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IRMA 2021 Entrance Exam

IRMA is a premier academic institution offering unique postgraduate and doctoral level programmes with the purpose of empowering the students with development perspectives and business acumen. IRMA’s unique curricula embrace state of the art pedagogy with emphasis on experiential learning. The faculty comprises experienced scholars and practitioners of national and international repute. IRMA has an excellent infrastructure, fully computerized processes, well equipped library, 24 hr internet connectivity in individual hostel rooms, and a lush green campus providing a tranquil ambience for learning.

The Institute with a Noble Mission : IRMA’s mission is to promote sustainable, eco friendly and equitable socioeconomic development of rural people through professional management. IRMA promotes professional management of rural institutions through the four inter related activities of education, training, research, and consultancy.

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management :

PGDRM is a two year fully residential postgraduate programme comprising four different segments – classroom, village fieldwork, development internship, and management traineeship. PGDRM is recognized as equivalent to Master’s Degree in Rural Management by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is also approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

PRM 2021 Eligibility

A graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education, having 50 per cent ( 45 per cent for SC / ST / DAP ( Differently Abled Person ) ) aggregate marks at the graduation level can apply for admission. The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned university or institution. In case the university/institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IRMA by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.

Reservation : IRMA follows the statutory reservation policy of Government of India.

Tuition Fees Waiver Scheme and Financial Assistance : IRMA firmly believes that no one should be deprived of education for lack of financial resources. Hence financial assistance and Tuition Fees Waiver Scheme ( as per AICTE rule ) are available for economically poor students.

Scholarships and Loans : Prestigious scholarships are available for meritorious students. Educational loans are available from various banks to applicants enrolling at IRMA.

Campus Placement : IRMA provides assured placements to PGDRM students of Indian Nationals. IRMAns are highly valued by national and international development organizations, funding agencies, co operatives and NGOs. The campus placements offer an ideal combination of job satisfaction and decent compensation.

Fellow Programme in Rural Management

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

FPRM 2021 Eligibility

To be eligible for admission to the FPRM 2021 Programme an applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions :

  • PGDRM from IRMA;
  • PGDRDM from IRMA with one year post diploma work experience;
  • Postgraduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution with 55% marks at PG and 50% marks at Graduation (college) level;
  • Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience;
  • Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least three years’ work experience;
  • Applicants having a valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.). UGC JRF is mandatory, only NET is not sufficient for getting exemption from admissions test.

SC / ST / OBC / DAP* applicants are eligible for 5% relaxation in the marks specified above. Applicants, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements before June, 2021, may also apply.

Fellowship : Every FPRM scholar receives a fellowship of Rs. 18,000/- per month till they clear the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination and then Rs. 20,000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per year for a period of 4 years.

IRMA 2021 Selection Procedure

IRMA will use CAT 2020 / XAT 2021 scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management 2021 – 22 ( PGDRM 2020- 21 ) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2021 ( FPRM 2021 ). All applicants of IRMA Admissions 2021 have to additionally appear for the online admissions test on “Issues of Social Concern” on February, 2021.

Students for PGDRM are selected on the basis of the Admissions Test, Group Activity, and Personal Interview.

FPRM students are selected on the basis of the Admissions Test, Interview, and Presentation of an Essay.

Applicants with PGDRM qualification from IRMA and applicants with a valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.) are exempted from taking the admissions test and will be directly called for the FPRM interview.

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Selection Procedure for NRI :

Applicants from Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) may apply through GMAT / GRE Scores ( taken on or after January 2012 ) / CAT 2020 / XAT 2021 scores for PGDRM 2021 – 22. Students will be selected on the basis of above mentioned test score and Telephonic Personal Interview.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.