The postgraduate student of the department would be a great support to enrich the society in terms of research and extension activities, the overall The emphasis on the holistic development of a student would make her a more committed and concerned individual towards sustainable development.
The syllabus at Master’s program has alsp kept pace with changing times. In 1992, under UGC program of Emerging Areas, the department started Environmental Economics, as a compulsory paper, becoming the first such institute of Higher Education in the state of Gujarat in 1995. Out of Gandhi’s 11 wows, non-stealing (Astey), Non-possession (Aparigrah), Bread-labour have close impact on Consumption and Production activities in any economy. The size, status and quality of natural resources and its impact of livelihood of population of country like India is immense. very introduced sustainable development got translated as nibhau Patra Vikas or Chiranjeevi concept of head of sustainable development concept with keeping in mind system, the employability students have been given choice of papers for students of other subjects and faculties choice-based credit system has been introduced from 2018.
Block placement based report writing has been introduced as a compulsory paper The basic idea was to provide inculcate the student in rural Economy the non-government or Cooperative Institute is selected by the student that word on the Gandhian idea and he is in the institute and try to understand the impact of programs of such Institute on beneficiaries which time even bachelor students also friends of Fortnite to collect primary and secondary data and write a report.
Graduation and Above
57 (Reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/EWS as per the Govt. of India rules)
2 Years (Four Semester)
- Postgraduate Diploma 1 Year ( 2 semester)
- Postgraduate Degree 2 Year ( 4 semester)
Research Assistants for Research Institutes and Governmental/Non-governmental Agencies Preparing for NET/SLET and Other Competitive examinations
- Rural Development Specialist: Work with government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, or consulting firms to design and implement rural development projects that focus on improving livelihoods, infrastructure, and overall well-being in rural communities.
- Agricultural Economist: Analyse agricultural markets, commodity pricing, and trade policies to provide insights for farmers, agribusinesses, and policymakers on how to improve agricultural productivity and rural income.
- Rural Finance Specialist: Help rural communities’ access financial services, microfinance, and credit opportunities to support local entrepreneurship and agricultural initiatives.
- Community Development Officer: Collaborate with local communities to identify needs, create development plans, and implement programs that address economic, social, and environmental challenges in rural areas.
- Policy Analyst: Work with government agencies or think tanks to analyse policies related to rural areas, such as land use, natural resource management, and rural infrastructure, and provide recommendations for policy improvements.
- Rural Entrepreneurship: Use your expertise to encourage and support the development of rural businesses and start-ups, fostering economic diversification and job creation in rural communities.
- Rural Marketing Specialist: Assist rural producers in effectively marketing their products, either locally or globally, by understanding consumer preferences and market trends.
- Agricultural Extension Officer: Collaborate with farmers to provide them with the latest agricultural practices, technologies, and knowledge, helping to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability.
- Research Analyst: Conduct research on various aspects of rural economies, such as income distribution, resource management, and sustainable development, contributing to academic institutions, research organizations, or policy think tanks.
- Rural Tourism Development: Promote and develop rural tourism initiatives that showcase local culture, heritage, and natural resources, contributing to economic growth while preserving the rural environment.
- Natural Resource Economist: Focus on the sustainable management of natural resources in rural areas, analyzing the economic implications of resource extraction, conservation, and environmental policies.
- Non-profit and NGO Roles: Join organizations that focus on rural development, poverty alleviation, and community empowerment, utilizing your knowledge to make a positive impact.
- Academic and Research Career: Pursue a doctoral degree and engage in advanced research and teaching in the field of rural economics at universities and research institutions.
- Government Planner: Work in government departments responsible for rural development, land use planning, and agricultural policies, contributing to strategic planning and policy formulation.
- Sustainability Analyst: Focus on sustainable rural development, considering economic, social, and environmental factors to ensure that rural communities thrive in a balanced and resilient manner.
Obtaining a Master’s degree in Rural Economics can open up several exciting career opportunities that focus on addressing economic challenges and promoting development in rural areas. This specialized degree equips you with a deep understanding of economic issues in rural contexts, allowing you to contribute to sustainable and inclusive rural development. Here are some potential career paths you can consider after completing a Master’s in Rural Economics: