IRMA, Anand


IRMA, Anand

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 IRMA invites application for admissions to Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM): 2009-11 and to Fellow (Doctoral) Programme in Rural Management (FPRM): 2009.

Last Date for Receiving Completed Application: October 6, 2008

30th Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM 2009-11)
PRM is a two-year residential postgraduate programme comprising four different segments – classroom, fieldwork, organisational understanding and management training. PRM is recognized as equivalent to Master's Degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is also approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Eligibility: Graduates in any discipline with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education and having 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ PwD) aggregate marks or an equivalent GPA from a recognised Indian or foreign university/ institution are eligible to apply. Candidates, who expect to fulfil the eligibility requirements before June 08, 2009, may also apply. Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.

Fees and Scholarships: Costs for students are kept low through cross subsidization. Further, several prestigious scholarships are available for deserving students.

Campus Placement: IRMA facilitates meaningful placement opportunities for its students. IRMAns are highly valued by national and international development organisations, funding agencies, co-operatives and NGOs. The placements combine job satisfaction and decent compensation. PRM 2006-08 participants received an average annual salary of Rs. 6.13 lakh (highest being Rs. 10.61 lakh) with 100 per cent placement. Some participants prefer to join grass-roots organisations with low salaries over high-paying jobs for greater challenges, innovative experimentation and higher autonomy.

8th Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 2009)
FPRM is a coursework based doctoral programme with a residency requirement of minimum 3 years, approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Thematic Fields of Specialisation: (a) Management of Collectives; (b) Agribusiness/Rural Marketing; (c) Natural Resources Management; (d) Development Management; (e) Micro-finance Management; (f) Governance and Livelihoods; (g) Rural Infrastructure and Services Management; and (h) Public Policy and Non-profit Management.

Eligibility: Candidates with any one of the following:
(i) Postgraduation in any discipline from a recognised Institution with 55% marks and 50% marks at graduation level; (ii) PRM from IRMA; (iii) Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience; (iv) Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks are eligible for admission to FPRM. SC/ST/OBC/PwD (Persons with Disability) candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation in the marks specified above. Candidates, who expect to fulfil the eligibility requirements before June 08, 2009, may also apply.

Fellowship: Every FPRM participant receives a fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per year for a period of 4 years.

Placement: Graduating fellows have joined faculty positions in IIMs, XLRI and TERI University.

Selection Procedure: A written test, common for PRM and FPRM will be conducted on November 9, 2008 – Sunday (09:15-12:15 hr) at 27 centres across India. PRM participants are selected on the basis of the written test, group discussion and interview. FPRM participants are selected on the basis of the written test, interview and presentation of research proposal. Candidates with PRM qualification from IRMA applying for FPRM are exempt from the written test.

27 Test Centres: Anand, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pantnagar, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, and Vijayawada.
How to Apply: An applicant can opt one of the following options:
(a.) Printed application material (prospectus, application forms etc.) may be obtained from Admissions Coordinator, IRMA, Anand - 388 001 on payment of Rs 100/-, and an examination fee of Rs 750/- (Rs 500/- for SC/ST/PwD) with the filled-in application form.
(b.) Application material is available with IMS centres on cash payment of full fee i.e. Rs 850/ (Rs 600/- for SC/ST/PwD).
(c.) Fill in the application form online through IRMA website, print it out, and send it to IRMA along with the full fee of Rs 850/ (Rs 600/- for SC/ST/PwD).
(d.) Download the application form from IRMA website and submit along with the full fee of Rs.850 (Rs 600/- for SC/ST/PwD).

Prospectus and sample question papers will be sent to the candidates opting for options c or d, after their applications are received at IRMA.

All the payments to IRMA should be in the form of DD favouring ‘Institute of Rural Management’ payable at Anand. Completed applications should be sent to: Admissions Coordinator, IRMA, Anand–388001, Gujarat.

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