Programme Overview – PGDM (Rural Management)

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Dr. Himadri Sinha
Head, PGDM (Rural Management)

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is one of the flagship programme of XISS. This is a two-year full-time programme.

Programme Objectives

The PGDM(Rural Management) Programme of XISS is rated as one of the best in the rural management field in the country. The Programme facilitates learning in theory and practice of different functional areas of management, and development is carefully designed based on inputs by key stakeholders including faculty, alumni, students, and industry experts. Apart from the academic rigour which ensures that students learn and apply key concepts and analytical tools, the Programme also provides opportunities for students to develop their communication, leadership, interpersonal and networking skills, attributes that are critical in today’s increasingly competitive world and fast-changing business environment. The Programme equips a student with requisite knowledge and skills, required for playing leadership roles in the manufacturing and services sectors in India and abroad.

The PGDM(Rural Management) Programme of XISS is designed to achieve the following objectives:

Programme Education Objectives for Rural Management

  • Attain global level academic excellence by fostering sustainable development
  • To imbibe social concern among students and faculty members
  • To facilitate rural empowerment and affirmative actions through leadership development with humane face

a. Programme Educational Outcome (PEO) for PGDM(Rural Management)

With these objectives a structured course has been designed. The PGDMRM programme is expected to enable the graduates to:

  1. Apply the knowledge of management/ development theories and practices to solve the problems related to rural development/ business.
  2. Foster analytical and critical thinking for evidence/data based decision making.
  3. Develop value based leadership ability.
  4. Understand, analyse and communicate economic, legal, global, and ethical aspects of business and development.
  5. Lead themselves and others in achieving organizational goals and contributing effectively to a team environment.

b. Programme Specific Educational Outcome (PSEO) for PGDM(Rural Management)

  1. Act as agent for rural empowerment and affirmative actions by inculcating social concern.
  2. Understand and pursue sustainable development both at local and global level.

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