Diploma in Rural Management (DRM)

The one-year Diploma in Rural Management (DRM) Programme of the Institute has been duly approved by the National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), New Delhi.


The Institute is committed to cater the rural sector by providing quality human resources equipped with professional knowledge and expertise. There is a growing need and necessity of civil society organizations and NGOs to focus on rural development sector as a partner to Govt for implementing its various schemes and programmes.  But there a dearth of quality manpower to handle the key issues and challenges faced by the rural development organizations. Keeping this in view, the Institute offers one year Diploma in Rural Management programme that ensures maximum learning advantages to the students through the well-structured curriculum. The Institute takes proper care for infusing professionalization in the organizations catering to rural sector.

Programme Structure

The one year DRM programme is spread over in two semesters.  At the end of 1st semester there will be a Project Placement of 6 weeks duration.  At the end of the Programme i.e., after the second semester there will be a viva voce test, which is meant to understand the participant’s ability to rejoin the theories into practice.





Subject Units Sessions Marks


1. Cooperative Management & Administration 1 30 100
2. Rural Society & Policy 1 30 100
3. Agri Business Management 1 30 100
4. Rural Marketing 1 30 100
5. Rural Banking 0.5 15 50
6. Filed Project Placement in a Business House/NGO 50
Total 4.5 135 500



1. Human Resource Management in Rural Sector 1 30 100
2. Management Accounting 1 30 100
3. MIS & Computer Application 3.1 30 100
4. Behavioural Dynamics and Communication 1 30 100
5. Micro Finance & Project Management 0.5 15 50
6. Viva Voce 50
Total 4.5 135 500
Grand Total 9 270 1000


Teaching Methodology

The Institute adopts the student oriented participative learning systems to make the classroom discussion more effective. Lectures are supplemented by cases, assignments, exercises, group discussion, role-play and students presentation.  Further, the use of audiovisuals, such as TV,VCR, OHP makes the lecturer more interesting and fruitful.


The Institute organizes Seminar from time to time in which the participation of each student is compulsory. The students are required to present their papers either in individual or in group in the Seminar.  Eminent persons are invited to share their real life experiences with the faculty and the students.  This provides an opportunity to the students to exchange their views with eminent professionals and experts.


Project Placement

At the end of the first semester, students will have to undergo project placement training in any organisation with the approval of the authority of the institute for a period of four weeks.  This provides an opportunity to the students to relate the class-room learning to work situation.  During the project training he/she will prepare a report under the joint guidance of a company executive and an internal guide from the Institute.


The students are expected to choose a project for the above training in a specific area in due consultation with the sponsoring organisation.  The students may be offered Field Allowance/Traveling Expenditure by the sponsoring organisation for the project work. The students are required to submit one copy of the project report to the Institute as well as to the sponsoring organizations after evaluation of the same by the Institute.