About the Course
XIMB is committed to social transformation. Since its inception, the program has been providing quality managerial inputs. It is one of the few B-schools in the country that seeks to equip its students, with the best of managerial insights into both, the corporate and the social sectors. The basic objective of the rural management program is to inject professionalism into the field of rural management and development.
The two-year AICTE approved PGDM (RM) program, since its inception 15 years ago, has strived towards moulding rural managers, with the heart of a social worker and the mind of a business manager, by infusing professionalism into rural development and management. The RM program has produced many stalwarts in different fields and it has a strong legacy of performance par excellence. It trains individuals and groups to imbibe and cultivate a sense of respect for the poor and the under-privileged, even as it nurtures in them an understanding of the factors leading to higher levels of motivation and performance to achieve organizational goals.
The Program Objectives
-To evolve alternative perspectives to understand and analyse the factors affecting the rural sector.
-To develop professional skills to plan, implement and monitor development programs in the rural areas.
-To build social entrepreneurial skills and leadership.
-To create and manage changes and development processes of organisations working at various levels.
-To promote passion for learning and commitment to pursue a career to serve and manage India's large citizen sector professionally.
Over a period of two years, the students develop competencies to analyse problems in a holistic manner; to seek, organize and present information that could lead to insightful, practical and innovative solutions. The course curriculum further helps them decipher the complex situations and go beyond the obvious. Discipline, versatility, creativity, and above all, humility form the hallmark of the students.
Today under the new economic reform regime, the corporate houses are also required to initiate special programmes aimed at social development.
The symbiotic relationship between business and society has triggered off a growing involvement in the social sector.
There is, therefore, a crying need to bridge the corporate sector and rural society. This would not only help in setting up a process for contributing to the needs of the informal sectors objective but also provide a platform for the corporate sector to strengthen business opportunities. As a result, more and more corporate bodies are looking for a special team of rural managers who understand the complex dynamics and behaviour of rural society.