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Full Time Programme

post graduate diploma in management - rural management

Vision:

"Creating Corporate Managers with Rural Insights"

This programme’s transformational cross-disciplinary learning aims to nurture youth into competent future managers with leadership abilities, innovative mindset and a deep empathy to work effectively in the emerging rural economies.

Present Intake: 60
Program started in 2012

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programme overview

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  • The major distinguishing feature of this 2 years Program is an embedded rural internship of 4 months, which provides a dedicated practical exposure to the needs and aspirations, lifestyle, culture, and beliefs of the people residing in the smaller towns and villages of India.
  • The uniqueness of the program is its focus on value creation through the development of sustainable business models in the rural space.

class profile 2020-22

The program draws in students from diverse educational, socio-cultural and professional backgrounds, across India. All those who are passionate about exploring the opportunities in the emerging rural markets aspire to join the program.

programme structure


Programme Structure

career opportunities

Students of the PGDM-Rural Management (Emerging Economies) program have received an overwhelming response from companies across diverse Industry verticals. Some of the designations which our students have got through campus executive placement are:

Solution Manager - SMEAG (Small & Medium Enterprises and Corporate Agri Group)

Solution Manager - SMEAG (Small & Medium Enterprises and Corporate Agri Group)

Assistant Vice President

Assistant Vice President

Management Trainee - Marketing

Management Trainee - Marketing

Management Trainee - Digitization

Management Trainee - Digitization

Management Trainee

Management Trainee

Lead Business Analyst

Lead Business Analyst

Marketing Analyst

Marketing Analyst

Market Research Analyst

Market Research Analyst

Business consultant - International sales

Business consultant - International sales

Assistant Manager (Marketing and strategy for Indian Rural customers)

Assistant Manager (Marketing and strategy for Indian Rural customers)

Marketing Executive - Product

Marketing Executive – Product

Territory Sales Manager

Territory Sales Manager

Senior Supply Chain Officer

Senior Supply Chain Officer

placement stats

The placements at WeSchool had an excellent response from companies, not only in terms of the number of job profiles but also the diversity in roles and attractive packages. A total of 358 companies visited the campus out of which 227 were new companies.

Domestic

Average Domestic Salary

₹10.92 lakhs p.a.

Average Salary

Highest Domestic Salary

₹18.16 lakhs p.a.

Highest Salary

International*

Average International Salary

₹21.58 lakhs p.a.

Average Salary

Highest International Salary

₹24.35 lakhs p.a.

Highest Salary

* - International placements in Dubai

Domestic

Average Domestic Salary

₹12.01 lakhs p.a.

Average Salary

Highest Domestic Salary

₹24 lakhs p.a.

Highest Salary

admission and fees

WeSchool intends to give more than what it takes, in order to offer a brighter future to our students. We try rising above the assured ROI which is just numbers, by adding value and making our students competitive enough to face real challenges, in the dynamic business world.

Tuition Fees and Other
tuition fees & other
₹7,00,000/- p.a* *Subject to change
Library Deposit
library deposit
₹4000/- (refundable)
Hostel Fees
hostel fees
₹1,60,000/- p.a. to ₹2,20,000/- p.a. Plus a deposit of ₹10,000/- (refundable)

Please Note

  • *Hostel accommodation is subject to availability for Mumbai Campus.
  • *Hostel accommodation is mandatory for the students of Bengaluru Campus.

TFW Scheme

Seats, up to Maximum 5 percent of sanctioned intake per course are available under TFW Scheme.

Candidate's parent's annual income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 8.00 Lakh. This should be supported by the Income Certificate issued by the Tehsildar office and valid till March 2025,.

The Waiver is limited to the Tuition Fee only

All other fees except tuition fee shall be paid by the beneficiary.

The Candidates admitted under this scheme shall not be allowed to change the course/campus at any stage under any circumstances.

course eligibility

A minimum 50% in graduation, which must be completed by June 2024.
Should have taken CAT (2023) conducted by the IIMs for the year specified in the advertisement (IIMS have no role in the Welingkar admission process) and /or/ XAT (2024) / and / or ATMA (Feb and May 2024) and / or CMAT (2024) and / or GMAT (2021 onwards).

selection process

WeSchool's Unique Profile based selection process assigns significant value to academic performances, work experience, Group Activity, Personal Interview along with the written test scores.

Important dates

Phase 1.

  • Start of Application Form - 14th Nov, 2022
  • Last date of Application Form - 15th Jan, 2023
  • GA/PI Shortlist List - End of Jan, 2023 (Basis CAT /XAT Result / Profile based calls).
  • Selection Process Dates (Offline) - Delhi: 17,18 & 19 Feb 2023 | Kolkata: 18 & 19 Feb 2023 | Indore: 19 Feb 2023

Phase 2.

