MARD (Master of Arts in Rural Development)

The discipline of Rural Development is of vital significance for understanding the development issues related to rural society. It is a yearly program with a total duration of 2 years.

Minimum Duration – 2 years

Maximum Duration – 4 years

Eligibility Criteria

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

Total Course – 10

Total Credits – 66

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
I Year (Compulsory Courses)
MRD 201Rural Development : Indian Context6
MRD 202Rural Development Programmes6
MRD 203Rural Development Planning and Management6
MRD 004Research Methods in Rural Development6
MRDP 1Dissertation12
II Year (Optional Courses) Choose any five(5)
MRDE 201Rural Social Development6
MRDE 202Rural Health Care6
MRDE 203Communication and Extension in Rural Development6
MRDE 002Voluntary Action in Rural Development6
MRDE 003Land Reforms and Rural Development6
MRDE 004Entrepreneurship and Rural Development6

Note:1. CRD/PGDRF/MARD (1st Year) revised courses will be offered in July 2023 session.

2. MARD 2nd Year Revised courses will be offered in July 2024 session