About the Host Institute (IRMA)
The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), established in 1979, is the pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. It is committed to pursuing excellence along with creativity and integrity. The unique strength of IRMA lies in its ability to integrate development and management in all its endeavours and activities. This sets IRMA apart from other management and rural development institutions, which are largely concerned with either management or development, but not with both. Today, IRMA is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research, but also acknowledged for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. This path-breaking approach of IRMA is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad. IRMA’s educational and training programmes provide state-of-the-art pedagogy with emphasis on experiential learning. The faculty comprises experienced academicians and practitioners of national and international repute. IRMA has state-of-the-art infrastructure, fully computerized activities, excellent library, 24-hour internet connectivity and lush green campus providing tranquil ambience for learning.