[OFFICIAL] IRMA – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) | (PGDM(RM) Admissions 2021-23

This is the official thread for the PGDRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management) at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand. This group has been created by IRMA to respond to queries by interested candidates.

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IRMA PGDRM Admissions Process (2019-21)
 

Last Date for Applying: December 31, 2018

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) announces admissions to its flagship two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM). The programme is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

IRMA will be shortlisting and calling applicants in two ways: 

1. Merit-based Calls: Candidates who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA and PI process.

2. Profile-cum-merit based Calls: Candidates who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Profile-based call criteria will be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA and PI process. The key criteria to shortlist candidates based on profile are: (i) Excellence: Graduation from Top universities and Colleges, (ii) Work Experience in Social Impact, Community Development, Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture and Allied sectors; (iii) Graduation in Social sciences, Development studies, Agriculture and Allied sciences

A. Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview.

Disclaimers:

· IRMA reserves the rights for considering application under Profile-based Selection.

· Candidates should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting for next stage of Admissions process.

IIMs and XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of academic programmes at IRMA. 

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IRMA Admissions Process: All You Need to Know!

The Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) is a pioneering institution that trains graduates to become rural managers with a deep understanding of society and empathy for mankind. Established in 1979 by Dr. Verghese Kurien, who was popularly known as the Milkman of India, it focuses on imparting quality education to students through its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM).

Since its inception, IRMA has attracted motivated individuals with an enthusiasm to work for rural India. The appeal of this institute lies in the personal fulfilment along with professional growth it promises. Over the years, MBA aspirants have chosen IRMA over other premier B-schools for this very reason. Needless to say, they have been rewarded in their choice.

Equipped with managerial know-how and hands-on acquaintance with rural India, IRMA graduates set out every year to work in a plethora of organizations. Their training prepares them to tackle management issues deftly, albeit with a sense of empathy for all stakeholders involved. IRMA trains managers, but also develops leaders.

It is evident in the vibrant alumni base of the Institute that’s comprised of leaders in industry, government, education and non-profit organizations across the world. The ever-growing placements portfolio is testament to the way IRMA’s philosophy resonates with both national and international organizations with a deep rural footprint. 

The selection process at IRMA ensures that both academic proficiency as well as work experience are taken into account while choosing the right PGDRM participant. Aspirants with a strong affinity with IRMA’s mission and vision populate the institute by signalling through academic excellence, as well as rich work experience. IRMA continues to be the best choice for candidates who wish to choose a different path than the one that leads to subpar management education elsewhere.

IRMA’s selection process for the two-year PGDRM has evolved steadily over the years. IRMA has sought to attract the best talent that the country produces while upholding its diverse and inclusive character. It is reflected in the modified short-listing process that IRMA has adopted for the 2019 intake to the PGDRM.

Round One: To be considered for admission to the PGDRM programme, an applicant should have appeared for and cleared the CAT (Common Admission Test) 2018 or XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2019. Once the scores are received by applicants, IRMA will shortlist candidates based on one of the following two criteria:

1. :  Merit-Based Calls

Applicants who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA & PI at IRMA.

2. :  Profile-cum-Merit Based Calls

Profile-based calls may be sent to applicants who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019. The key criteria for shortlisting candidates based on profile are: 

(i) Academic excellence: Graduation from premier universities and colleges; 

(ii) Work Experience in Social Impact, Community Development, Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture and Allied sectors; 

(iii) Graduation in Social sciences, Development studies, Agriculture and allied sciences.

Round Two: IRMASAT and GA & PI

Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview. .

An applicant’s combined score on all three of these tests would determine their admission to the PGDRM.

