Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand:Admission Notice 2012 - EDU

Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand:Admission Notice 2012

Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand : Admission Notice 2012

 Important Dates          
 Last date for receiving completed application                        :     30.09.2012
Written test for both the programmes will be conducted on     :     11.11.2012

Applications on the prescribed forms are invited for admission to Programmes :

(1) PG Course: Post Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM 2013-15)
(2) Doctoral Course: Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 2013)

IRMA's mission is to promote sustainable, eco-friendly and equitable socio-economic development of rural people through professional management of their institutions. IRMA promotes professional management of rural organisations through four inter-related activities of education, training, research and consultancy. Its faculty comprises experienced academicians and practitioners. IRMA uses state-of-the-art pedagogy. It has modern IT infrastructure, Internet connectivity in individual hostel rooms, and a fully-automated library.

Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM)
PRM is a two-year residential programme comprising four different segments – classroom, fieldwork, organisational exposure and management training. The programme leads to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM), which is recognised as equivalent to a Master's Degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Graduates with minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education and having 50% (45% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks or an equivalent GPA from a recognised Indian or foreign University / Institution are eligible to apply. The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned University / Institution. Final year students who expect to obtain 50% aggregate marks and will complete all requirements of graduation before June 17, 2013, can also apply. Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.

Fees : The total programme cost over the period of two years (inclusive of tuition fee and service charges) is estimated to be about Rs. 4 lak. Costs for students are kept low through cross subsidisation.

Scholarships and Educational Loans:
Exemption from fee, and prestigious scholarships are available for desrving students. IRMA students get loan from SBI without any collateral.

Campus Placement:
IRMA facilitates meaningful placement opportunities of its students. IRMANs are highly valued in national and international development organisations, funding agencies, co-operatives and NGOs. The campus placements (100%) offer ideal combination of job satisfaction and decent compensation. PRM 2010-12 participants received an average annual salary of Rs.8.07 lakh (highest being Rs. 14.08 lakh).

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

Thematic Fields of Specialisation: (a) Management of Collectives: (b) Agricultural / Rural Marketing: (c.) Natural Resources Management; (d) Development Management; (e) Micro-finance management; (f) governance and Livelihoods: (g) Rural Infrastructure and Service management; and (h) Public Policy and Non-profit Management.

Eligibility: Candidates with any one of the following :

(i) Post-Graduate degree in any discipline f4rom a recognised institution with 55% and 50% marks at graduation level
(ii) PRM from IRMA
(iii) 4 year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience
(iv) 5 year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks are eligible for 5% relaxation in the marks specified above. Candidates who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirement before June 17, 2013 may also apply.

Every FPRM participants receives a fellowship of Rs. 14,000 per month till they clear the comprehensive qualifying examination adn then Rs. 16000/- per month and a contignecy grant of Rs. 20,000 per year for a maximum period of 4 years.

Placement : Graduating fellows have joined faculty position in IIMs, and other reputed instituttions/ universities.

Selection for PRM and FPRM:

A written test, common for both the programme will be conducted on November 11, 2012 (Sunday: 9.15 AM – 12.15 PM) at 27 centers across India. PRM participants would be selected on the basis of written test, GD and interview. FPRM participants will be selected on the basis of written test, interview and presentation of an essay. Candidates with PRM qualification applying for FPRM are exempted from the written test.

Test Centres:

Anand, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pantnagar, Patna, Puna, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi and Vijayawada.

How to Apply:

An applicant can opt for one of the following options :

a) Apply online and pay through payment gateway.
b) Make payment through SBI’s online “i-collect” facility, SBI would generate reference number after successful payment. Use this reference number and apply online through IRMA website
c) Take a print out of SBI challan available on IRMA website in the admission link. Make payment at any branch of SBI by using the challan. SBI would then issue a unique ID number. Use this unique ID number and apply online through IRMA website
d) Printed application material (prospectus, application form, sample question paper etc.) can be obtained from Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand - 388 001 on payment of full fees. (All the payments to IRMA should be made in the form of a demand draft favouring ‘IRMA’ and it should be payable at “Anand”)

Examination Fees :

For Online Applicant :
No. of Programmes     General & OBCs     SC/ST/PwD
One Programme     Rs. 1000/-     Rs. 500/-
One Programmes     Rs. 1500/-     Rs. 750/-

For Applying in Hardcopy:
No. of Programmes     General & OBCs     SC/ST/PwD
One Programme     Rs. 1050/-     Rs. 550/-
One Programmes     Rs. 1550/-     Rs. 800/-

More details can be obtained from the institute website.

Contact Details
 Address      :     Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)
Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand-388001
 Phone      :     02692-221657
 Fax      :     02692-260188

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