Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) was set up in 1979 with a mandate to professionalise management of rural producers’ organisations and create a body of knowledge in the field of rural management. In a short span IRMA has come to be recognised as a premier centre of teaching and research in rural management and has successfully created a new discipline of rural management which is being replicated by many other institutes.
IRMA was established in 1979 at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board to provide management education, training, research and consultancy support to co-operatives and rural development organisations in India.
IRMA is founded with the belief, borne out by Dr.Kurien’s work in the dairy co-operatives which revolutionised the dairy industry in the country, that the key for effective rural development is professional management. Professionalising the management of rural organisations calls for matching the specific but unmet needs of the sector with the formal techniques and skills of management professionals. Linking the two are the ‘rural managers’ prepared by IRMA through its two-years diploma (PRM) in rural management.
IRMA is a unique institution of rural management. IRMA stands out as an institute with a mission. IRMA’s mission is to promote sustainable, eco-friendly and equitable socio-economic development of rural people through professional management of their institutions. The core of IRMA’s operating philosophy is to build and sustain a partnership between rural people and committed professional managers. Through this, IRMA strives to contribute to the process of promoting sustainable development and social justice in India’s rural society. IRMA strives to achieve this mission by
Educating a new breed of professional rural managers having appropriate values and ethos to help rural organisations and institutions in professionalising their management and empower rural people through self-sustaining processes;
Training policy makers, directors, general managers, and those in charge of specific managerial functions in such enterprises and projects;
Building new rural management knowledge and theories through action-oriented and problem-solving research and consultancy; and
Influencing public policies through policy oriented research and consultancy.
NIRF Ranking 2017 -
Management - 29
The institute is situated on Mumbai- Ahmedabad national highway stretched over a campus area of more than 60 acres of land neighboring Anand Agricultural University. It offers a wide range of infrastructure facilities such as:-
• Gigantic library situated in a three storied building with more than 42628 books, 417 videocassettes, 40 CD-ROMS, 919 microforms, 1742 MTS reports, 108 OTS reports and 309 Fieldwork reports.
• Printing and file access, internet and mail services are offered in the computer centre.
• Well equipped facilities within the hostels are offered. Hostels have a total of nine blocks with eight rooms on each floor.
Institute of Rural Management(IRMA) Admissions
Eligibility:- For seeking admission in this institute candidates are required to complete their graduation from any recognized university with not less than 55% marks.
Admission Process:- The procedure for admission in this institute starts with the application form that is to be filled and submitted to the institute's office. The second step consist of written test which is conducted at 27 centres across the country. After this written test students are called up for personal interview which is held within the institute.
Fees:- Fees for the two year PRM programme is Rs. 4, 17, 000.
Institute of Rural Management(IRMA) Placements
There were 50 companies who visited the campus last year in which 30 companies offered palcement opportunities. The average annual package of the students who got the placement is Rs. 7.09 lakhs.
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