Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's

Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel

Post Box No 124, Karanjade Village, Taluka- Panvel, District-Raigad. (MS)- 410206

Accredited by NAAC at "A" grade with CGPA of 3.18

"Best College Award" by University of Mumbai
Recipient of Grant Under DBT Star College Scheme

Rural Development-UG

Name of the Department Rural Development
About the Department Department of Rural Development started in 1976 and  Post-Graduate  Centre started in 2001
Aims and Objectives ? To develop various skill and  qualities among the students
? To establish strong linkages with rural institutions
? To create social values among students through field visits in villages.
Courses Offered UG  :   BA Degree Course in  Rural Development
PG   :  BA Degree Course in  Rural Development
Skill Based Short Term Course :
Entrepreneurship and management of Rural Industries
List of faculty Mr. R. P. Mhate  (HOD)            M.A.
Dr. P. P. Vashenikar                   M.A.,Ph.D.
Activities/Best Practices
  • Dattak Palak Yojana
  • Organization of  Fild visit
  • Carrer Guedence Center
  • Organization of various activities to inculcate research amongst students.
  • Departmental Library with reading room facility for the students and e-library facility.
MOU Yusuf  Meher ally Center Tara, Panvel
Extension Activity Poverty Alleviation Programme
Consultancy Government Scheme for Rural Development
Action Plan
  • To start new short term courses to inculcate the values, competencies and skill among the students
  • To undertake  Minor/Major Research Projects
  • To  Start Rural Development Research Center
Departmental Facilities
  • Learning Resources
    1. Departmental Library
    2. Projects
    3. L.C.D. Projector
    4. Internet Facility
Our Pride
  • • Dr. P. P. Vashenikar:Krushival Kavtuk Puraskar 2011
                                       Awarded Ph.D. 2016
    • Miss. Dipika Dattatray Wani- Third  Rank in University Exam in the         Subject of Rural Development, University of Mumbai. (2011-2012)
    • Miss. Pranali Dinkar Zuge- First Rank in University Exam in the Subject of     Rural Development, University of Mumbai. (2013-2014)
    • Miss. Poonam Bhanudas Gaikwad,  Second’rank in University Exam in           the Subject of Rural Development, University of Mumbai. (2013-2014)
    • Miss. Pratiksha Sanjay Patil, Third  Rank in University Exam in the                 Subject of Rural Development, University of Mumbai. (2013-2014)
Learning Outcomes Skills to be acquainted:
1. Student will be able to develop skill to analyze to introduce  the Rural Development and phenomena using rural development concept theories and methods
2. Student will be able to evaluate basic nature of Rural Development
3. Student will be able to use argument and evidence to support the  Rural Development Programmes
4. Student will be able to familiar with the  objective processes of Programmes 
5. Student will be able to show the specialty of able to  programmes
6. Student will be apply  methods  accumulating and interpreting data application to the discipline of Rural Development

Values to be inculcated:
1. Student will be demonstrate a   knowledge of the discipline of Rural Development
2. Student will develop the ability to apply, synthesize  and analyze the programmes of  Rural Development
3. Students will be demonstrated the necessary oral and written skill to convey their knowledge about Rural Development
4.  Student will be given the opportunity to apply theories and concepts in features of Rural Development
5. To Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental history of rural India
6. To Demonstrate proficiency in thinking systematically about the ethical dimensions of preamble.
7. Synthesize, analyze and critically evaluate  the programmes of Rural Development

Competencies to be ingrained:
1. Demonstrate analytical skill necessary to think critically Rural Development
2. Identify and demonstrate the importance of Rural Development
3. Demonstrate knowledge of concept of sovereignty
4. Apply   concept theories in the sub field of Rural Development
5. Distinguish between rural and urban analysis

Knowledge to be acquired:
1. Recognize and demonstrate an understanding   nature of  Rural Development
2. Student understanding the Programmes  of Rural Development
3.  Exhibit an awareness and concern for their role in Rural Development
4. Understand the importance of Rural Development
5. Write papers with a clear thesis
6. Write Rural Development papers
7. Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of several area within the field
8. Learn to apply basic concept in Rural Development