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1. How IRMA will admit students for PRM 2014-16 FPRM 2014?
2. What is the Application fees for Indian Nationals?
3. How to obtain Application Form from IRMA for PRM 2014-16 and FPRM – 2014?
4. If I have applied for one programme, but now I want to apply for more than one programme then what should I do?
5. Which bank should be used for making the requisite demand draft?
6. How to download (print) SBI Challan from IRMA Website?
7. What are the Test Centres for the Written test (online) on
8. Can I apply for both the programmes by using one application form?
9. Can I change my test center of "Issues of Social Concern" ?
10. On which name Demand Draft should be prepared?
11. What is the number of candidates to be selected to PRM 2014-16?
12. Are the admissions to Programme in Rural Management (PRM) open to foreign nationals or NRI?
13. Does IRMA offer any correspondence course?
14. Is there any age limit for PRM and FPRM programme?
15. Does Institute have seats for Management Quota (MQ) in PRM and FPRM?
16. How many applications did you receive for PRM 2013-15 and FPRM 2013 programmes last year?
17. Is there any negative marking in written test of "Issues of Social Concern"?
18. How to apply?
19. What is the Admissions Fees for Foreign / NRI applicants ?
20. Do you give extra weightage to experience for PRM programme?
21. Where can I see Demo of Online Mock Test ?
22. What is the last date for apply for PRM 2014-16 and FPRM 2014
23. How many questions will be there in the admissions test of "Issues of Social Concern" ?
24. What will be the duration of admissions test of "Issues of Social Concern" ?
25. What is the last date for apply for Foreign / NRI applicants ?
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26. What is the educational requirement for Programme in Rural Management 2014-16 (PRM 2014-16)?
27. What are the specialisations offered by IRMA in Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?
28. Can I register for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) without staying in the campus?
29. Accommodation with family is available for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) student?
30. What is the duration of Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?
31. Whether Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is approved by AICTE?
32. Whether Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is equivalent to Master Degree?
33. Is there any age limit for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) ?
34. What are the placement activities for Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?
35. Do I need to send hard copy (print out) of my filled application form to IRMA ?
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36. What are the specialisations offered by IRMA in Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014)?
37. Can I register for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) without staying in the campus?
38. What will be the amount of stipend for Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014) participants?
39. What are the placement activities for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
40. What is the duration of Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
41. Whether Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) is approved by AICTE?
42. Is there any age limit for admission to Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
43. Are the admissions to Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014) open to foreign nationals or NRI?
44. Does Institute have seats for Management Quota (MQ) for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
45. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/dap (differently abled person) for Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014)?
46. What is the educational requirement for Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM-2014)?
47. Do I need to send hard copy (print out) of my filled application form to IRMA ?
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48. How do I retrieve my user-id and password in case it is lost?
49. How do I correct wrong entries after submissions?
50. How do I use my SMS & Email service?
51. How do I track status of my application & candidature?
52. If I am not able to proceed further for registration, then what to do?
53. What do I mean by “Broadcast” and “Unicast” SMS service?
54. What is 3d Secure PIN and where from I shall get it?
55. What should I do if I am unable to proceed on online payment?
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56. What are the legal status of the Institute and PRM and FPRM Programmes?
57. What is the medium of education at IRMA?
58. Whether PRM / FPRM are approved by AICTE?
59. Whether PRM is equivalent to Master?
60. Does IRMA gives any Financial Assistant and/or Scholarship?
61. Whether bank loans are available for the PRM programme?
 
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1. How IRMA will admit students for PRM 2014-16 FPRM 2014?
 

IRMA will use CAT 2013 scores for admission to 2014-16 Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and 2014 Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM).

Hon’ble Supreme Court’s decision on IRMA admission test for 2014 PRM and FPRM is pending. IRMA 2014 aspirants are requested to appear for CAT 2013.

Application forms for IRMA admissions are available online and in hard copy at IRMA Admissions Office.

All applicants who apply to IRMA with CAT 2013 score will appear for IRMA admissions test on “Issues of Social Concern” subject to their application forms being complete and accepted by IRMA.

For more information, please visit IRMA website: https://www.irma.ac.in

IIMs 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?
 

There is a common application form for PRM and FPRM programmes. An applicant may apply for two programmes by using one application form. The fees applicable for the number of programmes are shown in below. Those candidates applying online by using payment gateway / Payment at SBI may get discount of Rs.75/-.

