The classroom segment in the first year comprises three terms, each having 6 credits1. The courses in the first year cover the basics in management and rural context. All the courses in the first year are compulsory. Term I covers the foundation and contextual courses in rural management. Term II and Term III have courses in different functional areas of rural management (Annexure-2). Brief descriptions of core courses are provided in Annexure-4.
The classroom segment in the second year has two terms (Terms IV and V), each consisting of six credits. Term IV has core courses of four credits; these are compulsory for all PRM students. In addition, students are required to choose two credits of optional courses from among those offered during the term. Term V has two credits of compulsory courses. In addition, students are required to choose four credits of optional courses from among those offered during the term (see Annexure-2 for the list of optional courses to be offered in Terms IV and V). The optional courses are divided into two groups: Rural Development Management and Rural Enterprise Management. Students are required to take a minimum of two credits from each group.