Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development

Xavier Institute of Social Service
In Ranchi

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Important information

Typology Post Graduate Diploma
Location Ranchi
Duration 2 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Ranchi
  • Duration:
    2 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, 834001, Jharkhand, India
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Starts On request
Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, 834001, Jharkhand, India
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Course programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development

Rural Development has inevitably became a distinct profession. Development of rural masses is a composite concern and a movement to be operationalized under extremely diverse milieu; this course prepares the students to meet the challenges posed by the profession and moulds them into change agents-facilitators in the process of development.

The faculty has adopted clear-cut objectives that focus on the following:

* Sensitizing the students to pay due respect to the rural masses and their wisdom.
* Inculcating the value of people's participation in development process.
* Equipping the students with the required knowledge, skills, and self-confidence, this will enable them to be effective and competent in their solemn task.
* Infusing the professional knowledge and skill among the students for successful planning, implementing and managing of developmental programmes

To keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of management and rural development the course has been revised and updated recently.

Learning from Experience

* Rural people are hard to reach. It is not easy to help them.
* Proper project selection demands focusing not on the means but the end, not the library but the village, not the methodology of appraisal but the poor rural people.
* Literacy is a social practice. Therefore, a number of literacy practices do exist in a given society. The strength of the Rural Development Professionals will truly rest on how good they are in the social political and cultural literacy of rural people.
* Rural Development demands pluralistic approach. Therefore, focus should be on optimization and not maximization.
* Our profession should be treated as opportunity oriented. Thus, Rural Development is basically and affair of the inhabitant of rural area. In other words, the process must start from within.

Semester - I

Rural economy and development

Society, culture change and structural analysis

Women and children in development

Health and Sanitation

Communication for development

Theories of development

Social Research methodology and PRA


Financial Accounting

Urban Field exposure

Rural Field exposure, PRA

Semester - II

Economics for Rural manager

Principles and Practices of management

Organizational development

Development Administration, Panchayati Raj and its Prog.

Agrarian relations, Laws and Peasant struggles

Ecology, Forestry and Wasteland development

Management of Land and Water Resources

Non Formal education

Computer Application & RdIS

Urban Field exposure

Rural Field exposure, PRA

Semester - III

Project management-I

Agriculture I- crop Production

Agriculture II- Animal Production

Training for development

Behavioural Science

Entrepreneurship Development and Appropriate Technology

Common Property Resource Management


Entrepreneurship development

Forestry and Waste Land development

Agri. Business management

Gender in development

Management of Rural Marketing

Summer Placement

Rural Field exposure, PRA

Semester - IV

Project management II

Social Justice and Social Action

Farm management

Management of NGOs and Human Resource development

Organisational Behaviour

Marketing management

Micro Finance, Small Group Management and cooperatives

Electives (same papers)


Study Tour

Rural exposure, PRA

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