Campus Location and Facilities
Anand is situated about 36 kms. north of Vadodara and 65 kms south of Ahmedabad on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad main rail line and National Highway No. 8 connecting Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Adjacent to Anand is Vallabh Vidyanagar, the educational township and seat of Sardar Patel University . It is conveniently placed in terms of accessibility to a large number of academic and development institutions; the more important of these are the NDDB, the GCMMF, the Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Limited (Amul), the Tribhuvandas Foundation, the Anand Agricultural University and the Sardar Patel University. The Institute's campus is spread over a landscaped sixty-acre site adjacent to the Anand Agricultural University . The campus is fully residential equipped with students' hostels, mess, lecture halls, seminar rooms, library, faculty and administrative offices, auditorium, executive training and development centre, faculty and staff housing, dispensary, and other support facilities. The IRMA staff co-operative store caters to the residents' daily necessities.
The PRM is a fully residential programme. There are nine blocks in the hostel, each with 24 furnished single rooms. Each floor of eight rooms has a furnished common reading room, which is also used for receiving guests of students. The hostel has a boarding facility managed by an elected student body.
The Library is housed in a spacious three-storied building. It supports the teaching and research programmes of the Institute. The present collection includes 42628 books, 417 videocassettes, 40 CD-ROMS, 919 microforms, 1742 MTS reports, 108 OTS reports and 309 Fieldwork reports. The Library has subscribed to 453 periodicals including professional journals, newspapers and popular magazines. In addition to this, the library has also subscribed to three electronic databases, namely, Prowess (CMIE, Mumbai), Indiastat.com (Datanet India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi), and ABI/Inform (Proquest; Informatics, Bangalore).
The Library is fully automated and offers services of photocopying, reference, inter-library-loan, and bibliographical search assistance to the users. It is equipped with facilities such as OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and Multimedia.
The Institute through its campus wide network provides connectivity to its resources such as Library information, printing and file access, Internet and Mail Services. Each hostel room in the campus is equipped with network access points that enable the student to have access to all these resources. However, a student is expected to possess a network enabled PC to gain such access.
Recreations and Cultural Life
A wide range of facilities for pursuing recreational and extra-curricular activities are provided through the Student Activity Centre. Besides, the Institute has infrastructure facilities for sports such as football, cricket, badminton and table tennis. The air-conditioned 400-seat auditorium has excellent audiovisual projection system that is regularly used by the student community and the Institute for holding a variety of programmes. While the Institute extends support for extra-curricular activities, the initiative for their organisation normally comes from the students. The IRMA Staff Club organises various cultural programmes, entertainment and sports activities, and film shows at the Institute. All the PRM students are associate members of the IRMA Staff Club. The PRM students represent a substantial pool of talent in music, drama and dance. The students organise several cultural programmes, with Jatra, the seven-day festival of students being the grand finale. Under the SPIC-MACAY of which many students, staff and faculty are members, several concerts and recitals by eminent artistes are organised every year. The students use Terra Firma, their biannual magazine, to share with the alumni and the community the experiences of studying at IRMA.
The classrooms testify IRMA's commitment to offering a high quality learning environment. Air-conditioned and well-furnished, each classroom has a projector, microphones, and other state-of-the-art audio-visual material that aid learning.
PRM being a fully residential programme its participants are provided with fully-furnished single occupancy hostel rooms. There is internet connectivity in all the rooms. Besides, each hostel block has a common reading room. Boarding facility is also maintained in the hostels managed by an elected participants' body.
Sports Activity Complex
IRMA provides a wide range of sports services for its students and staff thanks to its Sports Activity Complex. The complex has a well-appointed gymnasium and infrastructure facilities for games like badminton and table tennis. Plus, there are facilities for sports like cricket, basketball, football, and volleyball.
Executive Training and Development Centre (ETDC)
The ETDC is the main hub of Management Development Programmes (MDPs) and workshops held throughout the year. It has air-conditioned conference rooms, a lecture hall, guest rooms, a dining hall, and a computer laboratory networked with the institute's main computer centre.
IRMA has a 24-hour dispensary with a resident nurse. The doctor is available between 1.30 and 2pm everyday.