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10 REASONS WHY IRMA IS PERFECT FOR YOU

Located at a mere hour’s drive from Ahmedabad is the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). If the words “rural management” pique your interest and you are determined to seek a career that allows you to stand out in a melee of professionals, a course at IRMA is the single best choice you could make as an MBA aspirant. Here are several of the many reasons why:

1. An Illustrious History

Founded in 1979 by Dr Verghese Kurien, IRMA is a pioneering institution in rural management education and research. Dr Kurien is renowned as the Father of the White Revolution in India, an initiative that transformed the country from a milk-deficient nation to the world’s largest producer of the same. Led by the insight that professional management is the key to rural development, Dr Kurien established IRMA to provide passionate individuals with an education at par with the leading B-schools of the country. 

2. Hands-on Learning from Day One

Barely a couple of days into the beginning of the two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) at IRMA, students are sent off in pairs to villages in Gujarat for a few days. For many of the students, it is their first time ever in a rural environment. There is a lot to learn and observe in this induction, which prepares students to understand the context in which their learning will be based. Not to mention, the hospitality of a family in the hinterlands of Gujarat wins you friends and fond memories for a lifetime.

3. The Campus – a Second Home

The moment you enter the gates of IRMA, you are mesmerized by the refreshing quiet and verdancy of the campus. Studying at IRMA means calling sixty acres of lush lawns, wooded stretches, playfields, biking tracks, expansive classrooms and spacious yet cosy single hostel rooms your home for two years. It is not an odd sight to see students spending most of their time outdoors, whether it is to work on assignments or just chat over endless cups of tea. The campus is a quaint combination of stimulating and therapeutic.

4. A Microcosm of India

Every year, IRMA admits talented and driven individuals from across the country for its PGDRM course. The batch is composed of individuals from every state in India, and from every educational and vocational background imaginable. Students, faculty and even alumni come together to celebrate every festival and honour every custom that the country holds dear. One would be hard-pressed to find such diversity anywhere else.

5. Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

IRMA prides itself on being a B-school with a heart. No subject in the two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) at IRMA is complete without an intriguing discussion about the application of the acquired knowledge in real-world scenarios. Students at IRMA are called ‘participants’ – proactive and accountable agents of development. Classroom learning is supplemented with an experiential learning segment at the end of the first term. Called the Village Fieldwork Segment (VFS), it entails a two-month long stay at a village anywhere in India in collaboration with a partner organization which operates in the region. Participants are immersed in rural life and expected to conduct studies focussing on the village of their residence. An experience that every IRMAn regards as a life-changing one, the VFS is perhaps the most unique offering in the PRM course.

6. Unmatched Exposure

Regular sessions are interspersed with seminars by eminent scholars, entrepreneurs, alumni and change-makers. Participants in the past have had the chance to discuss issues of national and international concern, and have a relaxed tête-à-tête with personalities such as Dr Kiran Bedi, Dr Raghuram Rajan, and Azeem Premji, to name a few.

7. Something for Everyone

Even in the most taxing of academic terms, monotony is unheard of at IRMA. There are many student clubs which organize activities throughout the programme. You will never have to go a day without your evening football, or classic movies, or jam sessions. If you have a green thumb, you could even try your hand at organic farming. In the past, IRMAns have also helped children of construction workers and underprivileged settlements keep up with their studies. After all, if you are part of the solution, why wait?

8. An Incomparable Legacy

In addition to its distinguished founder, IRMA also boasts of a vibrant alumni network, members of which have made their mark in diverse fields. Participants find inspiration in the legacy of accomplished alumni such as Sanjoy Ghose, Neelima Khetan, S Sivakumar and Girish Menon, to name a few. The alumni network at IRMA is a close-knit one, and continues to support every batch with its collective expertise and camaraderie.

9. Exemplary Placement Records

Since its inception, IRMA has maintained a 100 per cent placement record. IRMA attracts organizations from sectors as varied as Cooperatives/Producers Collectives like GCMMF (cooperative body managing the Amul brand) to multinational and national agribusiness corporations like Tolaram, Afriventures, Cummins, Cargill, ITC, to grassroots development organizations like the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society – JEEVIKA.

