Admission Notification Details for Institute of Rural Management

Institute of Rural Management 

34th Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management ( PRM 2013 – 15 ) 

12th Fellow Programme in Rural Management ( FPRM 2013 )

IRMA is a premier academic institution offering unique postgraduate and doctoral programmes with the purpose of empowering the participants with development perspectives and business acumen

IRMA’s unique curricula adopt state-of-the-art pedagogy with emphasis on experiential learning

The faculty comprises of experienced scholars and practitioners of national and international repute

IRMA has an excellent infrastructure, fully computerized processes, well-equipped library, 24-hour internet connectivity in individual hostel rooms, and a lush green campus providing a tranquil ambience for learning

Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM 2013-15): 

PRM is a two year fully residential postgraduate programme comprising of four different segments (classroom, village fieldwork, development internship and management training)

PRM is recognized as equivalent to Master’s degree in Rural Management by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is also approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Eligibility: 

A graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education, having 50% (45% for SC/ST/PwD) aggregate marks or an equivalent GPA from recognised university/institution at the graduation level are eligible to apply

Applicants, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements may also apply

Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply

Fees: 

The total programme cost over the period of two years (inclusive of tuition fee and service charges) is estimated to be about Rs 4 lakh

Costs for students are kept low through cross subsidization

Fee Exemption: 

IRMA firmly believes that no one should be deprived of education for lack of financial resources

Hence IRMA is open for providing financial assistance to meet the PRM tuition fees of extremely poor applicants

Scholarships: 

Prestigious scholarships are available for meritorious students

IRMA students get loan from State Bank of India, Anand and Central Bank of India, Anand without any collateral

Placement: 

IRMA facilitates meaningful placement opportunities for its students

IRMAns are highly valued by national and international development organisations, funding agencies, co-operatives and NGOs

The campus placements (100%) offer ideal combination of job satisfaction and decent compensation

PRM  participants received an average annual salary of Rs 8.07 lakh (highest being Rs 14.8 lakh)

Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 2013): 

FPRM is a coursework based doctoral programme with a residency requirement of minimum 3 years, approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Specialisation: 

Management of Collectives, Agribusiness/Rural Marketing, Natural Resources Management, Development Management, Micro-finance Management, Governance and Livelihoods, Rural Infrastructure and Services Management, Public Policy and Non-profit Management

Eligibility: 

Applicants with any one of the following

Postgraduation in any discipline from a recognised Institution with 55% marks, and 50% marks at graduation level; PGDRM from IRMA; Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc) with 60% marks and at least three years work experience; Five year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience

Applicants who have valid score of UGC JRF (NET)/CSIR in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc); are eligible for admission to FPRM 2013

SC/ST/OBC/PwD applicants are eligible for 5% relaxation in the marks specified above

Applicants, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements may also apply

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

Fellowship: 

Every FPRM participant receives a fellowship of Rs 14,000/- per month till they clear the comprehensive qualifying examination and then Rs 16,000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs 20,000/- per year for a period of 4 years

Placement: 

Graduating fellows have joined faculty positions in IIMs, and other reputed institutions/ universities

Selection Procedure: 

A written test, common for all the above programmes will be conducted at 27 centers across India

PRM participants are selected on the basis of the written test, group activity and personal interview

FPRM participants are selected on the basis of the written test, interview and presentation of an essay

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

IRMA has positive discrimination policies for admissions to disadvantaged sections of the society

IRMA written test score is to be used by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (ED), Gandhinagar, Institute of Rural Management (IRM), Jaipur, KIIT School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) for their rural management programmes

Students are required to apply separately to the particular institute for the admission

Test Centers: 

Anand, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pantnagar, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, and Vijayawada

IRMA reserves the right to change or cancel any test centre at its discretion

Application Fees: 

Application fees for online applicant; one programme Rs 1000/- (General/OBC), Rs 500/- (SC/ST/PwD); two programmes Rs 1500/- (General/OBC), Rs 750/- (SC/ST/PwD)

Application fees for applying in hardcopy; one programme Rs 1050/- (General/OBC), Rs 550/- (SC/ST/PwD)

How to apply: 

An applicant can opt for one of the following options

Apply online and pay through payment gateway

Make payment through SBI’s online Internet Banking i-collect facility, SBI would generate reference number after successful payment

Use this reference number and apply online through IRMA website

Take a print out of SBI challan available on IRMA website in the admission link

Make payment at any branch of SBI by using the challan

SBI would then issue a unique ID number

Use this unique ID number and apply online through IRMA website

Contact Details:

IRMA, Anand–388001, Tel 02692-221657, 221659, 9726364188, Fax 02692-260188

E-mail admis@irma.ac.in, Website http://www.irma.ac.in


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