Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)

FAQ- General Information

1. What is the legal status of the Institute and PGDM (RM) Programme?

The Institute of Rural Management Anand was established in the year 1979, as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is registered as a deemed public trust under section 2(13) of the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. IRMA is not substantially or wholly owned either by the Government of India or by the State. It is a self financed Institute.

IRMA is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. It is committed to pursuing excellence along with creativity and integrity. PGDM (RM) is recognised as equivalent to a Masters degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). PGDM (RM) and FPM (RM) are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The medium of instruction at IRMA is English.

Yes PGDM (RM) is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Yes, PGDM (RM) is recognised as equivalent to a Masters degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Financial assistance is provided to deserving candidates through various following schemes and scholarships.

IRMA Merit-based Scholarship: IRMA has instituted 20 merit-based scholarships worth Rs. 1.17 crore for the students of its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) – or PGDM (RM). Out of the 20 scholarships, 10 would be given exclusively to female candidates. The scholarship amount will be up to 50% of the tuition fee. The scholarship in the first year will be based on the overall selection merit of IRMA’s admissions process, and in the second year it will be awarded based on the academic performance, i.e., the CGPA of the first year at IRMA.

Mirae Asset Foundation Scholarship*: The Mirae Asset Foundation awards scholarships to two deserving candidates from each year of the flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management).

IDFC FIRST Bank MBA Scholarship*: The scholarship is provided to deserving students for the entirety of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management).

SC Scholarships*: This scholarship covers the entire cost of education of SC candidates are available at IRMA. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has allocated 4 scholarships to IRMA for SC students. The scholarship covers tuition fees, non-refundable charges, lodging and boarding expenses, cost of books, stationery, and a personal computer (www.socialjustice.nic.in).

ST Scholarships*: A full scholarship is allocated for 5 ST candidates by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The amount of the scholarship covers tuition fees, boarding and lodging expenses, book grant, and a one-time grant for the purchase of a personal computer (www.tribal.nic.in)

Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme*: The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme, as per the AICTE rules, is available at IRMA. 

Educational Loans: Educational loans are available from various banks to candidates enrolling at IRMA. Canara Bank, Anand, United Bank of India, Anand, and Bank of Baroda, Anand provide student friendly education loan services for IRMA PGDM (RM) students


*Number of scholarships and Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) scheme are based on year to year sanctions/approval from the concerned authorities.

Educational loans are available from various banks.

Education loan without any collateral and at favourable interest rates are available from the United Bank of India, Anand and Canara Bank, Anand, Bank of Baroda, Anand.

The vision of National Academic Depository (NAD) is born out of an initiative to provide an online store house of all academic awards. National Academic Depository (NAD) is a 24X7 online store house of all academic awards viz.certificates, diplomas, degrees, mark-sheets etc. duly digitised and lodged by academic institutions / boards / eligibility assessment bodies. NAD not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.

Yes it is mandatory for all students to register on National Academic Depository (www.nad.gov.in) before joining IRMA, if selected.

Presently the date of joining the PGDM (RM) 2022-24 programme is July 01, 2022. It may be changed as per the AICTE guidelines. Students, who are in the final year of graduation, will be allowed to submit their final year marksheet and degree certificate as per AICTE guidelines issued from time to time.

Students can apply for any scholarship only after joining the programme and formal announcement of the same by the concerned Ministry /organisation.