Application Fees Structure

Examination Fees for Online Applicant      Examination Fees for Applying in Hardcopy

No. of Programme

General & OBC

SC/ST/dap*

 

No. of Programme

General & OBC

SC/ST/dap*

One Programme

Rs. 1200/-

Rs. 600/-

 

One Programme

Rs. 1275/-

Rs. 675/-

Two Programmes

Rs. 1600/-

Rs. 800/-

 

Two Programmes

Rs. 1675/-

Rs. 875/-

*dap- differently abled person

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3. How to obtain Application Form from IRMA for PRM 2014-16 and FPRM – 2014?
 

An applicant can opt for one of the following options:

An applicant can opt for one of the following options:

a)       Apply online and pay through payment gateway.

b)   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 forms, etc.) may 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”).

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4. If I have applied for one programme, but now I want to apply for more than one programme then what should I do?
 

In that case, you are advised to write an application to the admissions coordinator with details and pay necessary fees by Demand Draft. You are advised to write your application form number in all your correspondence.

All the payments to IRMA should be made in the form of a demand draft favouring ‘IRMA’ and it should be payable at “Anand”.

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5. Which bank should be used for making the requisite demand draft?
 

You can make Demand draft of any bank from among the list given below payable at Anand.

These are not the branch code of banks.

Bank Code

Name of the Bank

Bank Code

Name of the Bank

01

Allahabad Bank

26

Punjab and Sind Bank

02

Andhra Bank

27

State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur

03

Axis Bank Limited

28

State Bank of Hyderabad

04

Bank of Baroda

29

State Bank of India

05

Bank of India

30

State Bank of Indore

06

Bank of Maharashtra

31

State Bank of Mysore

07

Bank of Punjab

32

State Bank of Patiala

08

Canara Bank

33

State Bank of Saurashtra

09

Catholic Syrian Bank

34

State Bank of Travancore

10

Central Bank of India

35

Surat People Cooperative Bank Ltd

11

Corporation Bank

36

Syndicate Bank

12

Dena Bank

37

The Anand Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd.

13

Grindlays Bank

38

The Anand Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd.

14

Gujarat State Cooperative Bank

39

The Bank of Rajasthan Ltd.

15

HDFC Bank

40

The Federal Bank Limited

16

ICICI Bank

41

The Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank ltd.

17

Indian Bank

42

The Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited

18

Indian Overseas Bank

43

The South Indian Bank Ltd.,

19

Indusind Bank Ltd

44

The United Western Bank Limited

20

Industrial Development Bank of India

45

The Vysya Bank Ltd.

21

Jammu & Kashmir Bank

45

UCO Bank

22

Kheda District Cooperative Bank Ltd

47

Union Bank of India

23

Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

48

United Bank of India

24

Oriental Bank of Commerce

49

United Commercial Bank

25

Punjab National Bank

50

Vijaya Bank

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6. How to download (print) SBI Challan from IRMA Website?
 

SBI Challan is available on our website (https://www.irma.ac.in/) in the admissions link, in important download section. You may open the file and take a print out of it. 

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7. What are the Test Centres for the Written test (online) on
 

The examination will be conducted at the following 27 places:

Sr. No.

Center

Sr. No.

Center

Sr. No.

Center

1

Anand

10

Jaipur

19

Varanasi

2

Bangalore

11

Lucknow

20

Delhi

3

Bhopal

12

Mumbai

21

Indore

4

Kolkata

13

Nagpur

22

Bhubaneswar

5

Chandigarh

14

Patna

23

Thiruvananthapuram

6

Chennai

15

Raipur

24

Pune

7

Coimbatore

16

Rajkot

25

Dehradun

8

Guwahati

17

Ranchi

26

Vishakhapatnam

9

Hyderabad

18

Udaipur

27

Kochi

IRMA reserve the right to allot a Test Centre other than the one marked by a candidate in case the Centre marked by that candidate is unavailable for any reason. 

Request for change of Test Centres will not be entertained.

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8. Can I apply for both the programmes by using one application form?
 

Yes, you can apply for both the programmes by using one application form. There is a common application form for both the programmes. One candidate should fill only one application form and choose appropriate option given in the application form.

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9. Can I change my test center of "Issues of Social Concern" ?
  Request for change of Test Centres will not be entertained.
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10. On which name Demand Draft should be prepared?
 

All the payments to IRMA should be made in the form of a demand draft favoring ‘IRMA’ and it should be  payable at ‘Anand’.

