While top and renowned business schools in India strive to prepare managers for mainstream business enterprises, very few institutions, IRMA being the pioneer among those, have continued to serve “under-managed” rural organizations, services in rural areas and the sector using both business and development approaches. IRMA has expanded its outreach to a diverse set of organisations keen to contribute to the script of transformational story of Rural India.
While operating within her core philosophy, IRMA has striven to promote partnership between rural farm and non-farm producers and committed professional managers as the basis for sustainable rural transformation. Achievements of IRMA are reflected in her distinct identity and work that IRMA’s founders, collaborators, faculty, alumni, and students are proud of.
Faculty at IRMA is renowned in the field of rural management with extraordinary teachers and dedicated mentors. They recognize teaching as an emancipating and unifying activity. They are transformative in approach with a focus on sustainability and equity. Each member irrespective of own domain of expertise, continuously strives to nurture empathy, creativity, excellence and integrity in students of IRMA.
Facilities at IRMA
1. State-of-the-art infrastructure comparable with international standards with its uniqueness.
2. Vibrant computer centre caters to the students via intranet while providing uninterrupted internet services throughout the campus. Wi-Fi facilities are available at all places including the library, hostel block, classroom, and mess.
3. An excellent library at first-rate housed within a spacious three-storeyed structure offers fully automated services powered by Koha software. Aided by comprehensive full-text databases, students are enabled to access over 15,000 journals in diverse subject areas. The library has over 46,000 books and over 164 journals and periodicals in print media, not to mention a mammoth collection of video films and microforms.
4. A Cooperative store with Hostel Extension Counter.
5. AMUL parlour on the campus, purveying snacks and other products till late at night, cater to the daily requirements of residents.
6. A Juice centre formulated and run by students for practical application of management principles and service to the students’ community.
7. IRMA’s dispensary has a doctor visiting on all working days besides a full-time resident nurse who is contactable round the clock during emergencies.
8. Studio apartments with two elevators in the hostel block which are capable of accommodating small families who accompany the programme participants.
9. Students Activity Centre is meant for various indoor sports. They include badminton, snooker and table tennis and gymnasium. Beautiful grassy play-ground is available on the campus for outdoor sports. This provides outdoor sports facilities for foot-ball, basket-ball, wholly-ball, cricket, race etc.
10. An air-conditioned 400-seat auditorium has an excellent audio-visual projection system which is ideal for lectures, presentations and variety of programmes organised by students and the Institute.