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IRMA - Institute of Rural Management (IRMA - 2017)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.1200 | SC / ST - Rs.600
Important Dates
Registration Date
Oct 01, 2016
Test Date
Feb 12, 2017
Result Date
Mar 31, 2017

IRMA 2017 - Counselling Updates

Selection Process & Counselling for IRMA
Selection Process & Counselling for IRMA
December 12, 2016 08:41 PM

Selection Procedure of PGP in Rural Management (PRM 2017-19):

For Indian nationals:

  • It is mandatory for a candidate to appear in CAT 2016 or XAT 2017 to be eligible for admission into PRM 2017-19.
  • As the second step, aspirants are required to appear for a test named 'Issues of Social Concern' (Admission Test known as ISC) which is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
  • Those appearing for final year exams can also apply. (Criteria should be fulfilled latest by June 12, 2017).
  • After the Admission Test, Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interviews (PI) are also conducted.


For Foreign Nationals/ Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ and Sons & Daughters of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs):

  • Can apply with GMAT or GRE scores (taken on or after Jan 2012) as well as CAT 2016 or XAT 2017 scores.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for a telephonic interview.



Selection Procedure for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 2017):

  • Scores of XAT 2017 or CAT 2016 will be taken into consideration.
  • As the second step, aspirants are required to appear for a test named 'Issues of Social Concern' (Admission Test known as ISC) which is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
  • Those appearing for final year exams can also apply. (Criteria should be fulfilled latest by June 12, 2017).
  • After Admission Test, Interviews and Essay Presentations are also conducted.
  • Those who have a PGDRM degree from IRMA are exempted from the admissions test provided they have a valid UGC JRF score in a relevant discipline such as economics, management, sociology, social work, commerce, psychology etc. Such candidates are called for an interview directly.
  • Please note that UGC JRF is compulsory and only NET is insufficient for getting an exemption from the Admissions Test.

Counselling Process after IRMA:

There are various steps of IRMA Counselling, described as follows:

  • Register for counselling process. If a candidate fails to register for the same, he/she is not permitted to participate in the counselling procedure.
  • Fill your preferred choice and lock it. This facility is only available for a short period of time, hence priority will need to given. No changes are allowed once the choices are filled and locked.
  • Seats are allotted based on the ranks in the merit list and the candidate's overall performance along with their preferred choices. Once a seat is allotted, you will have to get the documents verified and deposit the required fees.

IRMA Counselling FAQ

1) Are the admissions to Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) open to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) ?

At present, only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). However, the institute is debating of making arrangements to allow Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) to apply for its Fellow programme. You may apply for the same after a formal announcement is made in this regard.

2) What is the duration of Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?

Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is a two-year fully residential programme.

3) Whether PRM / FPRM are approved by AICTE?

Yes PRM and FPRM are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

4) Whether PRM is equivalent to Master?

Yes, PRM is recognised as an equivalent of a master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

5) Does IRMA offer any correspondence course?

IRMA does not offer any correspondence course.

6) What are the reservation policies in IRMA?

As per the Govt. Policies for the ST/SC/OBC/PwD categories.

7) What is the number of candidates to be selected to PRM ?

The total number of seats available for PRM is 180. Fifteen percent of the approved intake is allocated for admission to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s).

8) What are the placement activities for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?

The Programme is meant to prepare scholars, teachers and professionals with doctoral education. The prospective organisations where Fellows might find challenging assignments include national level institutes of management offering post-graduate level courses in agri-business management and rural development management; national level development organisations; state and national level cooperatives; funding organisations and donors; and public policy research institutions. Six candidates from the first two batches have already joined prestigious Institutions in teaching positions.

9) What are the placement activities for Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?

Our PRM graduates are highly valued by cooperatives, NGOs, government development agencies, and national and international donors engaged in promoting rural development. The distinguishing feature of all these bodies is their willingness and ability to make effective use of young and well-trained professional managers. The five-day campus recruitment programme organised by the Campus Placement Office is held during the 5th term in second year of PRM. The jobs offered to IRMA graduates vary widely. The job offers are in areas such as planning and information systems, production management, marketing, finance, accounts, human resource development, rural development, and natural resource management.

PRM Batch

Average (Rs) Lakh

Maximum (Rs) Lakh

2012?14

7.67

19.00

2011?13

7.09

13.50

2010?12

8.07

14.80

10) What is the duration of Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?

Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) is a full time residential programme requiring a minimum of three years to complete. The maximum period within which a participant must graduate is seven years from the date of joining the Programme unless exigencies of the specific situation demanded extension.

11) What is the duration of Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?

Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is a two-year fully residential programme.

12) What will be the amount of stipend for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 6) participants?

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. The fellowship and contingency grants are assured for four years; in deserving cases and subject to availability of funds they may be extended for the fifth year.

13) Are the admissions to Programme in Rural Management (PRM) open to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) ?

Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) can seek admission on the basis of their GMAT/ GRE Scores / CAT  / XAT  scores for PGDRM  Subject to confirmation of AICTE.

14) What are the legal status of the Institute and PRM and FPRM Programmes?

Institute of Rural Management Anand was established in the year 1979, as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is registered as a deemed public trust under section 2(13) of the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. IRMA is not substantially or wholly owned either by the Government of India or by the State. It is a self financed Institute.
IRMA is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. It is committed to pursuing excellence along with creativity and integrity. PRM is recognised as equivalent to a master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). PRM and FPRM are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

15) Does IRMA gives any Financial Assistant and/or Scholarship?

IRMA has several prestigious scholarships for deserving Participants, which are mentioned below:
IRMA Fellowship: Currently only Participants who get a monthly gross salary that is less than the decided minimum gross salary are eligible to receive the IRMA Fellowship (provided they join the organisations that are eligible for the purpose of the fellowship). The amount of the IRMA Fellowship to an eligible Participant will be equal to the difference between the actual amount of his/her gross salary and the decided minimum gross salary. The recipient of IRMA fellowship may get a maximum of Rs. 3 lakhs during the course of 3 years. There could be revisions to these procedures. IRMA encourages Participants to work in the eligible organisations and the number of scholarships are likely to be increased.


Scholarships for SC / ST Applicants : SC / ST scholarships covering the entire costs of education of SC / ST applicants are available at IRMA. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has allocated four scholarships to IRMA for SC Participants. The scholarship covers fees, non-refundable charges, lodging and boarding expenses, and cost of books, stationery, and personal computer (http://www.socialjustice.nic.in). The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has allocated five scholarships to IRMA for ST applicants. The amount of the scholarship covers tuition fees, boarding and lodging expenses, book grant, and a one-time grant for the purchase of a personal computer (http://www.tribal.nic.in). The National Dairy Development Board also offers some scholarships to SC/ST applicants for both the years of PRM.

16) Whether bank loans are available for the PRM programme?

Educational loans are available from various banks.
The State Bank of India, Anand and Central Bank of India, Anand provides educational loans at a lower interest rate and without any collateral to candidates enrolling at IRMA.
For more information please contact:
State Bank of India, Anand
Mr. K. Biswal, Dy. Manager (Adv.), SBI, Anand
E-mail: kbis24.biswal@sbi.co.in or sbi.00313@sbi.co.in;
Mob. 07600037799, 07600037797;
Central Bank of India, Anand
Mr. K. C. Kapasia, Chief Manager, CBI, Anand
E-mail: bmanan1262@centralbank.co.in;
Mobile: 8980015872.
Tel. 02692-261287