10. An Institute with a Difference

Your choice of B-school influences not only the quality of your learning for two years and immediate career, but also the values that will define you as an effective leader. No matter where an IRMAn is placed, they work with a strong sense of accountability to every stakeholder and the zeal to ensure sustainable growth. IRMA marks you with humility and empathy, and yet the capability to find a solution where none seems possible. It is this spirit that sets IRMAns apart from their peers in every sector, and equips them with the can-do that every professional yearns to achieve.

“You cannot breed princes in a pigsty,” said Dr Kurien once, succinctly explaining why an institution with world-class infrastructure was dedicated to training rural development professionals. If you seek quality education, holistic growth and a career that offers both personal and professional fulfilment, IRMA is the ideal place for you.


To know more, visit https://irma.ac.in/

 We are pleased to share that IRMA has been ranked the 6th best B-school among the top 75 private B-schools of India, by the Times B-school Survey 2018. Further, IRMA ranks 11, overall among the top 100 B-schools of India, as per the survey.

This was the sixth B-school survey conducted by Times Group to determine the top management institutes in India.
 

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Whether you are about to complete your Bachelors’ degree or you have been working hard at a job for several months, beginning an MBA is a welcome change in pace. The institute you choose defines not only how you will spend the next two years, but also the rest of your personal and professional life. 

Tucked away in the vibrant university town of Anand, Gujarat is the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). Established in 1979 by the Father of the White Revolution, Dr Verghese Kurien, IRMA is a pioneering institution that trains future managers to spearhead and facilitate the development of rural India.

IRMA is an institute with a difference, and its flagship two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM), is only part of the difference. The legacy, culture, training and the very environment that MBA aspirants find here are unlike any other B-School in the country. Read on to know how. 

Experience at IRMA


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IRMA: Experience it to Believe it!

The location of IRMA is ideal for students on many counts. It is right in the heart of the town of Anand, making every amenity of urban life accessible to its students. The campus itself, however, has been designed as a peaceful, verdant oasis that calms you the minute you enter the institute. For its students, the IRMA campus is a haven with sixty acres of lush lawns, playing fields, cycling tracks and wooded patches. Anybody visiting the campus is greeted by the melodious notes of the Amul Carillon Chimes within an hour of entering. The very mood on campus is soothing.


IRMA: Experience it to Believe it!

The air at IRMA is imbued with the matchless legacy of its founder, Dr. Kurien and the accomplishments of its many illustrious alumni. He was a source of inspiration for all IRMAns, and many alumni followed him to contribute to the welfare of rural India selflessly. It’s the narrative of Dr. Kurien that binds the whole community together and cuts across all batches and one can’t help but be awed by it.

IRMA: Experience it to Believe it!

An aspect that is possibly unique to IRMA is the strong emphasis on actual education over grades. IRMA doesn’t pay mere lip service to the ideal of “learning”. The faculty members go out of their way to convey concepts of various subjects to their students. Discussions during lectures (and after those) are eye-opening, and assignments and examinations are more of an intellectually stimulating challenge than a formality. The numerous guest lectures by stalwarts in their areas further add to students’ knowledge. At the end of the day (or the course), the ethos at IRMA is such that one’s personality - not the grades - define how one has grown as a student and as an individual. 


IRMA: Experience it to Believe it!

What is an education in rural management without any actual interaction with rural India? IRMA recognizes the need for actual exposure to its students’ future area of work, and thus allows students several opportunities to experience life in the villages of India first-hand. Be it the short induction fieldwork at the beginning of the course, or the two-month Village Fieldwork Segment (VFS) after the first term of PGDRM, or even the simulation games that acquaint students with the intricacies of village life; the opportunities to learn are many. The walls of all buildings at IRMA are adorned with beautiful photographs that students captured during their fieldwork, a testament to the many memories they created in these lesser-known parts of our country. 

IRMA: Experience it to Believe it!

