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Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)

Classroom Segments

The PGDRM programme includes six carefully structured classroom segments that give a wholesome view of the entire discipline. The faculty follows a distinct pedagogy with regard to each course that involves case analysis, simulations, experiential exercises, project presentations, writing papers and guest lectures, apart from an extensive use of audio-visual aids during regular classes in this segment.

Major courses undertaken by the students during these terms are: Microeconomics, Macroeconomic Perspectives, Understanding Organizations, Production and Operations Management. Implementation-oriented courses from all functional areas of Management including Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, and Marketing Management, equip students with distinct skills, allowing them to evolve from observers to analyzers.

The classroom segment in the first year comprises three terms, each having 12 credits. 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.

The classroom segment in the second year also has three terms (Terms IV, V and VI), each consisting of10 credits. Term IV again has core and compulsory courses. Term V and VI are comprised of elective courses. The elective courses are broadly divided into two groups: Rural Development Management and Rural Enterprise Management.  These groups have application-oriented subjects like Sales & Distribution Management, Applied Econometrics for Rural Management, Brand Management, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Interventions, International Trade, ICT for Development, Promoting Rural Enterprises and Entrepreneurship, among others.