Rural Development connotes overall development of rural areas with a view to improve the quality of life of rural people. Today, rural development is viewed as a multi-dimensional process which involves the reorganization and reorientation of entire economic and social systems. Rural Development from a mission has gradually changed to a profession and recently various educational institutes have come forward to offer professional courses in Rural Development in order to prepare skilled and committed rural development professionals.
Job opportunities in Rural Development are available in Government sectors/banks/NGOs / voluntary organizations, social development units of corporate sectors, self-employment, training centres, projects, teachers, researchers, consultants, etc. Career aspirants, on successful completion of the course can secure jobs as administrators, budget analysts or executives in both NGOs and local Government bodies. Aspirants can opt for job prospects in Government sectors both Central and State Service Commissions. Job Opportunities • In NGOs/Voluntary Organizations • In Government Sectors/Banks • In Social Development units of Corporate Sectors • In Self-employment (freelancing as researcher/project formulations, setting up of one’s own units. Other diversified employment opportunities in this sectors are as: • Trainer. • Researcher • Consultant • Project Coordinator.