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Department of RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE

About the Department

The base of this academic programme is built on a firm but radical pedagogic premise of `Taking University Education towards Villages`- Taking cognizance of the appalling poverty, socio-cultural ills, deprivations of educational opportunities that plagued the poor in the Usilampatti taluk of Madurai District, the then college administration contemplated a socially relevant, people-centred and multi-disciplinary academic programme with the aim of creating catalysts of social change. With the due approval from the then Madurai University, the B.Sc. Rural Development Science had its humble beginning in 1973 at Arul Anandar College. Responding to the signs of the times the course has been elevated to M.Sc. level in 1983 and the Department became an approved centre for research in 2001.

Vision

  • Empowering the Rural Poor for an Integrated Human Development.
  • Mission

  • University towards Villages

  • Objectives

    Rural Development Science aims at bringing the benefits of higher education to the service of villages. Realization of the above aim is sought through imparting knowledge and skills towards integrated rural development, promoting aptitude for research in Rural Development, and transfer of knowledge through extension activities.

    Development Training

    Besides imparting theoretical knowledge to the students at UG and PG levels, they are also given sufficient on and off campus training programme to enhance their professional qualities so as to help the people to improve their socio-economic and political conditions. Well equipped laboratory, agricultural farm, model poultry farm, dairy farm and piggery farm on the campus help the students acquire technical skills. Placement in community based organizations, block placement programmes are given as off campus training.

    Curriculum


    2017-2018

    Courses Offered

  • B Sc Rural Development Science
  • M.Sc. Dairy Science and Rural Management (Aided)
  • Ph D Rural Development Science
  • Faculty

    Dr. L.Arockiaraj
    M.Sc., Ph.D.
    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & HEAD
    Dr. A.Thomas William
    MSW., Ph.D.
    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Dr. S.Arul Prasad
    MSW.,Ph.D.,PGDPM.
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Fr.Dr.A.Sebastian Mahimairaj,
    MSW., M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDHRM.
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Ms.S.Abirami
    M.A., M.Sc(Psy).,M.Phil.
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Rev.Fr.Dr.Maria Joseph Mookan Mahalingam,SJ
    M.A.,Ph.D(France).,DEA.
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Mr.A.Arockia Maria Micheal Raja
    M.S.W.,M.Phil.,
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Mr.A.James
    M.S.W.,M.Phil.,
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Mr.P.Anthony Raj
    M.A.M.Phil.,
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Dr. Ambudoss Arvind
    M.Sc.(Agri), Ph.D.,
    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Ms.M.Pandeeswari
    M.Sc., M.Phil.,
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Dr.C.Mabel Joshaline
    M.Sc.,Ph.D.
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Dr.S.P.Malar Kannan
    M.V.Sc.
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Mr.S.Jegan Karuppiah
    M.Sc.,
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Dr. A.Sundararaj
    M.Sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDCA.
    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Dr.P.Ananthi
    M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,P.hD
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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