Is Rural Development a good Career option?

There are many nuances of a Career in Rural Development. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Rural Development is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Rural Development. I was Googling about a Career in Rural Development and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170408-0001/Arts/Social Work/Career-in-Rural-Development/english

Dr B P Maithani's overview!

Dr B P Maithani invested 20 years in Rural Development. Dr B P Maithani has worked in Rural Development as President in RTI Club, Uttarakhand. In Dr B P Maithani's own words, this is how Dr B P Maithani got into Rural Development: "I started my career as a Researcher in Social Science with the Centre for the Study Developing Society, New Delhi. After that, I did various work in the field of Rural Development and also taught Geography for 7 years for a Government College. After that, I became the Founder and Director of NIRD, North East India Centre, Guwahati. There I worked for about 15 years. I also worked with Council for Advancement of People's Activity and Rural Technology (CAPART) for 5 years. Currently, I am the President of RTI Club, Uttarakhand." I wanted to know more about Dr B P Maithani and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/bpmaithani

Career Video on Rural Development

In a video, Dr B P Maithani has talked about various aspects of a Career in Rural Development. Dr B P Maithani started by explaining Rural Development as: "Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. It has traditionally centered on the exploitation of land-intensive natural resources such as agriculture and forestry. However, changes in global production networks and increased urbanization have changed the character of rural areas." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Rural Development is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Rural Development. Dr B P Maithani touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Applied Sciences
  • Extension Service
  • Social Sciences
  • Health Education
  • Knowledge of Law
  • Marketing and Finance
  • Awareness
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Dr B P Maithani then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Rural Development:
  • Rural Development Management
  • Social Work
  • Leadership
  • Multitasking
  • Empathy
  • Computer Skills
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Dr B P Maithani believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Rural Development:
  • Change Maker
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Respect, Reward & Recognition
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Dr B P Maithani believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Rural Development:
  • Working in Difficult Situation
  • Sacrificing Comfort Zone
  • Risk of being Misunderstood

In the final section of the video Dr B P Maithani talks about How a day goes in a Career in Rural Development. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Rural Development, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170408-0001

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Rural Development, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. You can engage in Career Planning using LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at: https://www.lifepage.in

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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