IRMA: Everything you need to know

IRMA College

Founded in 1979 by Dr Verghese Kurien, IRMA College 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.

IRMA is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically-friendly, holistic growth by applying their management acumen at the grassroot level and influencing people and enterprises at a global platform.


  • IRMA is a part of a legacy of 40 years and counting.
  • 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).
  • National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has accredited the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) of IRMA.
  • Over the years, nearly 2800 students have graduated from IRMA in the discipline of rural management
  • IRMA offers world-class infrastructure for learning at their 60-acre-green campus. 
  • Experienced faculty members from reputed national and international institutions collaborate to design and train the students.
  • Highest Placement for 2018-20 : Rs. 52 LPA

Last Date to Apply: 27th January 2021

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 IRMA Program Offered



Post Graduation Diploma in Management (Rural Management)

Two-year Full-Time

IRMA Eligibility

  • A graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years of education with 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. They should have appeared in all the examinations of their graduation before the time of commencement of the programme (July 01, 2021).
  • The candidates failing to meet the minimum eligibility criteria will be asked to withdraw from the programme. The tuition fee paid by such candidates will be forfeited unless their vacant seats are filled by other candidates.

IRMA Admission Process

IRMA Admission Process of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) 2021 - 23:

  1. Applicants are required to appear for the CAT 2020 conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) OR XAT 2021 of Xavier School of Management (XLRI).
  2. IRMA will be shortlisting and calling applicants for IRMA Social Awareness Test 2021 (IRMASAT 2021), Group Activity (GA), and Personal Interview (PI) in two ways:
  • Merit-based Calls:

The Admissions Committee will decide category wise cut-offs (CAT 2020 and XAT 2021 percentile scores) for shortlisting applicants for IRMASAT 2021and GA and PI process.

  • Profile-cum-merit based Calls:

The Admissions Committee will also decide category wise cut-offs (CAT 2020 and XAT 2021 percentile scores) for shortlisting applicants for IRMASAT 2021 and GA and PI process under the Profile-cum-merit based Calls. 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
  1. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process at IRMA, where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2021 (IRMASAT 2021), Group Activity, and Personal Interview.

Note: IRMASAT 2021, GA and PI process will be conducted at IRMA

4 Easy Steps to Apply

  1. Register yourself:

Register as a new user. Fill in the details like your name, email address, mobile number, state, and city and create a unique password for security purposes. You can visit:


  1.  Verify your account:

A link will be sent to the email address you had mentioned in step 1.  Click on the link to validate and apply for IRMA.


  1. Fill in the form:

The form will have basic details, general information, address details, and course selection to be filled. Candidate also needs to upload several documents (listed below).

IRMA Application

  1. Application fee payment:


Application  Fee

General, General (EWS) & OBC




           *DAP- differently abled person

  • No application fee for BPL
  • Candidates need to pay application fee either through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking. Application form fees once paid will not be refunded.

Important Documents

  • Mention the name as given in the graduation certificate / mark-sheet.
  • Please ensure that correct information is entered prior to final submission. Please follow the sequence of all stages after editing (do not skip any stage) to ensure proper data entry. Any editing is possible before final submission. After final submission, it will not be possible to edit the application form.
  • Please upload scanned or digital copy of your photograph and signature (Maximum size: 512 KB) at the appropriate place in the form.
  • Please upload the scanned copy of your latest General (EWS) / OBC (Non creamy) / SC / ST / DAP category certificate as applicable (Maximum size: 1 MB).
  • Please also upload the scanned copy of your mark sheets of 10th, 12th and graduation. Also upload your graduation certificate, Sports certificate, extra-curricular certificate and work experience certificate (whichever applicable) (Maximum size: 1 MB).

IRMA Fee and Other Charges






First Year

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Due date for payment

As     mentioned in offer letter

15 days before the starting of 2nd year



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Scholarships at IRMA

Financial assistance is provided to deserving candidates through various following schemes and scholarships.

  • SC scholarships – This scholarship covers the entire cost of education of SC candidates are available at IRMA. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has allocated 4 scholarships to IRMA for SC students. The scholarship covers tuition fees, non-refundable charges, lodging and boarding expenses, cost of books, stationery, and a personal computer. (
  • ST scholarships – A full scholarship is allocated for 5 ST candidates by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The amount of the scholarship covers tuition fees, boarding and lodging expenses, book grant, and a one-time grant for the purchase of a personal computer.
  • Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme-The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme, as per the AICTE rules, is available at IRMA.

IRMA Educational Loans

Educational loans are available from various banks to candidates enrolling at IRMA. Canara Bank, Anand, United Bank of India, Anand, and Bank of Baroda, Anand provide student friendly education loan services for IRMA PGDM (RM) students.

IRMA College Placements

Top organizations from the business sector, PSUs, state and central governments, NGOs, and multilateral agencies participate in IRMA placements. The Campus Placements Programme for each graduating batch aims to provide meaningful and challenging career opportunities. The campus placements programme is primarily driven by the Students' Placements Cell, which is an elected body of the respective batch

IRMA has excellent placement records over the years. The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul) was the largest recruiter this year, and Mother Dairy was the second-largest recruiter.

Multinational and national agribusiness corporations such as Tolaram, ITC Agribusiness Division, ADM Agro, Seedworks, Adani Wilmar, Emami Agrotech, etc., participate in the placements.

From the FMCG and Retail sector, Reliance Retails, Future Group, Metro Cash & Carry, Ninjacart, etc., recruit from IRMA.

 Banking, finance, and insurance companies such as ICICI Bank, IDFC First Bank, Axis Bank, Fullerton, Vivriti Capital, ICICI Prudential, Bharati AXA, Reliance General Insurance, and several small finance banks recruited from the campus this year.

Placement Highlights of 2020:

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Batch Profile

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

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