Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) Overview
Dr Verghese Kurien, the father of the White Revolution, established The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) in 1979. Its mission has always been promoting socio-economic development in rural areas with the help of professional management. Its main objective is to create professionals who can aid in managing rural organizations.
IRMA provides courses in postgraduate level as well as doctoral level. On postgraduate level, it provides two diploma courses- Rural Management and Executive Rural Management. On doctoral level, it provides a Fellow Programme in Rural Management. It has an additional Certificate Course in Rural Management (CRM) to the employees of IRMA sponsored organizations.
The IRMA, Anand is approved by AICTE, NAAC, NBA and AIU and is one of the oldest and popular Indian institute of rural management. IRMA was responsible for the revolutionizing of the dairy industry. Rural managers graduating out of this institution have done a great job of professionalizing the rural industries.
IRMA has over 50 core and visiting faculties. It believes that faculties constitute the most important part of any institution because they help to impart quality knowledge and guide the candidates throughout their educational journey. To know about any IRMA updates one can also search IRMA on Pagalguy.
Courses offered and fee structure
IRMA offers four courses in total. Two of them are postgraduate diplomas- Rural Management (PGDRM) and Executive course in Rural Management PGDMX(R). It offers a doctoral programme on rural management and a certificate course as well, only for employees working under IRMA.
- On postgraduate level, IRMA offers one Diploma course in Rural Management.
- It also offers executive postgraduate diploma in Rural Management.
- On a doctoral level, it has a Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)
- It also has a Certificate Course in Rural Management (CRM) for only the employees of IRMA organizations.
|Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) or IRMA MBA||Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks with a valid CAT 2019, GMAT or XAT 2020 and IRMASAT score||11.60 Lakhs|
|Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural) PGDMX(R)||Graduation degree in any discipline with 50% marks along with a minimum of five years of work experience post graduation||4.80 Lakhs|
|Certificate in Rural Management (CRM)||Sponsored candidates from the current working organisation with a valid bachelor’s degree can apply||7.58 Lakhs|
|Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)||Candidates must have a master’s degree or an integrated master’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks along with a valid entrance exam score||NA|
IRMA Admission Process
Candidates are selected on the basis of CAT scores conducted by IIMs. Similar examinations like XAT and GMAT are also taken into account. The candidates also have to go through the institution’s entrance examination, IRMASAT which consists of a written test and then a personal interview and group exercise.
- For PGDRM course, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT or XAT scores and IRMASAT.
- For PGDMX(R), candidates have to appear for CAT or XAT exams and should have a minimum of five years of working experience in the field.
- For FPRM, candidates should qualify CAT or any of its likes and send a research proposal of 2,000 words long along with the application.
Placements in IRMA are carried out by the initiative of the placement cell. With its help, IRMA has been able to achieve 100% success level in the placement drives. Summer internships have also helped the students grab pre-placement offers even before completing their course. In 2019, 167 students participated in the placement. The highest salary package offered was 50.31 lakhs per annum. The students got a total of 407 job offers.
Placement Trends of 2019
|No. of Students||No. of Students Placed||No. of PPO’s||Average Salary (IN INR)||Median Salary (IN INR)||Highest Salary (IN INR)|
|167||167||28||12.84 Lakhs||11.47 Lakhs||50.31 Lakhs|
IRMA Results and Cutoff
IRMA announces its cutoff after the results of the entrance examination, IRMASAT, is announced. The students have to score 13 marks out of 40 in IRMASAT to qualify for the next rounds.
IRMA selects candidates on the basis of CAT and XAT scores. In 2019 the expected cutoff for CAT and XAT scores is 80 percentile. Anyone scoring above 80 percentile will qualify for the IRMASAT test and GD-PI round.
|Category||Expected XAT/CAT Cutoff||IRMASAT Cutoff (out of 40)|
IRMA Alumni Network
IRMA has an alumni association named Institute of Rural Management Alumni Association, which has a membership of about 2,000 plus alumni. Sanjay Tripathi is the President of the alumni association and under his guidance, the association organizes many seminars, discussions, conferences on the topic of rural development.
IRMA provides financial help to the students taking admission in a lot of methods. Firstly, it provides scholarships for SC/ST students, which almost cover its course fees, lodging expenses, stationery and computer charges. Under the Government of India, it provides scholarships for disabled students.
Apart from scholarships, it has bridge funding, which helps the students to bridge the gap between fee payment and disbursement of education loan from Bank. Education loans are also provided for IRMA students by most of the Government banks.
IRMA Campus Facilities
IRMA, which is spread over a huge area of 60 acres, has a state of the art infrastructure to provide quality education in rural management. It is located in Anand, which is the academic and industrial hub of Gujarat with lots of factories nearby.
Life at IRMA is comfortable and enjoyable due to the many facilities available on the campus. It has hostel facilities, cafeteria, sports ground, recreation rooms, dispensary, all in one store for personal supplies and many more.
The college has a specially designed library and computer centre to aid the students in their education and research. Students are also part of many activities and clubs. It organizes cultural and academic events every year.
|The Times Group (2018)||6|