Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) in Gujarat, was set up in the year 1979 with support from Swiss Agency Development Cooperation. IRMA is ranked 17th among Top MBA Institutions by Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings 2020 and ranked 22nd among Top B-Schools (All India) by The Week – Hansa Research Best B-Schools Survey 2020. The institute offers two PG Diplomas and one fellowship program in the field of management. Admission to such courses is done on the basis of entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, IRMASAT and more.

IRMA has released IRMASAT 2021 Result on March 23, 2021. Candidates can visit the official website to check IRMASAT 2021 Result.

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Important Dates

IRMASAT 2021 (PGDM-Rural Management) Registration 18 Oct - 02 Feb, 2021
Deadline for XAT 2021 30 Nov, 2020

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1979 | Private
Area 60 Acre
Approved by AICTE | NBA | AIU
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade
Entrance Exam University-level: IRMASAT
National-level: CAT, XAT, GMAT
Types of Programs | No. of Programs PG Diploma | 3
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters ADM Agro, Seed works, Adani Wilmar, Emami Agrotech, Future Group, Metro Cash & Carry, Ninjacart, IDFC First Bank, Axis Bank
Official Website
Admission Helpdesk 02692 - 260 391 | 260 181
Location Post Box No. 60, Anand
Gujarat. India 388001
Number of Scholarships Offered  3

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Rankings

  • Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings 2020:
    • Standalone Institutions: 10th Rank
    • Top MBA Institutes in West Zone: 10th Rank
  • India Today - India’s Best B-School 2019:
    • Top B School (All India): 28th Rank
  • The Week - Hansa Research Best B Schools Survey 2019:
    • Top B Schools (Private-All India): 08th Rank
    • Top B Schools (Private - West Zone): 04th Rank

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Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Batch Demographics

IRMA Anand has commenced its 41st batch in online mode considering the online COVID 19 situation. The key highlights of the batch are tabulated below:

Batch Size

252 Students

Gender Diversity

Women Students : 94 (37%)

Male Students: 158 (63%)

Academic Diversity Students belong to diverse backgrounds like Engineering, Commerce, Science, Management, Humanities, and Dairy Engineering backgrounds.
Batch Work Experience 41% of  total students are experienced

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Courses

Institute of Rural Management Anand offers the following courses:
Course Name Details
PGDRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management)

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline with 50% in total aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA at the graduation level + CAT /XAT/ IRMASAT Scores + Group Activity (GA) + Personal Interview

Duration: 2 Years

PGDMX(R) - Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural)

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline with 50% + CAT/ XAT/ GMAT Scores + Personal Interview

Duration: 15 Months

FPRM - Fellow Programme in Rural Management

Eligibility: Postgraduates in the relevant subjects with a minimum of 55% marks + CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ UGC-NET/ JRF/ CSIR-NET/ GATE/ JRF/ ICAR-SRF/ ICAR/ ASRB-NET scores

Duration: 3 Years

Note: 5% relaxation is given to reserved candidates (SC/ST/DAP) in eligibility criteria

Check: IRMA Courses and Fee Structure

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Admissions

Eligible candidates can seek admission on the basis of score in the entrance exams. For PGDRM, a valid score in CAT /XAT/ IRMASAT Scores followed by Group Activity and Personal Interview scores are required for admission.

Similarly, GMAT/ XAT/ GMAT Score is  the requirement for admission in PGDMX(R) and Admission to FPRM program is granted on the basis of score in CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ UGC-NET/ JRF/ CSIR-NET/ GATE/ JRF/ ICAR-SRF/ ICAR/ ASRB-NET scores.

Note: Candidates having not cleared any of the above entrance exams will be admitted on the basis of their profile, marks in IRMASAT, and GDPI round. 

IRMA Admissions: How to Apply?

Applicants seeking admission in any of the courses offered at Institute of Rural Management Anand must register themselves on the official website, the mode of the registration is online, candidates can follow the subsequent steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the institute and navigate yourself to the ‘Program’ tab

Step 2: Select your desired program and click on ‘Apply Now’

Step 3: Register yourself with a valid email id and contact number

Step 4: Enter and Upload past educational and personal details such as:

  • Marks in graduation/ Postgraduation
  • Category (General/ SC/ ST/ DAP)
  • Scanned copy of photograph and signature

Step 5: Submit the form along with making the payment of the required application fee as per your course and category.

