Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
[Approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)]
Post Box No. 60
Phone-No: 0091- 2692 - 260391 263260 261502
Fax: 0091 - 2692 - 260188
IRMA was established in 1979 at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). The rationale behind its installation had to do with providing management education, training, research and consultancy support to co-operatives and rural development organisations in India.
The genesis of IRMA is owed to Dr. Kurien's work with dairy co-operatives, which revolutionized the dairy industry in the country. It was founded with the belief that the key to effective rural development lies in professional management. Professionalising rural management involves synergising specific yet unmet needs of the rural sector with the formal techniques and skills of management professionals. Linking the two are the ‘rural managers' graduating from IRMA after undergoing a two-year diploma (PRM) programme in rural management.
Born out of a maverick's dream IRMA is, today, at the forefront of 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 drawing, in the process, co-operatives, non-government organisations, government development agencies, international development organisations, and funding agencies towards it.
Fellow Program in Rural Management FPRM
in Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
Fellow Program in Rural Management (FPRM) [(a) Management of Collectives; (b) Agri-Business Rural Marketing; (c ) Natural Resources Management; (d) Development Management; (e) Micro-finance Management; (f) Governance and Livelihoods; (g) Rural Infrastructure and Services Management; and (h) Public Policy and Non-profit Management] Admission 2016
Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Fellow Program in Rural Management FPRM in Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
The FPRM admission process comprises three stages. The first stage involves screening of the applications. The second stage consists of a written test. Personal interviews are conducted at the third stage
To be eligible for admission to the Programme an applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions;
1. PRM from IRMA; or
2. OYP from IRMA with one year post-diploma work experience; or
3. Post Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution with 55% marks at PG and 50% marks at graduation (college) level; or
4. Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience; or
5. Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least three years work experience.
6. Applicants having valid score of UGC JRF (NET)/CSIR in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.).
The eligibility requirements for candidates from SC/ST/OBC/dap1 would be 5% less than those specified above.
In exceptional cases, a person with a high professional standing and proven competence, not possessing a PG degree but whose experience can measure up to a PG degree might also be considered for admission to the Programme. In these cases, the FPRM Executive Committee would consider the quality of the published and unpublished work and/ or professional contributions of the applicant and establish equivalence to the relevant PG course subjects.
The written test is common for PRM and FPRM applicants. The written test (200 marks), comprises four sections: analytical reasoning (60 marks), quantitative ability (50 marks), English comprehension (50 marks), and issues of social concern (40 marks). The test is conducted at 27 centres across India.
Applicants with PGDRM qualification from IRMA and applicants who have valid score of UGC JRF (NET)/CSIR in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.) are exempted from writing the written test and will be directly called for interview. Such applicants are required to attach the self attested photocopy of certificate issued by UGC/CSIR with hard copy of application form.
The decision of the selection committee on admission is final.
How to Apply:
Application Procedure for Fellow Program in Rural Management FPRM in Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
An applicant can opt for one of the following options:
A. Apply online and pay through payment gateway.
B. Make payment at any branch of IMS Learning Center, after getting IMS receipt apply only through IRMA website by using IMS receipt number.
C. Take a print out of SBI challan available on IRMA website in the admission link. Make payment at any branch of SBl by using the challan. SBI would then issue a unique ID number. Use this unique ID number and apply online through IRMA website.
D. Printed application material (prospectus. application forms, etc.) maybe obtained from Admission Office, IRMA, Anand – 388 001 on payment of full fees.
E. Examination form fees will be waived for candidates belonging to "Below Poverty Line (BPL)'' families. Such candidates are required to apply only in hard copy. They need to send a request by post or courier for application form to Admissions Office, IRMA with photocopy of BPL Card or photocopy of Certification from Panchayat or photocopy of Certification from Block Development Officer, duly attested by a gazetted officer. IRMA will send printed materials (prospectus, application form, sample question paper etc.) to such candidates.
Prospectus and sample question papers will be sent to the candidates opting for options a and c after their application is received at IRMA. It is compulsory for all applicants to send a hard copy of application form at Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand – 388 001, Gujarat. Those applicants, who are using option b or c, are required to attach IMS Receipt or SBI challan respectively with the application form
Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management PGPRM
in Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PGPRM) Admission 2017
Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management PGPRM in Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
Candidates should be graduates from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education, having 50 percent (45 percent for SC/ST/DAP) aggregate marks or an equivalent GPA from recognized university / institution at the graduation level are eligible to apply.
Applicants, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements before June 12, 2017 may also apply.
How To Apply:
Application Procedure for Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management PGPRM in Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, Gujarat
Candidates can apply online from October 1, 2016.
Online: Candidates can apply online by making a payment of Rs. 1200/-(for General or OBC) and Rs. 600/-(SC/ST/DAP)
Hardcopy: Candidates applying by hardcopy can apply by making a payment of Rs. 1275/-(for General or OBC) and Rs. 675/-(SC/ST/DAP)
Selection Procedure for IRMA:
Candidates will be selected on the basis of their CAT 2016 / XAT 2017 scores for admission to PGDRM 2017.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of the Admissions Test, Group Activity, and Personal Interview.
Last date for receipt of completed application form for hard copies: Friday, December 23, 2016
Last date for applying online: Friday, December 30, 2015.
To know more Information about course please visit: www.irma.ac.in