This compulsory course of Masters of Rural Studies for Part-I, semester -I, covers major four units and carried 100 marks.  The main aim of this course is to students understand the relationship between cooperation and rural development. This compulsory course more focuses on a better understanding of the concept of cooperative and rural development, cooperative principles, successful Practices of different countries, cooperative governance, and the role, importance of cooperatives in rural development. 

Course Outcomes:

After completion of this course students will be able to;

1) Compare the successful practices of co-operation across the countries.

2) Extend cooperative principles in governance and administration of the cooperative organization.

3) Analyze the functioning of different types of Credit and Non-Credit Co-operative Societies.

4) Demonstrate the importance of cooperative institutions.