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be called for GDPI (Group Discussion and Personal Interview) round conducted by the institute.

Check: IRMA Admissions

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Placement

In the latest placement drive of the Institute of Rural Management Anand, held in December 2019 the institute recorded 100% record placements. In this placement drive, 109 companies announced jobs for IRMA students. 

A total of 314 offers were received by students of PGDRM program. The average CTC of the batch has been given below in graphical form with an average CTC of Top 10% percentage was INR 16.93 Lacs. The highest package of 2020 placement season recorded to be INR 52 LPA. Some of the placement highlights of IRMA is tabulated below:

Students Placed/Total Students


Average CTC

INR 10.74 LPA

Highest CTC


No. of Companies Visiting


Top Recruiting Sectors

FMCG and Retail



Check: IRMA Placements

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Scholarship

Financial assistance will be provided to deserving candidates through the following schemes and scholarships at IRMA:

PGDM Scholarships (Merit Based): IRMA is going to provide 20 merit based scholarships this year for PGDM Admission 2021. A scholarship amount of INR 1.17 crore will be given to top 20 students of PGDM courses based on the overall selection process of IRMA. Out of 20 scholarships, 10 will be for female candidates. The scholarship amount will be a maximum consession on tuition fee upto 50%. 

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.

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.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities*: Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities of The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities are available at IRMA.

Note: *Number of scholarships and their availability is based on year to year sanctions from concerned Ministry.

IDFC First Bank MBA Scholarship

Providing financial assistance to meritorious students from economically weaker sections of society who are keen on pursuing an MBA degree or its equivalent from one of India’s reputed institutions. Selected students get the scholarships of INR 1,00,000 (per annum) to pursue their MBA or equivalent studies at selected Indian Business School. Institute of Rural Management Anand is one of the selected Institutes for the IDFC First Bank MBA Scholarship.

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Faculty

Faculty at IRMA is renowned in the field of rural management with extraordinary teachers and dedicated mentors. Each faculty member, irrespective of his or her domain of expertise, continuously strives to nurture empathy, creativity, excellence, and integrity in the students of IRMA. IRMA’s faculty is known for its strong research collaboration with National and International Institutions of repute in the areas of Food Security, Technology in Agriculture, Poverty, Financial Inclusion, Natural Resources, Climate Change, Local Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership, etc.

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Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) FAQs

Ques. What is the application fee for admission to IRMA Anand?

Ans. The application is divided on the basis of categories which are as follows:

  1. General & OBC: INR 1,500
  2. SC/ ST/ DAP*: INR 750
  3. FN/ OCI/ PIO/ CIWG/ NRI Candidates: INR 2,250

Ques. Does Institute of Rural Management Anand provide an education loan?

Ans. Educational loans are available from various banks to candidates enrolling at IRMA. Canara Bank, Anand, and Bank of Baroda, Anand provides student-friendly education loan services for IRMA PGDRM students.

Ques. What is the weightage criteria for admission to IRMA Anand?

Ans. The weightage criteria for admission is tabulated below:

Particular Weightage
CAT 2019/ XAT 2020 35%
IRMASAT 2020 10%
Group Activity (GA) 10%
Personal Interview (PI) 20%
Academic Performance 5%
Diversity 5%
Profile 15%

Ques.How do I prepare for IRMASAT?

Ans. Students interested to appear for IRMASAT can prepare for the examination by solving the previous papers, mock test, etc. IRMASAT consists of 200 questions divided into four sections-  

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Issue of Social concern
  • English Comprehension.

The Issue of Social Concern was a compulsory section to attempt. Moreover, for candidates applying through CAT/XAT/GMAT, Issues of Social Concern (IRMASAT) is mandatory. 

Ques.IS IRMA Anand Worth joining?

Ans. IRMA Anand has been ranked 17th among Top MBA Institutions by Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings 2020 and ranked 22nd among Top B-Schools (All India) by The Week – Hansa Research Best B-Schools Survey 2020. The institute also have an impeccable placement record. For the Academic year of 2018-2020, the institute is successfully placing 100% of students. The highest CTC in the 2019 December placement drive was INR 52 LPA while the average CTC was INR 10.74 LPA.