Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management | PGDM-RM

 

PGDM-RM programme of the Institute is governed by the Dean of Academics Office and rules and regulations approved by the Academic Council of the Institute. A definite time schedule is set and approved by the Dean’s Office for various academic activities, through an academic calendar issued to each student at the beginning of the academic year. The Academic Council of the Institute in consultation with leaders in industry and academia revisits and recommends appropriate revisions /modification /improvements as and when required.

 

Academic activities in an academic year are regulated by an academic calendar approved by the Academic Council and Director of the Institute. It is mandatory for both students and faculty to strictly adhere to the academic calendar. Any deviation from the same is strictly monitored directly by the Office of the Director.

Curriculum

Every academic programme in the Institute has a prescribed course structure which in general terms is referred to as Course Map (CM).  A Course Map prescribes all the courses, labs, seminars and other requirements for the programme in which a student is admitted. Details of the Course Map are updated every semester which also contains instruction plans proposed by the course instructor and are made available by the Dean of Academics Office.

Trimesters

The Institute follows a specialized Credit Based Trimester system for its Academic Programmes, a break-up of Trimesters is as under. 

July – Sep

Trimester I

Oct – Jan

Trimester II

Feb – Apr

Trimester III

May & June

Summer Internship

July – Sep

Trimester IV

Oct – Jan

Trimester V

Feb – April

Trimester VI

 

 

Credit Structure

A desirable quantum of academic work is required towards the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Rural Management of the institute. A student earns credits by satisfactorily meeting the academic requirements of a mandatory and/or subscribed/elective course.

 

PGDM (RM) – 126 Credits

Core Course Credits – 72

Elective Course Credits – 54

Trimester 1

19

Trimester 2

23

Trimester 3

21

Trimester 4

21

Trimester 5

24

Trimester 6

18

 

 

 

The amount of credit associated with a particular course is dependent upon relative complexityintellectual challengedepth of learning and learner autonomy besides the number of hours of instruction per week.

A list of core and elective courses with credit assigned for PGDM (RM) programmes is discussed below.

 

Major and Minor System of Specialization

During the first year of the programme, students are exposed to core concepts of management in all the basic functional areas. These core courses lay a strong foundation and help students in developing a sound understanding of major functional areas of management. In the second year, students can choose electives depending upon the interest, competence and aspirations. Students have a choice of doing a major and minor specialization. 

Point and Grading System

Institute follows a well-established and accepted point and grading system. The performance of the students would be evaluated on a ten point scale with corresponding grade values as mentioned below:

 

Percentage of Marks

Grade

Grade Value/point

90 and above

A +

9.0-10.0

85 – 89

A

8.5-8.9

80 – 84

A-

8.0-8.4

75 – 79

B +

7.5-7.9

70 – 74

B

7.0-7.4

65 – 69

B -

6.5-6.9

60 – 64

C+

6.0-6.4

55 – 59

C

5.5-5.9

50 – 54

C -(Marginal Pass)

5.0-5.4

Below 49

D(Fail)

0

 

 

 

Grade point or grade value for a course is calculated by dividing the marks obtained (out of 100) in that course by ten.

 

Grade Point Averages – Trimester Grade Point Average and Cumulative Grade Point Average

Trimester Grade Point Average (TGPA) is a measure of performance in a particular trimester while Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is a measure of performance up to any specified semester or end of the programme beginning from the first semester.

Calculation of TGPA

The mathematical formula for calculation of TGPA is

TGPA = ΣCiPi/Σci

Where

C = Course Credit of a course in a semester

P = Grade Point Earned by a Student

i= 1, 2, 3….m, represents the number of courses in a given semester

Calculation of CGPA

The mathematical formula for calculation of CGPA is

CGPA = ΣCjPj/Σcj

C = Course Credit of a course in a semester

P = Grade Point Earned by a Student

i= 1, 2, 3….m, represents the number of courses a student has passed till that semester

 

Promotion Scheme

Promotion from the first to second and second to third trimester would be automatic. But to be promoted to second year, a candidate should fulfil the following criteria:-

  1. not have obtained ‘C’ grade in more than four courses;
  2. not have obtained ‘C’ and ‘D’ grades in more than four courses;
  3. have obtained a minimum of 5.00 CGPA in the first year .

 

Award of the Diploma

A student to be eligible for the award of the diploma should:

  1. complete all courses obtaining at least CGPA 5.00 out of 10.00;
  2. not have obtained ‘D’ in more than six courses during the program, and
  3. satisfactorily complete the mandatory summer internship.

