexity and functional differentiation. Developing and managing rural infrastructure and providing services to both farm and non farm sectors could well be the key to growth here. This is a task that is increasingly the responsibility of local self government bodies in the country. Therefore, it is the need of the hour to facilitate the process of the transition by training key stake-holders so as to put them higher on the learning curve, and to enable them to manage the process efficiently.

Keeping in view the need for skill upgradation through a systematic course of learning, the Academy's State Institute of Rural Development has launched the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management. This course is based on distance-learning mode. It is of one-year duration. The course is designed to impart a mix of practical managerial skills and personality development inputs along with a sound understanding of the economic, social and political environment predominant in the rural areas.

Course Highlights

  • Recognized by University of Mumbai.
  • Targeted primarily at rural administrators, elected representatives, NGOs along with fresh graduates having a keen interest in rural management.
  • Special resolution issued by Government of Maharashtra to promote enrollment of officials and elected representatives from Panchayat Raj Institutions.
  • Extensive reading material.
  • Practical orientation.
  • Eminent faculty with field experience.
  • Course designed for working professionals.
  • Two contact sessions of 15 days' duration and an institutional attachment to supplement the self-study modules.

Course Contents

  • Rural Governance & Fiscal Decentralization
  • Management of Rural Services & Institutions
  • Farm Services Management
  • Agri-Business Management
  • Economics for Rural Management
  • Cooperatives and Collective Action
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Research Method

Successful Launch of the Course

The course was successfully launched in October 2007. The enrolled students were from the Governments of Maharashtra, Punjab and Sikkim. The participants divided in four groups were attached to renowned agri-business ventures like Jain Irrigations, Warna Group of Industries, Chitale Dairy and Pravin Masalewale along with district central co-operative banks from Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli and Jalgaon.

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