The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) was founded 42 years ago by Dr. Varghese Kurien, India’s leading milkman in rural management. The Institute has been actively engaged in facilitating the re-skilling and upskilling of executives since the early 1980s. In addition to its flagship program and Management Development Program (MDPs), IRMA also offers academic offerings such as the One Year Program (OYP) in the 1990s and the Certificate Course in Dairy Management (CPDM) in the first decade of the century. With the experience of these two educational programs for executives, IRMA launched in 2018 an AICTE-approved 15-month Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Rural Management Executive – PGDM (RM-X).
PGDM (RM-X) has four classroom positions, designed specifically for executives with a minimum of five years of work experience in the managerial / supervisory cadre. In addition to the basic management courses and the unique IRMA offers for understanding and managing “rural”, the terms also cover advanced courses delivered between the core and optional courses. Key courses include financial accounting, rural society, culture and politics (RSCP), corporate behavior, operations management, marketing policy, organizational structure and design, collaborative action and collaboration, marketing analysis, strategic management and more. Some of the suggestive elective courses are Big Data Analysis, Brand Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Management of Change, Microfinance, Public Policy Analysis etc.
The uniqueness of PGDM (RM-X) lies in its pedagogy, which integrates classroom learning with field-based components. The program includes a Village Fieldwork Segment (VFS) that allows participants to experience rural life; As well as a Project Work Module (PWM), an internship segment that focuses on integrating ideas with industry experience to provide an holistic learning experience.
PGDM (RM-X) offers excellent placement opportunities, as evidenced by the placement records of the first two batches. Prominent employers for PGDM (RM-X) program include Amul, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), TVS Srinivasan Service Trust, ITC Limited, Samunti Financial Services Limited, Joy Kisan, Amb.
This program has been welcomed by participants and alumni as a kind of executive program. Here are some quotes:
“I have worked with multinational companies in India and abroad before but in no way have I been satisfied. It is a happy coincidence that when I was reading the autobiography ‘I to Head a Dream’ by Dr. Varghese Kurien, the founder of IRMA, I saw the advertisement for the first batch of PGDM (RM-X) and was lucky to be selected. The program not only provides quality education but also the values that define us as effective leaders. Organizational behavior … Collective action and collaboration, as well as issues such as unique pedagogy, have completely changed my thinking and professional approach. “- Shabahat Karim, GCMMF (AMUL) – PGDM (RM-X) Batch 1.
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“… It is a privilege to study at this Premier Institute, to gain meaningful insights from highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty members and from rich classroom discussions through distinguished guest speakers. Also, studio apartments with basic amenities, world class classroom and library infrastructure, green campus, multi-cuisine mess menu have made my stay very comfortable. ” – Preeti Chowdhury, NDDB Dairy Services – PGDM (RM-X) Batch 1.
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