The School of Rural management established in 2012 seeks to produce and disseminate knowledge for holistic understanding of issues and challenges of development. An abiding faith in humanism, commitment to cosmopolitanism, respect for diversity of life and empathy with poor constitute core values of SRM. The unique position of the School within IIHMR University, a premier health management research university of the country enables a context for a rigorous inter disciplinary exploration of the different dimensions of human well being.
It offers two-year full-time Master of Business Administration in Rural Management (MBA-RM) with multiple specializations. The course is positioned to cater to needs of a rapidly transforming India where Developmental challenges are not limited to rural areas; indeed, the rural-urban continuum has made it virtually impossible to speak of rural or urban spaces in isolation. This programme aims at preparing professionals for a challenging career in public, private sectors, NGOs, and national and multinational organizations who are committed to erasing rural-urban inequities by promoting "rurban" infrastructure and amenities that emphasize a growing confluence of cities and the countryside.