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Managing the future

Rural management is all about upliftment of the rural working and lifestyle through systematic plans.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2006 16:25 IST

India lives in the hinterland. This is how best our country is known with almost 90 per cent of our population residing in the villages. It is important for our villages to develop for the nation to grow and flourish as a whole. So, for all those deeply concerned about the nation’s development, a career in rural development is just your calling.

Job Description:
A career in rural management is all about upliftment of the rural working and lifestyle through systematic development plans.

You are expected to collect necessary data on topics like illiteracy rate, nourishment rate, development of women and socially-relevant information.

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Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat

Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Rural

Management, Jaipur

National Institute of Rural

Development, Hyderabad

Career Prospects:

After a degree in rural management one can find placement at rural development projects or voluntary agencies or any international level Non-Government Organisation (NGO).

There are also opportunities in agencies like the United Nations and its subsidiary social research agencies. All you need is good management skills and high imagination.

The initial pay packet in this field of work is not as lucrative as other management professions. But there is a tremendous amount of satisfaction achieved in rural work.

One can expect a starting salary somewhere around Rs 12,000-15,000 per month. After you gain more experience, you can consider a shift to a metro or main city for planning and development work as a planner or consultant. By then, your pay package will be quite high.

Like all job opportunities, as one steps higher on the rung, the pay scale reaches above Rs 35,000 per month. And with that kind of pay also comes recognition and loads of travel within the country and abroad.

First Published: Nov 30, 2006 16:25 IST