Rural Development

History of the Centre

  • The center established during the academic year 1980-81, in order to provide trained professional human resource to address the burning issues like poverty, unemployment and other socio-economic issues and problems of the nation.
  • The trained human source needed when planned and institutional approaches took place particularly after the sixth Five Year Plan for developing the rural areas.
  • The center for development studies is the first of its kind to establish an exclusive academic and training center to train youths at the university level.


Director : Dr. T. H. Murthy 

Contact Details:

Centre for Development Studies
Ashoka Bhavana
Jnana Bharathi Campus,
Bangalore University
Bengaluru - 560 056

Tel : 080 22961746

A. Course Offered-

a) M.A. in Rural Development and Management
b) P. G. Diploma in Rural Management
c) Ph.D. Programme

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration-

a) 4 Semesters (2 years)
b) 2 Semesters (l year)

D. Intake

a) 20 + Payment Seats - 6
b) 15 + Deputation from PRI’s/ NGO’s -05 + payment seats-07

E. Eligibility

a) M.A. in Rural Development & Management Candidates who have secured 40% marks in aggregate of all the subjects and 50% marks in the optional at Bachelor’s Degree level.

b) P. G. Diploma Course in Rural Development Candidates who have completed three years Bachelors Degree and have secured 50% of Marks in the Aggregate of all papers studied at the qualifying examinations are eligible for admission into the course

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