Fellow Programme in Management (Rural Management)


Eligibility Requirements for FPM (RM) 2021:

To be eligible for admission to the FPM (RM) 2021 programme an applicant must satisfy the following two conditions:


Anybody with a postgraduate or postgraduate equivalent degree/diploma from a recognized university or institution in any discipline with minimum first class marks or equivalent grade can apply. (Relaxation of 5% for SC / ST / OBC-NC / Differently Abled Person).

Applicants, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements before July 01, 2021, are encouraged to apply.

The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned university or institution. In case the university/institution does not have a scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence will be established by IRMA by dividing the obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.

Qualifying Exams: 

Having valid scores/results of the last five years in any of the following standard qualifying exams or tests.

1)  CAT




5)  ICAR-SRF  


7)  GATE

The cut-off period for validity of the qualifying exam or test score is five years preceding the last date specified for the submission of application form to FPM (RM). Valid scores obtained from January 01, 2016 onwards in all the specified qualifying exams are eligible.  

Research Proposal: 

All eligible applicants must submit along with their application a preliminary research proposal of about 2000 words.  The proposal should cover topic/problem of the proposed research, its relevance, objectives and methodology of the study, and expected results or findings. 


IRMA follows the statutory reservation policy of Government of India.  Seats not filled by candidates of the reserved category will be offered to the general category.


Candidates should note that mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria does not ensure consideration for shortlisting of the next stage of the admissions process or automatic admission to FPM (RM) 2021 of IRMA.    

IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of academic programmes at IRMA.


The entire admissions process at the Institute shall be subject to the Jurisdiction of the Courts of Anand.