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7 Reasons why you should opt for PGDM(RM) at IRMA

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7 Reasons why you should opt for PGDM(RM) at IRMA

Founded in 1979, The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically-friendly, holistic growth by applying their management acumen at the grassroots level and influencing people and enterprises at a global platform.


  • A Graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years of education.  50% or above (45% or above for SC/ST/differently able person) aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA at the graduation level.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree may also apply provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by September 2021

The last date for applying to PGDM(RM) 2021 - 23 is January 27, 2021.

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Selection Process

  1. Applicants are required to appear for the CAT 2020 conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) OR XAT2021 of Xavier School of Management (XLRI).
  2. IRMA will be short-listing and calling applicants for IRMA Social Awareness Test 2021 (IRMASAT 2021), Group Activity (GA), and Personal Interview (PI) in two ways:
  • Merit Based
  • Profile cum Merit Based: The applicant will be considered under the profile-based calls ONLY if the applicant is a graduate in one of the following three disciplines:
  1. Veterinary,
  2. Agriculture (B.Sc., B. Tech, Engineering, etc.) and
  3. Dairy Technology

7 reasons to opt for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) at IRMA

If the course “Rural Management” creates curiosity in your mind and you are determined to seek a career that allows you to stand out tall among all other management professionals, PGDM(RM) at IRMA is the single best choice you could make to change your lives:

HistoryLegendary History:

Founded in 1979 by Dr Verghese Kurien, IRMA is one of the leading institutions in rural management education and research. Acclaimed as the Father of the White Revolution, Dr. Kurien has transformed the dairy farming sector in India by bringing to it professional management and conduct. The legendary success of Amul, inspired him to create legacy for the future leaders and management professionals.

Unmatched Curriculum:campus placement

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management), brain child of Dr. Kurien, is infused with multidisciplinary, practical and ethical questions and analyses reflecting complex challenges that professional managers and leaders face. 

The curriculum covers all core management subjects like Economics, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Entrepreneurship. The curriculum also includes subjects that deepen the understanding of Rural Society, Economy and Polity and relevance with the recent times.

AccredetationAccreditations and Recognitions:

The course is highly acclaimed and approved by the reputed assessors and accreditation bodies. The PGDM(RM) is recognized as equivalent to Master's degree in Rural Management by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). On March 10, 2017, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has accredited the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) of IRMA.

Incomparable ExposureIncomparable Exposure:

Knowledge is not just restricted to classroom and books. There is a huge world outside the curriculum. Numerous webinars, events, and discussion of major national and international concerns with eminent personalities such as Dr Kiran Bedi, Dr Raghuram Rajan, and Azeem Premji, to name a few gives an incomparable exposure.

campus placementProud Placement Records:

A variety of organizations from the business sector, PSUs, state and central governments, NGOs, and multilateral agencies participate in the placements of IRMA. The campus placements programme is primarily driven by the Students' Placements Cell, which is an elected body of the respective batch. Some of the leading recruiters of IRMA are:  Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul), Adani Wilmar, Emami Agrotech, ICICI Bank, IDFC First Bank, Axis Bank, Mother Dairy, Future Group, Metro Cash & Carry, Ninjacart, Reliance Retail, UNICEF, Tata Trusts (FISE), Vedanta Foundation, Reliance Foundation,  etc.

Placement Highlights of 2020:

Highest Salary - Rs. 52.00 LPA

Median Salary - Rs. 10.45 LPA

Student ClubStudent Driven Clubs:

Even in the most taxing of academic terms, monotony is unheard of at IRMA. There are many student driven clubs which organize activities throughout the year. Some of the these clubs are: Abhyudaya (Development & Public Policy Club), Jaivik(The Organic Farming Club), Arthasya (The Finance Club), Jigyasa (The Quiz Club), Milaap(The Annual Alumni Reunion) and Jatra (The Hostel Block festival) to name a few.

campusYour Second Home:

As you step into the campus of IRMA, you will be surely mesmerised to the refreshing, calm and green campus that welcomes you. 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 with friends from all corners of the world. The campus is a quaint combination of stimulating and therapeutic that will give you all the comfort and ease to concentrate to your program. 

There’s surely no reason to not opt IRMA for your future in management.

Admissions open for PGDM(RM) 2021. Don't miss your chance to study at IRMA!

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