Institute of Rural Management

About Us

Institute of Rural Management Anand: The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is a premier business school located in Anand, Gujarat, India. It was founded with the belief that professional management is the key to effective rural development, as demonstrated by Verghese Kurien’s work in the dairy co-operatives that revolutionized the dairy industry in the country (Operation Flood). IRMA offers various full-time and part-time postgraduate programs, leading to an MBA degree, as well as diploma programs.
IRMA’s flagship program is the two-year fully residential Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management), which is directed towards creating sustainable and equitable development at the grassroots level. The program is divided into six terms, with the first three terms covering foundation and contextual courses in Rural Management, and the last three terms consisting of courses that teach the different functional areas of Rural Management. The second year is divided into three terms, each consisting of 10 credits, with elective courses for students to choose from. The elective courses are further divided into two groups, namely Rural Development Management and Rural Enterprise Management, with application-based subjects like Sales & Distribution Management.
IRMA has secured 54th rank among the best business schools in India by NIRF Ranking 2023. The institute has recently concluded its 2023 summer internship placement drive, in which 250 students participated. Top recruiters like Amul, Godrej, ITC Limited, Crompton, Nestle, TVS, etc., visited the campus. The median salary offered to students is INR 15 LPA, and the top recruiters include ICICI Bank, Vedanta, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Reliance Retail, etc.
IRMA also offers a Fellowship Programme in Management (Rural Management), a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management-Executive), and Management Development Programmes. The admission to various courses is based on the entrance exam followed by GD, PI, and WAT rounds.

  • Total enrollment : 240
  • No. of international students : 6
  • Ranking by NIRF : 54

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