Courses Offered

PROGRAMMES     

Institute of Development Studies offers the following Programmes:

 

A. Post Graduate Programmes

    1.              MBA in Agri –Business Management
    2.              MA in Development Studies
    3.              MA in Rural Development

    B. Doctoral Programme:

      •              Ph.D in Agri-Business Management
      •              Ph.D in Development Studies

     

    ADMISSION

    The course is designed for applicants from developing and developed countries with graduation in various fields the following are the criteria for admission to the Programmes

      1.          MBA In Agri-Business
      2.          MA in Development Studies
      3.          MA in Rural Development
      4.          Ph. D. Programme (UOM Ph.D Rules and Regulations)

      HOW TO APPLY 
      Candidates interested in the above Programme may apply for the application form on payment of Rs 350/- in cash or demand draft in favour of "University of Mysore", payable at Mysore. The candidate who downloads the application form from the website should send in duly filled-in application along with enclosures and a D.D of Rs.150/-(Rupees one hundred fifty only) in favour of "University of Mysore", payable at Mysore

      SELECTION PROCEDURE 
      Every candidate should appear for the Entrance test conducted by the Department. The eligibility for admissions will be based on the aggregate of the bachelor's Degree marks and Entrance test Marks (50:50) Management education is a professional course. In order to ensure quality and value added component, admissions to all programmes must be made through Entrance Test. An Institute must conduct the Entrance Test on the University of Mysore pattern.

      FEES STUCTURE
      The programme fees are to be paid in 2 installments. The fees for the first semester have to be paid before the commencement of the Programme and are non-refundable. In case the fees are not paid before the due dates the admission is deemed to be cancelled

      DURATION OF THE COURSE
      The duration of the day Course shall be four Semesters covered in two years. Each academic year shall comprise of two semesters starting form September - December/January and December/January-April.

       

      1.MBA IN AGRI –BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

      MBA (Agri-Business) is well-designed course to equip the students to face new challenges in development and understanding of the needs of the emerging markets. It has become necessary to impart quality education to talented students to manage the business in the new economic environment. To meet the challenges and to assist the industry and to train the Agri -Business Managers. This inter- disciplinary course has been designed. The Institute takes pride in pioneering Agri-Business activities, which has been acclaimed by the National and International Organization. This course has been listed as a professional course in the United Nations Directory, the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Government of India has also the uniqueness of    this programme.

      Objectives
      The 2 year (4 Semester) MBA in Agri-Business has been evolved by the combining various disciplines and emphasis in on imparting the analytic skills making them understand and appreciate the various dimension of Agri-Business Management both at the national and International level.

      Curriculum
      The Agri-Business Management assumes greater signified in the context of the new economic regime & globalization of the Indian Agriculture & food industry. The Programme is structured so that core courses are taught and the field experience is provided enabling the students to understand and appreciate the various problems involved in Food and Agribusiness management. The students are required to follow their own interest and specialization by undertaking an in-depth study and writing a dissertation, which is followed by a viva-voce. Each student works under an academic supervisor. The programme also uses other training methods like seminars, tests, field visits, projects, guest lectures etc.

      Awards Four Gold Medal is instituted to the first rank student. They are:

      • The Market Regulations Centenary Gold Medal of Mysore Grain Merchants Association
      • The Karnataka State Agricultural Marketing Board Gold Medal
      • Smt. B.H. Bhrmarambha and H.S. Gopal Rao Gold Medal
      • Late Sri. Sait Haidraj Endowment Gold Medal


      Criteria for Admission:
       The graduates (B.A., B.Com. BBA) in Commerce/Business Management/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Agricultural marketing/ Agricultural economics  /Dairy Sciences/Veterinary Sciences/ Fisheries / Economics/ Food & Nutrition or equivalent degree from any Indian /Foreign Universities are eligible for admission to MBA  (Agri- Business).

       

      2.MA IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

      MA in Development Studies is a restructured course offered from 2001-2002. Earlier Master Degree in Development Planning was offered combining two diplomas in Development Planning and Agricultural Planning. MADS is a self-financing course in the University, exposes students to the current developments at the National and Global levels. Fieldwork and Project work forms the essential components and the students have got choice to specialize in urban or rural issues.

      Objective
      The 2 year (4 Semester) MA in Development Studies has been evolved by the combining various disciplines and emphasis in on imparting the analytic skills making them understand and appreciate the various dimension of current Development Studies both at the national and International level. This assumes greater significance especially in the wake of challenges the field of sustainable development presents today!

