Rural Immersion Programme

The Rural Immersion Programme, which is a part of the PGDM curriculum is a unique initiative of Calcutta Business School. The salient objectives are as below:-

  • To sensitize budding managers and students towards various schemes undertaken by the Government in villages and analyze their execution and effectiveness.
  • To make our PGDM Programme students to understand various Programmes initiated by GOI like (i) Food for Work Programme; (ii) Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme; (iii) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna ; (iv) Drinking Water Supply; (v) Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan, etc. and to analyze the process of their implementation and impact.
  • To provide an opportunity to our students to visit rural markets (Haat) and observe and understand how they operate and gain an appreciation of the challenges and issues in the operation of rural supply chains.
  • To enable our students understand the operations of an organized economic activity like a dairy plant.
  • To help the students learn about rural life, society and culture.
  • To provide an opportunity to our students to learn about the process of implementation of various schemes through various organizations comprising Block Development Office, Panchayats, NGOs, SHGs, etc.
  • Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step together with team work.

    On 22.09.2019 students took the Kriya Yoga express from Kolkata and reached Ranchi at around morning 9:00 am, then boarded the bus, and reached Simdega . Next day, students visited 3 different Self-help groups of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSPL) in different locations across Simdega village. Students visited the Self-help groups at Cluster Level supported by Jharkhand State livelihood Promotion Society(JSPL) and interacted with them at length. Visiting a rural haat was an important item in the itinerary for practical exposure and the same was done both at Ranchi and Dhruwa Dam. But it was never all work and no play. Students went to Jonha Falls and spent the entire day there for some adventure and fun . Dairy visits were an important part of the itinerary and there were visits to Sudha Dairy Processing Unit and Osam Dairy Processing Unit, both at Ranchi. Finally students visited the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) office, Ranchi, which was beneficial as the students came to know the functions and operational method of NABARD and how they are helping the rural economy.

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