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11. What is the number of candidates to be selected to PRM 2014-16?
 

The total number of seats available for PRM 2014-16 is 180. Fifteen percent of the approved intake is allocated for admission to Foreign / NRI applicants.  

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12. Are the admissions to Programme in Rural Management (PRM) open to foreign nationals or NRI?
 

Foreign nationals / NRI applicants can seek admission on the basis of their GMAT scores (not taken before January 2012). 

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13. Does IRMA offer any correspondence course?
 

IRMA does not offer any correspondence course.

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14. Is there any age limit for PRM and FPRM programme?
 

There is no age limit for the admission in PRM and FPRM of IRMA.

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15. Does Institute have seats for Management Quota (MQ) in PRM and FPRM?
 

There is no management quota for admission to PRM and FPRM at IRMA.

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16. How many applications did you receive for PRM 2013-15 and FPRM 2013 programmes last year?
 

IRMA received 10,859 applications for the PRM 2013-15 programme and 1385 applications for the FPRM 2013.

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17. Is there any negative marking in written test of "Issues of Social Concern"?
 

Yes, there is negative marking for the written test of "Issues of Social Concern".

Weightage for the same is decided by management time to time.

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18. How to apply?
 

 An applicant can opt for one of the following options:

a)      Apply online and pay through payment gateway.

b)      Take a print out of SBI challan available on IRMA website in the admission link under Important Downloads option. 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.

c)      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”).

d)      For applicants belongs to “Below Poverty Line (BPL)” families:

Application fee will be waived for applicants belonging to “Below Poverty Line (BPL)” families. Such applicants may apply online and send the print out of application form with self attested proof of “Below Poverty Line (BPL)” status issued by appropriate authority to get exemption from paying application fee OR send a request by post or courier for application form to Admissions Office, IRMA with self attested proof of “Below Poverty Line (BPL)” status issued by appropriate authority to get exemption from paying application fee. IRMA will send printed materials (prospectus, application form, sample question paper etc.) to such applicants.

Failure to attach the proof of “BPL” status issued by appropriate authority with hard copy (print out) of filled application form will lead to rejection of the application.

No Refund will be made after the payment is made.

 ·         Those applicants who are applying for FPRM 2014 programme and selecting option “Exemption from written test” while filling application form, they are required to send hard copy (print out) of application form with proof (self attested photo copy of PGDRM certificate of IRMA or photo copy of “JRF” award letter).

·         “BPL” applicants are required to send a hard copy (print out) of application form at Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand–388001, Gujarat with the their  self attested proof of  “BPL” status issued by appropriate authority.

·         All other applicants are not required to send hard copy (print out) of filled application form to IRMA. 

 All correspondence related to admission should be addressed to:

            Admissions Office

             Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Anand-388001

Gujarat

                        Phone: (02692) 221657, 221659 

 

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19. What is the Admissions Fees for Foreign / NRI applicants ?
 

For Foreign / NRI applicants application fees is Rs. 2000/-

Our payment gateway system will convert the prospectus fees amount in your home currency and give you option to make payment in INR or Home currency. You can choose appropriate option. 

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20. Do you give extra weightage to experience for PRM programme?
 

There is no provision for extra weightage of experience for admission to PRM programme. However, the experience is valued during personal interview.

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21. Where can I see Demo of Online Mock Test ?
  Demo of Online Mock Test is available on IRMA website: www.irma.ac.in in the Admissions link.
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22. What is the last date for apply for PRM 2014-16 and FPRM 2014
  Last date for apply for PRM 2014-16 and FPRM 2014 is January 20, 2014.
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23. How many questions will be there in the admissions test of "Issues of Social Concern" ?
  There will be 40 questions in the admissions test of "Issues of Social Concern".
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24. What will be the duration of admissions test of "Issues of Social Concern" ?
  The duration of admissions test of "Issues of Social Concern" will be 25 minutes.
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25. What is the last date for apply for Foreign / NRI applicants ?
  Last date for apply for Foreign / NRI applicant is March 31, 2014.
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26. What is the educational requirement for Programme in Rural Management 2014-16 (PRM 2014-16)?
 

Eligibility Criteria for Programme in Rural Management 2014-16 (PRM 2014-16):

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/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. Those who are in the final year and who expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before July 14, 2014 can also apply.

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27. What are the specialisations offered by IRMA in Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?
 

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

However, students are given choice to select their optional courses during the last two classroom terms, i.e., 4th and 5th terms.

