Rural organisations function in tough, complex environments calling for professional management with precision and dexterity. A need that is fulfilled by our talented young graduates who are trained to become able managers and undertake challenging responsibilities in the rural co-operatives and development sector thanks to our well-structured two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM). Recognizing the paucity of a talented academic pool with a sectoral focus, IRMA initiated Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). The Institute has been working closely with its client organizations to integrate the latter's emerging needs into the programme. It has been, consequently, constantly updating the curricula of both its post graduate and fellow programmes reflecting the need for partnering the institute with its member organizations.