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Rural Management

Rural Management refers to the study of planning, organising, directing and controlling rural areas, cooperatives, agri-business and allied fields. The curriculum is designed to make it contextual to develop rural areas through experiential learning, live projects. MBA in Rural Management is caters to working on the projects and models that can help develop a better focus on the rural area of the country. It has been the focus of our government since independence and now, the shift has been such that there are professionals required for planning and managing this sector. The course emphasizes on the fact that one needs to develop an understanding about how things function and then bring a substantial change in the system that affects the livelihoods of millions of Indian population. A professional course in this sector also brings into the focus the methodology that can be used to develop the nation and the rural sector.



 UG (3 Years)

To take admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed Intermediate (10+2) examination from state or central boards.

 PG (2 Years)

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree is completing bachelor's degree with minimum 505 of marks. Along with that Students will have to attend an entrance exam such as MAT/CAT/XAT or ATMA to get admitted into this course.


  • Program in Rural Management
  • Fellow Program in Rural Management
  • Certificate programme in Rural Management (CRM)
  • Certificate Programme in Dairy Management (CPDM)



MBA in Rural Management grooms a candidate professionally for developing and making plans that are systematic and can help in the uplifting of the rural areas. With an MBA degree, an aspirant develops several skills necessary for managing the difficulties that he/she can comes across during on-field jobs. MBA helps him/her to develop a personality and traits that are helpful in communicating with the people and convincing them about strategies that can be helpful. A candidate is expected to have a friendly attitude and should possess a feeling towards rural community and an attitude to work for them.

On completion of the course, the students can either get an opportunity to work for the government. Along with that there are a number of non-government organizations (NGOs) where the professionals can get an opportunity to utilise their knowledge and explore the possibilities for betterment of the society. There are several projects and researches that are funded by corporates and these can prove to be good opportunities for the MBA rural management pass outs. The students can also get an opportunity to work in banks like NABARD, Grameen Bank, etc.

Top Recruiters are-

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (AMUL), Greenpeace India, Mother Dairy, Agriculture Finance Corp., CRY etc.



  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • National Institute of Management Technology
  • Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
  • Rural Non-Farm Development Agency
  • Rural Research Foundation
  • National Institute of Rural Development
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Gandhigram Rural Institute
  • Indian Institute of Rural Management
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service
  • Tata Institute of Social Science