Diploma in Agricultural Economics & Rural Development

Dr. Kaipparedan College offers the following Post Graduate Diploma Program under its Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development.

Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development

Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics

Dr. Kaipparedan College offers Post Graduate Diploma Program in Agricultural Economics under its Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development. It is a one year Post-graduate Program. The Eligibility for the course is a pass in Bachelors Degree.

Agricultural Economics or Agronomics is an applied field of Economics concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fibre-a discipline known as agronomics.

Agronomics was a branch of economics that specifically dealt with land usage. It focused on maximizing the crop yield while maintaining a good soil ecosystem.

Throughout the 20th century the discipline expanded and the current scope of the discipline is much broader. Agricultural economics today includes a variety of applied areas, having considerable overlap with conventional economics.

Agricultural economists have made substantial contributions to research in economics, econometrics, development economics, and environmental economics. Agricultural economics influences food policy, agricultural policy, and environmental policy.

Major topics in Agricultural Economics

Agricultural environment and natural resources
Food and consumer economics
Development economics
Production economics and farm management
Careers in agricultural economics

Graduates in any subject are eligible to apply for this course. Post Graduates from agricultural and applied economics departments find jobs in many sectors of the economy: agricultural management, agribusiness, commodities markets, education, the financial sector, government, natural resource and environmental management, real estate, and public relations.

Careers in agricultural economics require at least a Post Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Degree, and research careers in the field require graduate-level training. Studies prove rated agricultural economics tied for 8th out of 171 fields in terms of employability.

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development

Dr. Kaipparedan College offers Post Graduate Diploma Program in Rural Development under its Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development. It is a one year Post-graduate Program. The Eligibility for the course is a pass in Bachelors Degree.

Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas.

Rural development has traditionally centered on the exploitation of land-intensive natural resources such as agriculture and forestry. However, changes in global production networks and increased urbanization have changed the character of rural areas.

Increasingly tourism, niche manufacturers, and recreation have replaced resource extraction and agriculture as dominant economic drivers.

The need for rural communities to approach development from a wider perspective has created more focus on a broad range of development goals rather than merely creating incentive for agricultural or resource based businesses.

Education, entrepreneurship, physical infrastructure, and social infrastructure all play an important role in developing rural regions. Rural development is also characterized by its emphasis on locally produced economic development strategies.

In contrast to urban regions, which have many similarities, rural areas are highly distinctive from one another. For this reason there are a large variety of rural development approaches used globally.

Training Programmes

Training to young on development issues
Training to Non-profit organizations
Training to government officers
Training corporate organizations on Leadership
Training social workers on community led development
Mass Awareness programme
Rural interventions in village sanitation drives
Capacity Building