The 60-acre campus of IRMA is located between the campuses of the NDDB and Gujarat Agricultural University. Anand railway station and bus station are opposite to each other and are about 4 kms away, while the National Highway 8 is about 3 km from the campus.
For reaching IRMA campus, the best mode of transport is an auto-rickshaw. Auto-rickshaws ply without meters and charge Rs.40 during the day and Rs.60 during the night, from the Railway Station and charge Rs.50 during the day and Rs.75 during the night, from the Bus Station. The charges from Chikodra Crossing on the National Highway 8 would be upto Rs.50. Bus service run by the municipal corporation could be used from the railway station to reach either Ganesh Chowkdi or Jagnath Mahadev, which are about a kilometer away from the campus.
Other Institutes in Anand
Anand, the small town in Kheda district is famous all over the world as the abode of many institutions. Amul was the pioneer; NDDB was set up to replicate Amul; these were followed by others and together they form a family of institutions, IRMA being one of them. In fact IRMA owes its birth to two of the larger institutions namely Amul Dairy which was an inspiration on the basis of which a national level co-operative dairying programme was launched, and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) which conceived and funded the initial corpus of IRMA. NDDB continues to be an active partner in IRMA's work.
Anand is the seat of the Gujarat Agricultural University which apart from agricultural sciences has a specialised Bidi Tobbacco Research Station, a Veterinary College, and a Dairy Science College. The dairy science college runs the Vidya Dairy in collaboration with Amul and processes and packs liquid milk for local supply. The Sardar Patel University is 6 kms away and is located in the university township of Vallabh Vidya Nagar. VV Nagar has a population of around 50,000. In addition to these educational institutions, there are several small scale industries which operate from the industrial area of Vitthal Udyognagar. There are a large number of other co-operative institutions in various other commodity sectors. The co-operative urban banks of Anand are particularly known for their success. Anand also has good medical facilities. There are a large number of medical doctors who run small clinics and basic treatment for any ailment could be had in Anand. In addition to the above, Karamsad which is around 14 kilometers away has the Pramukh Swami Medical College which runs a specialized rural hospital.
Anand has a town hall and a handful of cinema theatres for entertainment. In addition to the entertainment outside, several cultural activities are held at IRMA, NDDB and Sardar Patel University.
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