COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Rural Development and Management
Course Code: 
18COM737
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
2
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Doctoral Programs
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Kochi

'Rural Development and Management' is an elective course offered in the second semester of M. Phil. Commerce and Management (Part - Time) offered by School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi.

Rural development and management focuses on improving the standard of life of rural people who are deprived from basic facilities. The students are expected to gain comprehensive 8 understanding regarding managing the rural resources effectively through rural development programmes that may profit rural livelihood.

Unit 1: 

Rural Development Concepts and Dimensions, Indian rural economic scenario, Indian rural social scene.

Unit 2: 

Rural industrialization and entrepreneurship, rural development institutions, Social research and computer applications for rural development.

Unit 3: 

Natural resource management of land, water and agriculture, Human resource development in rural sector.

Unit 4: 

Micro finance, Self-help groups and Women empowerment, Rural credit and marketing, Actions for rural development.

Unit 5: 

Rural project planning and management, Tribal development program, Medicinal plants program.

Text Books

  1. Katar Singh - Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management
  2. B.S. Bhatia, G.S. Batra - Rural Development Management
  3. KB Gupta, Faizia Siddiqui - Rural Management

Reference Texts

  1. G Ramesh and S Nakkiran, Research Methods in Rural Development
  2. G Sreedhar and D Rajashekhar, Rural development in India