The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research has revamped its PGDRM admission 2019 process with important changes. The last date to apply for IRMA admission 2019 is December 31, 2018.
Significant Changes in IRMA Admission Process
- CAT 2018/ XAT 2019 are now the only mandatory exams for shortlisting for final selection round.
- IRMASAT, an exam on ‘Issues of Social Concern’ will be held at IRMA at the time of interview and it will be one of the components in final selection process.
- Profile Based Shortlisting Criteria is introduced.
Profile Based Shortlisting: Unique Opportunity with Relaxed Percentile
Shortlisting for final admission 2019 will be based either on profile or on the CAT/XAT score, and only the shortlisted candidates will be able to appear in IRMASAT and GD-PI.
Profile based calls have been introduced to encourage applications from candidates who are aligned with IRMA’s vision and mission. The applicants who are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles are offered a relaxation of 5 percentile score as compared to exam score based shortlisting criteria. However these candidates should also meet a minimum qualifying score in the entrance exam.
The candidates who are included in the profile based shortlisting criteria need a minimum score of 80 percentile in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019, while the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of entrance exam score need to score a minimum percentile of 85 in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019.
Right Candidates for Profile Based Calls
Candidates who fulfill the following criteria can be shortlisted by IRMA for profile based calls:
- Graduation in Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology
- Work experience in Development Sector, Dairy, Public Policy
- Excellence in Academics with graduation from Top universities and Colleges
- Candidates who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for final selection round
IRMA Application Process: Last Date December 31
You can register and apply for admission to IRMA in simple steps. IRMA Application fee is Rs.1500/-. The application fee is to be paid online only. IRMA has discontinued the offline application process. Last date to apply for admission to IRMA is December 31, 2018. Candidates seeking admission to PGDRM programme 2019-21 at IRMA, Anand should also appear in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019.. Read More on Step by Step Application process
How the Non-Profile Based Shortlisting Process is Different?
Applicants are also shortlisted separately with Non-Profile based Criteria for final selection round at IRMA. Following candidates would be considered by IRMA for non-profile based shortlisting:
- Candidates who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Non-Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.
- Both IRMASAT 2019 and GD/PI process will be conducted at IRMA campus for shortlisted candidates
- Mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing for next stage of Admissions process
IRMA has a consistent record of 100% placements. The Placement 2018 for the 37th batch concluded in February. The average salary offered increased to Rs. 11.39 lakh per annum in Placement 2018 as against Rs. 10.22 lakh last year. The maximum salary for the batch stands at Rs. 46.50 lakh and the lowest salary at Rs. 3.5 lakh.
IRMA has been working closely with its client organisations to integrate their emerging needs into its academic programme by periodically revising the curricula. The present PRM design is a reflection of this growing partnership.
IRMA is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. Its path-breaking approach is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad. As a premier institution of professional education and development IRMA has evolved unique curricula for its various programmes
IRMA's Programme in Rural Management (PGDRM) prepares talented young managers to assume challenge-filled responsibilities in rural cooperatives and development organisations. This two-year residential programme leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) has been recognised as equivalent to a Master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The participants of this programme are highly valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organisations, and funding agencies. All participants are suitably placed in different organisations through the IRMA Campus Placement programme.
The ideal candidates that IRMA mainly looks for are youngsters with a sense of dissonance with the Socio-Politico-Economic status quo and the urge to contribute to change.
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