Careers in Rural Management

career in rural management

Rural management has played a vital role in India’s development, as evidenced by the substantial development brought about by Operation Flood (increased milk production) and the Green Revolution (increased crop production). Apart from obvious economic advancement, this also reduced our food grain imports by a fourth. Forever a focus of our government, this field is always looking for more professionals

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A rural management professional can work independently or under any NGO to carry out the work assigned to him/her. To obtain  of necessary skills, he/she has to undertake a diploma or degree course in rural management offered by several management institutes in the country.



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Rural Management Eligibility Criteria

There is an entrance test and then an interview. Humanities students tend to have an advantage when applying for this course.

Rural Management Skills & Attributes

A career in rural management is all about improving rural employment and lifestyle through systematic development plans.  An outgoing and friendly personality, an ability to handle crowds, an ability to handle pressure and leadership ability is essential to rural management jobs.

Rural Management Job Prospects

Jobs for graduates of rural management courses can be found in:

A career in rural management is all about improving rural employment and lifestyle through systematic development plans.  An outgoing and friendly personality, an ability to handle crowds, an ability to handle pressure and leadership ability is essential to rural management jobs.

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Rural Management Pay Package

Though, initial pay package in this field of work is not as lucrative as other management professions, there is tremendous satisfaction with this field.

One can expect a starting salary somewhere around Rs 8,000-15,000 per month. As someone gains more experience, he/she can consider a shift to a metro or city for planning and development work as a planner or consultant which would surely bring a better salary package.

Rural Management Institutes

  • Institute of Rural Management
Contact Information
Post Box No: 60, Anand - 388 001,
Gujarat, India
Phone : 0091- 2692 - 260391 / 263260 / 261502
Fax : 0091 - 2692 – 260188
Website : www.irma.ac.in

  • National Institute of Management Technology
Contact Information
Near Hindon river bridge
Opp. Indira Priyadarshini park
P.O.-Mohan Nagar
Ghaziabad (UP) - 201001
Phone : (0120)2940609
E-mail : nimtgzb@sify.com

  • Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya,
Contact Information
Shantikunj-GayatriKunj, Hardwar-249411.
Phone : 01334-261367, 262094 (Ext - 405)
Fax : 01334-260723, 260866
Website : www.dsvv.org

  • Rural Non-Farm Development Agency
Contact Information
D-94, Pavan Path
Hanuman Nagar
Jaipur - 302021, Rajasthan,
Phone : 91/141-352038
Fax : 91/141-383906
Website : www.ruda.org.in

  • Rural Research Foundation
Contact Information
Vatika Road, Off Tonk Road,
Jaipur-303905
Phone & Fax : 0141-2771100, 2771101
E-mail : info@morarkango.com
Website : www.morarkango.com

  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Contact Information
Diamond Harbour Road
Joka, Kolkata (Calcutta) - 700104
West Bengal
EPABX: 91-33-2467-8300/8301/8302/8303/8304/8305/8306/
Fax : 91-33-2467-8307
E-mail :president@email.iimcal.ac.in
Website : www.iimcal.ac.in

  • Indian Institute of Rural Management
Contact Information
Address: Sector 11,
Tagore Marg,
Mansorovar,
Jaipur-302020.
Phone : 91- 0141 2395402
Email : info@iirm.org
Website : www.iirm.org

  • National Institute of Rural Development Hyderabad
(Ministry of Rural Development)
Contact Information
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Address: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Ettimadai(PO), Coimbatore,
Phone : 91(422)2656422
Fax : 91(422)2656274

  • Xavier Institute of Social Service
Contact Information
Xavier Institute of Social Service
Post Box No. 7, Purulia Road
Ranchi, Jharkhand - 834 001, INDIA
Phone : 0651-2200873,
Fax : 0651-2315381
E-mail : xiss@xiss.ac.in
Website : www.xiss.ac.in

Management Institutes in major cities

Management Institutes in various states

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