IRMA launches 15 months, full-time Executive program in Rural Management

The Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) will commence the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Rural (PGDMX(R)) program for experienced MBA aspirants, with 5 or more years of work experience. Read on to know more.

The Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) has launched a new program, Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural) [PGDMX(R)]. This new program will be 15 months long, full-time, residential programme and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).


Program Target


Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural) is essentially aimed at MBA aspirants who are in managerial roles, and have solid practical work experience.


Program Objectives


- To strengthen further managerial excellence in professionals through knowledge and skills in rural management

- To contribute to the growth of rural sector and connected management professionals

- To help organizations in rural sector to remain competitive and sustainable by effective utilisation of resources through skill enhancement of professionals who handle various functions


Candidates will be able to have exposure to functional areas such as Finance, Marketing, Operations, Human Resource Management, and Project Management in the context of rural business management.


Program Details


Program Name:

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural) [PGDMX(R)]

Program Duration:

15 months

Program Type:

Full-time, Residential


AICTE approved

Total Number of Seats:

60; No ‘Management Quota’ seats

Date of Commencement:

1st January, 2019


A Graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 50% (45% for SC / ST / DAP candidates) aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA

Work Experience:

Minimum 5 years full-time (till 31st December, 2018)

Test Score Accepted:

CAT 2015, 2016, 2017 / XAT 2016, 2017, 2018 / GMAT (from 1st Oct, 2015 to 30th Sep, 2018)

Selection Criteria:

Entrance Test scores (35%), Past Academic performance (10%), Careers (5%), Interview and Group Discussions (40%), Extra-curricular Activities and Sports (5%), Gender diversity (5%)

Application Form Fee:

Rs. 2,500

Last date for online application:

15th October, 2018


Program Expense:


Rs. 10.10 Lakh 


Application Link:



Contact Details:


Prof. Paresh J. Bhatt

Ms. Vandana V. Shah

Programme Chair

Phone: +91-2692-221620

Mobile: 7069066511


Programme Officer

Phone: +91-2692-221691

Mobile: 7069066510