Dr. Satish Patel

Asst. Professor
M.Sc(Ele), M.Sc(Cs), M.Phil, Ph.D

Centre for Studies in Rural Management (CSRM)

Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by Mahatma Gandhi on 18th October, 1920. Gujarat Vidyapith is a deemed university since 1963 [University established under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 vide Notification No. F.10-20/62-U2 of the Govt. of India]. The Gujarat Vidyapith, offers a two year Master Degree Course in Rural Management at Randheja, District Gandhinagar since 1988 with AICTE approval.

The basic purpose of Gujarat Vidyapith for launching this programme is to meet the increasing demand for middle level managers to man the Voluntary, Semi-Governmental and Governmental organizations functioning in rural development, small industrial and co-operative sectors at village, taluka and district levels.

The need for such a course is imperative in view of the fact that the entire responsibility for planning and development for rural uplift under the five year plans is being assigned to grass root level organizations like Co-operatives and Panchayati-Raj Institutions.

The Gujarat Vidyapith aims at training the youth with necessary managerial abilities like leadership, decision making, communication, planning and execution of developmental projects for rural society. The emphasis is on inculcating among the youth a spirit of innovation, dedication inner conscientiousness and identification with rural communities.