B.A. Rural Development

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Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development is an undergraduate rural development and management course. The Rural Development in India is one of the most important factors for the growth of the Indian economy. India is primarily an agriculture-based country. Agriculture contributes nearly one-fifth of the gross domestic product in India. In order to increase the growth of agriculture, the Government has planned several programs pertaining to Rural Development in India. Rural development course in general is used to denote the actions and initiatives taken to improve the standard of living in non-Urban neighbourhoods, countryside, and remote villages. Agricultural activities may be prominent in this case whereas economic activities would relate to the primary sector, production of food stuffs and raw materials. The syllabus for this course is divided into six semesters.

How is B.A. Rural Development Course Beneficial?

•    As there are many work for rural management professionals such as planning systematic development of the region; so it creates many job scopes fort them.
•    Secondly, as the persons are employed for collecting necessary data on topics like illiteracy rate, nourishment rate, development of women and social relevant information. These data are further classified into broader heads and many plans done accordingly. Therefore they have a lot of career scope for them.
•    Thirdly, teaching is also an area of livelihood for them. But to become teacher/lecturer they have to pass some certain qualifications like B.Ed. and UGC-NET.


•    Minimum eligibility is an intermediate (10+2). Bachelor of Arts is a vast field and offers various courses and rural development is one of them.


Syllabus of Rural Development as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. No

Subjects of Study


Rural Development: Concepts and Dimensions


Rural Economy of India


Social Sector of Rural India


Rural Development Programmes in India


Rural Development Institutions and Strategies


Rural Development-Planning and Management


•    Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
•    University of Lucknow, Lucknow
•    Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan

Course Suitability

•    Candidates who take interest in rural matters and want to cooperate in its development by his innovative mind are the most suitable for it.
•    Applicants who have good communication skills, social dealing and want to become social worker for the up-gradation of them also are good match for it.
•    They should also be friendly by nature, having liberal thinking and could be able to work for the development of all communities.

Employment Areas

•    Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna
•    National Food for Work Programme
•    Sampoorna Grammena Rozgar Yojna
•    National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Job Types

•    Area Executive
•    Sugar Analyst
•    Agronomist
•    Territory In-charge
•    Research Head
•    Marketing & Sales manager - FMCG

Advance Courses in B.A. Rural Development

•    M.A. (Rural Development)
•    M.Phil. (Rural Development)
•    Ph.D. (Rural Development)

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