Mahatma Gandhi said, “The future of India lies in its villages.”
Still relevant, isn't it? India as a country is still developing and one reason for the same is that rural economy has not received attention it needs and deserves. An MBA in Rural Management aims at grooming professionals who aspire to contribute towards uplifting and betterment of those sections of the society, where the light of development is yet to reach. This specialisation refers to the study of planning, organising, directing and controlling rural areas, cooperatives, agri-business and allied fields.
This course is designed to administer the management professional in the Rural sector who aspire to explore and resolve Rural problems. In this course students are exposed to practical learning via visits to rural arear, living with villager as part of their team and internship for a hands-on experience of working in rural setup.
There are lot of opportunities for students pursuing specialisation in Rural management as Insurance companies, Academic Institutes, Research & Consultancy Firms, Banks, Tata Teleservices, Finance Institutes, ICICI Bank, Amul Shriram Group, Rural and Agriculture Financing Industries are always on lookout for pool of talent in various roles such as Rural Development Officer, Research Officer, Rural Executives, Rural Manager, Senior Program Officer, Trainer, Consultant, Project Co-ordinator/ Project, Rural Minister, Purchase/Vendor Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Sales Officer, National Sales Development Manager, etc.
Here are some top B-Schools who offers MBA/PGDM in Rural Management.
*This table should be in no way acknowledged as a rank wise list of colleges.
|INSTITUTE||CITY||COURSE OFFERED||COURSE FEE(in Lakhs)||EXAM ACCEPTED||OFFICIAL SITE|
|Institute of Rural Management, Anand||Anand||PGDRM||INR 12.084||CAT, XAT, GMAT, IRMASAT of IRMA||www.irma.ac.in|
|Xavier Institute of Social Service||Ranchi||PGDM(Rural Management)||-||CAT, XAT, CMAT||xiss.ac.in|
|Xavier Institute of Management||Bhubaneswar||MBA-RM||-||CAT, XAT, NMAT, GMAT, X-GMT||www.ximb.edu.in|
|FMS-Institute of Rural Management||Jaipur||PGDM in Rural Management||INR 6.25||CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, IRMAT||iirm.ac.in|
|GB Pant Social Science Institute||Allahabad||MBA in Rural Development||INR 0.86||-||www.gbpssi.in|
|KIIT School of Rural Management||Bhubhaneswar||MBA in Rural Management||INR 6.47||CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, KIITEE Management||www.ksrm.ac.in|
|Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies||Jabalpur||PGDM-RM||INR 5.13||CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MPMET||www.xidas.in|
|Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research||Mumbai||PGDM in Rural Management||INR 8.64||CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAH-CET||www.welingkar.org|
|Institute of Research Technology & Management||Thane||MBA in Rural||INR 6.00||Screening Test (50%)||www.irtm.in|
|FMS-Mohanlal Sukhadia University||Udaipur||MBA in E-Business, Rural Management and Social Work||INR 1.50||CMAT||www.fmsudaipur.org|
While you may start considering MBA in Rural management for your specialisation, here is a last piece of advice from our end:
MBA in lesser known courses from top B-School is always better than MBA in known courses from average or below B-School.
All the best!
If you want to know which top B-Schools offers MBA/PGDM in Agribusiness, check out our previous article Master of Business Administration in Agribusiness: Top Schools
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