Rural Management Career Options in India

Rural Management is a unique specialization of the professionals to plan, strategize, manage, and implement the ideas of the rural landscape. Multinationals, government organizations, and Indian firms are looking at rural economies to expand their horizons. So this area holds excellent prospects for career growth.

What are the eligibility criteria needed in Rural Management?

1) Diploma: You pursue this course after 10+2 level with minimum 50% overall percentage
2) Undergraduate: you can apply for BA in Rural Management/Rural Development after completing 10+2 level with minimum 50% overall percentage
3) Postgraduate: Candidates with minimum 50% percent at the graduate level from a recognized institute/college
4) Doctoral course: For doing Ph.D. in rural management a candidate must complete a postgraduate degree

What are the different types of Rural Management courses available?

1) Diploma: The duration of the course is typically from 6 months to 1 year
2) Undergraduate: The BA in Rural Management/ Rural Development course duration is three years
3) Postgraduate: The postgraduate degree in rural management course duration is two years
4) Doctoral course: The doctoral course is popularly known as Ph.D. It gets the time to complete in the period of 3 to 4 years

What are the Subjects and Syllabus of Rural Management?

1) Rural Planning & Development
2) Natural Resources Development & Management
3) Rural Marketing & Management
4) Rural Community Facilities & Services
5) Social Security Problems, Policies, and Program

What are the top Rural Management Colleges in India?

1) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
2) Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
3) Institute of Rural Management Anand, Gujrat
4) Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
5) Xavier Institute of Social Service, Jharkhand
6) Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur
7) Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
8) Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune
9) Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala
10) National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur

Job Opportunities in Rural Management
There are some popular job titles offered in the Rural Management field. They are
1) Sales/Business Development Manager
2) Rural Development Officer
3) Purchase/Vendor Development Manager
4) Business Development Executive
5) Sales Officer
6) National Sales Development Manager

What are the top recruiters involved in Rural Management?

1) National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
2) Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society – JEEVIKA
3) BAIF Development Research Foundation
4) Vedanta CSR
5) ITC Limited Agri-Business Division
6) Godrej Agrovet Limited
7) Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation
8) Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producer`s Union Ltd ( AMUL)
9) MuthootFincorp
10) IndusInd Bank Limited
11) Mapro Foods
12) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable (P) Ltd
13) ADM Agro Industries
14) Supermarket Grocery Supplied Pvt. Ltd. (
15) Cargill

Salary after completing Rural Management:
The salary in Rural Management depends on the various post. They are given below:
1) Area Executive: Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakhs
2) Marketing and Sales Manager: Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakhs
3) Rural Managers: Rs 1 to Rs 3 lakhs
4) Senior Program Officer: Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakhs
5) Research Head: Rs 7 to Rs 8 lakhs