Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)

FAQ- PGDM (RM) Curriculum

3. What is the duration of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)?

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) is a two-year fully residential programme.

IRMA prepares students in the General Management with a focus on underserved section of the economy. The PGDM (RM) curriculum starts offering elective courses in different functional areas from the term III. A total of 31.5 credits are offered under elective courses during Term III, IV, V and VI. The elective courses offer an opportunity to get specialised training in functional areas of Economics, Finance Accounting Costing, IT & Systems, Marketing, OB-HR, Production Operations Management & QT, Social Sciences and Strategic Management.

The PGDM(RM) features a well-structured curriculum that integrates intellectual and experiential learning through classroom and field-based components. The classroom component of the PGDM (RM) is equivalent to 96 credit points. The introductory management courses are rooted in the philosophies of collectivism, cooperation, and conscious capitalism. Term I and Term II are comprised of required core courses (Foundational Courses) for all PGDM (RM) students. Students pursue a blend of obligatory and elective courses (Functional Area Courses and Integrative Courses) from term III to term VI.

The PRM curriculum’s Village Fieldwork Segment (VFS) helps to understand the psyche of the villagers as it unlocks the substantial value in terms of experiential learning of rural life for the participants. It also provides first-hand exposure to challenges and prospects in the rural environs of our country.


The duration of the fieldwork segment is approximately nine weeks and is worth eight weeks of credit. It is held after the first term of the classroom segment, and it comprises three components (i) Exploratory Study of the Village (ESV), (ii) Theme Paper, and (iii) Rural Action Component (RAC).

The Summer Internship Segment (SIS) allows participants to apply, test, and polish the skills acquired in the classroom. With SIS, the students gain a better grasp and practical experience of managerial functions in organizations during the ten weeks of working in rural settings. This internship also develops in the students the essential abilities needed for managerial roles. Moreover, it helps them gain a realistic idea of work and prepares them to perform effectively in the future.


It is worth 8 credits and is usually held after the third term of the classroom segment. SIS term comprises three components: (i) Evaluation by the faculty guide, (ii) Presentation of the SIS report, and (iii) Evaluation by the host organization. The SIS helps participants develop critical abilities required on the job: working effectively with others, thinking, and acting positively, learning to manage people, and improving written and oral communication skills. The internship opportunity also helps participants bag pre-placement offers.

IRMA faculty uses a pedagogy that includes interactive lectures, case discussions, simulations, in-class exercises etc. Some of the simulations used by IRMA faculty are:


  • Naranpur Express: IRMA’s Simulation to Understanding Rural Economy
  • Everest: Leadership & Team Simulation from HBS
  • Evolving structure: Organizational design Simulation from HBS
  • Pricey: Retail Pricing Game from Human Links
  • Reuben’s Lift: Retail Management Game from Human Links
  • Power & Influence: Change Management Simulation from HBS
  • Beer Game: A Distribution & Supply Chain Simulation
  • Win-Win: A Game Theory Game
  • Conjoint Simulation from HBS
  • Climate Action: Water Security Simulation

Yes. IRMA has various student clubs like:


1.    Abhyudaya

2.    Arthasya-Finance Club

3.    Chanakya

4.    INAM-IRMA Natya Manch

5.    IRMA Development Consultancy Club

6.    I-Spirit

7.    Jaivik-The Organic Farming Club

8.    Jigyasa - The Quiz Club of IRMA

9.    Krishinova, Poshan-The Nutrition Club

10.  Melomaniacs- The Music Club

11.  Nishadya - Marketing club

12.  Pravartana - The Operations Club

13.  Reflexion – Photography Club


To know more about the club and student initiatives please visit: https://irma.ac.in/programmes/pgdrm-post-graduate-diploma-in-rural-management/students/student-initiatives

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