Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)


IRMA's Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) prepares talented young managers to assume challenge-filled responsibilities in organizations that serve under-served communities in rural and urban India. PGDRM is a two-year fully residential Managerial programme.

The PGDRM curriculum is infused with multidisciplinary, practical and ethical questions and analyses reflecting complex challenges that professional managers and leaders face. The pedagogy is based on the case method of teaching where actual management problems are discussed and analysed in the classroom. The classroom teaching is reinforced by an intensive fieldwork segment, where participants live with households in under-served communities and deeply study their socio-economic milieu from a management standpoint. The curriculum provides a wide spectrum of high quality courses with a greater focus on experiential learning comprising of four distinct yet mutually supportive segments - classroom, village field work, development internship and management internship. The curriculum covers all core management subjects like Economics, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource management, management Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The curriculum also includes subjects that deepen the understanding of Rural Society, Economy and Polity.

The course is highly acclaimed and approved by the reputed assessors and accreditation bodies. Furthermore, PGDRM graduates are known to carve a distinct reputation in their professional environment for their empathy, brilliance, commitment and integrity.

The PGDRM is recognized as equivalent to Master's degree in Rural Management by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). On March 10, 2017, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) has accredited the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) of IRMA up to June 30, 2021.

The participants of this programme are highly valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organisations, and funding agencies. All participants are suitably placed in different organisations through our Campus Placement programme.