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28. Can I register for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) without staying in the campus?
 

No. Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is a two-year fully residential programme.

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29. Accommodation with family is available for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) student?
 

Accommodation with family is not available for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) student.

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30. What is the duration of Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?
  Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is a two-year fully residential programme.
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31. Whether Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is approved by AICTE?
 

Yes, Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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32. Whether Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is equivalent to Master Degree?
 

Yes, Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is recognised as an equivalent to a master’s degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

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33. Is there any age limit for Programme in Rural Management (PRM) ?
 

There is no age limit for the admission in Programme in Rural Management (PRM).

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34. What are the placement activities for Programme in Rural Management (PRM)?
 

Our PRM graduates are highly valued by cooperatives, NGOs, government development agencies, and national and international donors engaged in promoting rural development. The distinguishing feature of all these bodies is their willingness and ability to make effective use of young and well-trained professional managers. The five-day campus recruitment programme organised by the Campus Placement Office is held during the 5th term in second year of PRM. The jobs offered to IRMA graduates vary widely. The job offers are in areas such as planning and information systems, production management, marketing, finance, accounts, human resource development, rural development, and natural resource management.

IRMA seeks to ensure that its graduates are offered competitive remuneration. IRMA has enlisted over 650 organisations that are designated for the purpose of placement of its graduates. The list is ever increasing, and attempts are made every year to enlist more organisations that can offer challenging careers to IRMA students. Consistent with its objectives, IRMA’s placement support is confined to placing students with the designated organisations only. IRMA desires that its graduates seek employment only with these designated organisations. It may be noted that IRMA’s placement facility is not open to sponsored candidates.

IRMA graduates have succeeded not only in choosing meaningful jobs but have also received decent salaries with 100 per cent placement. The annual salaries received by the last three PRM batches are shown below:

Annual Salaries Received by the Last Three PRM Batches

PRM Batch

Minimum (Rs.) Lakh

Average (Rs) Lakh

Maximum (Rs) Lakh

2009–11

3.72

7.70

10.50

2010–12

3.84

8.07

14.80

2011–13

3.00

7.09

13.50

 Some participants prefer to join grassroot organisations, even though these offer relatively low salaries, over other high-paying jobs because they are attracted by the greater challenges, innovative experiments, and greater autonomy offered by these positions.  There is also a provision of IRMA fellowships for the students who join low paying but highly relevant jobs in the rural development sector.

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

Only “BPL” applicants and sponsored applicants are required to send hard copy (print out) of filled application form.

“BPL” applicants are required to send hard copy of application form with the latest proof of “BPL” status issued by appropriate authority

Sponsored applicants are required to send hard copy of application form with certificate from their employer as per declaration of sponsorship form available on IRMA website

All other applicants (other than “BPL”) are not required to send hard copy (print out) of filled application form to IRMA.  

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36. What are the specialisations offered by IRMA in Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014)?
 

IRMA offers following specialisations in Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014):

(1) Management of Collectives           

(2) Agribusiness/ Rural Marketing

(3) Natural Resources Management      

(4) Development Management

(5) Micro-finance Management

(6) Governance and Livelihoods

(7) Rural Infrastructure and Services Management   

(8) Public Policy and Non-profit Management

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37. Can I register for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) without staying in the campus?
 

No. The FPRM is a doctoral education in Rural Management leading upto the title of “Fellow, Institute of Rural Management, Anand”. It has a minimum residency requirement of 3 years.

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38. What will be the amount of stipend for Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014) participants?
 

Every FPRM participant receives a fellowship of Rs. 14,000/- per month till they clear the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination and then Rs. 16,000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per year for a period of 4 years. The fellowship and contingency grants are assured for four years; in deserving cases and subject to availability of funds they may be extended for the fifth year.

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39. What are the placement activities for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
 

The Programme is meant to prepare scholars, teachers and professionals with doctoral education. The prospective organisations where Fellows might find challenging assignments include national level institutes of management offering post-graduate level courses in agri-business management and rural development management; national level development organisations; state and national level cooperatives; funding organisations and donors; and public policy research institutions. Six candidates from the first two batches have already joined prestigious Institutions in teaching positions.

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40. What is the duration of Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
 

Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) is a full time residential programme requiring a minimum of three years to complete. The maximum period within which a participant must graduate is seven years from the date of joining the Programme unless exigencies of the specific situation demanded extension.

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41. Whether Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) is approved by AICTE?
 

