Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM)

IRMA is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. Many good stand-alone programmes of business management and development are available in India today. IRMA’s PRM integrates the two streams and equips talented men and women with both development perspectives and business acumen. IRMA recognises that institutions working for rural development operate in a complex environment, in which there is a far greater need for professional management. IRMA trains talented men and women through a well-structured two-year Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management, in order to undertake challenging responsibilities in development and producers’ organisations with the right ethical values. IRMA has been working closely with its client organisations to integrate their emerging needs into its academic programme by periodically revising the curricula. The present PRM design is a reflection of this growing partnership.

PRM is a two-year fully residential programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM). The programme comprises four different segments—classroom, village fieldwork, development internship, and management traineeship. There are five classroom terms, which focus on concepts, skills, and knowledge pertaining to rural development and management, using modern pedagogical techniques and concentrating on experiential learning. The village fieldwork segment exposes students to the realities of rural life. The development internship segment helps students understand the nature of organisational dynamics. The management traineeship segment offers students an opportunity to apply, test, and polish the skills acquired in the classroom. About thirty percent of the total duration of the programme is devoted to experiential learning and practical application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom segments. The faculty is involved to a substantial degree in the design and supervision of all field-based segments.

PGDRM is recognised as equivalent to Master’s degree in Rural Management by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
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