Department of Rural Development

Department of Rural Development: 


St. Gonsalo Garcia College's Department of Rural Development offers options ranging from FYBA to doctorate in the arts. The University of Mumbai also has a Ph.D. Center for Rural Development.

Various alternative courses are offered by the Department of Rural Development which opens the way for higher studies. Vasai is a multilingual division, Palghar district is known as a tribal district and agriculture is the major occupation, hence the subject has gained extraordinary importance.

Teachers use audio-visual aids to make the teaching and learning process fruitful and engaging, as well as conduct actual field, various training camps, create various project reports so that students get vital information about nature and industry and future direction from different people's experiences.

Every year, lectures are conducted by the Department of Rural Development for subject scholars from other colleges. So that future opportunities can be explored. In the present age, rural development is given more priority, as India is a rural country. And reserved seats have also been created in various areas for this subject.

History of the department:

The Department of Rural Development was established in 1988, after which the University of Mumbai was recognized for Post-Graduations (M.A) Center in 2006-2007 and in 2021 allotted recognised Ph.D. Study Center. Dr. Arun Mali is working as the head of the department.


The library has an abundance of books and projects on the subject of rural development, as well as camps, training programs and lectures from time to time organised.

Professor - Phone number, email id

Currently, the president of this department is Dr. Arun Mali is the author of many books and various articles are published in recognised journal.

Email id: 

Contact Number: 9763703210

Prof. Amit Patel is another young professor in the Department of Rural Development, who has done his M.Phil and is doing his Ph.D. in this subject. Who is a very popular teacher among students and is active in social work.

Email id: 


Ph.D. in Rural Development

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