Yes, Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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42. Is there any age limit for admission to Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
 

There is no age limit for the admission to Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) of IRMA.

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43. Are the admissions to Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014) open to foreign nationals or NRI?
 

At present, only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). However, the institute is debating of making arrangements to allow foreign students to apply for its various programmes. You may apply for the same after a formal announcement is made in this regard. The earliest batch with which the above provision may start from 2015.

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44. Does Institute have seats for Management Quota (MQ) for Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM)?
 

There is no management quota for admission to Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) at IRMA.

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45. How many seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/dap (differently abled person) for Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM 2014)?
 

No reservation is available for SC/ST/OBC/dap (differently abled person) candidate; for admission to Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM), however criteria for selecting such candidates may be lower than general category.

FPRM Committee is deciding category wise criteria for short listing applicants for Interview and for final selection every year. 

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46. What is the educational requirement for Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2014 (FPRM-2014)?
 
Eligibility Requirements for FPRM 2014

To be eligible for admission to the FPRM 2014 Programme an applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions;
a) PGDRM from IRMA; or

b) OYP from IRMA with one year post-diploma work experience; or

c) Post Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution with 55% marks at PG and 50% marks at graduation (college) level; or

d) Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience; or Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least three years work experience;

Aplicants having valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.).

The eligibility requirement for applicants from SC/ST/OBC/dap (differently abled person) is 5% less than those specified above. Applicants, who expect to fulfil the eligibility requirements before July 14, 2014, are encouraged to apply.

In exceptional cases, a person with a high professional standing and proven competence, not possessing a PG degree but whose experience can measure up to a PG degree might also be considered for admission to the Programme. In these cases, the FPRM Executive Committee would consider the quality of the published and unpublished work and/ or professional contributions of the applicant and establish equivalence to the relevant PG course subjects.

Applicants with PGDRM qualification from IRMA and applicants who have valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.) are exempted from writing the written test (CAT 2013 & “Issues of Social Concern of IRMA) and will be directly called for interview. JRF is mandatory. Only NET is not sufficient.
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47. Do I need to send hard copy (print out) of my filled application form to IRMA ?
 

Those applicants who are selecting option “Exemption from written test” while filling application form, they are required to send hard copy (print out) of application form with proof (self attested photo copy of PGDRM certificate of IRMA or photo copy of “JRF” award letter)

“BPL” applicants are required to send hard copy (print out) of filled application form with the proof of “BPL” status.

All other applicants are not required to send hard copy (print out) of filled application form to IRMA.  

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48. How do I retrieve my user-id and password in case it is lost?
 

You are expected to keep a record of user id and password. If you are able to send us the user-id, your password can be mailed to you.

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49. How do I correct wrong entries after submissions?
 

You are required to follow instruction carefully and write the correct information before submission of your application online. You are given a facility to edit your entries prior to final submission. Once submit button is pressed and you have been allotted a form number you cannot edit the entries. In such a case you are advised to take a printout of the submitted application form, make corrections as required in the form and send it to us as per the address notified. We shall arrange to make changes in your form accordingly. However, you have been advised to take enough precautions while submitting your application.

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50. How do I use my SMS & Email service?
  You need to register your mobile number & email Id in your profile. If you have not done so, please do it immediately & contact admissions office for details. All the candidates having valid mobile number & email Id will receive information of their candidature, at various stages of the process (Roll No.  exam venue details, written test result, final selection).
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51. How do I track status of my application & candidature?
 

You will find an URL titled “Application Status” in admissions section of our website https://www.irma.ac.in/. Please navigate through this URL & follow the instructions. You need to provide your form number and date of birth. This section will display the current status of your application, such as your form number, roll number, allocated centre, and status of your result of various tests conducted during the admission process. Besides, the Institute has introduced SMS service (broadcast and unicast) for the applicants. This service will be available during the appropriate stage of the admission process. The broadcast service is controlled by the Institute and the message will be transmitted only once for each stage. As regards unicast service, you can get the status of your application by sending SMS to 9687933388. While sending SMS, please mention ADM space and then quote your Form No., to get the response. For example ADM 25633. Please note this broadcast service is free of charge whereas unicast service will be chargeable as per the rates prescribed by service providers. Unicast service can be availed repeatedly. Those applying by hard copy application forms can get the status of their applications forms after two weeks of the closing date.

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52. If I am not able to proceed further for registration, then what to do?
 

If you are not able to proceed further, please ensure that you have turned off "popup-blocker" in your browser's option settings

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53. What do I mean by “Broadcast” and “Unicast” SMS service?
 

