Acharya Nagarjuna University

Rural Development

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Dean Prof. B.P.C. Bose
College University College of Arts, Commerce & Law- Departments / Centres
Established Year 1992
Head of Department Dr. V. Divya Tejo Murthy
Telephone No. 0863-2293189.Ext.152
Ph.D awards -
MPhil awards 01
Courses Offered M.A. M.Phil/Ph.D. in Rural Development
Sanctioned Intake 25


The Department of Rural Development was established in 1992 with a view to foster and sustain academic research and extension programmes to promote the quality and strengthen of Rural Development Professionals. With the final object of improving the quality of rural life in India. The course covers different dimensions of Rural Development. Besides the class room instruction students are exposed to rural realities through regular field work activity.

Particulars of Teaching staff

Name of the teacher Designation Qualification
Dr. V. Divya Thejomurthy Assistant Professor M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil.Ph.D.
Dr. K. Somasekhar Assistant Professor Ph.D

Details of MOU

University /Institute/Industry MOU entered
Date of signing of MOU
Purpose of MOU
ASSIST, Chilakaluripet.
22 Feb, 2003
Manasika Vikasa Kendram, Vijayawada.
24 Feb, 2003
S.P.Rural Poverty Reduction Programme (Project Director, Velugu, Vijayawada.)
27 Feb, 2003
Research Activities    
Third world and problems of development. Poverty and Employment. Peasant struggles. Tribal Development. Human resource development through voluntary action.
Academic Achievements    
Faculty has published good number of articles in different Journals. Department organized National Seminars/Work Shops. It also under taken minor research projects funded by DRDA, Guntur. Apart from academic activities. Department has taken up out-Reach activities by conducting awareness camps on rural development programmes and also Health camps.


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