Thursday, September 4, 2008

Postgraduate programme in Rural Management by IRMA

A two-year residential postgraduate programme in Rural Management (PRM 2009-11) recognised as equivalent to Master's Degree by AIU and also approved by AICTE.


Graduates in any discipline with 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ PwD) aggregate marks or an equivalent GPA.

Fees and scholarships

Costs for students are kept low through cross subsidisation. Further, several prestigious scholarships are available for deserving students.

Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 2009)

FPRM is a coursework based doctoral programme with a residency requirement of minimum 3 years, approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Thematic fields of specialisation

Management of Collectives
Agribusiness/Rural Marketing
Natural Resources Management
Development Management
Micro-finance Management
Governance and Livelihoods
Rural Infrastructure and Services Management and
Public Policy and Non-profit Management.


Postgraduate in any discipline from a recognised Institution with 55 per cent marks and 50 per cent marks at graduation level
Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60 per cent marks and at least one year work experience
Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60 per cent marks are eligible for admission to FPRM ~ SC/ST/OBC/PwD (Persons with disability) candidates are eligible for 5 per cent relaxation in the marks specified above.

Candidates, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements before June 08, 2009, may also apply.

Every FPRM participant receives a fellowship of Rs 10,000 per month and a contingency grant of Rs 20,000 per year for a period of 4 years.

Graduating fellows have joined faculty positions in IIMs, XLRI and TERI University.

Selection procedure

A written test, common for PRM and FPRM will be conducted on November 9, 2008, Sunday (09:15-12:15 hr) at 27 centres across India. PRM participants are selected on the basis of the written test, group discussion and interview. FPRM participants are selected on the basis of the written test, interview and presentation of research proposal. Candidates with PRM qualification from IRMA applying for FPRM are exempt from the written test.

Last date for receiving completed application: October 6, 2008

For further details, visit IRMA website ( write to Admissions Office,

Anand-388 001
Ph (02692) 221657


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