About the Programme

Courses offered at the post graduate level demands not only rigorous intellectual work in the classroom and the laboratories but also hard physical work in the farms for crop management, and occasional field visit to far-off villages where students may require to stay for some days, if necessary, for academic benefit. So a candidate eager for admission to the join M.Sc. ARTD programme must possess the right mind-set that the above requirements would demand. Medical fitness of a candidate is certainly an important pre-requisite. The most essential component of the programme is to bridge the divide between academics and application by generating willingness among the students for rural living and to develop the inquisitive process of learning leading to action through participation in villagers’ day to day activities. The interactive involvement with the villagers in different institutional contexts would expand the innovative qualities of the students. There is a provision for specialisation in two broad areas viz. Rural Extension Management (REM) and Agriculture & Sustainable Livelihood (ASL). A student can choose courses from their preferred area of specialisation from 2nd / 8th semester onwards.


  • Inter-disciplinary programmes design
  • Holistic view of integrated rural and tribal development

Why choose the programme

Opportunity to be a part of rigorous, inter-disciplinary, practical oriented course with syllabi and curricular designed to prepare a brand of young men and women with thorough knowledge of all aspects of rural lives, their problems and possible solutions.

Programme Outcome

  • To act as a single window service providers for rural and tribal areas
  • Developing knowledge and practical skill in related areas.
  • Inculcating higher human values with soft skills

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