Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management

Institute Name:  Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  21 Jan . 2019

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management

Course title: Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management

Deadline: 21st January 2019

PRM is a two-year fully residential programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM).

The curriculum of our two-year fully-residential program in rural management includes courses on marketing, finance, development, operations, organization design and systems in the rural context. It is designed with an emphasis on experiential learning through two internship segments, which provides four months of on-field learning. Areas of focus include cooperatives, dairying, agribusiness, rural finance, microfinance, rural marketing, development consulting and public policy, development project execution, social change interventions, big data, operations and analytics.

The total number of seats available for PGDRM 2019 - 21 is 240. Up to 5% of the intake is allocated for the admissions to NRI/NRI sponsored students. Over and above the Intake of 240, 15% (Supernumerary) seats are also allocated for admissions to Foreign Nationals (FN) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWGC) as per AICTE norms.


A Graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years of education. 50% or above (45% or above for SC/ST/DAP*) aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA at the graduation level. The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned university or institution. In case the university/institution does not have a scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent percentage, the equivalence will be established by IRMA by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100. Candidates appearing in the final year of the Bachelor's Degree may also apply provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by September 2019.

They should have appeared in all the examinations of their graduation before the time of commencement of the programme (July 01, 2018). The candidates failing to meet the minimum eligibility criteria will be asked to withdraw from the programme. The tuition fees paid by such candidates will be forfeited unless their vacant seats are filled by other candidates.

Application Procedure

IRMA’s Admission Online Portal provides complete instructions to facilitate your online application. Please visit the link

  • Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) announces admissions to its flagship two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM). The programme is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and IRMA is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
  • IRMA will be shortlisting and calling applicants in two ways:
  • Merit-based Calls: Candidates of General Category, who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018 /XAT 2019, are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA and PI process.
  • Profile-cum-merit based Calls: Candidates of General Category, who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Profile-based call criteria will be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA and PI process. The key criteria to shortlist candidates based on profile are: (i) Excellence: Graduation from Top universities and Colleges, (ii) Work Experience in Social Impact, Community Development, Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture and Allied sectors; (iii) Graduation in Social sciences, Development studies, Agriculture and Allied sciences.
  • Cut off for the candidates of reserved categories will be decided separately at appropriate time.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview. IRMASAT 2019, GA and PI process will be conducted at IRMA.

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