The Legacy that Speaks for Itself: IRMA

The Legacy that Speaks for Itself: IRMA

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The Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. IRMA Anand is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. IRMA’s path-breaking approach is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad. As a premier institution of professional education and development IRMA Anand has evolved unique curricula for its various programmes.

Glorious History

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. Born out of a maverick's dream, IRMA has become a frontrunner in professionalising the development of India's rural sector. Over the years it has provided management training, support and research facilities to students committed to rural development and in this process it has brought within its ambit several co-operatives, non-government organisations, government development agencies, international development organisations and funding agencies. 

Unmatched Pedagogy

IRMA is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about change by applying their management acumen while influencing the public policy narrative at a national and a global level. IRMA strives to create management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically-friendly and equitable growth.

The PGDM(RM) Journey captures the beautiful journey of a PGDM(RM) participant. Traversing through IRMA’s verdant campus, it narrates the story of the two years participants spend both on and off the campus and how IRMA not only shapes them into responsible rural managers but also individuals with a fitting sense of empathy.

Excellent Exposure and Results

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

  • Maximum CTC (Overall): 52,00,000
  • Mean CTC (Corporate Sector): 10,80,301
  • Mean CTC (Development Sector): 10,74,491
  • Mean Overall (Corporate + Development): 10,77,936
  • Median: 10,45,000
  • Minimum CTC: 4,80,000

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.

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