Course Map For PGDM-RM Programme

PGDM-RM Year I

Trimester I

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

Prescribed Lecture Hours/ Week

Number of Classes

/Week

Self-Learning Hours

RM 1.1

Research Methods and Statistics for Development Professionals

3

4.5

3

6

RM 1.2

Managerial Communication

3

4.5

3

6

RM 1.3

Managerial Economics

3

4.5

3

6

RM 1.4

Organizational Behaviour - I

2

3

2

4.5

RM 1.5

Accounting for Managers

2

3

2

4.5

RM 1.6

Rural Society and Societal Analysis

3

4.5

3

6

RM 1.7

Livelihood Systems and Approaches

3

4.5

3

6

 

Total Number of Credits

19

Trimester II

RM 2.1

Development Theory and Practice

3

4.5

3

6

RM 2.2

Marketing Management - I

2

3

2

4.5

RM 2.3

Business Ethics & Leadership

2

3

2

4.5

RM 2.4

Human Resource Management

3

4.5

3

6

RM 2.5

Agriculture Production & Farm Management

3

4.5

3

6

RM 2.7

Project Planning and Management

3

4.5

3

6

RM 2.8

Macroeconomic Theory & Policy

3

4.5

3

6

RM 2.9

Rural Learning and Understanding (2 weeks Immersion Course with Grassroot Organizations)

4

Assessment based upon Comprehensive Report and Viva Voce

 

Total Number of Credits

23

Trimester III

RM 3.1

Management Information Systems

3

4.5

3

6

RM 3.2

OB – II: Organization Structure and Design 

2

3

2

4.5

RM 3.3

Marketing Management – II

2

3

2

4.5

RM 3.4

Operations Management

2

3

2

4.5

RM 3.5

Strategic Management

3

4.5

3

6

RM 3.6

Agribusiness Management

3

4.5

3

6

RM 3.7

Rural Legal Environment

3

4.5

3

6

RM 3.9

Social Entrepreneurship

3

4.5

3

6

 

Total Number of Credits

21

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROJECT

PGDM Year II

Trimester IV

RM 4.1

Organizational Change & Development

3

4.5

3

6

 

Elective 1

Credit may vary depending upon the Elective chosen

Prescribed lecture hours/week will be a multiplier of 1.5 for every credit

No. of classes/week = No. of credits X 1

self-learning hours per week = prescribed lecture hours + 1 hr 30 mins

 

Elective 2

 

Elective 3

 

Elective 4

 

Elective 5

 

Elective 6

 

Minor Elective 3

 

Total Number of Credits

21

Trimester V

RM 5.1

Corporate Social Responsibility

3

4.5

3

6

 

Elective 1

Credit may vary depending upon the Elective chosen

Prescribed lecture hours/week will be a multiplier of 1.5 for every credit

No. of classes/week = No. of credits X 1

self-learning hours per week = prescribed lecture hours + 1 hr 30 mins

 

Elective 2

 

Elective 3

 

Elective 4

 

Elective 5

 

Elective 6

 

Total Number of Credits

24

Trimester VI

RM 6.1

Strategic Issues in Development Organizations

3

4.5

3

6

 

Elective 1

Credit may vary depending upon the Elective chosen

Prescribed lecture hours/week will be a multiplier of 1.5 for every credit

No. of classes/week = No. of credits X 1

self-learning hours per week = prescribed lecture hours + 1 hr 30 mins

 

Elective 2

 

Elective 3

 

Elective 4

 

Elective 5

 

Total Number of Credits

18

 

 

 

BASKET OF ELECTIVES UNDER Rural Management SPECIALIZATION

TERM IV

  S.N.

  Elective Name

  Credits

  1

  Rehabilitation and Resettlement

  3

  2

  Rural Marketing

  2

  3

  Rural Health Care

  2

  4

  Natural Resource Management

  3

  5

  Micro Finance

  2

  6

  Environmental Responsibility of Businesses

  2

  7

  Consulting opportunities with Development Agencies

  2

TERM V

  S.N.

  Elective Name

  Credits

  1

  Local Governance

  3

  2

  Managing Cooperatives

  3

  3

  Education for Community

  3

  4

  Not for Profit Organizations: Working Principles and Management

  2

  5

  Knowledge Management for Development Organizations

  2

  6

  E-Business for Rural Enterprises

  3

TERM VI

  S.N.

  Elective Name

  Credits

  1

  Rural Innovations

  2

  2

  Public Policy Analysis

  3

  3

  Global Reforms and Development

  3

  4

  Strategic Issues in Development Organizations

  2

  5

  Women, Gender & Health

  2

  6

  Social Determinants of Health

  2

  7

  Economics of Development

  2

 

 

 

XIDAS 2016