Change is the outcome of all true learning. The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is driven by the dream of serving under-served segments of the economy through professional management.
Founded in 1979, IRMA is focused on creating management professionals who can bring about the change by applying their management acumen at the grass root level while influencing the public policy narrative at a national and a global level. Creating management professionals who can bring about sustainable, ecologically-friendly and equitable growth.
Dr. Verghese Kurien, known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution in India’, founded IRMA at Anand, Gujarat with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
IRMA is a premier institution of professional learning offering Management programmes with a focus on understanding real management problems and socio-economic realities of under-served communities through intensive fieldwork. Experienced faculty members from reputed national and international institutions collaborate to inspire and create the thinkers of tomorrow for a better world. IRMA offers world-class infrastructure for learning at their 60-acre-green campus.
IRMA’s synergy with Government and Non-Government Institutions as well as International Development Organizations provides the students, an ideal ecosystem for learning, research as well as implementation experience of real on-the-ground projects.
To make continuous and significant contributions to the transformation of rural India through
Leadership in cutting-edge knowledge creation,
Innovations in education
Pursuance of the ethical imperative of sustainability
Policy oriented research.
To promote sustainable, ecologically friendly, and equitable socio-economic development of rural people through professional management
To pursue the highest standards of excellence and relevance in all our activities namely teaching, research, consulting, and mid-career/ continuing education and to remain transparent and accountable in our core functions through processes of self-evaluation, reflection, and continuous improvement.