Student Outcomes and Opportunities

Learning Objectives and Expected Outcomes: ‘Integrated Rural Development and Management (IRDM)’ offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary, experiential curriculum designed to prepare future leaders to respond to developmental opportunities and challenges in the rural uplift programmes. It tries to make students fit and knowledgeable in the understanding of certain important issues in integrated rural development. Students completing the MSc./MA course in IRDM are expected to develop skills in the following.

  1. Knowledge of rural systems: Understand the structure, function, and integration of the rural society with a thrust on integrated rural development.
  2. Interdisciplinary approach: Apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the rural environment and its development, integrating multiple kinds of information, tools, methods, and scholarship from a variety of disciplines in order to analyze and construct arguments about complex rural issues.
  3. Experiential Learning: Understand the connections between classroom and experiential learning and successfully practice multiple forms of real world applications.
  4. Decision Making: Understand how uncertainty, risk, ethics, economics, and culture interact with rural development and decision making.
  5. Teamwork: Collaborate as members of teams, effectively working with multiple stakeholders from various backgrounds to address rural developmental issues.
  6. Technical Knowledge: To be familiar with some of the technological tools commonly used to address rural developmental challenges.
  7. Professional Development: To provide opportunity to the Govt., Corporate and Private sectors with the skill of professionals in the field of rural development.
  8. Self-employment: Empower students for self-employment through rural entrepreneurship, establishing rural agro-clinics etc.