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1. How IRMA will admit students for PGDRM 2019-21?
2. What is the Application fees for Indian Nationals?
3. How to obtain Application Form from IRMA for PGDRM 2019-21?
4. What are the Test Centres for the online test on IRMASAT 2019?
5. What is the number of candidates to be selected to PGDRM 2019-21?
6. Are admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) open to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) ?
7. Does IRMA offer any correspondence course?
8. Is there an age limit for PGDRM programme?
9. Does Institute have seats for Management Quota (MQ) in PGDRM?
10. What is the last date for applying to PGDRM 2019-21 (Indian Nationals)?
11. What is the last date for applying for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) ?
12. Can NRI Sponsored applicants apply for PGDRM? How ?
13. Can final year student apply for PGDRM39 (2018 - 20) ?
14. Which score will be considered, if I provide both (CAT & XAT) registration numbers?
15. How to prepare for IRMASAT?
16. Can I apply under both categories Foreign Nationals/NRI and Indian Nationals?
17. What is Profile Based Selection ?
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18. What is the educational requirement for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)?
19. What are the specialisations offered by IRMA in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)?
20. Can I register for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) without staying in the campus?
21. Is accommodation with family available for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) students?
22. What is the duration of Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)?
23. Is the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) approved by AICTE?
24. Is the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) equivalent to a Master's degree?
25. Is there any age limit for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) ?
26. Do I need to send hard copy (print out) of my filled application form to IRMA ?
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27. What is the legal status of the Institute and PGDRM Programme?
28. What is the medium of education at IRMA?
29. Is PGDRM approved by AICTE?
30. Is PGDRM equivalent to Master's?
31. Does IRMA gives any Financial Assistant / Tuition Fee Waiver and/or Scholarship?
32. Whether bank loans are available for the PGDRM programme?
33. What is National Academic Depository (NAD) ? Is it mandatory for all students to register on National Academic Depository before joining IRMA?
 
  Admissions Process Related
1. How IRMA will admit students for PGDRM 2019-21?
 

IRMA will shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT2018 and XAT2019 scores.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview.

IIMs and XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA.

 

 

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2. What is the Application fees for Indian Nationals?
 

Application Fees Structure

Category

 

Application  Fee

 

General & OBC

 

Rs.1,500/-

 

SC/ST/dap*

 

Rs.750/-

 

*dap- differently abled person

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3. How to obtain Application Form from IRMA for PGDRM 2019-21?
 

Applicant can apply online and pay through payment gateway.

 

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4. What are the Test Centres for the online test on IRMASAT 2019?
 

Short listed candidates will be called at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview.

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5. What is the number of candidates to be selected to PGDRM 2019-21?
 

The total number of seats available for PRM 2019-21 is 240. 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) / NRI Sponsored applicants.

 

 

 

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6. Are admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) 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 (taken on or after January 2014) / CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 scores for PGDRM 2019 - 21.

 

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7. Does IRMA offer any correspondence course?
 

IRMA does not offer any correspondence course.

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8. Is there an age limit for PGDRM programme?
 

There is no age limit for  admission to PGDRM of IRMA.

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9. Does Institute have seats for Management Quota (MQ) in PGDRM?
 

There is no management quota for admission to PGDRM at IRMA.

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10. What is the last date for applying to PGDRM 2019-21 (Indian Nationals)?
 

Last Date for applying to PGDRM 2019 - 21 (Indian Nationals) is December 31, 2018.

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11. What is the last date for applying for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) ?
  Last date for applying for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and sons & daughters of Non Resident Indian(s)  is March 31, 2019.
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12. Can NRI Sponsored applicants apply for PGDRM? How ?
 

YES.

NRI Sponsored applicant can apply for PGDRM through GMAT / GRE Scores (taken on or after January 2014) / CAT2018 OR XAT2019 scores.

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13. Can final year student apply for PGDRM39 (2018 - 20) ?
 

·         Applicants who are in the final year of their graduation can apply if they expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before the programme starts (Induction Programme of PRM40).

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14. Which score will be considered, if I provide both (CAT & XAT) registration numbers?
 
Out of both scores (CAT/XAT) the higher score will be considered for selection process.

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15. How to prepare for IRMASAT?
 
