Harvard Business School (SPNM), MBA: SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Master of Information Technology, Virginia Tech.
Rural management has become a prime focus in the present time. India’s rural population is more than that of the urban which automatically creates a large market exposure for companies and gain customers at large.
Rural management consists of handling products that fulfill the need of the people in rural areas and keep them satisfied with the service.
RURAL MANAGEMENT COURSE:
The course focuses on handling and managing agriculture business and using the management studies from rural point of view. The course gives students case studies and field projects which lets them know the real situation of the rural market. It teaches them how to talk to the people/villagers and know their problems.
RURAL MANAGEMENT AT WELINGKAR’S:
The institute’s objective is to nurture students and make them understand the problems of the rural sector and provide all the facilities related to technology, education, and services that are enjoyed by the urban population. To make them entrepreneurs and NGO representatives, instill leadership qualities and protect the rights of the rural population.
Their curriculum mainly focuses on Management disciplines of Leadership, General Management, Environment, Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR, Research-based on rural context and lets them have a humanitarian approach rather than customer-market based.
The institute also provides extensive experimental learning where the students are given Rural internship of 4 months during their 2 years’ program. Students are also given a chance of getting placed in companies through their placements programs. There has been a positive response and the companies that hire are:
- Mahindra Finance Ltd.
- Godrej Agrovet Ltd.
- Pidilite Industries Ltd.
- GSK Ltd.
- Reserve Bank of India
- Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. And many more….
They also conduct projects which are focused more on the rural areas which takes place in the first year of the program. They also have industry projects which include Cadbury- Modelez International Ltd and Titan Industries. They organize various events which is done by the rural management team.
There are other extra-curricular activities which help the students to gain interest in the course. It lets the students get a broad exposure of society work, NGO’s and professional exposure through workshops and seminars. Students are also given international exposure under student exchange programs.
In the end to answer the question and clear the numerous doubts that always occur in our mind before going to a college or even before taking up the course is that YES Welingkar Institute is worth for Rural Management as they not only provide with the theoretical material but also a real on-field experience which will help the students to take decisions independently in the future.
Which makes them ready to take on the problems or obstacles that come their way either when they are entrepreneurs or working for an NGO or Company.