IRMA has introduced SMS service for the Indian Nationals only. At different stages of the application process, the Institute will send status of the applications to all its eligible applicants, who have registered their mobile number, through broadcast SMS service. Unicast service is meant for personal communication to the individual applicant. The applicant who wishes to know the latest status of her/his application, she/he can do so by sending SMS to 9687933388. While sending SMS, please mention ADM space and then quote your Form No., to get the response. For example ADM 25633.

Please note unicast service is chargeable to the applicant as per SMS agreement that the service provider has with the applicant (IRMA does not charge for this service). However, broadcast service is absolutely free for the applicant (IRMA bears the cost).

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54. What is 3d Secure PIN and where from I shall get it?
 

This PIN is mandatory requirement for the sponsoring bank to validate credit card supported transactions. IRMA does not have any role to generate this PIN. Please contact your sponsoring bank.

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55. What should I do if I am unable to proceed on online payment?
 

Printed application material (prospectus, application forms, etc.) may 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”).

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  General Information
56. What are the legal status of the Institute and PRM and FPRM Programmes?
 

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

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57. What is the medium of education at IRMA?
  The medium of instruction at IRMA is English.
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58. Whether PRM / FPRM are approved by AICTE?
  Yes PRM and FPRM are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
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59. Whether PRM is equivalent to Master?
 

Yes, PRM is recognised as an equivalent of a master’s degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

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60. Does IRMA gives any Financial Assistant and/or Scholarship?
 

IRMA has several prestigious scholarships for deserving students, which are mentioned below:

IRMA Fellowship: IRMA revised the provisions of IRMA Fellowship since 2008-10 batch. Only those students who get a monthly gross salary that is less than the decided minimum gross salary will be eligible to receive the IRMA Fellowship (provided they join the organizations that are eligible for the purpose of the fellowship). The amount of the IRMA Fellowship to an eligible student 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.

AMUL Fellowships: The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has instituted 15 AMUL Fellowships for PRM at IRMA. The objective of the AMUL Fellowship is to provide financial support to PRM students and to encourage them to work in farmers’ cooperative organizations. The total value of the fellowship is Rs 1,00,000/-. It is awarded during the second year of the programme, and is based on merit-cum-means standards. For the purpose of assessing merit, the applicant’s performance during the classroom terms I to IV of the programme is considered.  Recipients of the AMUL Fellowship are required to serve for at least two years in farmers’ cooperative organizations after completing the PRM.

Scholarships from Sir Ratan Tata Trust: Sir Ratan Tata Trust offers about five scholarships every year to second-year students based on merit. The scholarship covers a part of the fees during the second year, subject to a ceiling of Rs 50,000/-. The number and amount of the scholarship are approved by the trust on a year-to-year basis.

Scholarships for SC/ST Applicants: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has allocated scholarships to IRMA for SC students. 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 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). The National Dairy Development Board also offers some scholarships to SC/ST applicants for both the years of PRM.

Educational Loans: Educational loans are available from various banks. The State Bank of India, Anand and Central Bank of India, Anand provides educational loans at a lower interest rate and without any collateral to applicants enrolling at IRMA. 

Fee Exemption: IRMA firmly believes that no one should be deprived of education for lack of financial resources. Hence IRMA is open for providing financial assistance to meet the PRM tuition fees of extremely poor applicants.

Bridge Fund: A fund of Rs. 10 lakhs has been set aside by the Institute for the students having economic deprivation to bridge the gap between the dates of payment of IRMA and the disbursement of payment from different financing option (e. g. Bank loan, SC-ST fellowship, fee waiver scheme of IRMA etc.)

 

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61. Whether bank loans are available for the PRM programme?
 

Educational loans are available from various banks.

The State Bank of India, Anand and Central Bank of India, Anand provides educational loans at a lower interest rate and without any collateral to candidates enrolling at IRMA. 

 For more information please contact:

 State Bank of India, Anand

Mr. K. Biswal, Dy. Manager (Adv.), SBI, Anand

E-mail: kbis24.biswal@sbi.co.in or sbi.00313@sbi.co.in;

Mob. 07600037799, 07600037797;

 Central Bank of India, Anand

Mr. K. C. Kapasia, Chief Manager, CBI, Anand

E-mail: bmanan1262@centralbank.co.in;

Mobile: 8980015872.

Tel. 02692-261287

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