Be it the hostels that allow free interaction of inhabitants, the student mess which is the hub of all activity, or the expansive campus for when one wants some solitary walks, being an IRMAn never disappoints. Students could be chatting with a professor during tea breaks between lectures, having a quick game of badminton in the evening before meeting classmates to complete a group assignment, and then rushing off to a movie screening or a jam session, all in a day. In addition to all this, any given term will be peppered with formal celebrations, informal hostel parties, festivals, sports events and institute fests that one will regret staying out of. It is highly probable that some fun activity would be scheduled for the day one visits campus for the first time. For a quiet campus, IRMA never really sleeps. 

IRMA: Experience it to Believe it!

IRMA has enjoyed a 100% placements record since its establishment. The Institute strongly believes in enabling its students with the requisite skills and promote the ability to choose the kind of work they want to do. This has resonated with organizations – both national and international – as is reflected in the institute’s ever-growing placement portfolio for both the internship as well as the final placements.

A future manager’s experience at IRMA is, to put it simply, indescribable. While a place at IRMA is in itself synonymous with a fulfilling career – and life at large – any doubts that an MBA aspirant might have will be put to rest with just a visit to the institute. 

Illustrious IRMA Alumni:

Mr R S Sodhi

Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., (AMUL)

Mr Sodhi is a first-batch alumnus from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). 

Mr Sodhi joined GCMMF (AMUL) in the year 1982 directly after completing his post-graduation in rural management from IRMA and rose to the present level of Managing Director. In fact, Mr Sodhi has grown with GCMMF (Amul) & the Amul cooperative movement, since the beginning of his professional career.

For nearly 39 years, Mr Sodhi has been providing dynamic leadership to Amul and the entire Indian dairy industry, especially the critical cooperative dairy sector, which generates livelihood for millions of dairy farmers and provided essential goodness of milk nutrients to one billion Indian consumers.

A proud IRMAn indeed!

Illustrious IRMA Alumni:

Mr Andy Mukherjee

Opinion Columnist, Bloomberg LP

Andy Mukherjee is an award-winning business journalist with more than two decades of experience in India, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

An esteemed alumnus of IRMA whose versatility took him from finance to business journalism.

Andy is currently a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies and financial services. He previously was a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He has also worked for the Straits Times, ET NOW and Bloomberg News.

His opinions and articles are revered in the fields of Economics, Finance and Public Policy. His contribution in the field of opinion journalism is ineffable.

Andy hails from the 13th batch of PGDRM.

A Proud IRMAn indeed!

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10 REASONS WHY IRMA IS PERFECT FOR YOU

Located at a mere hour’s drive from Ahmedabad is the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). If the words “rural management” pique your interest and you are determined to seek a career that allows you to stand out in a melee of professionals, a course at IRMA is the single best choice you could make as an MBA aspirant.


To know more, log on to: https://irma.ac.in/iadmission/applyonlineprm.php

10 REASONS WHY IRMA IS PERFECT FOR YOU

1. An Illustrious History

Founded in 1979 by Dr Verghese Kurien, IRMA is a pioneering institution in rural management education and research. Dr Kurien is renowned as the Father of the White Revolution in India, an initiative that transformed the country from a milk-deficient nation to the world’s largest producer of the same. Led by the insight that professional management is the key to rural development, Dr Kurien established IRMA to provide passionate individuals with an education at par with the leading B-schools of the country. 

To know more, visit us at https://irma.ac.in/iadmission/applyonlineprm.php

10 REASONS WHY IRMA IS PERFECT FOR YOU

2. Hands-on Learning from Day 1

Barely a couple of days into the beginning of the two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) at IRMA, students are sent off in pairs to villages in Gujarat for a few days. For many of the students, it is their first time ever in a rural environment. There is a lot to learn and observe in this induction, which prepares students to understand the context in which their learning will be based. Not to mention, the hospitality of a family in the hinterlands of Gujarat wins you friends and fond memories for a lifetime.