Anand is situated about 36 kms. north of Vadodara and 65 kms south of Ahmedabad on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad main rail line and National Highway No. 8 connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Adjacent to Anand is Vallabh Vidyanagar, the educational township and seat of Sardar Patel University . It is conveniently placed in terms of accessibility to a large number of academic and development institutions; the more important of these are the NDDB, the GCMMF, the Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited (Amul), the Tribhuvandas Foundation, the Anand Agricultural University and the Sardar Patel University. The Institute's campus is spread over a landscaped sixty-acre site adjacent to the Anand Agricultural University . The campus is fully residential equipped with students' hostels, mess, lecture halls, seminar rooms, library, faculty and administrative offices, auditorium, executive training and development centre, faculty and staff housing, dispensary, and other support facilities. The IRMA staff co-operative store caters to the residents' daily necessities.