What are the goals of the MSIRDA Program?

The Professional Master’s Degree programme is aimed at teaching and research in Integrated Rural Development. It is geared towards training serving and aspiring rural development workers and others who wish to advance their knowledge, skills and expertise through specialized training in integrated rural development. MSIRDA recognizes the need for an interdisciplinary approach to solving the problems of rural poverty, low productivity, poor health and welfare status and general neglect. The programme takes a holistic approach to sustainable rural development, combining courses from several discipline including agriculture, rural sociology, management, natural sciences and health sciences.