IRMA provides a Sample Test Paper only. The Sample Test Paper gives some examples about the nature of questions in different sections of the written Test. You have to prepare accordingly. There is no further guidance available in this regard.

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16. Can I apply under both categories Foreign Nationals/NRI and Indian Nationals?
  Yes. You can apply under both the categories Foreign Nationals/NRI and Indian Nationals.
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17. What is Profile Based Selection ?
 

For Admissions 2019, IRMA will be giving two types of calls to the prospective candidates:

1.      Profile Based Calls

2.      Non Profile Based Calls

Candidates who fulfill the following criteria can be shortlisted for profile based calls:

1.      Graduation in: Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology.

2.      2. Work experience in: Development Sector, Dairy, Public Policy.

3.      3. Excellence: Graduation from Top universities and Colleges. 

·        Candidates who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.

Candidates who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Non-Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.

 Both IRMASAT 2019 and GD/PI process will be conducted at IRMA for shortlisted candidates.

 Disclaimers:

Ø  IRMA reserves the rights for considering application under Profile Based Selection.

 Ø  Candidates should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting for next stage of Admissions process.

 IIMs and XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of academic programmes at IRMA.

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18. What is the educational requirement for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)?
 

Eligibility Criteria for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM):

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 will 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 will be established by IRMA by dividing the obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.

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19. What are the specialisations offered by IRMA in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)?
 

IRMA does not offer any formal specialisation other than the Rural Management itself for its Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management.

However, students have the choice to select their optional courses during the last two classroom terms, i.e., 5th and 6th terms.

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20. Can I register for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) without staying in the campus?
 

No. Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) is a two-year fully residential programme.

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21. Is accommodation with family available for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) students?
 

Accommodation with family is not available for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) students.

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22. What is the duration of Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)?
  Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) is a two-year fully residential programme.
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23. Is the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) approved by AICTE?
 

Yes, the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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24. Is the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) equivalent to a Master's degree?
 

Yes, the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) is recognised as equivalent to a Master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

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25. Is there any age limit for Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) ?
 

There is no age limit for admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM).

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26. Do I need to send hard copy (print out) of my filled application form to IRMA ?
 

You do not have to send the hard copy (print out) of filled application form.


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  General Information
27. What is the legal status of the Institute and PGDRM Programme?
 

The 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. PGDRM is recognised as equivalent to a Master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). PGDRM and FPRM are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

 

 

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28. What is the medium of education at IRMA?
  The medium of instruction at IRMA is English.
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29. Is PGDRM approved by AICTE?
  Yes PGDRM is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
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30. Is PGDRM equivalent to Master's?
 

Yes, PGDRM is recognised as equivalent to a Master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

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31. Does IRMA gives any Financial Assistant / Tuition Fee Waiver 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 numbers of scholarships are likely to increase.

Scholarships for SC / ST Applicants: SC / ST scholarships covering the entire cost 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).

Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme and Fee Exemption: The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme, as per the AICTE rules, is available at IRMA. IRMA also firmly believes that no one should be deprived of education for lack of financial resources. Hence, IRMA is open to providing financial assistance to meet the PRM tuition fees of extremely poor applicants. Participants can request for Exemption only after joining.

Educational Loans: Educational loans are available from various banks to applicants enrolling at IRMA.

Bridge Fund: A fund of Rs.50 lakhs has been set aside by the Institute for participants facing economic deprivation to bridge the gap between the dates of payment of IRMA and the disbursement of payment from different financing options (e. g. bank loan, fee waiver/exemption scheme of IRMA etc.).

Note: Numbers of scholarships & their availability are based on year to year sanctions from concerned organisations / Ministry
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32. Whether bank loans are available for the PGDRM programme?
 

Educational loans are available from various banks.

Education loan without any collateral and at favourable interest rates are available from the Central Bank of India, Anand and Canara Bank, Anand, Bank of Baroda, Anand.

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33. What is National Academic Depository (NAD) ? Is it mandatory for all students to register on National Academic Depository before joining IRMA?
 

The vision of National Academic Depository (NAD) is born out of an initiative to provide an online store house of all academic awards. National Academic Depository (NAD) is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz.certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets etc. duly digitised and lodged by academic institutions / boards / eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.

Yes it is mandatory for all students to register on National Academic Depository (www.nad.gov.in) before joining IRMA, if selected.

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