INSTITUTE OF RURAL MANAGEMENT
Established in 1979 at Anand in Gujarat, Institute of Rural management or
IRMA began with the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), the
Government of India and the Government of Gujarat, erstwhile Indian Dairy
Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board. The institute was
borne out of Dr. Kurien's contribution in the diary cooperatives of the
country. taking a call to bring professionalism in the dairy cooperatives of
the country. Taking a call to bring professionalism in the management of
rural organisations, the institutes is an effort to help the industry meet
the need of the sector. The aspiring
rural managers are trained through the two year diploma in rural management,
ready to cater to the sector. The institute has provided management training
apart from research facilities to students interested in rural development.
Also there are a number of non government organisations, co-operatives,
government development agencies and international organisations, apart from
funding agencies, that are associated with the institute.
Programme in rural management - two year residential programme
that leads to a postgraduate diploma in rural management. The programme
consists of four different segments that includes classroom, field work,
organizational understanding and management training. It is AICTE approved.
Fellow programme in rural management - doctoral programme of
minimum three years and maximum six years. It sis meant for those seeking
research, teaching or specialised knowledge based positions in rural
Certificate programme in dairy management - one year programme.
IRMA conducts its own written test IRMA3 and interested
candidates need to appear for the test, following which there is personal
interview and group discussion.
The total cost over the period of two years (inclusive of boarding,
lodging and field expenditure) is estimated to be about Rs 3,44,700.
The institute is provided with hostel, library and computer centre and
recreational facilities. it is spread over a 60 acre site that stands
adjacent to the Anand Agricultural University. It is fully - equipped
university with various amenities and support facilities to the students.
Placement figures for the class of 2008 are :-
Also, there were 100 percent placements.
Institute Of Rural Management
Post Box No 60, Anand - 388001
Tel: 91-2692-260 391 / 260 181