      Curriculum
      The Programme is structured so that core courses are taught and the field experience is provided enabling the students to understand and appreciate the various problems involved in current development. The students are required to follow their own interest and specialization by undertaking an in-depth study and writing a Project. Each student works under an academic supervisor. The programme also uses other training methods like seminars, tests, field visits, projects, guest lectures etc., 

      Awards
      One Gold Medal is instituted, to the first rank student in the name of Prof. V.K. Nataraj Felicitation Committee Gold Medal

      Criteria for Admission
      The course is opened to any graduates or equivalent degree from any Indian /Foreign Universities are eligible.

       Note: All the students who join the courses on IDS are eligible to get admission in the Hostel

       

      3.MA IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT

      The course is design to cater the needs of rural areas. The students are exposed to the rural problems. Project work is designed to make the students to visit the field to understand the ground reality of the rural areas. 

      Criteria for admission

      The course is opened to any graduates or equivalent degree from any Indian /Foreign Universities are eligible.

       

      4. Ph. D. PROGRAMME

      About 60 Ph.D’s have been awarded in Urban and Regional Planning, Development Studies and Agricultural Marketing. One D.Litt has been awarded in Urban and Regional Planning. There are separate Boards of Studies and Boards of Examinations for the three programs.

        • Ph.D. in Agri-Business Management
        • Ph.D. in Development Studies

      Eligibility: Admission is open to the above disciplines and eligibility criterion as per University of Mysore Ph.D. Rules and Regulations.

      MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH IN IDS

      The Institute has completed over 65 research projects for the State Government of Karnataka, Government of India and National and International Agencies. Some of these research projects have come out in the form of Books. The major areas of research as given below:

      1. Master Plans
      2. City and Metropolitan Issues
      3. Habitat and Settlement Studies
      4. Environmental issues
      5. Agricultural Market Evaluation Studies
      6. Commodity Market Surveys
      7. Market Development and Operational Efficiency
      8. Market Hinterland and Facilitative Services
      9. Evaluation of Rural Development Programmes
      10. Benchmark Studies and Surveys
      11. Urban indicator programs and Local Urban observatory
      12. Rural Marketing
      13. Techno-Economic Survey
      14. Survey of agro-based industries and potentials
      15. Assessment of Infrastructural facilities
      16. Application of Post harvest technology
      17. Development plan for Urban Centers
      18. Price analysis of agricultural and non-agricultural goods
      19. Demand estimation for Inputs
      20. Socio-economic profile of the region
      21. Identification estimation and assessment of resources
      22. Survey of the market for processed food
      23. Assessment of environment related projects
      24. Human Development
      25. Pre & Post Natal Services in Rural Areas

       

      ACHIEVEMENTS:
      A number of research findings of the Institute has facilitated the State Government in evolving new polices and formulation of guidelines .The Institute was specially commissioned by the State Government of Karnataka to develop market norms, Benchmark studies to implement the Bidar Rural Integrated Development and Full Employment, Impact of Social Forestry for the state forest department. Four students of the Institute have won Best Thesis Award from the Institute of Town Planners, India, New Delhi.

       

      NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LINKS:

      • Food and Agricultural Organization –FAO
      • United Nations Center for Regional Development, Nagoya, Japan-UNCRD
      • The World Bank
      • Asian Development Bank, Manila
      • International Food Policy Research Institute
      • International Institute for Environment and Development
      • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
      • Town and Country Planning Organization, New Delhi  Institute of Town Planners, India, New Delhi

      It is gratifying to note that most of the faculty members of the Institute have had their higher training in U.K., Israel and Hong Kong.

       

      SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND SHORT TERM COURSES:

      The Institute has organized nearly 25 Seminars and Workshops and short term training progress in District Planning. Notable among them are, First Asian Conference on Regional Planning and Development 1974; National Town and Country Planning Seminar 1984 and 1997, International Seminar on Agricultural Marketing in 1983, 1985 & 1987 and short-term training programs for Govt. Officials on Districts Planning (1974), Western Ghats Development (1983), Drought Prone Area Program (1972, 1974, 1976), Research Methodology in 1984, National Conference on Emerging Challenges in Agricultural Commodity Marketing with Globalization in 1999, International Conference on Rural Markets in 2004 and State Level Training Programme on Contract Farming in 2006.

      The Institute involves many scholars and Government officials under guest Faculty and our Faculty members too participate as Guest Faculty at the Administrative Training Institute, State Institute of Urban Development, State Agricultural marketing Training College and Central Sericulture Training Institute.