A rural manager studies situations in rural areas and plans and implements projects and schemes that will develop such areas. A rural manager works to bring about improvement in agriculture, water and power supply, transport and other sectors.
To be a rural manager one must complete:
- Class 12 in any stream
- 3-year bachelor’s degree in any stream
- 2-year master’s degree in rural development (MSc or MA in rural development)
- Post-graduate diploma and certificate courses in rural development
Career Options: A rural manager can work in the central or state government, companies working in agriculture or related businesses, infrastructure or other companies undertaking projects in rural areas, cooperatives and non-governmental organisations (NGO).
Job Roles: Rural development officer, programme specialist–agriculture, business development executive, research head, rural project manager and business development manager.
REFLECTION: Town Management
Why is the work of a rural manager important?