Institute of Rural Management, Anand

The IRMA (Institute of Rural Management, Anand) is a pioneering institution in rural management was founded in the year of 1979 by Dr. Verghese Kurien (father of white revolution). This institution provides management training, research and support to students dedicated to rural development. It is also accredited “A” grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.


The campus of IRMA is spread over around 60 acres of land in the surrounding of Anand. It is located adjacent to Anand Agricultural University. The IRMA has a fully residential campus includes students’ hostels, mess, seminar rooms, library, lecture halls, auditorium, faculty and administrative block, executive training and development centre, dispensary, and other support facilities.


This institution has nine blocks in the hostel, each with 24 well-furnished single rooms. It also houses a spacious and three storied library with a vast collection of 42628 books, 417 videocassettes, 40 CD-ROMS, 1742 MTS reports, 919 microforms, 309 Fieldwork reports and 108 OTS reports. It also has subscribed with 453 periodicals, including journals and popular magazines. The classrooms of IRMA are air-conditioned and well-furnished and equipped with projector, microphones and other audio-visual aids. It also has a dispensary running 24 hours with a resident nurse.


The Institute of Rural Management, Anand is one of the leading institutions in the field of rural management. It offers Postgraduate Programme and Fellow Programme in the field of rural management. It also offers Management Development Programmes for middle and senior level in-service managers and officers working in the area of rural development. Most sought courses are mentioned below:

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Rural management

Fellow Courses:

  • Rural management


This institution organizes a campus placement program for their graduating students. It has enlisted more than 650 partner organizations, which it invites for students placements. Major recruiters of this institution are Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing (GCMMF) Anand, IDMC Limited, Mother Dairy, Navjyoti India Foundation, etc.

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