Programme Overview

Dr Anant Kumar

Head, PGDM

(Rural Management)

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is one of the flagship programme of XISS. This is a two-year full-time programme. The PGDM(Rural Management) Programme of XISS is rated as one of the best in the rural management field in the country. The Programme facilitates learning in theory and practice of different functional areas of management, and development is carefully designed based on inputs by key stakeholders including faculty, alumni, students, and industry experts. Apart from the academic rigour which ensures that students learn and apply key concepts and analytical tools, the Programme also provides opportunities for students to develop their communication, leadership, interpersonal and networking skills, attributes that are critical in today’s increasingly competitive world and fast-changing business environment. The Programme equips a student with requisite knowledge and skills, required for playing leadership roles in the manufacturing and services sectors in India and abroad.

The PGDM(Rural Management) Programme of XISS is designed to achieve the following objectives:

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) for Rural Management

  • Attain global level academic excellence by fostering sustainable development

  • To imbibe social concern among students and faculty members

  • To facilitate rural empowerment and affirmative actions through leadership development with humane face

A. Programme Outcome (PO) for PGDM(Rural Management)

With these objectives a structured course has been designed. The PGDMRM programme is expected to enable the graduates to:

  • Apply the knowledge of management/ development theories and practices to solve the problems related to rural development/ business.

  • Foster analytical and critical thinking for evidence/data based decision making.

  • Develop value based leadership ability.

  • Understand, analyse and communicate economic, legal, global, and ethical aspects of business and development.

  • Lead themselves and others in achieving organizational goals and contributing effectively to a team environment.

B. Programme Specific Educational Outcome (PSEO) for PGDM(Rural Management)

Act as agent for rural empowerment and affirmative actions by inculcating social concern.

  • Understand and pursue sustainable development both at local and global level.

  • Foster analytical and critical thinking for evidence/data based decision making.

Course Structure for PGDM (Rural Management)

Trimester – I

Society, Cultural Change and Structural Analysis

Theories of Development

Rural Economy, Entitlement and Development

Child Rights, Gender and Development

Development Administration, Programmes and PRIs

Principles of Management & Organisational Ethics

Communication for Development

Quantitative Methods -I

Practical Exposures

Trimester – II

Micro Economics for Rural Development

Agrarian Relations, Reforms and Contemporary Crisis

Behavioural Science

Human Resource Management for Rural Managers

Financial Accounting

Quantitative Methods – II

Social Research Methodology and PRA

Research & Writing Skills

Practical Exposures

Trimester – III

Macro Economic Principles & Policies for Rural Development

Organisational Behaviour

Public Health and Sanitation

Displacement, Resettlement & Rehabilitation

Corporate Social Responsibilities

Operations Research

Computer Application & MIS & Computer Lab

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Sustainable Management of Land and Water

Project Management – I

Practical Exposures

Trimester – IV

Project Management – II

Natural Resource Management & Commons

Social Justice & Social Action

Elective I – (Any Two)

A. GIS & Remote Sensing

B. Livestock Production Management

C. Agri Business Management

Elective II – (Any Four)

A. Rurban Management

B. Management of Cooperatives, Producer Groups & SHGs

C. Sustainable Business and Green CSR

D. Rural Marketing

E. Data Management

F. Livelihood Promotion & Skill Development

Practical Exposures

Trimester – V

Crop Production, Organic Farming & Biodiversity Management

Training for Development

Elective III – (Any Five)

A. Entrepreneurship Development

B. Social Entrepreneurship

C. Women Development

D. Public Policy Analysis

E. Social Marketing

F. Data Analytics for Rural Development

G. Disaster Management

H. Rural Financial Services & MFI

Practical Exposures

Trimester – VI

Management of Institutions

Elective IV – (Any Three)

A. Supply Chain Management

B. Financial Management

C. Micro Insurance & Risk Management

D. Disaster Risk Reduction

Practical Exposures

Practical Exposures

Soft Skill & Personality Development Lab

Urban Field Exposure

Institutional Visit

Rural Camp

Term Paper

Agricultural Practical

Study/Industrial Tour

Performance Evaluation & Grand Viva Voce

Board of Studies