IRMA was established in 1979 by Dr. Verghese Kurien, who envisioned good management with farmer power can transform the rural sector. One of its kind, the Institute is India`s leading school in rural management committed to bringing significant change in the rural sector. IRMA educates those inspired to work with organizations serving the rural sector and engaging directly with rural communities.
Rural Development through Professional Management
"The village is the cell of national body and cell- life must be healthy and developed for the national body to be healthy and developed" – Shri Aurobindo
Rural development is a crucial part of an economy. It is the lifeline of a nation and must be healthy and developed. The Institute’s core objective is to train management professionals to contribute towards rural development. With the technological advancement, it is essential to keep abreast with the challenges and address them. The Institute strives to resolve these challenges by enhancing rural managerial skills with the right approach in terms of sustainability and growth. It is reflected through IRMA's mission statement as well “to promote sustainable, ecologically-friendly and equitable socio-economic development of rural people through professional management.”
Sustainability and Economy
"The environment and the economy are really both the two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves" – Wangari Mathai
There is a need for professional governance to work in harmony with the environment and at the same time empower rural talent to self- sustain them. The motive is to contribute towards nation’s economy, create and manage opportunities sustainably. There are abundant of natural resources and must be utilized judiciously. IRMA acknowledges the various concerns regarding, water and forest management, rural problems and form strategies to cater the same. The Institute endeavors to resolve wavering rural issues. Some of the objectives are given below,
- Development of rural organisations to use resources aptly without compromising for future generations
- A lot of potential in rural sector which can be tapped with proper strategies and guidance.
- To improve the economic and social conditions of the underprivileged section of the society is necessary to enhance the economic structure of the country.
- To help the rural community through rural management knowledge to facilitate better functioning.
An Esteem Rural Management Institute
More than 30 years, the Institute has contributed towards the development of rural India. It has united various rural organisation and social enterprises to work towards the common goal i.e. rural prosperity. They have achieved so by strengthening management capabilities with problem-solving techniques and consultations. The students are exposed to the rural arena to gain a firsthand understanding of the complex village dynamic. They get acquainted with the diverse rural problems and formulate strategies to solve them.
IRMA grooms the students to successfully encompass the role of rural managers to handle the upcoming challenges and serve the rural India.
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