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 under 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. Students 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.