About This Programme:

The discipline of Rural Development is of vital significance for understanding the development issues related to rural society. The syllabus of M.A. Programme in Rural Development is designed to include such diverse academic contents as are essential in the making of this discipline in the Indian context. An essential component of this programme is the dissertation based on empirical research in rural areas. 


Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University

Total Fees:

Rs. 10,800/- for the full programme


Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English and Hindi

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Prof.R.P.Singh, [email protected], [email protected], PH.01129572952


1st Year (Compulsory):

  • MRD 101 – Rural Development – Indian Context
  • MRD 102 – Rural Development Programmes
  • MRD 103 – Rural Development – Planning and Management
  • MRD 4 – Research Methods in Rural Development
  • MRDP 1 – Dissertation

2nd Year (Choose any five):

  • RDD 6 – Rural Health Care
  • RDD 7 – Communication and Extension in Rural Development
  • MRDE 101 – Rural Social Development
  • MRDE 2 – Voluntary Action in Rural Development
  • MRDE 3 – Land Reforms and Rural Development
  • MRDE 4 – Entrepreneurship and Rural Development