Applications Invited for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management-Executive)

Applications Invited for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management-Executive)

Institute Name: Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Apply By: 27 Jan 2023

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About the Organization

The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is driven by the dream of serving under-served segments of the economy through professional management. Founded in 1979, IRMA is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically-friendly and equitable growth by applying their management acumen at the grassroots level and influencing the public policy narrative at the national and global levels.

Dr. Verghese Kurien, known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution in India’, founded IRMA at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

IRMA is a premier institution of professional learning offering Management programmes with a focus on understanding real management problems and socio-economic realities of under-served communities through intensive fieldwork. Experienced faculty members from reputed national and international institutions collaborate to inspire and create the thinkers of tomorrow for a better world.  IRMA offers world-class infrastructure for learning at their 60-acre-green campus.

About the Program

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management-Executive), more popularly known as the PGDM(RM-X) is a 15-month full-time residential programme. This programme is recognized as equivalent to an Executive MBA and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Total 60 seats are available for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management - Executive), or the “PGDM(RM-X)”, May - 2023, a full-time residential programme.

IRMA encourages participants from diverse educational streams to apply. There is no management quota for admission to the programme.

Application Form Fee: Rs. 2,500/-


Those who meet the following norms are eligible to apply for admission to the programme:

  • Minimum Educational Qualification: Graduate in any discipline with 50 percent or above (45 percent or above for SC/ST/DAP)  aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA at the graduation level.
  • Admission will be on the basis of the candidate having a valid score of either CAT/XAT/GMAT as under:

   Table-1: Validity of scores of entrance tests

Sl. No.

Name of Entrance Test

Validity of the scores of tests conducted in following years



 2020, 2021 and 2022



 2021, 2022 and 2023



 From 1-Jan-2021 till 15-Jan-2023

  • Assessment of the curriculum vitae and personal interview at IRMA. The weightage given to different components appears in Table-2 as under:

       Table-2: Weightage of selection components 

Sl. No.




 Score of the Entrance Test as per Table-1 above



 Academic Performance (AP)



 Exotic Careers



 Personal Interview



 Extra-curricular Activities and Sports





  • Minimum Work Experience: At least five years post-qualification full-time work experience in Managerial/Supervisory position. The person should have completed five years of full-time work in the prescribed capacity.

IRMA encourages participants from diverse educational streams to apply. There is no management quota for admission to the programme.

Application Procedure

IRMA Online Admissions Portal provides detailed instructions to facilitate your online application. Application form is available on our website.

IRMA's designated organizations can sponsor their employees for the programme. Admission and Selection Criteria and Process are same for sponsored as well as self-sponsored applicants.


Please ensure you have the following documents/information ready before applying online:

  • Valid Email ID
  • CAT/XAT/GMAT exam details
  • Valid credit/debit card
  • For credit card transaction, you should have "3D Secure PIN" generated through the sponsoring bank
  • For debit card transaction, you need to have "Internet Banking User ID" and "Internet Banking Password", issued by sponsoring bank
  • Personal Information
  • Academic/Professional Details
  • Scanned or digital copies of your photograph and signature. Recommended resolution for scanned photograph is (150 X 180) pixel (use passport size photograph) and recommended resolution for scanned signature is (150 X 70) pixel
  • Scanned copy of self-attested latest proof issued by the appropriate authority of OBC (Non creamy) / SC / ST / DAP category as applicable

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