Applications Invited for Post Graduate Diploma Course in Rural Management (PGDM-RM)

Applications Invited for Post Graduate Diploma Course in Rural Management (PGDM-RM)

Institute Name: XISS Ranchi

Apply By: 10 Oct 2022

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About the Organization

The Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) was established as an extension department of St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, in 1955 with the objective of training young men and women in Rural Development, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. In 1973 the institute was registered as a separate educational society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. In 1978, it moved to its present site and over the years has developed its own distinct identity as a centre of excellence in management education, research, consultancy and development interventions.

We envision a centre of academic excellence towards creating a sustainable society with peace, justice and reconciliation.


  • To become a leading management school in India by offering a portfolio of academic, research, social involvement and outreach programmes.
  • To create leaders with conscience, compassion, competence, and commitment for sustainable development and empowerment of the marginalised.

About the Course

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is one of the flagship programme of XISS. This is a two-year full-time programme. The PGDM(Rural Management) Programme of XISS is rated as one of the best in the rural management field in the country. The Programme facilitates learning in theory and practice of different functional areas of management, and development is carefully designed based on inputs by key stakeholders including faculty, alumni, students, and industry experts. Apart from the academic rigour which ensures that students learn and apply key concepts and analytical tools, the Programme also provides opportunities for students to develop their communication, leadership, interpersonal and networking skills, attributes that are critical in today’s increasingly competitive world and fast-changing business environment. The Programme equips a student with requisite knowledge and skills, required for playing leadership roles in the manufacturing and services sectors in India and abroad.

The PGDM(Rural Management) Programme of XISS is designed to achieve the following objectives:

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) for Rural Management -

  • Attain global level academic excellence by fostering sustainable development
  • To imbibe social concern among students and faculty members
  • To facilitate rural empowerment and affirmative actions through leadership development with humane face

Programme Outcome (PO) for PGDM(Rural Management):

With these objectives a structured course has been designed. The PGDMRM programme is expected to enable the graduates to:

  • Apply the knowledge of management/ development theories and practices to solve the problems related to rural development/ business.
  • Foster analytical and critical thinking for evidence/data based decision making.
  • Develop value based leadership ability.
  • Understand, analyse and communicate economic, legal, global, and ethical aspects of business and development.
  • Lead themselves and others in achieving organizational goals and contributing effectively to a team environment.

Programme Specific Educational Outcome (PSEO) for PGDM(Rural Management):

  • Act as agent for rural empowerment and affirmative actions by inculcating social concern.
  • Understand and pursue sustainable development both at local and global level.
  • Foster analytical and critical thinking for evidence/data based decision making.


Minimum qualification for admission to the PGDM program at the Institute is three / four years bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST) in any discipline recognized by Association of Indian Universities.

Candidates appearing for final year or final semester of their graduate degree examination in academic year 2021-22 are also eligible to appear for the admission process. Provided they do not have more than 2 (two) backlogs in all. Such candidates if finally selected, must clear their graduation examination with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidates ) by August 2022.

Also, a candidate desirous of seeking admission at Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi will have to appear in an all India level management admission test. XISS, Ranchi considers only the following three admission test scores for shortlisting the candidates:

  • Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2022) conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) conducted by IIM, and
  • (CMAT 2022) conducted by NTA

The above three are the only approved examinations through which a candidate can apply with at XISS Ranchi.

How to Apply

The institute will accept only online registrations. Date of filling up forms for seeking admission at XISS, Ranchi (for session 22-24) will remain open from October 01, 2021. Application closes on 10th May 2022 (12:00 Noon).

The admission process followed by the Institute is as per the guidelines of AICTE. Interested applicants are required to follow the following steps:

  • Applicants must register themselves at the XISS admission application window by pressing the ‘Apply Now’ button and enter the necessary details. It will lead to the application form.
  • For online registrations, the registration fee can be paid through online transactions using Credit / Debit / ATM cards / Online Banking, and the Application form fee is non-refundable.

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