MDPs/ Training Programmes


Management Development Programmes (MDPs) address the in-service training needs of the executives and managers working in affiliated sector organizations of IRMA including co-operatives, not-for-profit, and government and semi-government organizations engaged in rural development. IRMA believes that in the rapidly changing task environment, managers and executives of all such types of organizations are challenged by contemporary management issues.

Since its inception in 1981, IRMA has played a vital role in fulfilling this need of the rural sector through its tailor-made MDPs, both On-campus and Off-campus.

Programme Framework

  • Sponsored programmes

    Management programmes tailor-made to meet the specific needs of the sponsor organization

  • Open programmes

    IRMA offers open programmes in emerging thrust areas relevant to rural development sector. The participation in such programmes is open to all.

  • VOLAG-MAP or the Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies

    This programme covers all functional areas of management and encourages participants to practice cross-functional approach to find solution to workplace problems. Personnel who have spent a considerable period of time with voluntary organisations in the developing countries are nominated by their employers for the programme. The participants benefit from a formal exposure to the principles and applications of development management – the core of this programme. VOLAG-MAP, as the programme is popularly known amongst national and international NGOs and has attracted a large number of participants from India and other developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

  • Off Campus Programmes

    Facilitated by IRMA faculty, these are in fact in-house programmes for client organizations, offering multi-level training and techniques to overcome some key project issues like budgetary constraints.

* Sponsored Programme

# Fees quoted are exclusive of Government Taxes which will be charged extra, as applicable

Bank Details for making program fee payment

Beneficiary Name : Institute of Rural Management Anand

Beneficiary A/c No : 39608445228

Beneficiary Bank : State Bank of India

Beneficiary Bank Address : Near Axis Bank, Amul Dairy Road, Anand 388 001, Gujarat


Branch Code : 61308

Refund Policy

In the event of cancellation on part of the organization/participant, the cancellation charge will be 10% of the fees paid. If a programme is cancelled by IRMA due to any unforeseeable reasons, the participants will be informed via e-mail, phone, or fax. Full fees will be refunded to the payee. IRMA will not be liable for other expenses incurred by the organization or the participant.

Contact Us

Mr. Oliver J Macwan
Deputy Manager (Executive Training),
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

(M) +91-9974072693
Phone: (O) 02692-221643
Fax: (02692) 260 188
Email: mdp@irma.ac.in