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MAHATMA GANDHI DEPARTMENT OF RURAL STUDIES
Est. 1970 M. R. S. (Master of Rural Studies),
M.R.S. (5 years Integrated Programme),
M. Phil. & Ph. D.
P.G. Diploma in Rural Development,
P.G. Diploma in Natural Resource Management
P.G. Diploma in Climate Change and Rural Society
ABOUT DEPARTMENT
Mahatma Gandhi Department of rural Studies inculcates diagnostic abilities in the students so as to make them competent to identify the root causes of the problems faced by rural people. It is one of its own kind of interdisciplinary department having strong roots in learning, research and extension. The PG curriculum of the course is mainly classified in social science and agricultural science related subjects. From the academic year 2013-14 the department is offering specialization in Rural Development and Natural Resource Management at MRS. Department has organized a number of National and Regional level seminars and workshops.  Department is vigorously involves in census survey and social audit of an industries and village/ town. The department has so far completed nearly 50 research projects and published more than 400 research papers and more than 20 books. Faculty members have brought the honor to this department by working as experts in various state and central government agencies, commission, department and bodies. Student of the department is actively involved in the extension and co-curricular activities. The students of our department prepare “Integrated Village Development Plan” using local resources. These plans can be used by the district administration for development of villages identified under Adarsh Gram Yojana.
FACILITY
ICT enable Class Room- 03 | Computer- 25 |  Printers & Scanners- 10 | Library- 01 | Research  Laboratory- 01 | Teaching Laboratory- 01 | Computer Laboratory- 01 | Net house- 01 | Conference Hall- 01 | Seminar Hall- 01 | Resource Material Center- 01 | Drip Irrigation System | Framing Tools | Field experiments plots |
ACHIEVEMENTS
2015 onwards: Research Paper- 18 | Book Chapter- 02 |  Research Guidance- 03 |
Department was recognized by UGC for all India Orientation Programme in Rural development
State Bank of India chair- Professorship for tenure of 5 years
UGC’s Centre for Gandhian Studies
National and state level collaboration for research
CONTACT US:  Phone: 0261-2227141-2227146,  2203139  EXT: 1139, 1140 | [email protected]
M.R.S.(Master of Rural Studies)
CAREER OPPORTUNITY :Teaching& Research, Government and NGO, Rural development banks like NABARD International organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, UNESCO, WHO, various ministries such as tribal, labour, minorities, children, etc.
ELIGIBILITY :
Candidates seeking admission to Master’s Degree in Rural studies (M.R.S.) should have obtained 50% at the Bachelor’s Degree. The Candidate should have also offered English as one of the subjects at least, during one of the three years of their graduate study. This regulation will not be applicable to candidates who have studied in English Medium.
Candidate seeking admission to M.R.S. Course must appear at the entrance test held by the Department of Rural studies and personal interview before a selection committee. However, if numbers of eligible candidates are less than 90, the assessment of the students will be done through Personal Interview only.
Duration :2 years
ADMISSION PROCESS: Admission based upon the basis of entrance test.
Fees
GR
HP
SF
Male
5415
11415
Female
4415
10415
No
GR
HP
SF
1.
Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies VNSGU, Surat
40
4
PG Diploma in Rural Development
CAREER OPPORTUNITY :Government and NGO, Rural development banks like NABARD
ELIGIBILITY :AnyGraduate from any UGC recognized University
Duration :1 year
ADMISSION PROCESS :Merit Based
Fees
GR
HP
SF
Category-wise Fees for Entire Course
General
ST/SC/SEBC
Uni. Staff
Male
18280
13280
10280
Female
18280
13280
10280
No
GR
HP
SF
1.
Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, VNSGU, Surat
30 Reg. 30* Ext.
*For admission to external mode, kindly contact Department of Rural Studies
PG Diploma in Natural Resource Management
CAREER OPPORTUNITY: HRD Ministry, Ministry of Environment& Forests, Schools, Colleges,  NGOs, Member of an Environmental Impact Assessment Team, Consultancy for eco-friendly solutions, Ecological Services to private land developers.
ELIGIBILITY :AnyGraduate from any UGC recognized University
Duration :1 year
ADMISSION PROCESS :Merit Based
Fees
GR
HP
SF
Category-wise Fees for Entire Course
General
ST/SC/SEBC
Uni. Staff
Male
18280
13280
8280
Female
18280
13280
8280
No
GR
HP
SF
1.
Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, VNSGU, Surat
30 Reg. 30* Ext.
*For admission to external mode, kindly contact Department of Rural Studies
Post Graduate Diploma in Climate Change and Rural Society
CAREER OPPORTUNITY :Government industry, academics, consultancies and environmental agencies etc.
ELIGIBILITY :AnyGraduate from any UGC recognized University
Duration :1 year
ADMISSION PROCESS :Merit Based
Fees
GR
HP
SF
Category-wise Fees for Entire Course
General
ST/SC/SEBC
Uni. Staff
Male
18280
13280
10280
Female
18280
13280
10280
No
GR
HP
SF
1.
Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, VNSGU, Surat
30 Reg. 30* Ext.
*For admission to external mode, kindly contact Department of Rural Studies
M.R.S. (5 Years Integrated Course)
CAREER OPPORTUNITY : Teaching & Research, Government and NGO, Rural development banks like NABARD
International organisations such as UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, UNESCO, WHO, various ministries such as tribal, labour, minorities, children, etc.
ELIGIBILITY :  Higher Secondary (10+2) from any recognized board in any steam  with 45% of marks
A Duration :5 years
DMISSION PROCESS :Merit Based
Fees
GR
HP
SF
Male
15000 per semester for U.G.
20000 per semester for P.G.
Female
15000 per semester for U.G.
20000 per semester for P.G.
No
GR
HP
SF
1.
Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, VNSGU, Surat
60 (Foreign Students would be over and above)