  • Start of Application Form - 20th Feb, 2023
  • Last date of Application Form – 31st March, 2023.
  • GA/PI Shortlist List - April, 2023 (Basis CAT/XAT/ATMA /CMAT/GMAT).
  • GA/PI - April 2023.
  • Phase 2 Merit List - May 2023 (CAT/XAT/ATMA /CMAT/GMAT)

*You don't need to apply in Phase 2 if applied in Phase 1. Simply update your CMAT / ATMA scores

Entrance Exam Test cut off for PGDM 2024-26 batch

Shortlisting Criteria for Online Selection Process - General Merit List
Mumbai Campus
Program/ Campus CAT 2023 / XAT 2024 /
GMAT (2021 onwards)
Percentile
ATMA 2024/ CMAT 2024 Percentile
PGDM, PGDM E-Business, PGDM Research & Business Analytics 80 85
PGDM Retail, PGDM Media and Entertainment and PGDM Business Design 75 80
PGDM – Healthcare Management 70%ile across above entrance tests, irrespective of any graduation degree background
PGDM – Rural Management 70%ile across above entrance tests, irrespective of any graduation degree background
Bengluru Campus
Program/ Campus CAT 2023 / XAT 2024 /
GMAT (2021 onwards)
Percentile
ATMA 2024/ CMAT 2024 Percentile
PGDM, PGDM E-Business, PGDM Research & Business Analytics 75 80
PGDM - Business Design & Innovation 70%ile across above entrance tests, irrespective of any graduation degree background

Application Deadline: 18th March, 2022

(CMAT Aspirants can Apply Now and update their scores later)

    GDPI dates
  • GDPI Shortlist – March, 2021
  • GDPI Dates - March/April, 2021
    Online Selection Process will be based on two parameters:
  • Cut-off Percentile of the Entrance exams (as mentioned in the entrance test cutoff tab)
  • Profile based shortlist for students awaiting CMAT Test Results.
    (All candidates called on basis of profile, will be required to meet the required cut-off once the CMAT results are declared)

Selection Criteria

Weightage of parameters for final selection
1) Qualifying Entrance (CAT/XAT/ATMA/CMAT/ GMAT) 35%
2) Academics (10,12, Graduation) 15%
3) Interview (Pre-interview questionnaire, Interview) 45%
4) Extracurricular activities (Awards in sports, competitions at Degree college and above) etc. 5%

Note:- Qualifying test year and month wherever applicable is mentioned in the Entrance test cutoff.

Admissions

Admissions are based on merit only. No discrimination is made on basis of the state from which graduation certificate is obtained. There are no reservations for linguistic minorities either.

education loan

Student can avail education loans from -

Our sole purpose is to keep students focused on their goals, i.e. their career. To help them do so, we have partnered with a sound financial institution, to help students avail loans at reasonable rates.

recruiters

With 358 companies on campus spread across varied sectors, profiles and continents, we ensure that our students are well equipped to meet industry requirements the moment they step out of our gates.

We partner with and support our students every step of the way; right from their selection to their final placements. Students of PGDM-Rural Management found career opportunities in the following companies:

Disclaimer: Representation / Use of any third-party trade marks including logos herein is merely to indicate that these companies were at the WeSchool Campus for the Student recruitment process.

student achievements

Year on year, our students do us proud and edify our belief in creating the leaders of tomorrow. Here are the achievements of our latest batch.

testimonials

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FAQ's

What is Rural Management

Rural Management is a program’s transformational cross-disciplinary learning that aims to nurture youth into competent future managers with leadership abilities, innovative mindsets, and deep empathy to work effectively in emerging rural economies. It offers a wide range of career opportunities for those who wish to enhance the agriculture sector of the country and make it a significant contributor to the economy beyond farming. Also, the program draws in students from diverse educational, sociocultural, and professional backgrounds, across India. People who are passionate about exploring opportunities in emerging rural markets aspire to join the program.

Eligibility criteria for PGDM in Rural Management?

For rural management courses, the eligibility criteria for PGDM in rural management is a minimum of 50% in graduation. Also, should have taken CAT conducted by the IIMs for the year specified in the advertisement, or/ XAT, ATMA, CMAT, and GMAT.

What are Rural Management course Fees?

The fee structure for the Rural Management course is divided into 3 parts. The tuition fees & others will cost ₹7,00,000 p.a, the library deposit ₹4000 (refundable), and hostel fees ₹1,60,000 p.a. to ₹2,20,000 p.a. With a refundable deposit of ₹10,000.

Are PGDM and MBA in rural management are same?

The only major difference between MBA and PGDM is MBA refers to a management degree issued by a University. On the other hand, PGDM refers to Post Graduate Diploma in Management offered by a private college or institute, affiliated by AICTE. Apart from this, there is no other noted difference.

What is the scope of the Rural Management course in India?

There are several job opportunities for Rural Management students according to their specialization. While Rural Development Officer is the main area of employment for the students. PGDM in Rural Management course strives to ensure that the students have access to all the vital concepts they need to succeed in their roles. The scope of rural management in India includes solution manager, Assistant Vice President, Management Trainee - Marketing, Management Trainee, Lead Business Analyst, Marketing Analyst, and many more, as mentioned above.

What is the admission procedure at Rural Management college?

WeSchool intends to give more than what it takes to offer a brighter future to the students. The admissions are based strictly on merit. No discrimination is made based on the state from which the graduation certificate is obtained. Also, there are no reservations for linguistic minorities either. WeSchool's Unique profile-based selection process allocates significant value to academic performances, work experience, group activity, personal interviews along with written test scores.

What can I do after the Rural Management course?

India is a country having plenty of career paths for candidates interested in this field. Employment opportunity in this field is wide. Candidates specialized in rural management can become Solution managers, Assistant Vice Presidents, Management trainees - Marketing, and many more, as mentioned above.