The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), established in 1979 by the father of white revolution Dr Verghese Kurien, is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research.

It is India’s leading school in rural management committed to acting as the catalyst and facilitator of rural prosperity. IRMA educates those inspired to work with organisations serving the rural sector and engaging directly with rural communities.

Programmes Offered

  • Post Graduate ​Diploma in Rural Management​(PGDRM) ​
  • Fellow Program in Rural Management ( Doctoral Program )​
  • PGDRM - ​Duration- 2 years

Intake- 240 ( Fifteen percent of the approved intake is allocated for admission to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian)

Eligibility Criteria

A graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education, having 50 percent (45 per cent for SC/ST/DAP (Differently Abled Person)) aggregate marks at the graduation level can apply for admission.

Fees- The total programme cost over the period of two years (inclusive of boarding, lodging, and field expenditure) is estimated to be about Rs 10.1 lakhs/-

Sale of Application Forms- From 1 October 2017

Last date to apply- Jan 20, 2018 ( online registration ) and Jan 16, 2018 ( Hardcopy registration )

Cost of online application

  • General /OBC candidates- Rs 1400
  • SC/ST/DA candidates- Rs 700

Cost of hard copy application

  • General /OBC candidates- Rs 1475
  • SC/ST/DA candidates- Rs 775

The exam is scheduled to be conducted on Feb 4, 2018.