Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)

Course Highlights

The PGDRM curriculum at IRMA includes high quality courses in marketing, finance, development, operations, organization design and systems in the rural context. with a greater focus on experiential learning. It is designed with an emphasis on experiential learning through three internship segments, which provides six months of on-field learning. The curriculum comprises four distinct yet mutually supportive segments – classroom, village field work, development internship and management internship. The curriculum is highly acclaimed and approved by the reputed assessors and accreditation bodies. Furthermore, PRM graduates are known to carve a distinct reputation in their professional environment for their empathy, brilliance, commitment and integrity.


Approved by AICTE, AIU, UGC, NBA, NAAC

Exams Taken
Work Experience
Not Applicable
Admissions Process

IRMA Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IRMA Admission process:

Step 1: Apply and Appear in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 The candidate must have appeared or have registered to appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019

Step 2: Register and Apply for IRMA Admission Carefully register and apply online for admission to IRMA. While applying, the applicant is required to pay the application fee of Rs.1500/-. You need to follow the sequence of all stages after editing (do not skip any stage) to ensure proper data entry. Any editing is possible before final submission. After final submission, it will not be possible to edit the application form.

Step 3: ShortlistThe first shortlisting includes the candidates, short-listed for Interview round on the basis of their profile. The second shortlisting includes the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their entrance exam score. 

Step 4: Take IRMASAT 2019 & Attend PI Round After the Shortlisting process, all the profile based or non-profile based shortlisted candidates have to appear in IRMASAT 2019, Group Activity followed by Personal Interview. The process will be held at IRMA.

Step 5: Final Admission Offer Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April/First week of May 2019 on the basis of Final Merit Score

Important Dates
Last date to apply:
January 21, 2019
Cut off accepted:
80.00 percentile
Last date to apply:
January 21, 2019
Cut off accepted:
80.00 percentile
Interview & GD Process
Essay writing | Group Activity | Personal Interview
Seats: 240


Placement 2016

Average Salary: 8,56,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 27,39,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Cooperatives, Amul, MAHI, Mother Dairy, NDDB, GOKUL, VERKA, Agri& Rural Finance, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Lombard, FULLERTON, SBI, SATIN CREDIT, Agribusiness & Rural Marketing, Pidilite, Godrej Agrovet, Colgate Palmolive, Big Basket, MAHINDRA AGRI, ITC, Technology & Consulting, NPCI, NABARD Consulting, PwC, Catalyst Management, Sambodhi Research, Microsave, National/International Development Agencies, JEEVIKA | BIHAR, RAJEEVIKA | RAJASTHAN, AKRSP, PRADAN, SevaMandir, Social Enterprises, CIE, GoCoop

Placement 2017

Average Salary: 10,20,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 46,50,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Cooperatives, Amul, VERKA, AAVIN, MAHI, Mother Dairy, Agri& Rural Finance, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Lombard, FULLERTON, SBI, Agribusiness & Rural Marketing, Pidilite, Godrej Agrovet, ITC, Big Basket, AFRI AGRO, Tolaram Group, Technology & Consulting, NPCI, KPMG, Catalyst Management, Sambodhi Research, National/International Development Agencies, UNICEF, JEEVIKA | BIHAR, RAJEEVIKA | RAJASTHAN, SEWA, Social Enterprises, e-Kutir, WOMEN WEAVE, INDUSTREE

Placement 2018

Average Salary: 11,39,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 46,50,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Amul, ITC, Godrej Agro, Mapro, ICICI Bank, KPMG, IDFC Bank, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society - JEEVIKA, Kudumbashree