Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)


Rank: 36

College:  Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Location: Anand

Year Established: 1979


Exam: CAT/ XAT

Summary: Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is an autonomous institution located in Anand in Gujarat, India with the mandate of contributing to the professional management of rural organisations. IRMA was founded with the belief, borne out by Dr. Verghese Kurien’s work in the dairy co-operatives which revolutionized the dairy industry in the country, that the key to effective rural development is professional management. It was founded at the initiative of NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) and the support of government of India, government of Gujarat and Swiss Development Co-operation. IRMA works with co-operatives, NGOs, governments, Indian national and international agencies. IRMA provides management training, support and research facilities to students committed to rural development; in this process it has brought within its ambit several co-operatives, non-government organisations, government development agencies, international development organisations and funding agencies.

Courses at IRMA

Course Duration Degree Awarded
Program in Rural Management 2 years (PRM)
Fellow Program in Rural Management 2 years (FPRM)
CRM 1  year (CRM)
Certificate Programme in Dairy Management 1 year (CPDM)

Admission to IRMA

IRMA will use CAT 2015 / XAT 2016 scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management 2016 – 18 (PRM 2016-18).  Based on CAT’s results, candidates are shortlisted and called for an in-person evaluation which includes a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview.